BY COLIN CHAPDELAINE
Photos courtesy of COD Athletics.
The COD Roadrunners got their first win of the season this weekend, with a 69-10 blowout over the Santa Monica Corsairs. The 59 point margin was COD’s largest in 17 years when they defeated the LA Pierce Brahmas 72-13 in 2001.
Sophomore starting quarterback, Noah Shoeman continued to build on his impressive game one performance by launching another dominant air attack throwing for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns. Shoeman now has 812 yards and 8 touchdowns to one interception through only 2 games so far this season. In the third quarter, Shoeman connected with sophomore running-back Tony Williams Jr. on a 73-yard touchdown pass to give the Roadrunners a commanding 34-3 lead. Williams led the offense, notching 143 total yards, 128 receiving.
On the other side of the ball, the Roadrunners dominated the trenches as a sophomore defensive lineman, Aulsondro Hamilton fought his way to 5 tackles on the night including 1.5 sacks with a total loss of 11 yards.
Following the impressive road victory, Head Coach Jack Steptoe added, “We started out slow but we finally got moving. I thought the whole team played well and this game allowed all of our new freshmen and sophomores to play.”
The Roadrunners are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 15 when they host Cerritos in their home opener. “We are very confident this week going into our game against Cerritos,” said Coach Steptoe. “They are a very well coached team and we will have to play our best game so far this season…I think we will respond to their top ranking status and play a great game this weekend.”