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Indians wall up Righetti

Posted: September 17, 2009 11:20 p.m.
Updated: September 18, 2009 4:55 a.m.

SANTA MARIA – Hart’s passing game had success against Righetti Thursday, but the Indians struggled to end drives with touchdowns.
With the way the defense was playing, it didn’t matter.

Hart didn’t allow a touchdown until the final three minutes and gave up just 230 total yards in a 27-13 victory at Righetti High School.

Twice in the second quarter, interceptions set up Righetti (1-2) deep in Hart territory.

Both times, the Warriors kicked field goals.

“It was a big key for the defense to hold them to field goals,” said Hart head coach Mike Herrington. “The defense is getting better each week.”

Meanwhile, the passing game was clicking for Hart (2-1).

After the offense stalled on the opening drive of the game, quarterback C.J. Reyes threw for 53 yards on the team’s first scoring drive, which ended with a four-yard touchdown run by tailback Jake Stephens late in the first quarter.

Early in the second quarter, Reyes found Da’jon Hairston from 25 yards out for another touchdown.

“That’s blown assignments,” said Righetti head coach Gary Wilson.

“We’ve got to work on that. We’re getting out of sync in coverages.”

Righetti’s two field goals, both by Jared Miller, came shortly before halftime.

Reyes booted a 42-yard field goal toward the end of the third quarter, and he connected from 37 yards out early in the fourth.

Hart’s final score came midway through the fourth, when Reyes hit Blake Borland from 29 yards out.

All the while, Hart’s defense was unrelenting.

“The effort was there tonight,” Stephens said. “I’m so proud of our defense.”

Righett’s lone touchdown came with 2:58 left on a 10-yard pass from quarterback T.J. Jordan to Matt Miller.

On Righetti’s previous possession, Hart linebacker John Cornelius picked off a Jordan pass on third-and-goal.

Reyes finished 18-of-30 for 303 yards and the three touchdowns, while Borland caught nine balls for 156 yards. Ty MacArthur had six catches for 105 yards.

Jordan was just 9-of-25 for 146 yards, most of them coming late.

Running back Michael Hale was held to 81 yards on 18 carries.



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