Running Back Daniel Doriscar was a part of four out of five touchdowns as Mater Academy beat Ronald Reagan 33-6 on Friday.
He finished with three rushing touchdowns, 162 yards on the ground, and three receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown.
"We knew this was going to be a tough game physically. They’re a big football team and I thought that our offense was settled in." Mater Academy Head Coach Rocco Cassullo said. "Daniel Doriscar ran the ball hard, I don’t know what total yards he had but he was really running hard. Kaywon did an excellent job making the right reads at quarterback. LC and Gallimore, they made tremendous catches when we needed those. It was an all-around team effort, offensively, defensively and with special teams."
The Lions are now 2-0 in their district (2-1 overall), while Reagan falls to 0-2 in district play (0-3 overall)
After stagnant offenses on both sides of the ball in the first half, Mater Academy came out in the second and immediately scored twice and found themselves up 26-0 almost halfway through the third.
"That’s kind of what this team is, we can make adjustments, we can go out there and execute and go to plan B if plan A is not working in certain areas. We did that at halftime, I think we came out because we are a well-conditioned team. They got better and better as the game went on, and got stronger and stronger." Cassullo said.
Tonight was a redemption game for Doriscar after missing a month of playing because of swollen cartilage in his rotator cuff.
"It feels great to be coming back from an injury, I missed a month. It feels great to come back to feel together as a team." Daniel Doriscar said. "I had a very slow game last week, I came in, built confidence and kept progressing."
Sophomore Running Back Brandon Cohen ran in Reagan’s only score with a one-yard touchdown that was set up by his own 66 yard run a couple of plays earlier.
Both teams continue district play next week as Mater takes on Alonzo and Tracy Mourning High School and Reagan takes on Sunset Senior High.