Agassi Prep football coach Deumaine Reeder had plenty of options at his disposal Saturday night against Lake Mead at Rancho.
And he intended to use nearly every one of them in the first half.
Guided by a dominating rushing attack, the Stars controlled nearly every facet of the game en route to a 79-0 dismantling of the Eagles.
“It was a good win, but we’re still a long ways from where we need to be,” Reeder said. “This was a momentum builder. If things don’t work out (with a playoff berth), this builds for next year.”
Agassi Prep (3-4, 3-4 Division III Southern), found the end zone in each of its eight first-half possessions and accumulated 189 total yards of total offense on its way to a 63-0 halftime lead. Lake Mead had just 22 total yards in the half.
Sophomore running backs Cajon Lakes and Torris Jones each had three rushing touchdowns. Lakes scored on the Stars’ first two possessions and finished the night with 64 yards and three touchdowns on just three carries.
“Jones hadn’t played that much, and we wanted to get him some touches,” Reeder said. “Lakes has been our main tailback and we just wanted him to start reading the holes more. He’s a shifty guy and we wanted to use his speed.”
Jones, who had 70 yards on five carries, scored on runs of 29, 4, and 11 yards in the first half.
“I had to come out and do what I had to do,” Jones said. “We executed right, and did what our coaches said. The offensive line did what they had to do.”
Kendrick Glinton added a 27-yard TD run in the first quarter, and Ian Moses had a 1-yard scoring run for the Stars, who also got a 2-yard TD dive from Kameron Burrell.
Christian Walker returned a punt 59-yard for a score in the final minute of the first half and raced 46 yards for another punt return TD in the third quarter.
The Stars’ defense forced three turnovers, including an interception from sophomore Kobe Williams.
“The main thing we’ve been missing on defense is playing assignment football,” Reeder said. “I think the guys did a good job of that.”
The Eagles (0-8, 0-7 Southern League) were led by Chris Rossetti, who had 56 yards on 26 carries.
“In the scheme of things, you always want to show sportsmanship at the end,” said Reeder, whose team took multiple knees to end the game. “At the beginning we wanted to run and our offensive line was giving blocks. That was something we weren’t doing before.”