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FISHBURNE AND CO ROMP ON RIVALRY NIGHT

COUGARS CELEBRATE WITH JAMACHA HELMET TROPHY / PHOTO BY DON DEMARS PHOTOGRAPHY

EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

By Adam Paul

In a contest for the second straight week decided with speed the Steele Canyon Cougars showed who was boss as they soundly defeated the Valhalla Norsemen 45-0.

Steele Canyon on both sides of the ball soundly defeated Valhalla to bring the “Jamacha Helmet” trophy back to their campus in a few years.

Steele Canyon Head Coach Scott Longerbone holds JAMACHA HELMET TROPHY after the big convincing rivalry win / Photo by don Demars Photography

Valhalla was short-handed on the night at the quarterback position so they sent out Kyle Grygiel but unfortunately the Cougars didn’t flinch as Ian Miller quickly intercept an attempted screen pass. The offense for the Cougars would take over and so would Thomas Fishburne as he would march down the field where the drive was finished off with a short touchdown strike to Nathaniel Gorden.

The Cougars would for a four and out of Valhalla and would flash the big play ability as Fishburne would air it out and find Jordan Anderson who galloped his way to a 74-yard score to make it 14-0. The defense came up big again for the Cougars as Robert Whitehead put his paws up and tipped a pass and grabbed it for the interception.

Steele Canyon would take advantage of the turnover and push their lead to 21-0 when Deontae McKinney rumbled his way all the way to house for the score.

At the break the Cougars led 24-0.

Thomas Fishburne working his magic / Photo by Don Demars Photography

Fishburne would work his magic in the second half as he was able to use his legs as he would score again to make it 31-0.

The Cougars would get a touchdown from Chance Johnson to round out their scoring.

SCORE: Steele Canyon 45, Valhalla 0

RECORDS: Steele Canyon (5-4, 2-2), Valhalla (2-7, 0-3)

STATS: For the Cougars in the win, Fishburne threw for 100 yards on 5 of 8 passing with 2 scores. He would also run for 69 yards and also use his athletic ability to kick a 32-yard field goal.

QUOTABLES: “This helmet has been over there for too long and coming into this week we knew coming into this week that we were taking it back and it is going to stay here for a while.” Said Thomas Fishburne.

NOTE: For the first time in five years the “Jamacha Helmet Trophy” will be at Steele Canyon.

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