Notre Dame Comes Back, Wins, 27-10


The Knights woke up. And that meant good night for Alemany.

Notre Dame, trailing its home opener 10-7 in the third quarter, scored 20 consecutive points to beat the underdog Indians, 27-10, Friday night.

Three seniors--quarterback Ryan Bowne, tailback Arvan Arzu and flanker Troy Garner--led the revival. Bowne completed 14 of 24 passes for 208 yards, 145 of which went to Garner. Arzu rushed for two touchdowns and 126 yards in 19 carries.

Alemany, coming off a 1-7-2 season, opened the scoring at the end of the first quarter with a 68-yard drive, which included gutsy inside running by 5-foot-6 Mario Thompson and culminated in a one-yard dive by fullback Gus Lopez.


Arzu responded in the second quarter with a six-yard run, tying the game at 7-7.

After intermission, Alemany turned its opening possession into a field goal. But the Indians seemed to be tiring . On the next series, Garner caught a swing pass at the Alemany 46-yard-line, juked two defenders, and streaked into the end zone.

Arzu followed with a dazzling 18-yard cutback touchdown run.