Rancho Alamitos High School tailback Sean Cheatham had a hand in four touchdowns Thursday night to lead the Vaqueros to a 30-22 victory over Costa Mesa in a nonleague game at Bolsa Grande High.
The victory improved Rancho Alamitos' record to 3-0, its best start in five years. Costa Mesa dropped to 1-2.
Cheatham, a 5-foot 11-inch senior, rushed for 219 yards on 27 carries and scored 2 touchdowns on runs of 1 and 66 yards. On defense, he intercepted a pass and returned it 98 yards for a score that put the Vaqueros up, 24-8, early in the fourth quarter.
Cheatham connected with Jason Sweet on a 30-yard touchdown option pass that gave the Vaqueros a 16-0 halftime advantage.
Rich Schones, Costa Mesa quarterback, was 10 of 23 for 219 yards and 1 touchdown, but threw 4 interceptions. Mustang running back Terry Bryant rushed for 119 yards in 27 carries. Costa Mesa outgained Rancho, 383-275.
Sacramento Johnson 21, Troy 7--Kyron Vandell scored three touchdowns and rushed for 143 yards in 10 carries to lead Johnson (1-2) over Troy (0-3) at Fullerton District Stadium in front of 500.