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Olympian pushes back in 40-20 win over El Camino

09/14/2012, 11:13pm PDT
By Dennis Lin

From the looks of it, Olympian started Friday night at a disadvantage.

— From the looks of it, Olympian started Friday night at a disadvantage. The El Camino Wildcats were bigger, both in size and in numbers, and on the opening drive they played like it too, driving 65 yards for an early lead.

But the smaller team had other ideas. Behind touchdowns from five different runners, Division III Olympian responded with 34 unanswered points, going on to down its Division I visitors, 40-20.

“Our kids aren’t very big, but they got big hearts,” Eagles coach Gil Warren said. “We were interested to see if we could hit with them and play physical, and we did.”

Warren’s Wing-T offense rushed for 290 yards on 35 carries. Josaiah Thomas, Sergio Bailey, Harrison Hulin, Andrell Snowden and Jared Ammerman each ran for a touchdown.

Olympian (3-0), meanwhile, shut down an offense that had rolled up more than 500 yards on the ground in its previous two games. El Camino quarterback Chris Beauchamp rushed for two touchdowns, but both scores came in the fourth quarter, with the game out of reach.

The Wildcats (2-1) had a chance to pull within one score late in the second quarter, but with 49 seconds left, Isaiah Gibson intercepted a throw by Beauchamp and returned it 38 yards to the El Camino 42. That set up Hulin’s 33-yard TD run.

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