May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

PHOTOS: Segerstrom breaks it open early and rolls to 57-0 victory over University

Segerstrom’s Jacob Rodriguez breaks a tackle against University. (Photos courtesy Mark Bausman, For OC Sports Zone)

Segerstrom’s football team put on another dominating performance Friday night, scoring four touchdowns in the first quarter en route to a 57-0 victory over University on the Trojans’ homecoming night.

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Segerstrom had a 43-0 lead at halftime and the game was played with a running clock starting in the third quarter.

Senior quarterback Andrew Contreras, in his second start, completed 9 of 15 passes for 169 yards and four TDs to lead the Jaguars to their sixth victory without a loss. It was the second straight road win for Segerstrom, which defeated Laguna Hills 34-7 last week.

“He’s been in our program for four years, he’s a senior and we’re trying to get him reps and get him game ready,” said Segerstrom Coach Joseph Tagaloa. “He came out and played well. He made some good reads and got rid of the ball and he got into our playmakers hands.

“Whoever takes the snap at quarterback, they’re very fortunate. We have a lot of guys to spread the ball around to.”

Junior quarterback Angel Vega, who started the first four games, was held out.

“We’re holding him out getting him ready for league,” Tagaloa said.

Contreras was on target from the start.

“They called out my number and I was ready to start,” Contreras said of his reaction to starting two weeks ago. “They told me I was going to start, I was ready for it. We’ve been practicing all summer, off-season and this season too. It was a blessing.”

Contreras connected with Jacob Rodriguez on a 7-yard TD pass midway through the first quarter. Then, Nathan Tagaloa scored from 2 yards out to put the Jaguars ahead 14-0.

Contreras then hooked up with Anthony Gomez on a 64-yard TD pass to make it 21-0. Andrew Schouw delivered the knockout punch when he returned a punt 51 yards for a score to make it 28-0 later in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Schouw had a 10-yard TD run and Contreras connected with Douglas Lopez on a 21-yard TD pass to give the Jaguars a 43-0 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Contreras hit Rodriguez on a 26-yard TD pass and Benjamin Muniz scored on a 5-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

The Jaguars were also dominating on defense, limiting University (0-5) to minus 32 yards rushing and just 32 yards passing.

Trojans quarterback Brian Bush had four completions for 17 yards and two interceptions. University also lost the ball on a fumble.

“It’s a little frustrating because the first series, obviously we didn’t look good on offense,” said University Coach Chris Hernandez. “But the defense was able to stop them. And then, once the offense couldn’t get anything going after that…..

“They did what they do and we knew they were going to take some shots and they have some good athletes and they got the right amount of space and they were tough to tackle and we just didn’t do what we needed to do Offensively, we just couldn’t move the ball. We were going backwards all night and we knew coming in, we had three linemen out so it was going to be a struggle and we asked a lot of those guys, so that was kind of the problem as well.

“We just have a lot of things we need to work on and execute.”

-Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; timburt@ocsportszone.com