The Faculty of the Canyons soccer workforce returns to the California Group Faculty Athletic Affiliation (CCCAA) Southern Regional playoffs for the second one consecutive yr after defeating Bakersfield 24-7 at house on Saturday.
Even though Bakersfield ruled the time of ownership by way of greater than 9 overall mins, it was once the Cougars who have been at the offensive during the evening, out-gaining the Renegades in overall yards 425 to 224.
Canyons (8-2 total, 4-1) quarterback Armani Edden had an effective passing evening and finished 14-of-16 passes for 124 yards and no touchdowns in a single part of play. Michael Wilson later relieved Edden of his tasks to start the second one part as Canyons’ signal-caller.
Edden rushed the ball seven instances for 11 yards.
Converting up the tempo of play, Wilson completed out the sport at the back of middle finishing either one of his cross makes an attempt for 53 yards however did lots of the injury along with his legs.
He rushed the ball 5 instances for 47 yards and completed because the Cougars’ second-leading rusher.
4 other Cougars scored within the win, as Tanner Brown kicked off the sport’s scoring with a 39-yard box objective to take an early 3-Zero lead within the first quarter of play.
Brown hit 1-of-2 box targets, hitting all 3 of the extra-points.
10 other Canyons avid gamers rushed the ball combining for 248 yards at the floor. Cayden Dunn led the pack with 11 carries for 35 yards and a rating, the 2 quarterbacks, Edden and Wilson, adopted with seven and 5 rushes.
Cyrus Zuell scored the opposite dashing landing for the Cougars from 5 yards out. Zuell has rushed the ball 65 instances for 394 yards and 5 dashing touchdowns in 9 video games performed this yr.
Dunn has totaled 616 yards and 7 dashing touchdowns on 95 carries over the similar stretch.
Maintaining Bakersfield (3-7, 1-4) to only seven aspects, the least quantity of aspects Canyons has allowed in one recreation all yr, the Cougars have been stingy on protection permitting a meager 3.Four yards according to play in 66 performs.
Seven other Cougars completed the sport recording a sack as Benjamin Seymour, a Valencia Top College alumnus, had 3 for a lack of 36 yards, Jake Schultz had two for 12 yards and Sterling Cooper and Trevor Ojoh each and every had one.
Whilst Canyons’ receiving core didn’t rating a receiving landing, huge receiver Lennox Howard, who has 5 receptions for 72 yards at the yr, returned a punt 45 yards for a landing.
Trevon Elliot and Tiquan Gilmore each and every led the workforce in receptions (4) as the previous completed with 71 yards and the latter with 50 yards within the win.
With the win, the Cougars declare a proportion of the Southern California Soccer Affiliation (SCFA) Nationwide Department, Northern League identify along side Ventura and Lengthy Seaside, who additionally completed 4-1 in convention play.
The Cougars defeated Ventura 48-38 previous this month, however fell to Lengthy Seaside 32-24 the next week.
Whilst all 3 faculties are headed for postseason berths, the No. Three ranked Canyons workforce is the one workforce to earn a regional playoff recreation and can host No. 2 Saddleback Faculty at Cougar Stadium at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Saturday’s recreation can have a bit extra that means for the Cougars, because the No. 2 ranked Gauchos defeated Canyons 45-20 within the first recreation of the season.