Samaniego to Patmon — a connection to remember.
Quarterback Christopher Samaniego threw for 190 yards and three TDs, two to favorite target Dezmon Patmon, to lead visiting Patrick Henry High to a 53-6 City League football win over San Diego on Friday at Balboa Stadium.
Samaniego started slowly, unable to connect on his first four attempts. He heated up with a trio of pinpoint completions in a row.
The senior, who suffered a sprained ankle two weeks ago, first hit Patmon for a 24-yard pickup and the initial first down of the game for the Patriots (5-4, 2-1) with 2:15 left in the first quarter.
Next he found Payton Hatch for a 25-yard completion before going back to Patmon for the 32-yard score.
“He has such huge hands I’m sure he’ll come down with it if I put it up for him,” Samaniego said of Patmon (four receptions, 123 yards, two TDs). “He’s just fun to throw to.”
Over the first-half’s final 4:06, Samaniego made sure any hope the Cavers (1-8, 0-3) had of giving new coach Knengi Martin her first varsity win wasn’t going to happen.
A 48-yard completion to Patmon set up Samaniego’s own 8-yard run for a 14-0 lead. He then quickly followed with a 19-yard TD pass to Patmon with 2:13 left and a 10-yarder to tight end Kameron Cline with 58 seconds left in the half.
Patmon has 14 TD catches on the year.