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Katella remains unbeaten, improves to 7-0

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

ANAHEIM – Quarterback Joseph Vasquez passed for two touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns as Katella routed Savanna, 62-10, in an Orange League game Thursday night at Glover Stadium.

Vasquez connected with James Faitasia on a 50-yard scoring pass and Damian Durango on a 27-yard touchdown. He also had 3- and 9-yard touchdown runs. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior completed 8 of 12 passes for 203 yards and didn’t have an interception. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Faitasia had six receptions for 180 yards.

Katella (7-0, 2-0) also had a fine performance from running back Franceso Pineda, who rushed for 143 yards on 18 carries including a 40-yard touchdown.

Katella also had a 5-yard touchdown run by Jorge Fonseca and an 85-yard touchdown run by sophomore Josh Cedillo.

Savanna (2-5, 0-2) scored the final 10 points of the first half to cut its deficit to 27-10. Pedro Figueroa kicked a 23-yard field goal with 9:02 left and Nate Gonzalez scored on a 1-yard run with 29 seconds remaining.

Katella regained the momentum with a 58-yard drive on 10 plays with its opening possession of the second half.

Vasquez hit Faitasia with a 33-yard gain and scored on the next play on a 3-yard run. A two-point conversion put Katella up, 35-10.

Enrique Delgado’s interception set up Katella’s next touchdown. After taking over at its 49-yard line, it took the Knights three plays to score. Pineda’s 40-yard touchdown run with 4:01 left in the third period put the Knights on top, 42-10.

Sebastian Damasco’s interception put Katella at the Savanna 9. On first down, Vasquez ran around the left end for the touchdown with 2:18 left in the third period.

Savanna’s Angel Roberts gained 70 yards on 14 carries and Sam Deladio had 30 yards on five carries.


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