It became evident early in the Concord High football team's 50-7 victory over host Arroyo that the Minutemen would not be one-dimensional offensively.

Concord quarterback Wyatt Morrow completed passes on the first two plays of the game and ended up with 13 completions in 17 attempts for 178 yards and four touchdowns. Minutemen backup quarterback Mitchell Daniels added 7 completions in 12 attempts for 86 yards and a TD.

"We've got to get better at every phase of the game," said Concord coach Brian Hamilton about his team's passing Friday. "It's something we worked hard on this week. I thought we threw the ball relatively efficiently."

Concord star running back Olito Thompson was also, as usual, a force. He finished with 170 yards rushing on 25 carries and two touchdowns in three quarters of action.

The game was deadlocked at zero until late in the first quarter until Thompson ended a 68-yard drive with a 5-yard TD run. His two-point conversion run gave Concord (3-0) an 8-0 lead.

Concord broke the game open in the second quarter with three passing touchdowns by Morrow. Two of those passes went to Jacob Daynes, who finished with four receptions for 99 yards and three touchdowns.

Arroyo (1-2) scored its touchdown in the second quarter on a 36-yard pass from Isaac Tapia to Ryan Gordan.

Concord 50, Arroyo 7


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Concord          8          20          16          6--          50

Arroyo          0          7          0          0--          7

C -- Thompson 5 run (Thompson run)

C -- Manoa 5 pass from Morrow (pass failed)

A -- Gordan 36 pass from Tapia (Jimenez kick)

C -- Daynes 35 pass from Morrow (Daynes pass from Morrow)

C -- Daynes 38 pass from Morrow (pass failed)

C -- Daynes 2 pass from Morrow (Thompson pass from Morrow)

C -- Thompson 27 run (Bates pass from Daniels)

C -- Bates 18 pass from Daniels (pass failed)

Statistics

Rushing: C -- Thompson 25-170, Manoa 4-32, Rubio 4-17, Daniels 1-(-6), Morrow 3-(-22). Totals 37-191. A -- Jordan 13-48, Gordan 4-7, Harrison 4-4, Savage 3-(-3), Tapia 6-(-6). Totals 30-50.

Passing: C -- Morrow 13-17-0-178, Daniels 7-12-1-86, Totals 20-29-1-264. A -- Tapia 3-10-1-51.

Receiving: C -- Golden 6-58, Daynes 4-99, Bates 4-39, Muonekwu 2-42, Blakely 1-8, Algood 1-7, Thompson 1-6, Manoa 1-5. Totals 20-264. A -- Gordan 2-39, Magana 1-12. Totals 3-51.

Fumbles/lost: C -- 2/0, A -- 4/3

Records: Concord 3-0, Arroyo 1-2.