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Denis Dawson

September 14, 1993

Loara, Sr.

Football / Running back

Dawson blurred memories of the Saxons' dismal 1992 season with three spectacular touchdown runs in Loara's 20-14 victory over Western Friday. First, he returned a kickoff 93 yards to tie the score, 7-7. Then, seconds before halftime, he scored on a 44-yard run to tie the score at 14-14. But he saved the best for his last touchdown--a 94-yard draw play during which he broke four tackles. Dawson, who left the game because of a sprained ankle with 5 minutes 28 seconds left, finished with 211 yards in 18 carries, 110 return yards and three yards receiving.

Other notables * Reuben Droughns, Anaheim, rushed for 262 yards and three touchdowns in the Colonists' 28-21 victory over Fullerton.

* Tony Mathis, Irvine, rushed for 111 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Vaqueros' 35-17 victory over Esperanza.

* Mike Moreno, Katella, ran three miles in 15 minutes 56 seconds to help the Knights win the Division II title at the Bronco Invitational.

* Derek Yankoff accounted for 329 yards and three touchdowns rushing and passing in Santa Margarita's 35-32 victory over St. John Bosco.

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