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Kim's return spurs Beckman to victory
IRVINE - Beckman's football team welcomed back star running back Jeff Kim to the lineup Saturday night against Woodbridge.
Kim sat out the last three games for unspecified reasons. But he came through in a big way, leading the Patriots to a 28-13 victory over the Warriors in a Pacific Coast League game at Irvine High.
Kim rushed for 191 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns, including a 75-yard scamper early in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory.
"Honestly, I'm just glad to be back and I want to make the most out of it," Kim said. "They gave me a second chance and I just did my job. They're great teammates."
Kim also had a 4-yard touchdown run with eight seconds left in the first half to give Beckman a 14-7 lead at halftime.
"It was real nice having Jeff back; he was a workhorse, and we used him," Beckman coach Ken Mushinskie said. "He ran the ball extremely hard and he was definitely a difference maker in this game."
Beckman (4-2, 1-0) was clicking on all cylinders with quarterback Cameron Biedgoly passing for 141 yards and a touchdown. Biedgoly also scored on an 8-yard run in the first quarter.
Beckman's defense caused problems for Woodbridge (3-3, 0-1). The Warriors used three quarterbacks, including Brendan Beresford who passed for 92 yards and threw a 23-yard TD pass to Nick Greenberg in the third quarter that cut the lead to 14-13.
"I thought we played well in the first half, we had our opportunities in the second half, but we didn't convert big plays," Woodbridge coach Rick Gibson said.
Austin DeFreitas had the Warriors' other score on a 10-yard TD run.