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Mira Mesa QB tosses five TD passes in win over Scripps Ranch

09/15/2017, 10:15pm PDT
By Ed Wehde

Mira Mesa quarterback Noah Tumblin passes in the first quarter under coverage from Alec Davies of Scripps Ranch.

Mira Mesa made it four wins in a row over its local rival behind a career day from Noah Tumblin.

The junior quarterback threw for 320 yards and five touchdowns — both career highs — to lead the Marauders to a 50-20 rout of Scripps Ranch in a nonleague football game at University City High on Friday.

Tumblin also ran for a game-high 104 yards on nine carries, and Mira Mesa sophomore Elijah Thomas ran for 93 yards and a pair of scores.

“We just came prepared,” Tumblin said. “We’ve been working hard all week. I have really talented weapons and a great offensive line. None of this would be possible without them.”

The Marauders (4-0) led 26-0 at the half — all on Tumblin TD passes, including three to junior Artyom Harr — and made it 34-0 before the Falcons (0-4) got on the board late in the third quarter.

The final result could have been even more lopsided, but the Marauders were flagged 12 times on the night and had three touchdowns called back because of penalties.

“We’re getting better, but we’re still not playing as well as we should be,” Mira Mesa coach Gary Blevins said. “It’s going to be tough when we get into league.

“We’re still making too many mistakes, but, hey, we’re 4-0. We’re a young team — only seven seniors — so we have to get them matured.”

Senior quarterback Daniel Cox threw for 246 yards and two scores for Scripps Ranch, which hasn’t beaten the Marauders since 2014. Senior Joseph Kabandauli ran for 42 yards and a touchdown.

Wehde is a freelance writer.

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