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Buena Has Own Murphy's Law: Watch Out For the Double Pass

September 19, 1998|LANCE O'FALLON

Buena High's defense recorded six sacks and receiver Cody Murphy provided a spark on offense by throwing a touchdown pass as the Bulldogs defeated their former Channel League rivals, 17-8, in a nonleague game Friday night at Rio Mesa.

The Bulldogs (1-1) opened the scoring when Murphy connected with Daniel Allen from 25 yards out with 7:24 remaining in the second quarter. It was the second week in a row Murphy has thrown for a touchdown on a double pass.

Buena linebacker Justin Vaughn recorded two sacks on Rio Mesa's next possession, including one of 12 yards on a fake punt that set up Buena's second touchdown, a four-yard run by D.J. Blackledge.

After Rio Mesa (1-1) got on the board in the third quarter with a safety, Steve Howard kicked a 21-yard field goal to give Buena a 17-2 lead.

Rio Mesa quarterback Pancho Tinoco connected with Mike Liranzo from 58 yards out for a score late in the third quarter. Tinoco, a junior, completed five of 10 passes for 116 yards.

Buena quarterback Kyle Loughman completed 15 of 29 passes for 152 yards. Murphy made eight receptions for 59 yards. Bulldog sophomore running back Freddie Keiaho gained 89 yards in 10 carries.

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