Friday, November 10, 2006
The James Logan Colts celebrated last night as they won their last home game of the year, dominating visiting Luther Burbank in a regular-season-ending, non-league match-up, 41-6.
The Colts line up to attempt an extra point. Carmen Shiu/Courier Photo
Both teams started slowly during the first quarter, but Logan’s running back Danny Godfrey scored the first touchdown for the team to give the Colts a 7-0 lead at the end of the period.
The quarter was marred by a scary injury for the Colts. One of their best running backs, Rashad Evans, was knocked to the ground unconcious. Although Evans was reported to be unconscious for several minutes, he later on got back on his feet and walked over to the sideline.
“When Rashad was unconscious, we were definitely worried, “said Coach George Zuber. “ Because of the injury, we had to make a lot of adjustment on our offense.”
Rashad Evans Courier Photo
The second quarter went well for the Colts; they were able to score 21 unanswered points. Logan’s running back DJ Gomes had a 76-yard run for a touchdown, with the assistance of Fermin Sierra's blocking. After the touchdown, Amezquita attempted to kickP.A.T. for the team, but failed.
The momentum threatened to change when Logan quarterback Matt DiPietro fumbled. Gomes quickly picked up the fumble and threw a 36-yard pass to Josh Neal. The crowd cheered loudly as Neal caught the pass and ran into the end zone to score a touchdown for the Colts. The touchdown was then followed by a two point conversion nicely done by Gomes, putting the Colts in the lead 21-0.
A stellar defensive performance by Joshua Neal, who made two acrobatic interceptions, helped shut down the Titans offense, which gained less than 200 yards total. The Colts offense, in contrast, amassed just under 350 rushing yards alone.
With three minutes left into the quarter,Colts’ running back Keagan Wethington scored on a 44-yard touchdown run, followed by a P.A .T. by DiPietro.
Wethington missed most of the season due to a shoulder injury.
Varsity Head Coach George Zuber
“He’s back and its good to see him out on the field again, “said Coach Zuber. “ He’s one of our key players and its good to have him back before NCS.”
The pace of scoring slowed down again during the second half. Logan running back Fenuki Foketi scored the only third-quarter touchdown for the team, followed by a P.A.T. by DiPietro.
In the fourth quarter, Logan’s running back Tagaloa Viaoga scored the last touchdown for the team, earning another six points and stretching the lead to 41-0.
The Titans scored one touchdown just before the quarter ended, but failed to kick the extra point.
The game ended and the Colts once again came away as victors, with the score 41-6.
The Colts dedicated their win to the seniors in the varsity squad. The crowd cheered for the team as the game ended.
“It was good to get the seniors in, we had a good team effort tonight. We hope to use this momentum for the playoffs. “said Coach Zuber.
The Colts finish their regular season with an 8-2 record.