EUREKA -- The third-string quarterback threw six touchdown passes.
Miramonte senior Nick Sheehan played junior varsity football in his freshman and sophomore years, but as a junior, he opted to just play lacrosse.
This year, Sheehan returned to the gridiron as a wide receiver and defensive back. But after injuries sidelined Matadors' quarterbacks Drew Anderson and Max Fernbacher, he stepped into the starting quarterback role at Eureka's Albee Stadium on Saturday.
Sheehan completed 18 of 28 passes for 257 yards, including six touchdowns, as he led the Matadors to a convincing 55-19 win over the Loggers.
"I think he played a great game," Miramonte coach Jack Schram said. "He did a great job and he's a great kid. He didn't play football last year and I'm glad he came back out."
Sheehan hit Marshall Deutz with TD passes of 6, 37 and 3 yards, Zati Williams with 35- and 26-yard scoring strikes, and connected with Dominic Paoletti for a 42-yard bomb.
Deutz also participated in the aerial attack, as he delivered a 50-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Williams on a halfback option play in the opening quarter when the Matadors generated a 28-0 lead.
After Miramonte stopped Eureka on the game's first drive, the visitors opened the game with a run, as Conor Bruen raced 65 yards down the left side. The Matadors took advantage of their great field position, as Sheehan hit Deutz, and away they went.
"We thought we gave one
Eureka also has things to clean up -- notably losing 135 yards on its 18 penalties.
Williams finished with 131 receiving yards on his five catches and Deutz had 84 yards on his six catches.