ORANGE – Canyon football coach Mike Ogas said his team spent much of the week working on its offense in preparation for Thursday’s contest against Brea Olinda.
The extra work paid off.
Canyon quarterback Jacob Munro did an excellent job commanding the multifaceted offense in the Comanches’ 44-7 victory over the Wildcats in a nonleague game at El Modena High.
The Comanches improved their record to 3-2, and the Wildcats dropped to 2-3.
Munro initiated a series of option and misdirection plays that fooled the Wildcats several times.
The senior rushed for three touchdowns and completed 11 of 14 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown.
The Comanches’ line opened up wide holes for Munro and Cole Nequette, who ran for 67 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.
Five players had at least five carries for the Comanches (3-2).
Canyon’s kicker contributed a 45-yard field goal and two 37-yard field goals.
“We had not been executing (on offense) the past few weeks and we executed tonight,” Ogas said. “We changed up practice a little bit … just kind of tightened the screws on them and they responded.
“It was the same offense and the same plays. The focus tonight was excellent.”
The Wildcats were held to three-and-outs on 10 of 13 possessions including five of six possessions in the second half.
Canyon also held an opponent to under 10 points for the second consecutive game.
“The defense has been playing lights-out all year,” Ogas said.
Brea Olinda’s touchdown came in the first quarter on a 47-yard pass from Jacob Moon to Nathan Wyse.
Canyon’s first drive provided a sample of what was to come.
The Comanches drove 64 yards on 10 plays, capping the drive with 7-yard touchdown run from Munro.
Nequette’s 8-yard touchdown run made the score 14-0.
The Wildcats came back with their lone touchdown, and it was all Canyon from there.
Ogas hopes the offense rides the momentum into next weeks’ showdown against El Modena.
“El Modena is really good,” he said….