Troy offense executes to perfection


FULLERTON – The offense isn’t for everybody, its intricate blocking and requisite patience tedious and difficult to master.

But when a team gets the hang of the double-wing, it’s as lethal as advertised.

Troy ran its version of the offense to perfection Friday night, rushing for 311 yards in a 28-7 Freeway League win over Sunny Hills at Fullerton High.

“We executed,” Warriors coach Kevin Hastin said. “We knew we didn’t want to take too many chances – just march, get first downs and not mess around.”

Troy’s Brett Ferguson rushed for 110 yards, scoring twice. Skyler Taylor ran for 80 yards.

Quarterback Josiah Norwood had 161 yards of total offense, and was often throwing to uncovered receivers.

Trailing 14-0 in the second quarter, Sunny Hills (5-2, 1-1) scored on a short Brandon Castelo run, capping a 16-play, 80-yard drive.

Troy (5-2, 1-1) scored on the ensuing possession on Taylor’s 31-yard run.

Sunny Hills had only two meaningful possessions after the break and with them gathered little momentum. Castelo rushed for 106 yards.

The win kept Troy in the running for the City Championship, awarded annually to the Fullerton school with the best record against its two city rivals.

The Warriors can retain city bragging rights with a win over Fullerton next week.

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