Central Catholic had more than 250 yards of offense and six touchdowns Friday night at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Field.
In the first half.
The Raiders, who notched impressive wins this year over Clovis West and St. Mary’s of Stockton before rolling into Valley Oak League play, had little trouble containing the Sierra offense in a 55-7 drubbing.
They scored their first three touchdowns in just over three minutes, while only allowing the Timberwolves (1-1 VOL, 3-3) to put together a drive with more than one first down once in the entire contest.
“I think our guys got some experience tonight playing one of the best high school football programs in the state of California,” Sierra head coach Chris Johnson said. “They are a great football team, but I’m proud of our effort. We played hard the entire game against a team that is the best around.”
It took the Raiders (2-0, 5-1) only four plays and 1 minute, 10 seconds to drive 68 yards for the game’s first touchdown. After Sierra quarterback Shane Johnson shorted an option pitch on the ensuing drive, the Raiders struck again on the first play of their second offensive series — only 11 seconds after their first touchdown.
Sierra got the ball back and was forced to punt after a three-and-out, then Central Catholic standout Dawaiian McNeely, a Division I college recruit, blew the Timberwolf defense away with a 60-yard touchdown dash up the middle that effectively ended Sierra’s chance at coming away with a homecoming victory.
The entire ordeal lasted just 3:39.
“We held our composure tonight,” coach Johnson said. Our kids played their best and gave it their all that’s all that you can really ask for. We have a great group of kids, but when you’re playing a team like this there isn’t much you can do. You have to come out and play the game, and they’re just one of the best.”
McNeely, who didn’t play a down in the second half, finished with 114 yards on only five carries with three touchdowns.
D’Angelo Bellamy (three carries, 13 yards) also found the end zone twice for the Raiders, and reserve running back Tyler Streeter made the most of his opportunity by racking up 71 yards on four carries late in the game — including a 50-yard touchdown run on the final play.
Sierra’s Kimoni Stanley led the Timberwolf offense with 102 yards on 13 carries. He scored the squad’s lone touchdown in the third quarter on a 67-yard scamper around the right side.
Next week the Timberwolves will have a league bye before taking on Oakdale on Oct. 5, while the Raiders will host the East Union Lancers.
C. Catholic 21 20 0 14 — 55
Sierra 0 0 7 0 — 7
C—D’Angelo Bellamy 3 run (David Gallegos kick), 10:50.
C—Dawaiian McNeely 17 run (Gallegos kick), 10:39.
C—McNeely 60 run (Gallegos kick), 8:21.
C—Bellamy 3 run (Gallegos kick), 10:45.
C—Jack Rice 7 pass from Dalton Durossette (Gallegos kick), 5:51.
C—McNeely 2 run (Gallegos kick failed), 1:40.
S—Kimoni Stanley 67 run (Jordan Shinn kick), 8:30.
C—Tyler Streeter 11 run (Dane Juarez kick), 10:52.
C—Streeter 50 run (Juarez kick), 2:05.