Saugus wins big at home to get back to winning ways, with 35-12 victory over Oxnard
From start to finish of Friday night’s clash between Oxnard and
Saugus, one name in particular was routinely announced over the PA system of Cougar Stadium. The flash of a light blue No. 10 bursting through the Oxnard offensive line for a huge tackle for loss. Or bursting through the Oxnard defensive line for a short rushing touchdown.
Junior linebacker/running back Jacob Viger made plays in all three phases of the game, setting the physical tone needed to bring life to the Centurions.
Viger had four tackles for loss to go along with two rushing touchdowns. And, he pinned the Yellowjackets inside their own 10-yard line with a booming 45-yard punt in the first quarter when the game was still 0-0, and a field position battle ensuing.
“He’s a stud, one of many players on our team that are extremely physical, and passionate about playing the game,” said Saugus head coach Jason Bornn. The Centurions started slow offensively, with a couple 3-and-outs on their first two drives. But the offense got the jolt it needed on the first play of the second quarter.
Facing a fourth and 13 from the Oxnard 30-yard line, Saugus quarterback Sebastian Dallaire broke contain to scramble 15 yards for the conversion. Viger would punch in the game’s first touchdown three plays later.
The Centurions started the second quarter with a big play, and ended the second quarter the same way. With just under two minutes to go in the first half, Dallaire connected with junior wideout Khai Ky-yieth, who shook his defender at the Saugus 40