After a rough start to the season, things got a little better for Ronald Reagan High on Friday afternoon as the host Bison racked up 229 yards on the ground and rolled to an easy 42-0 win over Sunset in a District 16-7A matchup.
Reagan is now 1-3 and 1-2 in its district.
Sophomore running back Brandon Cohen led the way with 85 yards on eight carries and one touchdown as Reagan scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a 28-0 lead at the half.
In the third, Hector Vargas scored from the 7 midway through the third to get the running clock started.
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Gabriel Almieda also enjoyed a solid day rushing for 72 yards on 10 carries and two scores.
The Reagan defense proved to be virtually immovable all day as the Bison held the Knights (2-3, 2-2) to just 14 yards of total offense and without a first down until there was a minute left in the game.
“Definitely a tough start to the season but we needed to get this thing going in the right direction and today was a start,” Reagan coach John Lopez said. “We did a good job of jumping on them early and that allowed us to dictate the rest of the game.”
Said Cohen: “Today was very important for us. We really hadn’t played well the first part of the season and this was the kind of game that will get us going.”