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Colon scored on its’ first four possessions on the way to a 49-6 win over Climax-Scotts in SCAADivision a 8-Man football Friday night at home.
“We were able to move the ball, run the plays we wanted to run and that was in our gameplan,“Magi coach Robbie Hattan said. “Our kids really executed today.”
It took three plays after receiving the opening kickoff for the Magi to score. Two runs by Brandon Crawford gained 55 yards and quarterback Simon Vinson concluded the series with a 4-yard keeper.
The try for two, a pass, was incomplete leaving the score 6-0 with 10:59 to go in the opening quarter.
The Panther responded with a 14-play drive, but it ended with an IanEells fumble recovery at the Magi-35 yard line.
Vinson immediately connected with Mason Blair for a 40-yard pitch and catch. Blair then ran a sweep for 17 yards to get inside the Panther 10-yard line. A couple of Crawford runs got the ball into the endzone with 2:25 remaining in the opening period.
After a holding penalty nullified a successful run for two, Vinson connected with Blair to make it 14-0.
“We knew they were running Cover-2 all day and we knew we could expose them if we ran three verticals,“Hattan said. “So we tried to really take advantage of MasonBlair in the slot, coming out party for Mason Blair today, he had a heckuva football game.”
Climax-Scotts got a 50-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Matrau to Damonte Jenkins-Gooden on the next play from scrimmage to make it 14-6 just 10 seconds later. The try for two was stopped.
On the first play of the second quarter, Crawford plunged into the endzone from the one to make it 20-0.
Climax-Scotts put together another drive, but Blair ended it with an interception at the Magi 10-yard line to continue the strong defensive play.
“Truthfully, it was knowing our assignment, knowing what we’ve got to do and make sure were executing those,“Hattan said.“A couple of big plays we talked, we have the instant replay and we said look at it, let’s correct it. They were getting two or three yards and then every now and then they’d hit a big one. It’s Climax, they try to lull you to sleep and then they go big. We were right there most plays.”
It took 15 seconds for the Magi to score again. Vinson kept the ball after faking to Crawford and raced 90 yards to paydirt. Kaleb Johnson added the two-point run for a 28-6 lead with 8:16 left before halftime.
After a Justin Wickey interception at the Magi 33-yard line, the Magi needed four plays to score again.
The drive started with a 37-yard Vinson run and ended with a 19-yard connection to Blair. Vinson added the two-point run to make it 36-6, a score the Magi took into the locker room.
After recovering the onside-kick to start the second half, the Magi scored on a 1-yard walk-in by Crawford. It was set-up by a 36-yard completion to Blair.
The extra-point was wide to keep the score at 42-6 with 11:00 minutes left in the third.
Colon’s final score came on a 52-yard run by Blair. JoshWest connected on the point after to raise the final advantage to 49-6 with 7:09 to go in the third quarter.
The Magi doubled up the Panthers in yardage, 502-251.
Vinson led the ground attack with 180 yards on 11 touches with two scores and ended 5-for-11 for 111 yards through the air with one touchdown.
Blair added 101 yards on five rushes with a touchdown and caught three passes for 95 yards and a score.
Crawford finished with 12 carries for 99 yards. Brayden Ireland caught a pair of passes for 16 yards.
Noe Rojas led the Panthers with 67 yards on 12 carries. Matrau finished 5-for-7 for 142 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Jenkins-Gooden caught three passes for 121 yards and Jace Ling had two receptions for 21 yards.
Defensively, Eells topped the Magi with eight tackles and a fumble recovery, Robert Wickey had seven tackles and a forced fumble, Crawford added seven tackles and GraysonRiethmiller and Johnson each had six tackles. LaWayne Wickey added a forced fumble and Justin Wickey and Connor Hetman collected fumble recoveries.