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Prep football: Total domination

Hart beats West Ranch in almost every facet of the game

Posted: October 6, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 6, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Hart running back Antoine Holmes is congratulated by teammates Erik Stafford (73) and Davis Koppenhaver (15) after he scores a touchdown against West Ranch on Friday night at College of the Canyons

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It was as flawless of a performance as a high school team could hope for.

The Hart High football team opened up its game against West Ranch with a 76-yard kickoff return by Austin Murillo deep into Wildcats’ territory before scoring the game’s opening touchdown on a 3-yard carry by junior Connor Wingenroth.

It was the first of seven straight possessions that resulted in touchdowns, as the Indians controlled every aspect of the game in a 49-6 win on Friday night at College of the Canyons, Hart’s fifth straight victory of the season.

“Out-executed in every phase of the game. Literally, every facet of the game,” said West Ranch head coach Sean O’Brien of Hart.


Sophomore quarterback Brady White picked the West Ranch defense apart with precision, throwing for 193 yards on 16-of-17 pass attempts for three touchdowns.

White finished the game by completing 15 consecutive pass attempts before being taken out midway through the third quarter.

With that, White tied former Hart quarterback Kyle Boller for the fourth most consecutive completions in a game in school history, just three short of Tyler Lyon’s school record of 18.

“That makes me very proud,” White said. “That’s obviously a great accomplishment to be tied with Kyle Boller, and I’m very appreciative of it.”

Hart junior wide receiver Davis Koppenhaver caught four passes for 84 yards, including a touchdown on a 17-yard reception with 2:26 to play in the first quarter to put Hart ahead 14-0.

“Davis had a great game. He caught everything thrown to him and broke tackles,” White said. “All our receivers had great games.”


The Indians (5-1 overall, 1-0 in the Foothill League) held West Ranch quarterback Gerrit Mouw to just 17 yards passing and an interception.

The pick went to Murillo with 2:54 to play in the second quarter and led to a 1-yard touchdown run by Travis Rehard to put Hart up 35-0 at halftime.

Rehard finished the game with 96 yards rushing on 12 carries and two touchdowns.

Mouw was also the leading rusher for the Wildcats, who couldn’t escape the strong defensive line play of the Indians.

Mouw ran for 60 yards on 13 carries.

Down 49-0, the Wildcats (1-5, 0-1) finally got on the board on a 99-yard kickoff return by Mark Collins.

Collins finished the game with 31 yards on seven carries and the return touchdown.

The Indians spread the ball around to seven different receivers in the contest and had five players with at least three rushes, as Hart continued to move the ball at will.

“That’s a remarkably well-coached team,” O’Brien said. “They play with a lot of heart, speed, precision, everything you would want in a football team.”

Now, Hart will turn it’s attention to Golden Valley, which it plays next Friday at 7 p.m. at Canyon High, as it looks to continue rolling on the season.

The Wildcats draw a matchup with Valencia at Valencia High School next Friday at 7 p.m.


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