NEWPORT BEACH — Buzzy Yokoyama's No. 2 jersey was darker than the ones the rest of his Newport Harbor High teammates wore.
He was drenched in sweat.
The junior running back ran hard again. His encore to a 294-yard rushing performance last week was another huge effort on the ground.
Yokoyama did not smash any single-game records, but he broke tackles in the biggest game in the Back Bay, the Battle of the Bay.
The latest outing by Yokoyama was not for the record books, but for bragging rights in town.
Yokoyama can say whatever he wants after leading the Sailors to a 35-13 victory against rival Corona del Mar at Davidson Field on Friday night. Yokoyama ran wild, rumbling for 260 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries.
When Yokoyama learned of his production, he said, 'Oh boy!"
That is right. In back-to-back games, Yokoyama has rushed for 554 yards and seven touchdowns. Coach Jeff Brinkley said he does not know if he has ever seen a tailback during his 25 years at Newport Harbor turn in similar performances.