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Getting out the Voogt

Canyon receiver helps team rebound from Hart loss

Posted: October 31, 2008 11:00 p.m.
Updated: January 2, 2009 5:00 a.m.

West Ranch quarterback Jake Bernards tries to elude Logan Goodrich of Canyon during first quarter action Friday evening at Canyon High. The Cowboys won, 35-14.

Three times, Canyon quarterback Jordan Adamczyk found the same receiving target for touchdowns -
Kevin Voogt.

The Cowboy duo came up huge at home Friday night at Harry Welch Stadium, in a 35-14 Foothill League rout of West Ranch.

The win got Canyon back on the winning track in league at 1-2 (4-4 overall). The Cowboys are tied with West Ranch (1-2, 2-6) and Hart for third behind Saugus and Valencia, who are both 3-0.

Adamczyk went deep for touchdowns of 45, 31 and 24 yards. He was 24-34 for 342 yards, 172 of those to his fellow senior Voogt, who had nine receptions.

"We came out fired up in practice and we did what we did," Adamczyk said.

Adamczyk opened the scoring by scrambling to pay dirt for a 7-yard touchdown run and a 6-0 lead.

Canyon set the tone with just 1:40 remaining in the first half. Adamczyk faked a sweep, turned to his left and faked an end-around to a receiver, then aired the football out to a wide-open Voogt. The play-action pass worked for a 45-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead after a two-point conversion pass to Voogt. Adamczyk was 3-3 with 70 yards on the drive.

With 8:36 left in the third quarter, the Cowboys took a 21-0 lead on a 31-yard pass. Voogt ran in front of Wildcats defensive back, timed leaped right in front of him and snared the flying pigskin.

"He seemed to find his way open," Adamczyk said. "I knew I could trust him."

The score was set up by a 5-yard run on fourth-and-one by Geffen Camp at the West Ranch 34. The running back took a direct snap and rumbled for the vital first down.

Nearly four minutes later, Wildcat quarterback Jake Bernards answered with his team's first score, on an 8-yard run down the sideline for a 21-7 Cowboy advantage.

With 3:23 left in the third quarter, West Ranch cornerback Frankie Madero picked off a pass by Adamczyk and returned it to the WRHS 30.

On the ensuing drive, Madero appeared to have grabbed back momentum in an attempt to tie the game or go ahead. But his 39-yard grab at the Canyon 21 was called back, due to a holding call.

Canyon running back Sean Haddlestad, a recent call-up from the freshman team, scored on a 1-yard TD run. He had a big varsity debut, rushing for 75 yards on 15 carries.

With 5:43 left in the game, Spencer Ortega caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Bernards, who went 16-25 for 135 yards and two interceptions.

That score made it 28-14 Canyon, but Voogt finished his huge night with a touchdown on a 24-yard reception.

West Ranch had opportunities to come back, but could not make them count. With 44 seconds left in the first half, Bernards was intercepted by cornerback Colin Mansfield at the Canyon 15.

Bernards was also picked off with 1:20 left in the game by linebacker Ryan Guevara.

Troy Wise caught five passes for 74 yards for West Ranch, while teammate Troy Yokofich led with 69 yards on the ground. Bernards ran for an additional 33 yards.


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