Seahawks run past Loara

October 28, 2011|By Mike Sciacca

It took awhile for it to get going, but once Ocean View found its running game in the second half of Friday's Golden West League encounter with Loara, there was no slowing the Seahawks.

Ocean View picked up a key league victory by routing the Saxons, 42-7, a win that kept the Seahawks in the thick of the league race and in second place, one game behind league-leading Segerstrom. They got the win by unleashing a run game in the third quarter that was spearheaded by quarterback Timmy Robinson and running back Travis Sparks-Jackson.

The Seahawks erupted for 21 third-quarter points to pull away from a 14-7 halftime lead.

"A couple of times we talked to Travis and Timmy, and we told them to take control out there," Ocean View Coach Harold Eggers said of two of his senior leaders. "We wanted them to lead, whether it was running the ball or getting the offense pumped up. They both did a nice job in taking that leadership role for us.


"I thought Travis ran real well tonight. He got injured a few weeks ago but he knew this was a big game tonight and wanted to play. I thought he did a great job running the ball. And Timmy, well, he had another big game for us."

Sparks-Jackson picked up some nice yardage in the second half but the night belonged to Robinson.

The two-way starter, who also made some big hits from his linebacker position on defense, reached the end zone six times. He scored on runs of one, five, one, seven, 60 and 32 yards, and finished with a game-high 237 yards.

Sparks-Jackson, meanwhile, ran for 84 yards.

Ocean View took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter on Robinson's one-yard run. He ran for 56 yards in a 66-yard, eight-play drive with one of his runs a 41-yard gain. After Loara had tied the score late in the first quarter, Hernandez's interception of Loara quarterback David Gistlinck's pass at the Loara 41-yard line and 12-yard return put the Seahawks in business at the 29 two minutes into the second quarter. Robinson then ran 20 yards on a draw and then powered his way to a five-yard scoring run on a keeper. It gave the Seahawks a 14-7 lead at the half on senior night.

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