The Amador Valley Dons walloped Crescent City's Del Norte High Warriors Friday night, scoring 28 points in the opening quarter and cruising to a 62-8 victory.
The Dons held Del Norte scoreless for three quarters before the Warriors put together a drive that ended in their only touchdown, Del Norte went for and got the 2 point conversion after the score.
In Friday's non-league game, the Amador Dons were able to basically do whatever they wanted to do for the entire game.
Writing for the Crescent City Times-Standard this morning, sports reporter Aaron Finley noted that while the Del Norte team was in a constant struggle to get anything going, the Warriors picked up its initial first down of the opening half on a Greg Kirby 5-yard run a the 8:44 mark of the second quarter.
The Dons had no such issues. The high-octane Amador Valley offense, led by quarterback Kean Stancil, outgained the Warriors 226-82 in the first half alone, scoring on six of their seven first-half possessions. Stancil himself scored three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter alone, and added a 94-yard kickoff return for a score to open the second half before being replaced by Patrick Gibbons early in the third quarter.
The Warriors did manage to get on the scoreboard on their final drive of the game, as backup quarterback Layton O'Reilley connected with wide receiver Roy Ward on a slant pattern, giving Del Norte a 1st and goal at the Dons 7. Three plays later, running back Warren Bailey plunged across the goal line on a two-yard run, thus avoiding the shutout.
According to sportswriter Finley, Del Norte Warrior head coach Robert Hadfield knew even before making the seven-hour trek to Pleasanton for Friday's nonconference contest with the Division I Amador Valley Dons that his team's odds were very long.
"I'll be glad when this two-year commitment is over," Hadfield said prior to the game in reference to this being the second year of a home-and-home agreement signed between the two schools a season ago.
The Amador Valley Dons will now prepare for their game against nationally-ranked De La Salle this coming Friday.