The Coahulla Creek Colts had a rough night Friday, losing their Homecoming game to LFO, 42-0, in a game where the visiting Warriors scored six rushing touchdowns and held the home team to just 141 total yards.
The Colts (0-6 overall, 0-1 in Region 6-AAA North) found themselves in a tough position right from the beginning as the Warriors returned the opening kickoff to the Colts' 12-yard line. LFO senior quarterback Zach Vaughn scored a touchdown four plays later on an option run, his first of three rushing touchdowns on the night.
Coahulla Creek looked ready to answer on their first possession as sophomore quarterback Cade Bates connected with junior running back Michael King on a short crossing route that King carried downfield for a 50-yard gain. However, the drive stalled inside the 20 and the Colts were forced to turn the ball over on downs four plays later.
The Colts would drive into LFO territory three more times on the night, twice into the redzone, but each trip would end with a turnover on downs.
Vaughn and junior running back Nathan Williams combined for six runs of 20 yards or more. Wlliams added on two rushing TD's, one from 28 yards out and another from 22, to go with Vaughn's three. Senior running back Brandon Clayton tacked on the final score in the fourth quarter as the game moved to a running clock.
Williams piled up 216 yards rushing, while Vaughn and three others helped LFO go for 314 of their 390 total yards on the ground. K.K. Rowe also had a big 69-yard kick return.
Despite the lopsided score, there were several opportunities for a swing in momentum as LFO fumbled on three different plays, including once on a strip sack by Colts' sophomore defensive end Bryson Manis. But the Warriors managed to recover the ball each time and maintain possession.
The Colts defense did create two turnovers on the night as Josh Smith and Maddox Adams both snagged interceptions. Adams carried the ball back to the LFO 43, but the Colts' gave the ball away just a few plays later on a controversial fumble that followed a 15-yard pass completion.
That turnover lead to the Warriors' final touchdown of the night.
Coahulla Creek will head just up the road to face Murray County in Chatsworth next Friday night, while LFO will enjoy a bye week before they get a visit from the Indians on Oct. 20.
The win is the third in a row for LFO (4-3, 2-0), giving the Red-and-White their first three-game winning streak since the 2014 season. The last time LFO had a winning record at least seven games into a season was 2012, when they finished 7-3.