by Joey Crandall, email@example.com
Reed scored on six of its first seven possessions Friday night in Sparks as it cruised to a 55-7 win over Douglas in the first round of the Northern Division I Regional playoffs.
Reed’s Jordan Deleon rushed for 214 yards and four touchdowns to lead the charge for the Raiders. He capped Reed’s first drive with a five-yard touchdown run and followed that with an 83-yard score on the first play of his team’s second drive.
Douglas then strung together its best drive of the night, running almost exclusively out of its wildcat formation, in which Kaleb Foster lined up as the quarterback and the team’s normal quarterback, Wes Hundley, lined up out on the wing.
The Tigers peeled off six straight gains out of the formation before the drive stalled at the Reed 45-yard line. Rocky Hanson’s punt, though, bounced off the back of a Reed player and Douglas recovered the ball at the Reed 21.
Foster then put up runs of five and 11 yards to move the Tigers to a first-and-goal at the Raider five. Reed recovered a fumble on the ensuing play, though, to end the threat.
Deleon later rumbled in from 20 yards to extend the lead to 21-0.
Douglas’ Bailey Vidaurri picked up a roller on the ensuing kickoff, looped around and bolted 84 yards for a touchdown.
Tay Simms’ kick made it 21-7, but Reed marched straight back down for another score to make it 28-7.
Douglas fumbled the ball away on its next play from scrimmage and Reed answered with another score. Douglas lost three fumbles in the game.