Diego Rodriguez rushed for 228 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns to lead the visiting Montgomery Aztecs to a resounding 45-20 non-league victory over the El Cajon Valley Braves in the season opener for both teams last Friday. Rodriguez scored on runs of 60, 22, 48 and 25 yards as the Aztecs rolled up an impressive 383 yards in rushing offense.
Manny Quiambao scored on a four-yard run and 21-yard scoring pass from reserve quarterback Steve Schafer, who completed three of nine passing attempts for 30 yards and rushed eight times for 48 yards.
Miguel Trujillo rounded out the Montgomery scoring on a one-yard run while Quiambao also scored on a two-point try.
Defensively, Robert Smith led the Aztecs with three interceptions while Quiambao had one pick. Daniel Padilla had one sack and one fumble recovery while Joel Castro caused two fumbles.
El Cajon Valley scored two late touchdowns to make the score somewhat more cosmetically appealing. Dontae Bailey scored on a 97-yard kickoff return while quarterback Shabo Gibo passed for 159 yards and two scores — both to Simon Daly.
Montgomery coach Julio Alcala was obviously pleased by the victory. "We fixed a lot of mistakes we made in the Kick Off Classic," he said. "I thought we did well considering we really didn’t have a passing game. Steven Schafer came in and filled in and did what we asked him to do. Our rushing yardage proved that our offensive line unit did a good job blocking. Our receivers also blocked down field and that also helped. Defensively, we played well. We forced a lot of turnovers. I was very pleased with our defensive effort."
The Aztecs have a bye week before hosting Kearny on Sept. 17.
Southwest 25, Hamilton 18
Southwest opened the 2010 season on a promising note behind 142 rushing yards by David Leon and 121 yards by Walter Henry. Marcus Gladden, who hauled in six passes for 98 yards, scored twice for the Raiders. The Southwest defense was led by Luis Garcia (14 tackles) and Andes Gutierrez (11 tackles).
Leon completed seven of 18 passes for 80 yards while Henry completed three of 10 attempts for 78 yards, each with one touchdown. Henry also had three receptions for 41 yards.
Southwest rolled up 441 yards in total offense, including 283 rushing yards.
Ocean View 10, St. Joseph 6
Jesse Johnson scored the lone touchdown for the host Patriots while Joseph Alexander scored on a two-point conversion and Matt Ollier recorded a two-point safety. OVCA benefitted from four fumble recoveries — one each by Andres Perez, Raul Rodriguez and Matt and Josh Ollier. Perez also had one sack.
The Patriots rushed 46 times for 189 yards. Josh Smith had 20 carries for 90 yards while Johnson had two carries for 28 yards. Zach Balich had 11 carries for 27 yards while Ryan Boshen rushed eight times for 22 yards and Perez had four carries for 18 yards.
St. Joseph generated 117 passing and 87 rushing yards.
Calvary Christian 48, Irvine Crean Lutheran 0
Quarterback Trace Scheckel threw a 48-yard scoring pass to Forest Woltman and also scored on a nine-yard run to help lead the Royal Knights past Irvine’s Crean Lutheran. Ray Rangel scored on a six-yard fumble return to highlight the Calvary defense.
Granite HIlls 38, San Ysidro 13
Chandler Tarrant caught two scoring passes from David Vega in San Ysidro’s setback. Down 38-0, the Cougars showed some spirit with two late touchdowns. Vega passed for 197 yards while Tarrant had 12 catches for 145 yards in the loss.
Santa Fe christian 38, Mater Dei 7
Jack Fernandes threw for 112 yards in Mater Dei’s loss. The Crusaders suffered six sacks and were out-gained 335-239. Andrew Martinez (13) and Cole Lewis (10) led the visitors in tackles while Andrew Chavez and Michael Gamboa each recorded sacks. Lewis also had four catches for 45 yards.