By PETE BANDA
Special to the NEWS
Despite coming into their game last week averaging nearly 40 points per contest, the Greyhound varsity football team still managed to outdo itself with one of the biggest offensive explosions in school history.
When the final whistle blew, the ’Hounds had posted a whopping 63 points while playing mostly backups in the final quarter. With the Mission Veteran Patriots tacking on a few “garbage time” points, San Benito was able to walk away with a 63-25 victory that pushed its record to 4-0 with an insane 32-point average margin of victory.
The Patriots got the ball to start the game, but were stifled after only four plays and forced to punt. The Greyhounds immediately asserted their will with a heavy dose of superstar Fabian Garcia. The first play from scrimmage was a perfectly placed passed down the sideline to a streaking Garcia for 35-yards. That drive ended with a powerful 14-yard touchdown run by Garcia to give the Greyhounds a lead they would never relinquish.
Veterans Memorial was forced to punt after just three more plays on their next drive, and the ’Hounds managed to take advantage even faster on their second drive. It took just one play for San Benito QB Aaron Corona to hit a wide open Adam Cortez for a 40-yard score. Corona and Cortez would link up for another touchdown pass on the next drive as San Benito was able to build a 21-0 lead just two minutes into the second quarter.
As the Greyhounds continued to light up the scoreboard, the Patriots were unable to deal with constant pressure from the talented San Benito pass rush. With time winding down in the first half, Garcia added to his historic night with a punishing 29-yard touchdown scamper to give the ’Hounds a commanding 28-0 lead halfway through the second quarter.
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