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CdM attack too much for Anaheim
NEWPORT BEACH - The no-huddle offense is known for scoring points in a hurry. Corona del Mar put its in overdrive during the second quarter Thursday night against Anaheim.
That's when the top-seeded Sea Kings scored their first 21 points in a 69-second span of the CIF-Southern Division first-round game at Newport Harbor High, all the points they needed in 35-0 victory.
Corona del Mar advances to play the winner of Friday night's game between Estancia and Los Amigos in the second round.
Quarterback Cayman Carter was the architect of CdM's attack, completing 20 of 30 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns. He hooked up with sophomore running back Cole Martin nine times for 147 yards, most on bubble screens that left Martin wide open.
"Every week he's gotten better and better," Corona del Mar coach Scott Meyer said of Carter. "He has a great understanding of the offense. We've seen all year, with his legs running the ball and throwing the ball, he's a threat as a quarterback back there."
After a rapidly moving first quarter in which the Sea Kings (9-2) missed a 36-yard field goal on their only drive, Corona del Mar running back Kai Wilson scored on a 5-yard run for a 7-0 lead in the opening minute of the second quarter.
The Colonists (5-6) then lost a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, and Corona del Mar quickly capitalized with Martin scoring on a 1-yard run. The Sea Kings then tried an on-sides kick, and Ryan Griffin recovered for Corona del Mar at the Anaheim 43-yard line.
On the next play, Carter found Martin over the middle for a 43-yard touchdown reception.
Just like that, it was 21-0.
"He's a running back," Carter said of Martin. "So when he gets out there in space he can really run the ball."
Corona del Mar is in its first season using the no-huddle offense full time.
Meyer has seen the success teams like Oregon have had at the college level, and Corona Centennial at the high school level. Having a bright, versatile quarterback is the key to its success.
"Cayman has a real good understanding of that offense, so he's a great guy to have back there," Meyer said.