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Rodriguez, Porter Help Sunny Hills Strike Back to Dump Troy

November 02, 1996|PAUL HALPIN

FULLERTON — Sunny Hills scored 27 unanswered points and defeated Troy, 27-7, in a Freeway League football game Friday night.

Adam Rodriguez and Guy Porter each scored two touchdowns to lead Sunny Hills (5-3, 2-1 in league).

Troy (4-4, 2-1) scored first on a one-yard run by Kyion Grayes, which was set up by a 23-yard interception return by Aaron Mason.

However, Porter's 98-yard touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff tied the score, 7-7, with 4 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter.

Rodriguez, who rushed for 133 yards in 24 carries, put the Lancers up for good with a one-yard dive nine plays after he intercepted a pass by Troy's Steve Muther.

Sunny Hills' defense limited the Warriors to 179 total yards and Grayes, the county's fifth-leading rusher, to 75 yards in 27 carries.

Rodriguez scored his second touchdown on a five-yard run, capping a 14-play, 96-yard drive that gave the Lancers a 21-7 lead with 9 minutes 38 seconds left in the game.

Porter's second touchdown was also the Lancers' second on special teams--he returned a short punt 46 yards for the score.

"[Porter] had a pretty good game," Devaney said. "I'm relieved that that part of the game is coming through for us."

Troy's offense suffered a major setback with about two minutes left in the first half when Muther was knocked out of the game. Troy Coach John Turek said Muther sustained a concussion.

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