Senior Mark Morton ran for 200 yards and four touchdowns as the Cougars pounded the visiting Rebels. Morton busted out a 34-yard run to the end zone that gave the Cougars (2-1) a 12-0 lead 42 seconds into the second quarter. He then added touchdown runs of 4, 34 and 34 yards in the third quarter. In all, Newark Memorial finished with 332 yards on the ground.

"This was a good way for us to rebound after last week's loss to El Cerrito," Morton said. "Our defense did a tremendous job giving us great field position and we stayed away from giving up the big play."

The Newark defense limited San Lorenzo (1-2) to just 71 total yards and intercepted the Rebels quarterbacks three times.

Junior defensive back Aaron Miller came up with a huge play after Morton's first touchdown. Miller picked off an Andre Benson pass and broke a couple of tackles before racing 21 yards for the touchdown that gave Newark a commanding 18-0 lead with 10:16 left in the first half.

Marty Leggett added 66 yards on the ground, including a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for the Cougars.

The Rebels scored with 4:24 left in the contest when senior captain Aaron Jones returned a kickoff 89 yards for the lone touchdown for San Lorenzo. Raymon Moore had an interception and recovered a fumble for the Rebels.

Newark Memorial 53, San Lorenzo 6


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SLZ          0          0          0          6--          6

NM          6          20          21          6--          53

NM -- Leggett 7 run (kick blocked)

NM -- Morton 34 run (kick blocked)

NM -- Miller 21 interception return (pass failed)

NM -- Tidwell 31 pass from Pivin (Morton run)

NM -- Morton 4 run (Jones kick)

NM -- Morton 34 run (Jones kick)

NM -- Morton 34 run (Jones kick)

NM -- Ali 5 run (kick failed)

SLZ -- Jones 89 kickoff return (kick blocked)

Rushing: SLZ -- C. Davis 2-15, Johnson 1-13, Sanchez-Perez 4-12, Moore 2-5, Mosi 2-(-13), Benson 8-(-15). Totals 19-17. NM -- Morton 19-200, Leggett 11-66, Ramirez 5-33, Rivas 2-16, Rodrigues 2-14, Ali 3-8, Miller 1-0, Pivin 1-(-1), Jones 1-(-4). Totals 45-332. Passing: SLZ -- Benson 2-13-2 16, Mosi 3-10-1 38. Totals 5-23-3 54. NM -- Pivin 3-11-1 71. Receiving: SLZ -- Johnson 4-49, Moore 1-5. NM -- Tidwell 2-54, Kapu 1-17. Fumbles/lost: San Lorenzo 3/1, Newark Memorial 2/1. Records: San Lorenzo 1-2, Newark Memorial 2-1.