Orange wins second in row, beating Savanna


ORANGE – After losing 12 consecutive football games going back to last season, Orange has won back-to-back games thanks to an established running attack.

The Panthers beat visiting Savanna, 42-9, on Friday night at El Modena in front of a loud homecoming crowd.

Both teams were coming off their first victories of the 2015 season, and were trying to establish a winning streak.

Orange (2-2) got off to a quick start and never looked back. It started with a 2-yard scoring run by senior fullback Alec Castillo and was followed by back-to-back scores by senior running back Tymaj Cole.

Cole’s second touchdown was on an 89-yard sprint after shaking off multiple defenders.

He finished with 213 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries.

The Panthers scored on all five possessions in the first half to take a 35-6 halftime lead over the Rebels (1-2).

They finished with a total of 386 yards, but they only threw the ball once thanks to an efficient running attack.

Panthers coach Robert Pedroza gave much credit to the offensive line that helped block for 375 rushing yards and called Friday’s nonleague matchup a “great team win” on both ends.

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