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Edison bounces back with a vengeance
HUNTINGTON BEACH – After Edison suffered an embarrassing shutout loss to top-ranked Mater Dei two weeks ago, the Chargers were anxious to get back on the field following a bye week and redeem themselves.
And redeem themselves they did.
Running back Jack Carmichael scored four touchdowns as the No. 7 Chargers cruised to a 48-7 victory over Newport Harbor on Thursday evening in their Sunset League opener at Huntington Beach High.
Edison (5-1) was unstoppable in the first half, scoring on all five of their possessions.
On their opening possession of the game, the Chargers marched 57 yards in 6 plays to take a 7-0 lead.
Carmichael caught a fourth-down screen pass from Griffin O’Connor and raced 32 yards for a TD.
Edison erupted for four touchdowns in the second quarter and built a commanding 35-0 halftime lead.
Early in the quarter, Carmichael added touchdown runs of 6 and 10 yards to make it 21-0.
Three plays following a Sailors punt, O’Connor tossed a 53-yard TD strike to McCade Barrett.
Carmichael notched his fourth TD on a 1-yard run in the final seconds of the first half.
Kenny Carmichael and Melvin Bowden led an aggressive Edison defense, which limited Newport Harbor to two first downs in the first half.
Edison outgained Newport Harbor, 306-45, in the opening half.
O’Connor completed 13 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Carmichael rushed for 111 yards and Chad Pavlik added 102 yards.
Spencer Hook completed a short TD pass to Will Harvey in the third quarter for the Sailors.
Newport Harbor (2-4) has dropped four in a row after winning its first two games.
Chargers reserve kicker Shelby Burris successfully converted a PAT following Pavlik’s 65-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Edison faces Los Alamitos next at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach, while Newport Harbor will face Fountain Valley at Huntington Beach High.