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Beckman dominates, gives Mushinskie first victory
TUSTIN - Beckman’s football team presented new coach Ken Mushinskie with his first victory Saturday night, defeating Hawthorne, 41-10, in a nonleague game at Tustin.
Beckman raced out to an early lead when Jeff Kim raced 94 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff.
It was clear early on that it was going to be Beckman’s night. Kim, who rushed for 165 yards on 15 carries, wound up with four touchdowns, three rushing, to lead the Patriots (1-1).
“I’m extremely happy for the boys to get their first win and we definitely are looking for playing a tough game against Tustin next week,” Mushinskie said. “They’re all special, to tell you the truth, I’m more excited for the seniors to get their first win.
“They played a good game last Friday against Foothill and unfortunately made a few too many mistakes. I’m happy for the staff also; it’s a whole new staff. It’s good for everybody.”
Beckman broke the game open with three touchdowns in the third quarter. Kim scampered 75 yards for a score with 1:13 left in the quarter to make it 41-3, and the rest of the game was played with a running clock because of the new 35-point mercy rule.
“He (Kim) just came in and played a great game from the get-go, returning the opening kickoff back and then ending it on a trap play, going 75 yards,” Mushinskie said.
Kim also had a 6-yard TD run in the first quarter. Nick Moon scored from 1 yard out with 2:25 left in the opening quarter to put Beckman ahead, 20-0.
Hawthorne (1-1) made it 41-10 when it scored with 25 seconds left in the game.