NCAA Football

Los Alamitos packs plenty of highlights in its homecoming-game rout of Marina

October 13, 2017

LONG BEACH – Los Alamitos put to rest right away Thursday night any concerns that it was looking past its game against Marina in anticipation of its big meeting next week with Edison.

The Griffins scored 36 points in the first quarter, 21 in the second quarter and went on to a 64-0 victory over the Vikings in a Sunset League game at Veterans Stadium.

The Griffins (4-3, 2-0), who are ranked No. 14 in Orange County, have outscored their two Sunset League opponents by a combined 106-0.

Marina dropped to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in league.

At halftime, Los Alamitos marked its 50th anniversary with a special homecoming celebration. Among the former players honored were Orlando Scandrick, Keenan Howry, Chris Kluwe and Antoine Cason.

Before the celebration, Los Alamitos senior quarterback Grant Caraway completed 11 of 14 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns, all in the first half.

“He keeps coming along,” Griffins coach Ray Fenton said. “The best part for me in a game like this is that everybody gets a chance to play and to see all their hard work reflected on the field.”

Four receivers had at least one touchdown for the Griffins.

Christian Allen led the way with four receptions for 110 yards and touchdown catches of 58 and 14 yards.

Zedakiah Centers had two catches for 94 yards, one for a 70-yard touchdown.

Kenui Huey had three receptions for 86 yards, with a 38-yard touchdown, and Zach Ruiz had two catches for 34 yards, with a 25-yard score.

Zach Wagoner took over at quarterback in the second half but didn’t throw a pass.

Los Al’s biggest test of the regular season comes next week against No. 9 Edison, a matchup that will likely decide the league championship.

“I think it’s going to be a great game,” Fenton said. “Last year, at halftime, we were down by one, 10-9, and they (Edison) scored one touchdown in the second half. I’m expecting a game like that where it’s going to be a fight down to the wire.

“We’ve got to make sure we are ready physically to play a team like that, who is very physical.”

Fenton saw Edison lose a close game against San Clemente on Sept. 29 and will be in the stands Friday, Oct. 13, when the Chargers take on Newport Harbor.

“I was really impressed with them,” Fenton said. “They are the defending CIF champs and I think they are living up to their preseason rankings.”

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