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LA HABRA – Both coaches have said they expect their Freeway League game to end early Friday night thanks to how much the teams enjoy running the ball.
But no one expected it to be so one-sided and so quick.
The Warriors ran for six touchdowns in 12 offensive games in the first half en route to a 50-14 victory over Sonora at La Habra High.
Troy (6-1 overall, 2-0 in the league) set the tone with a 47-yard touchdown by Fischer Huss in the game’s opener following a 34-yard punt return from Kieran Klingsberg. .
“With two fatal backs, it’s a little difficult to stop the race,” Klingsberg said. “You always have to look for the wrong thing because when Fischer comes down in the middle and I go to the side, you have to stop both, but you can’t stop both.”
Huss also scored on his next run, 82 yards. Huss added a third touchdown in the first half to finish with 170 yards on four carries with a trio of touchdowns.
Klingsberg carried the ball four times for 89 yards and two touchdowns for Troy.
Declan Healey ran 120 yards with a touchdown in five carries for the Warriors, who led 50-7 at halftime.
“We just had to start the process Monday through Thursday and let it run on Friday,” Troy coach Michael Echaves said. “We were really excited about our team with the way they sacrificed themselves for each other and the way they play for each other. It’s a blessing to train these guys.
Sonora (2-4, 1-1) got on the scoreboard in the first half thanks to a 26-yard touchdown pass from Landon Martin to Olin Morales Hyder. The Raiders added another run in the third quarter on an 8-yard run from Josiah Binggeli.
Martin completed 10 of 24 passes for 135 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Morales Hyder caught six passes for 95 yards and one score.
James Zavala ran for 65 yards on 17 carries for Sonora and Binggeli added 55 yards on eight carries with a score.
Isaac Torosian returned a 57-yard punt for a touchdown for Troy while Anthony Santoro had an interception for the Warriors.
Troy will face Sunny Hills at Buena Park High on Friday, October 15. Sonora will face La Habra the same evening.
“We’re going to have to keep training the same way we did,” Huss said. “Just train hard. Go hard Monday through Wednesday, lighten up on Thursday, and pound them in your mouth on Friday. It’s just our routine and we will continue to do it. Nothing changes. It’s just another team.