The Lions scored early.

The Eagles scored incessantly.

Host Clayton Valley High School put its big-play ability on display during a 51-point first half outburst, then cruised to a relatively facile 58-19 nonleague victory over Liberty.

Liberty (2-3) jumped out to a lead on its first possession of the game when Austin Solari found the end zone from 4 yards out. Their lead lasted for all of 12 seconds.

It was the last time the Lions would score until there were just four minutes remaining in the third quarter.

In the interim, the Eagles (3-1) scored on drives of 1, 2, 2, 4, 8, 1, 10 and 9 plays. They also sacked beleaguered quarterback Ivan Oseguera in the end zone for a safety to put the exclamation point on a thoroughly dominant defensive effort.

Joe Protheroe scored on a 55-yard run on the first play from scrimmage after Solari's score, and again later on a 37-yard pass from brother Michael to bookend the first quarter scoring. Clayton Valley held a 28-7 lead after the first frame.

Michael Protheroe also found Tanner Wraa for a 63-yard score and ran one in himself from 4 yards out. Jesse Medrano scored on a 39-yard scamper one play after the scoring sack on Oseguera.

Joe Protheroe led all rushers with 139 yards on eight first-half carries.

Oseguera provided the lone bright spot for the Lions. He scored on an 80-yard sprint down the left sideline and followed it up with a 4-yard scoring run to cap the scoring. He finished with 122 rushing yards on 11 attempts, and was 13-for-19 passing with two interceptions for 137 yards to account for 259 of the Lions' 329 yards of total offense.


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Clayton Valley racked up an astounding 561 yards of total offense, including 391 yards on the ground.

Clayton Valley 58, Liberty 19

Liberty 7 0 6 6-- 19

Clayton 28 23 7 0-- 58

L -- Solari 4 run (Martinez kick)

CV -- J. Protheroe 55 run (Juarez kick)

CV -- T. Wraa 63 pass from M. Protheroe (Juarez kick)

CV -- Grant 32 run (Juarez kick)

CV -- J. Protheroe 37 pass from M. Protheroe (Juarez kick)

CV -- M. Protheroe 4 run (Juarez kick)

CV -- Safety, sack in end zone

CV -- Medrano 39 run (Juarez kick)

CV -- Luengas 1 run (Juarez kick)

L -- Oseguera 80 run (pass failed)

L -- Oseguera 4 run (run failed)

Rushing: L -- Oseguera 11-122, Maghuyop 14-47, Solari 4-13, Suckow 1-2, Taylor 1-(-6). Totals 31-178. CV -- J. Protheroe 8-139, Luengas 15-177, Grant 4-65, Medrano 1-39, Ramirez 5-37, Dominguez 4-14, Nelson 4-12, T. Wraa 1-10, Kelly 5-0, Zapanta 1-0, M. Prothero 4-(-7). Totals 48-391. Passing: L -- Oseguera 13-19-2 137, Suckow 2-3-0 14. Totals 15-22-2 151. CV -- M. Prothero 4-7-0 170, Nelson 0-1-0 0. Totals 4-8-0 170. Receiving: L -- Jackson 4-46, Foot 4-39, Solari 3-22, Green 2-36, Oseguera 1-7, Taylor 1-1. CV -- T. Wraa 1-63, S. Wraa 1-39, J. Protheroe 1-37, Grant 1-31. Fumbles/lost: Liberty 1/0. Clayton Valley 2/0. Records: Clayton Valley 3-1, Liberty 2-3.