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Bishop Amat beats Alemany, 36-14, to remain undefeated

October 24, 2009|Mark Medina | Staff Reports

La Puente Bishop Amat junior tailback Jay Anderson had 29 carries for 145 yards and three touchdowns Friday in the Lancers' 36-14 victory over Mission Hills Alemany.

The victory extended the Lancers' undefeated record to 7-0 and they are 14-2 all-time against the Warriors.

Alemany senior tailback Malcolm Marable, bound for Oregon State, was held to nine carries for 27 yards and one touchdown.

It appeared at first that Marable would be in for a big night.

The Warriors were within striking distance early in the first quarter thanks to a flea flicker that involved senior tight end Kevin Lenik connecting with senior wide receiver Chike Mbanefo on a 25-yard pass at the Lancers' 14-yard line.

Three plays later, Marable ran in for a two-yard touchdown run, concluding a 12-play, 95-yard opening drive for a 7-0 lead with 3:26 remaining in the first quarter.

But the Lancers scored 23 unanswered points in the second quarter en route to a 23-14 halftime lead.

Senior quarterback Jerry McClanahan, who completed 12 of 16 passes for 139 yards, scored on an 11-yard touchdown run. Senior wide receiver Darien Johnson caught a 38-yard touchdown pass on a reverse play from sophomore Rio Ruiz.

Senior defensive linemen Jovanni Marquez and Daniel Kane tackled Warriors junior quarterback Vernon Adams for a safety. And Anderson ran in for a two-yard score.

The Warriors wouldn't go away though. They put together a four-play 48-yard drive that ended in Adams connecting with Sean Haynes for a 28-yard touchdown pass.

Adams went 13 for 24 for 210 yards with one touchdown, but the Warriors remained scoreless in the second half.

-- Mark Medina

Two-minute drill

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