Valley College coasted to a 56-16 win over College of the Desert after building a 36-16 halftime lead in the Southern California Conference opener for both teams Saturday night at Valley College.
Valley (2-0) set a school record for total offense with 679 yards. Monarch tailback Dondre Bausley sliced through the Roadrunners' defense for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns on 14 carries.
Quarterback Barry Hanks celebrated his 21st birthday by completing 13 of 15 passes for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns--all of them to wide receiver James Reaves.
Desert (1-1), the defending conference champion, was led by quarterback Eric Eastman, who completed 11 of 20 for 129 yards.
It was an offense-dominated game from the start as the teams combined for 52 points in the first half.
Bausley started the barrage for the Monarchs with the first of his two first-half touchdowns--a 53-yard run off left tackle on the team's first possession.