Friday Night Football

Trojans roll over Lancers, 49-7

By: Matt Long
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Will Tostenson and Willie Tucker proved to be too tough for Cordova to stop. The senior quarterback and wide receiver hooked up seven times, three going for scores, as Oak Ridge rolled to a 49-7 win over the Lancers to improve to 3-0 on the season. Tostenson continues to impress. After a lights-out performance in a win over Rocklin last week, all he did this week was complete 12-of-16 passes for 222 yards and five touchdowns. “They kind of shut down our run game, but we did what we needed to do in the passing game and that was key,” Tostenson said. Tucker added, “We’ve been together since seventh grade so it’s like we know what each other are thinking. We started a little slow offensively tonight, but we picked it up and took off in the second half.” The duo hooked up for Oak Ridge’s first score with 4:43 to play in the first quarter on a 27-yard pass. Cordova tied the game at seven early in the second, but didn’t find the end zone again. Less than two minutes later, Tostenson hit Tucker again for a 28-yard touchdown and Oak Ridge led 14-7. Oak Ridge scored one more time before the half when Tostenson found Ryan Adams for a 14-yard touchdown. Tucker converted a fourth-and-10 on a fake punt to extend the opening possession of the second half and that led to his third touchdown and most impressive catch, hauling in a 12-yard throw from Tostenson on fourth down. That put Oak Ridge up 28-7. Forty-one seconds later after Cordova muffed the kickoff and Oak Ridge recovered, Tostenson hit Dylan Collie on a fly pattern down the side line for a 41-yard score and the rout was on. Preston Dean and Frank Trifeletti scored on short touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to finish the scoring. JV Trojans 42, Cordova 6 Quarterback Jason Samuels had a great game, throwing four touchdown passes and running for another, as the Trojans crushed the Lancers. Josh Simms caught two touchdown passes, while Samuels also hooked up with Blake Martin and Brad Buenzli for scores. Oak Ridge’s sixth touchdown came on a 38-yard run by David Nelson. “It was nice to put a lot of things together and play well,” Oak Ridge coach Ron Short said. “The team stayed focused the whole game and kept the intensity up. We executed well on the offensive and defensive lines and we were physical for four quarters. It was important to have a good experience in preparation for Del Oro next week.”