Long Beach, Ca – The big stadium lights of Vet’s Memorial Stadium were the perfect venue for Khalil Tate Serra’s quarterback to return. The Serra Cavaliers beat the visiting Carson Colts 43-0 once the clock clicked zero. Both programs are trying to get back to their winning ways, and playing sound football.
If you were in attendance at the game you definitely got to know #14 of Serra which is Tate who had 242 yards, 2 touchdowns on night (130 Rush/ 112 Pass). The first quarter was a stalemate filled with fourth down stops by both teams and few turnovers. Then Serra Speed showed up on 90 yard touchdown run up their sideline you could see Carson defenders looking like they were in slow motion. This was first of many touchdown by Serra in second quarter. At the half the score was 23-0, leaving Carson head coach Kevin McCall searching for answers to get his team on track.
Carson quarterback Jaja Bellinger is learning on the fly as true freshman (9th grade) showing pose and maturity. His youth hurt Carson in 1st quarter on 4th & 3 with a quarterback sneak, just didn’t seem like he know where the sticks were. Overall as freshman the performance was good and you can only imagine what Bellinger will look like in few years.
Randy Anyanwu busted open the defensive with a 72 yard touchdown run in end of third quarter that took score to 36-0. Serra offensive is read option sometimes, which lead to last score because few series before on same play Tate kept the ball scampered in 12 yard score. Serra coach Scott Altenberg was pleased with his team, “We like to play fast, we play better when we play fast..” After the rust was knocked off Tate and crew found their groove.
Next week Serra will play a very good Narbonne team, they were able to pitch a shutout. The defense stepped up missing linebackers Merlin Robertson & Tysyn Parker. Carson will host Paramount next week, Bellinger and running back Adrean Hooper will have to carry the offensive load.
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