Seahawks remain undefeated

October 06, 2010
(Courtesy of Mark…)

The Newport Mesa Seahawks Pee Wee White Team beat the Huntington Beach Oilers, 30-0, at Sage Hill School.

Tough defense was played by all the Seahawks. Big tackles were made by first-year players Will Gehl, Jake Jones and Mitch Haly. Defenders Blake Kormos, Kobe Benter and Sutton Barbato stopped the Oilers' running backs, often in their own backfield. When the Oilers tried to pass, Seahawk cornerbacks Stephen Menzia and Carson Poivre denied their receivers the ball, with Poivre grabbing an interception.

On offense, Danny Rogers, Will Karambelas, Berkley Bingham and Connor Brazeel opened huge holes all day for fullback Jack Genova and tailback Anthony Battista to run through. Battista had two touchdowns.

As for the air attack, quarterback Chase Garbers had his best day. Garbers completed several well-thrown passes, most notably a touchdown to tight end Nick Bauer and a perfectly timed chair pattern to speedy wingback Adam Freeman, who made a great catch on the play. Garbers also ran a long bootleg for another touchdown.


Special teams coach Tony Battista's excellent instruction showed through in the kicking game.

Genova placed a perfect onside kick that was recovered by sure handed Bauer to give the Seahawks great field position, that led to a score.

Poivre, the kicker had six points, making three two-point conversions after touchdowns.

Injured player Jonathon White was supportive from the sidelines, and is looking forward to being back in action very soon.

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Clinic team dominates

For the second straight week, the Newport Mesa Seahawks Clinic Team (ages 9-10) played aggressively as a team resulting in a dominating victory over the Downey Mustangs.

Quarterback Spencer Hook had a day to remember with seven touchdowns — five rushing and two passing.

Behind outstanding blocking by Simon Hall, Brian Bailey, Devon Yerasi, Jacob Farber and Logan Rockwell, Hook amassed big-time yardage on the ground, breaking off three runs of over 60 yards each.

In addition, Hook connected on several passes, with two touchdown passes to Sachin Gokhale. The first, Gokhale caught a 25-yard pass at full speed and sprinted another 40 yards for the score.

The second TD strike was another 25-yard pass to the back of the end zone, where Gokhale made an acrobatic jumping catch.

Defensively, the Seahawks created havoc with Parker Ruiz (three sacks), Tahlal Benhamed (three sacks) and Hook (seven tackles for loss yardage).

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