Two-minute Drill

October 04, 2010
  • Corona del Mar High's Cole Cottrell (20) runs during Saturday's win over Magnolia.
Corona del Mar High's Cole Cottrell (20) runs during… (KENT TREPTOW, Daily…)

Costa Mesa High quarterback Nathan Alvis topped 100 yards through the air and on the ground, and had a hand in a career-high six touchdowns in the Mustangs' 53-17 nonleague win over La Quinta, Thursday at Bolsa Grande High.

The left-handed junior threw four touchdown passes and ran for two touchdowns. He recorded 121 yards on 11-of-17 passing and 113 yards rushing on 17 carries.

Sage Hill School senior tailback Taylor Ross is inching closer to the school's single-season rushing record. After a 172-yard effort in Saturday's 56-13 win over Viewpoint, Ross is at 1,008 yards for the season for the Lightning (5-0). The record is Keya Manshadi's 1,060 yards in 2005.

Ross, averaging an even 12 yards per carry, is a good bet to set the record this week as the Lightning play at home against Pasadena Poly on Friday. After he was handed the stat sheet Saturday afternoon, Sage Hill Coach J.R. Tolver was yet again impressed.


"I'm excited about him," Tolver said. "I think on the long [71-yard] touchdown run you saw, that's a run he would have got caught on last year. He's not the fastest guy on the field, but this team goes as he goes. He's just as gritty and gutty as they come. I love that kid, man. I'm super proud of him and he's going to take us a long way this year."

Corona del Mar High turned to another wide receiver to play running back.

Erik Fisher stepped up and ran well in the Sea Kings' 52-13 nonleague rout of Magnolia at Western High Saturday. The junior finished with 163 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries, helping CdM move on after losing the Battle of the Bay to Newport Harbor the previous week.

The Sea Kings (4-1), ranked sixth in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division poll, played without running back Jeff Condino. The senior is out with a shoulder injury.

Senior Clay Reinhardt, a receiver, started the season at running back and performed well in the first three games, gaining at least 100 yards on the ground each time.

Reinhardt carried the ball only five times for 33 yards and one touchdown against Magnolia. Reinhardt played more at receiver and finished with four catches for 60 yards and one touchdown.

Thirteen hours after Buzzy Yokoyama dislocated his right kneecap Friday against visiting San Clemente, Jeff Yokoyama said his son showed up to Newport Harbor's film session the next morning on crutches, a brace on the leg, and a smile on his face.

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