Week 6: Chadwick Dolphins 62, Foothills Christian Knights 16

The Chadwick Dolphins defeated the Foothills Christian Vikings, 62-16, on Friday night.

The field at La Mesita Park could have been mistaken for a SeaWorld exhibit because the Dolphins traveled to San Diego and put on a show in Week 6. Chadwick dominated in all three facets of the game, and they enjoyed particularly strong contributions from their regular offensive playmakers.

Chadwick wasted no time in establishing a lead and taking control of the first quarter.

On the first play of the game, quarterback Alex Rosso found his favorite wideout Landon Dyson for a 40-yard gain.

Moments later, Rosso tucked it and ran for a 20-yard touchdown, and the point after made it 7-0.

The Dolphins were in great form the entire first quarter as the defense forced three-and-outs on both of Foothills’ drives, and the offense scored two more touchdowns to make it 21-0 going into the second period.

Foothills Christian responded well at the start of the second quarter, piecing together a solid drive that culminated with Tony Mroz finding wide receiver Blake McIntyre for an 8-yard touchdown pass.

Despite the offensive spark, the Vikings’ defense struggled to control the line of scrimmage, and Chadwick piled on three more touchdowns before the halftime break.

Their final score of the half came with just four seconds left on the game clock, when Rosso found Dyson again, this time for a 63-yard touchdown pass. The Dolphins led 41-8 at the break.

The second half went swimmingly for the Dolphins, and the visitors were in control the entire way. Foothills Christian quarterback Tony Mroz was under constant pressure when dropping back to pass, and the Knights were forced to abandon the run game early on.

Chadwick’s strong rushing duo of Oryan Hamlin and Zach Goodman helped minimalize any comeback effort from the Vikings, and junior wideout Landon Dyson found the end zone one more time in the third quarter, capping off a phenomenal night for the speedster.

Foothills Christian would tack on another touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but that would only help to make the final scoreline less slightly, and the Dolphins won 62-16.

Dyson finished with five receptions, 205 receiving yards, and four touchdowns to lead the Dolphins. Hamlin and Goodman combined for 240 yards and three scores on the ground.

Foothills Christian falls to a record of 3-2, and they look to bounce back with another home game next week against Calvary Christian Academy.

Still undefeated through four games, the Chadwick Dolphins now return home and turn their focus towards the Desert Scorpions.


PREVIEW

The Chadwick Dolphins (3-0) travel to face the Foothills Christian Knights (3-1) on Friday night in an 8-man football game.

Spectators should expect plenty of offensive fireworks, as both teams boast a high-powered rushing attack and an impressive record going into their matchup this week.

Chadwick is coming off a thrilling victory over Animo Robinson, in which the Dolphins outscored their opponents, 28-6, in the second half to overcome a big halftime deficit and earn the win, 51-48.

The Dolphins’ relentless rushing offense is headlined by running backs Oryan Hamlin and Zach Goodman.

The fearsome duo combined for an astounding 481 rushing yards and four touchdowns in their last game, and they played a crucial role in Chadwick’s comeback effort.

Both backs have been phenomenal through the first few weeks of the season, with their stats being surprisingly similar.

Hamlin and Goodman each average just under 150 all-purpose yards per game, and they both have seven touchdowns through four games. The PPR anticipates another stellar performance from the two backs, as they have played a major role in the Dolphins averaging 56 points per game thus far.

Foothills Christian is focused on rebounding from their first defeat of the season, as they lost to a very strong Hesperia Christian squad last Friday, 38-12.

The Knights’ high-octane offense features a number of different ball-carriers and receivers, but the team’s success relies mainly on the quality form and leadership from junior quarterback Tony Mroz. His ability as a dual-threat quarterback has been immensely valuable for the Knights, and he’s contributed on eight touchdowns through three full games (St. Joseph Academy forfeited their game against Foothills Christian in Week 2).

Mroz will need to provide his usual greatness if the Knights want to move the ball effectively on Friday night.

For updates and scores throughout the game, follow the PPR Twitter account @RedJacketArmy. For the game recap and highlights, tune in to the Prep Pigskin Report on KUSI, starting at 10:45 pm Friday.

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