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NBL football: Wright, Carter lead Cardinal Newman past Santa Rosa

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Philip Wright and Kenny Carter combined for six touchdowns as unbeaten Cardinal Newman defeated visiting Santa Rosa, 49-12, Friday night.

The first of Wright four scores was a 96-yard kickoff return in the first quarter. Moments earlier, Santa Rosa had taken a 6-0 lead on an 18-yard fumble recovery by Jeremiah Otten.

Wright's final three TDs came on short runs.

Carter scored the game's final touchdowns on a pair of 14-yard runs.

Carter finished the night with 149 yards on 14 carries. Wright wound up with 20 yards on five touches.

The Panthers took a 12-7 lead in the waning moments of the first quarter on a 3-yard run by Jahray Hayes.

Newman assumed control of the game by outscoring Santa Rosa 14-0 in the second quarter. Quarterback Keaton Dunsford connected with Jacob Webb on a 24-yard  scoring play and Wright scored on a 3-yard run.

Cardinal Newman is now 6-0 and 3-0 in the NBL. Santa Rosa falls to 2-4 and 0-3.