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Alemany Goes Great Guns and Routs Canyon

Football: Talented Indians shred Canyon's vaunted defense in 49-14 victory.

October 10, 1998|PETER YOON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

CANYON COUNTRY — Great Scott! Great Clausen, great Atkins and great Montgomery, too, for that matter.

Nobody could have predicted this.

Alemany High had its offense running in overdrive Friday night, handing Canyon a 49-14 nonleague drubbing at Canyon High.

It was the kind of offensive outburst that would be considered, well, offensive to any smash-mouth football believers.

The Indians (4-1), led by running back De'Andre Scott, quarterback Casey Clausen and receivers Deon Scott, Bryson Atkins and Devin Montgomery, rolled up 501 yards against a Canyon defense that allowed just 264 yards a game through its first four.

They had a 28-0 lead by halftime and were up, 49-0, by the time Montgomery, better known for his prowess as a basketball point guard, caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Clausen on the second play of the fourth quarter.

"We've got a lot of skill guys and I've said it all along that they match up against anyone in our division," Alemany Coach Jim Bonds said. "Even Hart."

Clausen, who took a six-yard loss on a sack by Ryan Davey on the Indians' first possession, didn't need much time to recuperate.

He completed 15 of 24 passes for 344 yards and four touchdowns. He found five receivers, three of whom had at least four catches.

Deon Scott led the way with 126 receiving yards on four catches. Atkins (four catches, 94 yards) and Montgomery (four catches, 86 yards) weren't far behind.

"We have big-play guys," Clausen said. "All I do is throw the ball and they go get it. They deserve all the credit. Those guys can score any time they touch the ball."

The Indians had touchdown drives of 60 yards in four plays; 67 yards in four plays; 69 yards in one play; 92 yards in two plays, and 62 yards in two plays.

Three of those drives ended on touchdown runs by De'Andre Scott, who had 171 yards in 10 carries.

Scott said a bitter 14-13 loss to Notre Dame last week inspired Alemany to come out and prove a point Friday.

"That's basically why we played this hard," Scott said. "We didn't want to lose last week and we definitely didn't want to lose two in a row."

Canyon Coach Larry Mohr held a closed-door meeting with his team and declined to speak with reporters.

The victory was sweet for Bonds, who lost to Canyon when he played quarterback for Hart in 1985 and '86.

"It was nice," Bonds said. "A relief."

Clausen thought it was much more than that.

"This whole week Bonds has been intense," Clausen said. "He wanted this game real bad."

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