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Roles reversed as Woodbridge beats Garden Grove
IRVINE – Garden Grove High might have been 2-0 and Woodbridge 0-2 heading into Friday night’s nonleague game.
But it was all Woodbridge from the start in an impressive 27-6 victory over the Argonauts at University High.
Garden Grove was ranked No. 6 in the latest CIF Division 8 poll.
“The kids played great,” Woodbridge coach Rick Gibson. “This is what we want to do. We just try and get better every week.”
Woodbridge, which had been rotating quarterbacks in its first two games, stuck to one on Friday night and it paid off.
Senior Spencer Weston completed 18 of 26 passes for 208 yards and one touchdown. He connected on his first nine passes.
“Wow is the right word,” Gibson said of Weston’s performance. “He had probably played a grand total of two quarters as a varsity quarterback. We simplified things and he did a lot of film work this week to get ready. I am really pleased with what he did.”
Weston’s main target was wide receiver Nate Ledoux, who hauled in 10 catches for 126 yards and a touchdown.
Connor McBride gave the Warriors a nice balance on offense, rushing for 92 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.
Woodbridge jumped on the Argonauts early, going 68 yards on 11 plays on their first drive for a score.
Weston found McBride on a screen pass for 15 yards to get the ball to the 8-yard line and then three plays later, McBride spun to his left into the end zone for the score.
After Woodbridge’s defense forced Garden Grove to punt, the Warriors went down the field for another score.
Weston hit Ledoux for a 30-yard pass to the 2-yard line. McBride barreled in from 2 yards out two plays later to help give Woodbridge a 14-0 lead.
Garden Grove got untracked on its third possession, going on a nine-play, 65-yard drive, which featured all running plays.
Joseph Camarillo scored on a 5-yard run. The extra point was missed and Garden Grove trailed, 14-6, with 6:54 left in the half.
But the Warriors took big momentum into halftime with another score. Weston completed 7 of 8 passes on a drive that ate up more than six minutes. He finished iit with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Ledoux in the left corner of the end zone.
And the Warriors put the game away late in the third quarter when McBride rushed in from 3 yards.
Garden Grove punted four times and turned the ball over on a fumble on its possessions in the second half.
Joseph Camarillo had 112 yards on 19 carries for the Argonauts.