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Two-minute Drill

September 27, 2010
  • Costa Mesa High's DaSean Grayson (23) returned a kickoff for a touchdown Friday for the third time this season. Ocean View High's Rey Soria (56) and Jon Graham (65) try to run him down during Friday at Jim Scott Stadium.
Costa Mesa High's DaSean Grayson (23) returned… (KENT TREPTOW, Daily…)

In the last two games, Newport Harbor High tailback Buzzy Yokoyama has rushed for 260 yards and four touchdowns against Corona del Mar and 294 yards and three touchdowns against Loyola of Los Angeles.

When asked about which performance he was more proud, the junior did not hesitate to answer after leading the host Sailors to a 35-13 nonleague victory against rival CdM at a sold-out Davidson Field on Friday.

"This week's game; it was the Battle of the Bay," Yokoyama said. "The rivalry is always big."

Yokoyama is on a touchdown tear.

After going without a touchdown in the first six quarters of the season, Yokoyama has produced touchdown runs of 69, 64, 44, 26, 22, 17 and 11 yards in the last six quarters.

He is just a junior, but teams might want to think twice before throwing on Sage Hill School cornerback Conner Ascher. In the Lightning's 48-8 victory at Sherman Indian of Riverside on Friday night, Ascher returned an interception for a touchdown for the second straight game.

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Ascher, who leads the Lightning (4-0) with three interceptions, read the fourth-and-seven play well.

"Conner Ascher made a huge play, stepping in front of a slant that we've seen on film over and over again," Sage Hill Coach J.R. Tolver said. "We knew the situation, the down and distance that they like to throw that slant. That's a testament to Conner for studying his game plan, watching the film and putting it all into action."

Sherman Indian was able to complete just one of 10 passes for six yards, and Ascher and senior Randall Mycorn each had interceptions. Tolver credited his secondary coach, former NFL safety Ricky Sharpe, for developing Ascher as well as junior cornerback Eric Cheng.

"Both of those guys are going to be studs for us in the future," Tolver said.

CdM kicker Andrew Boehm converted each of his field-goal attempts, from 25 and 20 yards last week. He has eight field goals on the year.

The Sailors became the first defense to hold CdM tailback Clay Reinhardt to fewer than 100 yards rushing this season.

The senior went into the Battle of the Bay averaging seven yards per carry, but Newport Harbor limited him to 2.2 yards per attempt Friday. Reinhardt finished with 51 yards on 23 carries.

Costa Mesa High junior DeSean Grayson returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in the Mustangs' 36-16 loss to visiting Ocean View on Friday at Jim Scott Stadium. It was the third kickoff Grayson has brought all the way back this season.

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