Reseda Opens Up Offense to Down Canoga Park, 34-7 : High school football: Regents score 22 points in the final quarter to end a defensive struggle.


It took awhile for Reseda High's offense to get rolling, but when it did, it turned a tight defensive battle with Canoga Park into a fourth-quarter runaway.

The Regents scored 22 points in the fourth quarter to register a 34-7 win over the Hunters.

Leading the way for Reseda (2-0) was running back DeWayne Johnson, who rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns in 15 carries, including the go-ahead score on a four-yard run in the third quarter. Johnson gained 84 yards in nine rushes in the second half.

"We covered up a couple of mistakes we made in the first half," Johnson said. "Coach told us to get in there and control the ball. The line made their blocks and we were able to get some blasts up the middle."

In the fourth quarter, quarterback Reggie James scored on a one-yard sneak and backup quarterback Nilson Espana scored on another one-yard sneak.

Dominic Walker returned an interception 38 yards for another score on the final play of the game.

Johnson provided the only offensive spark for Reseda in the first half, running 44 yards for a touchdown on the fourth play of the game.

Reseda struggled on offense for the rest the half, while Canoga Park (0-2) held the ball for nearly 10 minutes on a 16-play drive. The only pass of the drive was a 14-yard touchdown throw from Hunter quarterback Jody Edington to wide receiver George Cekic.

After the long drive, Canoga Park was held to 24 yards for the rest of the game.

"I'm really glad the way we performed after we didn't play well the first half," Reseda Coach Joel Schaeffer said. "We came out the second half and were able to handle the line of scrimmage on both offense and defense."

Tight end Alonzo Arreola had all three receptions for the Regents, totaling 42 yards.


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