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SANTA ANA – El Modena senior quarterback Nathan Lomeli had rushed for handiest 23 yards this season prior to Thursday’s recreation, and 22 of the ones got here in a single recreation.

He rushed for 156 yards and a landing Thursday within the Vanguards’ 34-17 win over El Dorado in a nonleague recreation at Segerstrom Top.

It’s been a unique offensive chief for El Modena (3-1) in every of its 3 wins. Closing week Marcus Manion rushed for 226 yards in a 39-27 win over Fullerton. Within the season-opening 31-10 victory over Woodbridge, Blake Kaiser rushed for 127 yards.

El Modena trainer Matt Mitchell stated no one at the staff cares who’s the offensive famous person of the week.

“It’s a just right crew that works exhausting and performs for every different,” Mitchell stated.

Lomeli allotted the credit score to his teammates, particularly the offensive linemen: proper guard Jorge Aguilar, left take on Dylan Conner, proper take on Zack Dunham, middle Jack Stein and left guard Grant Terlaak.

“The ‘O-line’did their activity, in fact,” Lomeli stated. “Marcus Mannion, (operating again) Jean Vargas, Blake Kaiser … All of us paintings in combination as one.”

El Modena’s Zane Metoyer supplied essentially the most thrilling second when he scored on a 94-yard kickoff go back.

Lomeli’s 5-yard landing run capped a game-opening landing pressure that coated 80 yards on 14 performs. The kick neglected, leaving El Modena with a 6-Zero lead.

El Dorado (1-3) answered temporarily, scoring on a 13-yard run via Jackson Smith with the extra-point kick placing the Golden Hawks on most sensible 7-6.

Metoyer returned the following kickoff to the top zone for a 12-7 Vanguards lead. A move for 2 issues was once incomplete.

El Dorado regained the lead 14-12 in the second one quarter on a 12-yard run via quarterback Kristofer Snipes. El Modena went forward to stick 20-14 on a 12-yard landing run via Manion, who completed with 88 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, and Vargas’ two-point conversion run.

Within the 3rd quarter El Dorado’s Ryan Jaquez kicked a 42-yard box purpose to slice the Golden Hawks’ deficit to 20-17. Vargas’ 2-yard landing run later within the quarter made it 27-17 and Manion added a 9-yard landing run early within the fourth quarter to finish the scoring.

“I really like the way in which we performed,” Lomeli stated. “We ruled this night.”

El Modena is the use of Segerstrom for house video games whilst its standard house box, Fred Kelly Stadium at the El Modena campus, is being renovated. Fred Kelly Stadium is also the soccer house box for Canyon, Orange and Villa Park.

The Vanguards, No. 24 within the Orange County most sensible 25, play Marina at Segerstrom on Sept. 27. El Dorado performs Artesia on Sept. 27 at Valencia Top, the Golden Hawks’ house box.

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