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Notre Dame's Defense Corrals Alemany, Scott

September 30, 2000|MITCH POLIN

It wasn't the smoothest offensive performance for Notre Dame High.

But there was nothing wrong with the defense in the Knights' 31-10 nonleague victory Friday night over host Alemany.

Notre Dame (4-0), ranked No. 7 in the region by The Times, limited Alemany to 38 total yards.

Alemany (1-3) entered the game averaging 285 yards per game.

De'Andre Scott, who entered the game with 431 yards in 68 carries and is regarded as one of the top running backs in the region, was held to minus-one yard in 17 carries.

"I thought we played better in the second half," said Coach Kevin Rooney of Notre Dame. "But I thought we played good defense the whole game."

The Knights used a seven-play, 80-yard drive early in the third quarter to take the lead for good. Miguel Armendariz scored on a one-yard run to give Notre Dame a 14-10 lead.

Armendariz finished with 65 yards in 12 carries to spark a 248-yard rushing attack for the Knights.

Phil Beckmann rushed for 58 yards in 13 carries and completed five of 10 passes for 59 yards with one interception for Notre Dame.

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