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Democray Prep routs Calvary Chapel for first league win

Democracy Prep’s offense scored on four of its first five possessions as the Blue Knights’ football team routed Calvary Chapel at Rancho on Friday, 54-6.

The Blue Knights’ offense struck quickly, scoring touchdowns on their first two offensive plays to take a 16-0 lead. The first score came on a 28-yard pass from quarterback Micah Gayman to receiver Kelley Jones after a short Calvary Chapel punt. Vanell Meeks scored the second touchdown on a 36-yard run.

The Blue Knights (1-1, 1-0 Class 2A Southern League) were driving downfield for a third score when Christopher Terry intercepted Gayman and returned the ball to the Democracy Prep 6-yard line. The Lions took advantage and scored two plays later on a 6-yard pass from Kade Sellers to Dylan Sims to cut the lead to 16-6.

It was the Lions’ first score since Oct. 9, 2015. They did not field a team in 2016.

Gayman threw for two more touchdowns: a 5-yard pass to Vanell Meeks, and a 20-yard pass to Amar Smith to close out the first quarter with a decisive 32-6 lead. Democracy Prep running back Kemari Cooper scored on a 35-yard run to give the Blue Knights a 40-6 halftime lead.

The Democracy Prep defense held Calvary Chapel (0-2, 0-1) to 0 yards total offense and intercepted three passes in the victory. Running back Jose Hernandez ran for a 4-yard touchdown to close out Democracy Prep’s scoring.

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