NCS football roundup: Middletown pounds out 55-0 victory

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Top-seeded Middletown picked up its fifth shutout of the season and rolled to a 55-0 victory against visiting Emery in its North Coast Section Division 5 opening-round game Friday night.

The victory puts Middletown into the Division 5 semifinal next weekend against the winner of today’s Salesian-St. Vincent game in Petaluma. Next weekend’s game will be at Middletown.

With the shutout, the Mustangs lowered their points-against average to 4 points per game.

While the defense kept Emery out of the end zone, the offense scored nearly every time it had the ball.

Anthonie Guzman had his most productive game of the year. He caught two touchdown passes from Josiah Amos and rushed for another score.

Amos was nearly perfect as he completed 10 of 13 passes for 138 yards. Three of those were for touchdowns.

Austin Benson was the game’s leading rusher with 132 yards on 10 touches. He scored once on a 3-yard run. For the year, he’s gained 1,544 yards.

Running back Coleman True, who was brought up from the junior varsity for the game, gained 116 yards on 14 carries. He scored the final two touchdowns on 1-yard runs.

“We dominated from the outset,” coach Bill Foltmer said. “We wound up scoring on the majority of our possessions.”

Middletown improves to 10-1. Emery concludes its season at 6-4.

ANALY 42, PETALUMA 6

At Sebastopol, junior quarterback Will Smith completed 7 of 8 passes with four of those going for touchdowns as Analy defeated Petaluma in Division 3. The Tigers earned a quarterfinal match next weekend against the winner of tonight’s Sir Francis Drake-Cardinal Newman game.

Smith passed for 261 yards. He got the Tigers on the board early with an 82-yard pass to Kerr Johnson Jr.

In the second quarter, he found Johnson again and this one was good for 89 yards. Johnson finished with 224 receiving yards.

Smith teamed up with Dominic Carrasco for his final two touchdowns. The first was from 9 yards out and that was followed by a 6-yard score.

Analy led 14-0 after one quarter and increased the margin to 35-0 by halftime.

Petaluma scored the game’s final touchdown in the waning minutes. That came on a 1-yard run by Angelo Lippi.

This was the second time this month the two schools played. On Nov. 1, Analy prevailed 42-13.

The No. 4-seeded Tigers improve to 10-1. The No. 13 Trojans wind up 5-6.

ST. HELENA 47, KELSEYVILLE 20

At St. Helena, Sebastian Segura ran for a school-record 270 yards as the Saints advanced to the second round of NCS Division 4.

Next Friday, St. Helena will host the winner of this afternoon’s Fort Bragg-St. Mary’s game.

Segura has rushed for 1,623 yards. Friday, he scored the first of his four touchdowns on St. Helena’s first play from scrimmage. That one covered 78 yards.

His other touchdown runs were from 2, 5 and 14 yards.

“He was a horse from the get-go,” coach Brandon Farrell said. “The line was opening holes and Segura did the rest.”

The score was 47-6 heading to the final quarter.

Kelseyville scored on three long runs, two by Robert McLean of 50 and 65 yards and one by Kevin Duty of 60.

No. 4 St. Helena’s record is 9-2. No. 13 Kelseyville finishes 6-5.

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