Tesoro gets no trouble from Dana Hills


DANA POINT – Tesoro didn’t get much time to warm up before its penultimate South Coast League game Friday night at Dana Hills High, arriving 45 minutes before kickoff.

The Titans clearly didn’t need a lengthy warm-up, though, as they crushed the Dolphins, 68-7.

“We played great tonight,” Coach Matt Poston said. “We were clicking on all cylinders and executing and Devon (Modster) played well when he was in there, and all our kids played well when they were in there.”

Modster, who’s committed to Arizona, played only the first quarter and completed all eight of his passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns.

“Coach just gave me plays that I felt were going to work and they did, and the offensive line gave me great protection,” Modster said.

He hurled a 34-yard touchdown pass to Braden King on Tesoro’s second play of the game for a 7-0 lead with 9:33 left in the first. By the end of the opening quarter, Tesoro (7-2 overall, 2-1 league) led Dana Hills, 42-0, despite possessing the ball for just 3:02.

This game actually started well for the Dolphins (0-8, 0-2). Quarterback Corey Cisowski ignited a packed homecoming crowd by competing his first pass to Charlie Bortnick for 13 yards and a first down.

But the Titans didn’t allow another first down until 11:12 remained in the second quarter. Dana Hills gained just 35 yards in the first half.

“Our defense doesn’t really have a superstar necessarily … it’s 11 guys who work well together,” Poston said.

The Dolphins scored in the fourth quarter when O’Shea Smith ran the ball 71 yards on his first-career carry to make it 68-7 with 7:04 remaining.

“He’s a senior, been with us since the beginning,” Dana Hills coach Phil Skinner said. “(A) stud. Love him to death. Never misses a practice.”

Smith danced away from a Tesoro linebacker at the line of scrimmage and outran everybody else from there.

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