MARICOPA - On homecoming night the Sequoia Pathway Academy Pumas crushed the undermanned Tucson Catalina Trojans 62-0 on Friday.

The Pumas did not punt once, and most of their touchdown drives consisted of one to two long runs.

After a Catalina mini-drive stalled at the 50-yard line on its opening drive it did not take long for the Pumas to score, when Tre Lacey sprinted down the right sideline for a 33-yard touchdown run to put them up 8-0.

On the Trojans' next possession, quarterback Kyler Manning fumbled and the Pumas recovered deep into Trojans'' territory. Puma quarterback William Webber connected with Jyrie Gamble from 15 yards away two plays later to push the lead to 14-0.

After another Catalina punt, Gamble on the first play of the drive ran untouched for a 54-yard touchdown run to push the lead to 22-0.

After more than hour delay because of a neck injury to Catalina player Waylon Etheridge, Michael Easley connected with transfer Jeremiah Garcia from 24 yards out to push the lead to 28-0. Webber set up the touchdown pass by scooping up a Manning fumble and returning it to the 24-yard line of the Trojans.

After the Trojans were unable to move the ball and turned the ball over on downs, new transfer Tyshaun Mooney raced 61 yards down the right sideline to push the lead to 35-0.

The Trojans could not move the ball on its next possession and punted.

After a block in the back nullified a 51-yard touchdown by Lacey, on the very next play Gamble with some nifty moves down the left sideline sprinted 61 yards down the left sideline tp push the the lead to 42-0 at halftime.

Even with a running clock after halftime the Pumas continued to pour it on with younger players and transfers. Garcia scored on a 28-yard run over the middle to push the lead to 48-0, and Mooney added a 35-yard run of his own to push the blowout to a 56-0 score.

Just before the final horn TJ Kaley hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass to end the scoring.

Pumas coach Donnie Margerum played younger players the first two series of the game before using some of players who have transferred to the program, and then inserted his more experienced players.

He said this was a game they knew they should win, so the Pumas used this as a way to clean up play and to integrate the transfers into the program.

"We worked on some of the things we can clean up," Margerum said.

With the transfers, Margerum said they will add a lot to his team, and added it is a good challenge to have to find a way to get them into the game.

He said Lacey and Mooney will complement each other and strengthen their running game.


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The correct name of the person whom had the neck injury is me. Waylon Etheridge (just thought I'd let y'all know) but I'm doing well

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