Large-school football roundup: Dunsford does it all in Cardinal Newman’s win


Quarterback Keaton Dunsford figured in all five Cardinal Newman touchdowns in a 35-7 win Friday night at Ukiah in the North Bay League opener for both teams.

The senior threw for four scores and rushed for the other.

In the first half, Dunsford connected with Kevin Lucey on touchdowns of 51 and 54 yards. Also before halftime, he completed a 13-yard scoring pass to Kasey Mansen.

After intermission, he found Zach Stoltz for a six-yard score. His rushing touchdown came in the first quarter on a 1-yard quarterback keeper.

Dunsford, who is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, completed 17 of 33 passes for 309 yards.

Lucey caught five of those passes while gaining 174 yards.

Newman forced four turnovers. Bryce McChinak recovered a fumble and also made eight tackles while Tommy Streb, Jeff Rebello and Mansen each had an interception.

The Cardinals are now 3-1 while Ukiah is 2-2.


At Santa Rosa High, the Pumas scored 35 consecutive points while winning the NBL opener for both teams.

After Santa Rosa took a 7-0 lead, Maria Carrillo scored the next five touchdowns. Alex Netherda’s 2-yard run got the Pumas even and Garrett Koop gave his team the lead for good when he found paydirt from 23 yards out.

“We played a good, all-around game,” coach Jay Higgins said. “I was happy with the effort and the result.”

Netherda had an outstanding game on both sides of the ball. He averaged 6 yards on a dozen carries and on defense, he had eight solo tackles and assisted on four others.

Quarterback Clayton Pool completed only four passes but one was a 75-yard touchdown to Matt Myers.

Both teams are now 2-2.


At Healdsburg, the Greyhounds scored on their first two drives and wound up leading 45-0 at halftime.

“We were clicking on all cylinders in the first quarter and that set the tone for us,” coach Todd Beth said. “Everybody played and everybody played well. We came out of the game injury free and I was happy about that.”

Trystan Cleaver rushed for three touchdowns to lead the offense. The senior scored on runs of 51, 15 and 24 yards. He finished with 153 yards.

Healdsburg’s record is 4-1 while Elsie Allen falls to 1-4.

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