VALLEY GLEN — Buzzy Yokoyama was out of breath, trying to make sense of what just happened on the football field. Everyone wanted a piece of the Newport Harbor High running back.
Teammates, coaches, fans and parents surrounded Yokoyama. He created a buzz every time he ran with the ball against Loyola of Los Angeles.
Thirty-five times the junior carried it, and 294 yards later, No. 2 now ranks No. 4 all-time at Newport Harbor when it comes to single-game performances. The one Yokoyama turned in on Friday night was an unforgettable one.
In his second start in the backfield, Yokoyama sped past would-be tacklers, ran over them and stiffed armed them away en route to leading the Sailors to a 35-28 victory at Los Angeles Valley College.
Yokoyama scored each of his three rushing touchdowns in the second half, when it mattered most to keep the eighth-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Division undefeated two games into the season.