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PREP FOOTBALL : Fullerton Rolls to 16-6 Victory Over Rival Troy

Fullerton High School opened its Freeway League football schedule with a 16-6 victory over cross-town rival Troy Friday night in Fullerton District Stadium.

The Indians established a 16-0 lead late in the third quarter. Troy eventually scored on a touchdown pass later in the third, but it was the fourth time the Warriors (4-1-1, 0-1) had scored just 1 touchdown in a game this season, despite their winning record.

Fullerton’s first score came after Troy punter Tom Wilson mishandled a snap. The Indians scored four plays later when quarterback Rene Arias sneaked across from the 2-yard line with 8 minutes 58 seconds left in the first half.

John Bailey’s 37-yard field goal with 4 seconds left in the half extended the Fullerton lead to 10-0. Then Steve DePhillips scored on a 1-yard run with 2:47 remaining in the third period.

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Late in the third quarter, Troy gambled on a fourth-and-7 play and Wilson, also a wide receiver, caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Brad Zeppieri with just more than a minute left in the quarter.

Fullerton (3-3, 1-0) gained 267 yards in offense to 170 for Troy. DePhillips, coming into the game with 700 yards rushing, was held to under 100 in a game for the first time this season, gaining 86 yards in 18 carries.


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