SA Brandeis 48, SA Holmes 21
Joshua Suarez returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for six as Brandeis stormed to a 48-21 victory over Holmes on Thursday night in District 28-6A action.
Sophomore quarterback Jordan Battles rushed for two first-quarter touchdowns as the Broncos (5-2, 4-2) sprinted out to a 21-0 lead.
In the second quarter, J Nova Rangel added to the lead with a 2-yard touchdown plunge before Battles added his third touchdown run of the evening to give the Broncos a 35-0 lead at intermission. Battles finished with 141 yards on 10 carries and now has 11 touchdown runs this season.
In the third quarter, Brent Marthis hit elite junior tight end Kris Bowen on a 33-yard touchdown strike to further extend the Brandeis lead before adding a touchdown run of his own as Brandeis began to pull away.
Holmes (0-7, 0-6) got on the scoreboard in the third quarter when DQ Haney visited the end zone on a 7-yard touchdown run. John Bustos and Christ Melero added touchdown runs in the fourth quarter for the Huskies. Melero rushed for a team-high 95 yards.
SA Brennan 42, SA Clark 28
Brennan claimed its fifth straight victory in District 28-6A with a 42-28 decision over Clark at Gustafson Stadium on Thursday night.
Jordan Flores threw for three touchdowns on the evening with all of them going to underrated wide receiver Jordan Smith. Smith would finish with 147 yards on six grabs for the Bears, while Javon Grimes rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown to lead the Brennan rushing attack.
For Clark (2-5 overall and 2-4 in District 28-6A), Kenneth Bivins Jr. caught 10 passes for 89 yards and a score, while 6’6 Princeton commit Luke Gibson hauled in four passes for 87 yards and a score. David Santos rushed for 87 yards and a first-quarter touchdown run. Santos also would throw a touchdown pass to Bivins Jr. with 1:13 left before halftime.
Brennan moved to 5-2 and 4-1 on the season with the victory. The District 28-6A race appears to be coming down to Brennan and unbeaten O’Connor, who will lock heads on November 3.