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JEFF ANTENORE, FOR THE REGISTER
Garden Grove quarterback Angel Martinez runs with the ball during Friday's nonleague game against Pacifica.

Garden Grove runs to victory behind Masoe

FOR OCVARSITY.COM

GARDEN GROVE – Sione Masoe ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns, and unbeaten Garden Grove blew past Pacifica, 47-27, Friday night in a nonleague game at Garden Grove High.

The Argonauts (3-0) dominated the line of scrimmage for 387 rushing yards. Vincent Luna assisted Masoe with 92 yards on the ground to go with a pair of touchdowns.

Garden Grove never trailed in Friday's homecoming game, but Pacifica (1-3) was prepared to give the Argonauts a challenge.

After falling behind, 14-0, after the first quarter, Pacifica's defense forced a fumble, and Chuck Nava picked it up and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown.

Garden Grove quarterback Angel Martinez was quick to respond. The Argonauts drove 75 yards on the next drive, and Martinez found Alejandro Ceja at the left pylon for a 13-yard touchdown catch.

Garden Grove continued its scoring surge by rattling off 19 unanswered points in a span of 4:26. Luna and Austin Christian added short running touchdowns to follow Ceja's end-zone trip.

The Mariners came back right before the half. Nick Howard threw his first touchdown of the night on a deep pass to Travis Hadden. Hadden fought off a defender in the end zone, before tipping the pass to himself with nine seconds remaining in the quarter.

Garden Grove led, 33-13, at halftime.

Each team scored a pair of touchdowns in the second half, with Garden Grove twice building its lead back up to four possessions.

Charlie Shuffler and Avery Watson had the scores for Pacifica.

Watson's 5-yard run made it 47-27. Trever Brown had 71 rushing yards for Pacifica.


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