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No. 11 Buena Park soars past Paramount

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

PARAMOUNT – For the second consecutive week, No. 11 Buena Park showcased its explosive offense and dominating defense and won handily.

On Friday, Coyotes wide receiver Jeremiah Hawkins scored two touchdowns and quarterback Deshaun Harvey threw a pair of TDs as Buena Park defeated Paramount, 21-0, in a nonleague game at Paramount High.

Harvey completed 19 passes for 202 yards and the Coyotes (2-0) used an effective short passing game and exceptional speed to take control of the game in the second quarter.

Buena Park has outscored its opponents, 84-6, this season.

Midway through the opening quarter, the Coyotes moved the ball 68 yards in six plays to take a 7-0 lead. Harvey completed four passes during the march, including an 18-yard TD strike to Devon Cooley.

On the first play of the second quarter, Hawkins caught a screen pass from Harvey and raced 50 yards for a TD, upping the Coyotes lead to 14-0.

The Pirates started with good field position, but Buena Park’s defense, led by TJ Johnson, Brad Cope II and Cedric Dashiell II, sacked Paramount QB Cedric Hood Jr. seven times, forced three turnovers and held the Pirates to 17 yards rushing.

Hawkins (6 catches for 72 yards and 4 rushes for 87 yards) scored his second touchdown of the game on a fourth-down play with 4:44 remaining in the half. The Coyotes lined up for a punt but hiked the ball directly to Hawkins who sped around the right side and down the sidelines for a 50 yard TD run making it 21-0.

Elijah Gates had two interceptions for the Coyotes.

Only a couple of Buena Park second half turnovers deep in Paramount’s territory prevented the Coyotes from adding to their total.


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