ANZA — Rancho Christian provided plenty of thunder on the field to go with the lightning in the sky in a 39-0 nonleague victory over Hamilton on Friday night.
The Eagles, playing their first season of football, improved to 3-0 behind the speed of Bezhawn Hill and Darius Geater in a game that was delayed at halftime due to lightning over Warner Springs.
Hill rushed seven times for 233 yards with touchdown runs of 73 and 93 yards. He also returned a fumble 58 yards for a touchdown.
Geater threw a touchdown pass and returned the second half kickoff 81 yards for a score.
"We're a very talented team," Rancho coach Kenric Jameison said. "For a first-year program, we've been blessed with some great athletes. We just wanted to win one game this year, to start 3-0 is a huge boost for our school."
While the offense was flashy, the defense was tough.
"It's just the fight in these kids," Jameison said. "We do have a defense, they do not want people to score on them."
Hamilton (1-3) was able to sustain some drives, but not complete them, losing three fumbles, including one inside their 10-yard line.
"They've got some very good athletes," Hamiltom coach Keith Moorman said. "We've got a young football team."
Christian Ruiz led the Bobcats with 72 yards rushing on 14 carries.
"We did some good things," Moorman said. "We moved the ball pretty well, we're still very inconsistent in being able to sustain a drive and move the ball down the field."
Rancho Christian scored on every drive but two, and one of those was the last series of the game.
Geater opened the game at quarterback for the Eagles and capped a six-play, 41-yard drive with a 27-yard scoring pass to Ben Gonzalez.
Chris Moote and Hill added touchdowns to give Rancho a 20-0 lead at halftime, which was extended to 30 minutes because of the lightning.
The Eagles scored 19 second-half point on just seven plays, aided by Geater's kickoff return and two long scoring plays by Hill.