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Boston runs for 405 yards in Buena Park romp
ANAHEIM - Much like all dynamic playmakers on both the collegiate and professional level, Buena Park halfback Deven Boston has himself a name that not only rolls off the tongue, but hits hard and packs one heck of a punch, too.
You know, sort of like his running style.
Orange County's second-leading rusher continued his excellent start with 405 yards and five more scores as the Coyotes (3-0) overcame a sluggish start and topped Magnolia, 51-12, at Glover Stadium on Thursday.
"We've been doing this all year," Buena Park coach Anthony White said. "It's not just Deven, it's our entire family, and we've been working hard all year."
Boston, who began the evening No. 1 in the county with nine touchdowns and more than 12 yards a carry, scored on runs of 15, 50, 70, 38 and 60 yards and finished with an average of 16 yards per carry — most of it after initial contact.
"Deven's a tough player; all Buena Park student athletes are," White said. "Deven just showcases what Buena Park is all about."
After scoring on just two of their seven first half possessions, the Coyotes came up with four scores in the third quarter — three long Boston runs and an 85-yard dash by Hakeem Williams — to put the game away.
As a team, Buena Park ran for 574 yards.
Four of Boston's six carries in the first quarter went for more than 15 yards, including the game's opening score, a 15-yard dash that capped a seven-play, 52-yard drive.
After turning the ball over on downs deep in its own territory, Magnolia's Vito Gamino took a Buena Park pass attempt 60 yards the other way for an interception return touchdown.
On their first possession of the second quarter, the Sentinels (0-2) followed a Coyotes three-and-out with an eight-play drive that culminated in an 8-yard TD grab by William Wyatt.
Trailing 12-7 late in the second, Boston broke an inside handoff 50 yards for his second score of the evening.
Alex Zendejas had 63 yards on 10 carries for Magnolia.