Del Sol’s football team used a devastating ground attack and a swarming defense Friday 0n its way to a 60-14 win over visiting Sunrise Mountain.
Del Sol rushed for 370 yards and five touchdowns while running only two pass plays. The Dragons got a breakout night from freshman running back Taaric Flowers, who scored on runs of 29 and 58 yards en route to a 138-yard rushing performance, and he also brought back the second-half kickoff 78 yards for another touchdown.
The Dragons (4-4, 2-4 Division I-A Sunrise) dominated defensively, recording eight sacks and holding the Miners to just 119 yards. The Del Sol defense scored twice, getting a 36-yard interception return from Juan Fuentes while Ernest Legaspi recovered a poor snap on a punt in the end zone for a third-quarter score.
Daniel Tyus chipped in with two rushing touchdowns for the Dragons, and quarterback Rashaun Lawson broke free for a 44-yard score as part of his 86 yards rushing. Justin Robinson also brought back a kickoff for a touchdown for Del Sol from 83 yards out.
Sunrise Mountain started strong but faded as the game wore on. The highlight of the night of the Miners (1-6, 0-5) was a 90-yard interception return for a score by Trellis Quinn in the second quarter that got Sunrise Mountain on the board. Quarterback Damon Heard picked up a late touchdown on the ground, while Wanya Calahan led the Miners with 61 yards rushing.