Early in the second half Thursday night, University High School was on the Newport Harbor six-yard line, threatening to score. University running back Jim Roberson took the ball and disappeared into a crowd of blue and white jerseys.
And out of that pile came Newport Harbor's Tom Walker, ball in hand, who ran 95 yards to score a touchdown, putting the Sailors ahead, 17-0.
The play epitomized a dismal evening for the Trojans, who couldn't overcome their two biggest obstacles--Walker and themselves--and dropped their third Sea View League football game, 20-6. Newport Harbor is 6-2 overall, 2-1 in league play.
Running back and strong safety Walker dominated the game, carrying the ball 21 times for 167 yards, catching an 11-yard pass from Kirk Summers (6 of 11 for 57 yards and 1 touchdown) and hauling down an interception with under 5 minutes to play.