DANVILLE – It seemed that whenever Monte Vista High School quarterback Dylan Dwight needed to complete a pass against Liberty in the first half of Friday’s game, he could always look down and find an open Jack Andrews. Could
DeWitt and Anders, both seniors, connected six times for 63 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as Mustang took an early lead and took a 21-14 victory over the Lions to take a 3-0 lead in the second four. Be better. Year
Anders, one of the narrowest heads in the region, caught a 15-yard touchdown pass on his team’s first possession, then 12 with 2:04 to limit the 80-yard drive in the second quarter. Got a yard score.
Andrews’ second touchdown helped Monte Vista respond when Liberty’s Ryan McCandry caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Net Bell who left 6:42 in the second quarter, leaving Mustangs The lead became 14-7.
Anders, for whom seven schools have offers, including Rival.com, Harvard and Penn, finished with eight catches for 81 yards and now has four touchdown receptions this season. Dewitt completed 17 of 25 passes for 185 yards.
“Jack and Dylan have great chemistry,” said First Air Monte Vista coach CJ Anderson. “It all started before they became coaches.”
There was a worrying moment in the middle of the fourth quarter when Liberty’s senior receiver Khairo Green was injured while returning a pint. Green remained on the field for several minutes when he took a hit and was cared for by Liberty’s training staff before the first responders arrived.
Green remained vigilant throughout, and Lions coach Matt Hoffs said Green told him he could go off the field. However, in the event of a possible neck injury, the protocol first asks respondents to take every precaution. Green, who was having some back pain, was rushed to an ambulance, but was expected to recover.
Down 21-7 in the fourth quarter when the game resumed with 7:30 left, the Lions scored 89 yards in 16 plays on their next possession, with Anthony Manoz’s 7-yard touchdown catch leading 2:25.
But the Lions’ inside kick was recovered by Monte Vista’s senior Cole Bosia, and the Mustangs lifted the clock three straight down to run the clock.
Bell had a total of 206 yards, including 147 yards. He did some out-of-pocket nifty dramas to avoid the pressure and increase the dramas, but found it difficult to find rhythm throughout the game against a strong mustang defense in the offense of the Lions.
Liberty (1-2) also lost to their second leading Giancarlo Olvida behind Bell this season, due to an injury on the first drive of the game.
“We’re proud of our defense in the second half,” Hoffs said. “We haven’t been able to set up just one running game. (Monte Vista) A big push is coming and it has put us in a lot of third and long lengths.
Senior running back Rocco Scrum had 22 carry for 133 yards and a touchdown for the Mustangs, who will host El Serito next week. Anderson feels his team has something to do between now and then, especially with penalties.
In Friday’s third quarter, Monte Vista was flagged twice for hosting and once for game delays, and, while deep in its own territory, it also received fines for behaving like non-sportsmen. , Which annulled the first intervention. The same drama
“Lots of penalties. We’re a better team than that,” Anderson said. “It’s hard to win and it’s hard to complain when you’re 3-0. But that’s something we need to clean up.
Liberty will play in Dublin next week and will close its non-legal schedule at home against Bishop O’Dwyer on September 30.