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Rancho Santiago Stays Undefeated

Paul Peters’ 60-yard punt return for a touchdown sealed Rancho Santiago College’s 28-13 Mission Conference victory over Golden West Saturday in front of 2,000 in Santa Ana Stadium.

Peters also caught 6 passes for 108 yards for Rancho Santiago (6-0-1 overall, 5-0-1 in conference play). Golden West is 3-3-1 and 2-3-1.

Peters’ score capped 3 consecutive touchdowns by Rancho Santiago, breaking open a 7-7 first-quarter tie. It also gave the Dons a 28-7 lead with 5:50 left in the game.

The Dons’ Mike Miscione rushed for 120 yards and 1 touchdown in 21 carries, the fifth consecutive game he has rushed for more than 100 yards.

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Eric Turner passed for 158 yards, completing 10 of 13 passes, in the first half for Rancho Santiago. Scott Wood played the second half and completed 7 of 13 for 61 yards.

Blaise Bryant, Golden West running back, gained 159 yards--100 in the first half--and 1 touchdown in 33 carries. Quarterback Joe Napoli completed 17 for 41 passes for 198 yards. He threw an 8-yard pass to tight end Dan Westmoreland for the Rustlers’ other touchdown.


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