Top-ranked De La Salle rolls past Foothill
Shamar Garrett ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception for a third to help lead No. 1 De La Salle to a 55-10 victory over visiting FoothillPleasanton on Friday night.
The Spartans (8-0) started backup quarterback Andrew Jones for senior night. Jones completed all three of his passes for 78 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown throw to Lu Hearns. Jones also had a 65-yard touchdown run.
Dorian Hale, normally the Spartans’ starting quarterback, came in for two series in the second quarter and led De La Salle to two touchdowns. He completed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Clayton Seastrand.
Foothill (2-6) drove deep into Spartan territory to open the game after recovering an onside kick. However, a 38yard field-goal attempt by Josh Shields went wide.
De La Salle responded with a 19-yard touchdown run by Garrett. The Falcons were forced to punt on their next possession, but Garrett muffed the return and Brayden Mahdavi recovered for Foothill. Shields made a 27-yard field goal to make it 7-3.
From then on, it was all Spartans. Jones connected with Hearns to make it 14-3 and Garrett then scored on a 33-yard run to make it 21-3. Garrett followed by connecting on a halfback option pass to Matthew Oertli from 15 yards out to make it 28-3 with 10 minutes, 52 seconds to go in the second quarter. Garrett got his interception return on Foothill’s next possession to put the game out of reach.
Garrett finished with 54 yards on three carries. Henry To’oto’o had 59 yards on two carries. The Spartans rushed for 304 yards.
Foothill got a 4-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Lombardi to Cole Busner in the fourth quarter. Lombardi finished 8-for-20 for 92 yards with one interception and one touchdown.
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