Green Chargers dominate all facets of game

Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Karson Ayres' name.

The Huntington Beach Green Chargers flexed their defensive muscle, offensive prowess and special teams skills Saturday, and the result was a 30-0 shutout of the Cypress Blue Centurions in a Pop Warner Football Jr. Pee Wee Division game at Cypress.

Green Chargers split end Kyle Drinnon scored twice, his first touchdown coming on a reverse and later scored when he weaved his way to the end zone on a punt return. Nick Warren scored his first touchdown of the season on a 55-yard run.

Chase Ault and EJ Ginnis continued to put points on the board for the Green Chargers, as well. Ault showed his speed by blowing past several Cypress defenders for a 50-yard run and Ginnis caught a 40-yard pass from quarterback Griffin O'Connor.

Cypress couldn't get past Huntington's dominating defensive line led by the tackling of Karson Ayres. Zane Webster, Kyle Scotia, Luke Hoggard and Xavier Salgado all recorded tackles for loss to contribute to the shutout.

The Green Chargers (4-0) hit the road again this week to play Yorba Linda (2-2) Saturday.


Midget Division

Huntington Beach 19, San Clemente 0: The Midget Green Chargers came out strong Saturday and went on to blank the Tritons.

Five minutes into the game, Lucas DeVries completed a 25-yard pass to get the Green Chargers down to the San Clemente 10-yard line and then ran in for the score on the next play. Huntington didn't score again until the third quarter when Stone Escobedo rushed for a touchdown and Jeff Vanags rushed for the point-after. Quarterback Johnny McWhorter directed the Green Chargers' final scoring drive, which concluded with a 10-yard pass to DeVries.

Linemen Vanags, Gunner Teachman, Sterling Lapham, John Martinez, Shane Moye, James Knobbe, Michael Herbert and Kyle Hodgman and linebackers Stone Escobedo, Franky Ferrini and Jeff Evans, keyed the defensive shutout.

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