Game Summary - Alemany

Alemany 42, SM 28 (MISSION HILLS, Oct., 22, 1999)

In a showcase of All-American quarterbacks it was a running back who stole the show. Junior tailback De'Andre Scott proved the Indians had more than just a passing game as he rushed for 353 yards and five touchdowns to lead the high-powered Alemany Indians to a 42-28 win over the Eagles before 4,000 at Alemany High School. The loss snapped the Eagles' four game winning streak heading into Serra League play. For the second consecutive week the Eagles had trouble stopping the opponents rushing attack as the Indians gained 396 of their 543 on the ground. Alemany, which entered the game averaging a whopping 471.8 yards per game and featuring the San Fernando Valley's top passer, scorer, receiver and arguably the best rusher, scored touchdowns on six of their first nine possessions including the first play of the game. After quickly falling behind 14-0, senior WR Donald Wilson took a handoff on a reverse and found QB Chris Rix who raced 64 yards for his first receiving touchdown. After Scott's third touchdown, the Eagles mounted a seven-play, 71-yard drive capped by a one-yard run by Jimmy Herzog (11 carries for 55 yards) with 0:40 left in the half to close the lead to 21-14. Herzog's touchdown was his 10th on the season and marked the fifth consecutive season that an Eagle had rushed for at least 10 in a season. The Indians didn't sit on their lead as they needed just two plays to cover 71 yards when All-American QB Casey Clauson found Derek Goodman on a 25-yard corner route for a score at the 0:13 mark. In the third quarter, a Dustin Creager 16-yard touchdown reception from Rix (13 of 26 for 158 yards), and a Tyler Thompson 13-yard scoring run on consecutive drives cut the Indian lead to 35-28 but it was all the Eagles could muster as they went scoreless in the fourth quarter. As a whole, the Eagles were hurt by missed tackles and poor officiating which cost the Eagles at least 10 points. Defensively, Matt Szkalak (12 tackles, ½ sack), Creager (10 tackles), Matt Vogel (9 tackles, 1 ½ sacks) and Thompson (4 tackles) stood out.

Offense O-Line Defense D-Line Special Teams
Doomey Lumm Thompson Whithorne Herzog