Vista Murrieta Keeps Rolling On With 55-10 Victory

By Aaron Rachman Vista Murrieta High School's football team improved to 8-1 on the season and 4-0 in league play Friday night, getting...

By Aaron Rachman

Vista Murrieta High School's football team improved to 8-1 on the season and 4-0 in league play Friday night, getting an all-around effort from both sides of the ball in 55-10 victory over Chaparral.

Vista got on the board 29 seconds into the game when Cole Dubots ran it for a 61-yard touchdown. Chaparral's only score in the first half came on its first possession of the game when the Pumas marched down the field, only to get stopped at the Vista 21-yard line, where they settled for a field goal.

Vista came right back on its next possession when senior Kyle Williams ran it in for a 56-yard touchdown. Williams wasn't done, however. Early in the second quarter, quarterback Karson Greeley found Williams for a 22-yard touchdown reception. Williams made an acrobatic catch for the score.

"I was so happy he caught that and he made me look so good," said Greeley.

Greeley later in the quarter hooked up with Khalil Shakir for a 49-yard touchdown pass. Greeley finished the game with three touchdown passes, including one in the third quarter to his twin brother, Kade.

Vista Murrieta was in cruise control in the third quarter. Dubots ran it in for his second touchdown of the game to give Vista a 34-3 lead. Chaparral got going on a long drive but Vista's Anthony Cardin intercepted a Chaparral pass and ran it back for a touchdown. At that point Vista was ahead for good, 41-3.

"Karson's starting to feel comfortable with what we're asking him to do," Vista coach Coley Candaele said about his first-year starting quarterback. "He's been playing at a different level. He's distributing the ball to all the guys. He doesn't have to be the star. He's getting the ball to Kyle, Shakir, Dubots ... all the guys.

They (Chaparral) came out running the ball. They had been throwing the ball for like 500 yards the last two games. We practiced a little more on the pass this week, so it took us a little while to settle down and get back on the run."

Vista Murrieta plays its last regular-eason game next Friday at home against Temecula Valley before heading for the playoffs with an impressive record. Candaele said there is no time to rest.

"We have so many things we need to work on," he said. "We're not close to touching what we're capable of doing. There's no reason to stop practicing yet."

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