Mounce helps Savanna run over Bolsa Grande


ANAHEIM – After losing its season opener six days ago at Bolsa Grande High, Savanna returned to the stadium Thursday and found a much better outcome, routing the host Matadors, 49-0.

Robert Mounce led the way for the Rebels (1-1) with 206 yards on 16 carries and four touchdowns in less than three quarters of action. He would have been close to 300 yards, but his first play from scrimmage, an 80-yard touchdown run, was called back because of a holding penalty.

Mounce led off Savanna's scoring onsalught with a 19-yard touchdown run, followed two minutes later by a 40-yard TD connection from Nate Gonzalez to Antonio Diaz, who reached the end zone again with two seconds remaining in the quarter on a 34-yard run.

Mounce lifted Savanna to a 28-0 advantage with 5:13 left before the half when he scored from 21 yards out..

Bolsa Grande (0-2), which had only recorded 12 yards in total offense up to that time, mounted its only real scoring threat of the contest by going 66 yards. A 22-yard run by Josiah Goldine and a 29-yard pass from Eduardo Arreola to Elian Gallegos helped the Matadors get to the 1-yard line.

Arreola, however,was stopped on a quarterback sneak and Bolsa Grande has used all of its timeouts, so the Rebels preserved their four-touchdown advantage as time ran out.

A fumble recovery by Marco Estrada on the second-half kickoff gave the Rebels the ball at the Matador 37. Two plays later Mounce had this third TD on a 22-yard run. The final scoring opportunity for Mounce came on a 35-yard scoring run 90 seconds into the third period.

The Rebels collected 431 yards on offense and held the Matadors to 94 yards of offense.

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