Cowan Passes for 278 Yards in 1st Half and Saugus Coasts Past San Marino, 47-7

After opening the season with a narrow victory and a tie, Saugus High Coach Jack Bowman joked that maybe his team was making things a little too exciting.

Friday night at College of the Canyons, Saugus got the blowout that Bowman was looking for.

The Centurions scored four touchdowns on their first four possessions en route to a 47-7 nonleague win over San Marino.

"When you're up, 27-0, in the first quarter, it makes your heart feel a lot better," Bowman said.

Saugus built a 41-0 halftime lead behind the passing of senior Bobby Cowan, who completed 13 of 24 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns then sat out the second half. Jibri Hodge caught six passes for 150 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Bobby Rodriguez caught three passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns.

In the second half, Saugus (2-0-1) went to the ground to chew up the clock. Sophomore Chris Johnson gained 120 yards in 17 carries and scored two touchdowns.

San Marino (1-1) gained just 34 yards in the first half.

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