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Christian offense takes charge early

09/13/2013, 11:41pm PDT
By Bill Dickens, Special to the U-T

Patriots overwhelm El Cajon Valley with running and passing.

— When Christian High’s Trenton Sauls burst 73 yards off tackle for a Patriots touchdown, it appeared his team was going to run over visiting El Cajon Valley in Friday night’s nonleague game.

But then Christian quarterback Michael Carrillo went on a passing rage, delivering four consecutive scoring tosses that enabled the Patriots to take a 35-0 first-quarter lead.

It only got more lopsided after that as Christian built a 52-3 halftime lead and cruised to a 66-3 win.

“You know, I really don’t like games like this. They’re not as fun,” said Patriots lineman Paul Liemgruber. “I’d rather play in a close game any time.”

In the first three weeks of the season, Christian (3-0) has not had any close calls, averaging 50 points per game.

Carrillo, who shared quarterbacking duties with David Todd Jeremiah, threw for 198 yards despite a running clock in the second half.

“Our game plan was to strike quick, and we were able to do that,” Carrillo said as the Patriots scored 21 points in the first five minutes.

Trevor Howell had two touchdowns and two interceptions for Christian. Zane Coffman also scored two touchdowns for the Patriots.

Martin Patti kicked a 39-yard field goal in the second quarter for the Braves (0-3), the first points allowed by Christian in 10 quarters.

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