High School Sports

Larson, Rackley combine to power Killian in rout of Varela

Despite being plagued with penalties, Killian came away with a 33-0 victory over Varela on Friday night at Tropical Park.

Killian wide receiver Frank Larson Jr. had five receptions for 167 yards and caught three touchdown passes from quarterback Cairiq Rackley.

“Those are two sophomores who we are really looking forward to watching and seeing them grow together,” Killian coach Javi Valdes said.

On their opening drive, Larson beat his defender and caught a 30-yard pass to give the Cougars (2-3) an early lead.

After running backs Delano Morgan and Jalen Durham took turns moving the ball down the field for the Cougars, Rackley capped off the drive with 1-yard quarterback keeper to make it a 14-0 lead with under a minute left in the first quarter.

In the second half, Larson Jr. helped the Cougars run away with the game with a 39-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter, and he finished the scoring with an 82-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

The Cougars might have had even more of an edge if not for the 25 penalties they committed, resulting in 235 penalty yards.

Varela’s offense, already struggling to get the ball moving, suffered a major blow when starting quarterback Kevin Medina was knocked out of the game with a leg injury in the second quarter.

The Vipers (1-3) finished the game with 69 yards on offense.