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Quick-strike Capo Valley dominates Esperanza

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

YORBA LINDA - Behind a quick-strike offense, Capistrano Valley charged past Esperanza, 52-6, in a nonleague game Friday at Shapell Stadium.

Much of the Cougars offense came from their trio of dynamic receivers, Riley Kasper, Nathan Manning and Michael Dyer, who found holes in Esperanza’s secondary to combine for 222 total yards.

Cougars quarterback Kevin Brown passed for 236 yards and three touchdowns.

After a 25-yard touchdown pass from Treyden Buzzone to Colton Dyson in the first quarter, the Aztecs could not muster much offense. Capistrano Valley linebackers Brock Ricci and Juan Manzo continuously were in the backfield, pressuring Buzzone and stuffing run plays.

Capistrano Valley extended its on the first play of the second quarter with a pass from wide receiver Nathan Manning to Riley Kasper to go up 14-6.

At the 5:26 mark, Brown called an audible at the line of scrimmage, switching to a draw play for Kian Assarpour, who scampered in from 15 yards out.

The Cougars went into the half with a 31-6 lead.

Capistrano came out with the same intensity on offense to start the third quarter, scoring on its first three possessions to set the score out of reach at 52-6.

Michael Dyer accounted for two of the touchdowns (11 and 4 yards.)

The game was played with a running clock for the final 12 minutes.

Hayden Winters was a workhorse for Esperanza, play both middle linebacker and fullback. Winters accounted for 39 yards on nine carries.


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