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ORANGE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREP EXTRA

Capistrano Valley's Slow Ride Makes It Easy for Littlerock

October 10, 1998|DAVE DESMOND

Transportation problems caused the Capistrano Valley football team to arrive in Littlerock about two hours later than planned for its game Friday night.

But the Cougars' difficulties catching a bus were nothing compared to their troubles chasing down junior running backs Keith Williams and Rodney Woods.

Williams and Woods combined to rush for 282 yards and four touchdowns in Littlerock's 30-7 victory.

Littlerock, yielding 155 yards per game, gave up 259 to Capistrano Valley (3-2), but much of that came after the Lobos (5-0) had taken a 30-0 fourth-quarter lead.

Garrett Gray completed 16 of 34 passes for 131 yards for Capistrano Valley.

Jermaine McKinney rushed for 57 yards in 12 carries. His three-yard touchdown run with 7:49 left in the game ended the shutout.

Capistrano Valley, which plays in Division I, had lost only to Edison, and was coming off a 21-20 victory last week over Tustin.

"That long bus ride got to us, I think," Capistrano Valley's McKinney said.

The Cougars managed few long drives once the game started.

They marched deep into Littlerock territory only once in the first half, and that drive stalled at the three before Ben Smith blocked James Bosma's field-goal attempt in the closing seconds of the second quarter.

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