Vista Murrieta bounces back with 40-10 win over Mesa

By Aaron Rachman Quarterback Karson Greeley passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Friday night to lead Vista Murrieta to a 40-10 v...

By Aaron Rachman

Quarterback Karson Greeley passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Friday night to lead Vista Murrieta to a 40-10 victory over Murrieta Mesa.

Greeley's first touchdown came early in the first quarter when he ran it in on an 8-yard scramble. He later passed to Khalil Shakir for a score and hooked up with his twin brother Kade on another TD. The Broncos bounced back from last week's loss to Murrieta Valley to even their Southwestern League record at 1-1. They are 5-2 overall.

Vista Murrieta coach David Olson was pleased with the play of his key offensive players but was frustrated with the number of penalties his team took.

"The kids played hard, but we were unbelievably sloppy with penalties," Olson said. "We executed pretty well on offense but then shot ourselves in foot. I thought Karson did a job and Khalil ran the ball real well. We've just got to get rid of some of our mistakes."

Murrieta Mesa (4-3, 1-1) got on the scoreboard on its opening drive of the game with a field goal but the first half was all Vista after that. It will be up to the Rams to find a way to bounce back in time for next week's league game against Great Oak.

"The number one thing we have to do as a program is learn how to bounce back," said Mesa coach Darrel Turner, who was an assistant coach at Vista Murrieta last year. "Sometimes the name of the school can give you the stigma it's going to be a tough game.

"I thought our kids played well. The ball didn't bounce the way we wanted to, but there were some key plays we made against a great team. That's a Division 1 team over there. Some of the penalties they got put us in a position to do things and we didn't capitalize on those mistakes."

Late in the fourth quarter, the Vista defense came up with a big play when Keyon Hudson-Ware intercepted a pass and returned it for a 27-yard touchdown.

"He's got great hands and is a great athlete. He's fun to watch," said Clson of his star sophomore defensive player.







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