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Trick plays help Lancers roll vs. Rincon

Citizen Staff Writer




After last week’s 41-14 drubbing by Ironwood Ridge, the Salpointe Lancers got back to the basics this week in practice.

The work paid off Friday night as the Lancers scored early and often in a 42-0 win over visiting Rincon/University.

“My job is to prepare them and so we had to go back and look at our preparations,” Salpointe coach Dennis Bene said. “I thought we had a great week of practice and the kids came out and played really well. It was just a really good team win tonight.”

Salpointe (6-1) had everything working. Facing a fourth-and-one on the Lancers’ 27-yard line, Salpointe’s Luis Rodriguez took a direct snap in a punt formation and completed a 36-yard pass to Sean Bannon on the trick play to keep the drive going. Quarterback Trevor Eggleston capped the drive with a 20-yard touchdown strike to Mike Descisciolo for a 7-0 lead.

“We just tried to work on some things and we’ve been vanilla for the past six games so we decided to try and work on some stuff and the kids did a nice job,” Bene said.

Salpointe added another successful fake punt in the second quarter when Bobby Way’s 41-yard pass to Sean Craig on a fourth-and-eight put the Lancers at Rincon’s 13-yard line. Running back Christian Ramirez later scored on a 10-yard run.

“We changed our practice level a bit and we had to come in and put it to them today,” said Way, who had 75 rushing yards on nine carries and two touchdowns.

Eggleston completed 6 of 9 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns, including a 62-yard touchdown pass to Sean Craig.

“We knew we had to come out and we can’t be lazy like that again,” said Eggleston referring to last week’s loss.

After a 2-0 start, Rincon is 2-5.

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