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.