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Hinds Out for Season After Tearing Ligament

From Staff Reports

Rocky Hinds, a 6-foot-5 quarterback at Playa del Rey St. Bernard, will miss the football season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a scrimmage last week.

Hinds, who was considered to be among the top college prospects in the nation but has not committed, suffered the injury as he made a cut.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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Tailback Ravonne Gooden scored on runs of 31 and 60 yards on Fontana Kaiser’s first two possessions and the Cats defeated Rancho Cucamonga, 34-0, in a season opener for both teams Thursday at Fontana High.

Running out of a double-tight end, single-back set, Gooden took his first handoff and went up the middle for a touchdown four minutes into the first quarter.

The play was set up by Alex Carillo’s interception when Rancho Cucamonga had a second-and-13 situation from its 18-yard line.

Gooden’s second touchdown came with five minutes left in the first quarter when the Cats went for it on fourth and one.

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He finished with 200 yards in 22 carries.

Tino Amancio kicked two field goals in the first half, including a 42-yarder to end the second quarter and give Kaiser a 20-0 lead. Kaiser held Rancho Cucamonga to 57 yards rushing and 107 total yards.

Paul McLeod

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Spencer Link had two of his three touchdown receptions in the first half and defensive lineman Saami Khalifian recovered two fumbles, returning one 34 yards for a touchdown, to lift host Newport Harbor to a 35-8 victory over Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills in a season opener.

On the game’s opening drive, Trabuco Hills’ Alex Aubel was sacked by Greg Miner and fumbled. Khalifian picked up the ball and returned it for a touchdown. On Newport Harbor’s first possession, Kasey Peters threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Link for a 14-0 lead. Link also had touchdown receptions of 54 and two yards.

-- Dan Arritt


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