Oct 162013

By Greg Perkins
The Roadrunners cruised past Alchesay in what was their final tuneup prior to this week’s match up with St. Johns.
Playing in Whiteriver last Friday Holbrook found little resistance from the Falcons from the beginning. The Roadrunners posted four first period touchdowns, highlighted by a 96-yard run from Shem Bowman.
Four more touchdowns the rest of the way led to a 59-0 shutout road win for Holbrook’s fourth victory in a row, and moved the Roadrunners’ overall record to 5-2 on the season.
Nikko Ferniza also got into the scoring column, converting on a 25-yard field goal attempt. Freshman Oscar Hernandez was good on two of seven point after kicks.
On the night, Dontae Hollins, Lanny Newton-Pender and Bowman each found the end zone twice. Julian Garcia, Daniel Foster and Angel Aguilera all made it into the end zone once against an extremely porous Alchesay defense.
Holbrook amassed 483 yards in total offense, with only 17 coming through the air on a Hollins to Garcia connection. Hollins only threw the ball twice with one incompletion.
Bowman led the ground attack with 132 yards on just three attempts, with most coming on the 96-yard run for a score. Garcia had an even better per carry average gaining 103 yards on only two rushes. Foster picked up 78 yards on four runs. Newton-Pender gained 59 yards on three runs, and Hollins gained 54 yards on two tries. Several other players got carries for Holbrook, with bench players seeing plenty of action against the depleted Falcon team, which had only 16 players dressed in uniform for the game.
Over the next two weeks things will get tougher for the Roadrunners. The good news is that both the St. Johns and Round Valley contests will be home games. The Redskins are now 6-1, as are the Elks, who defeated St. Johns rather handily a couple of weeks ago. Holbrook’s game with St. Johns will be much tougher than its past four. The game after that will be an even stiffer test.