Carson High football celebrates after defeating Calaveras, 14-0, Friday night on the road.
Carson High School football figured a few things out in the second half of a 14-0 win over Calaveras Friday night in San Andres, California.
After a 0-0 first 24 minutes, the Senators were able to piece together several impressive drives into Redhawk territory in the second half.
That started with the offensive line, which still showed some signs of growing pains early on.
However, the Senator o-line helped make a statement in the second half and the run game took over.
“The offensive line figured it out,” said Carson High head coach Ryan Boshard. “We’re pretty young across the front, but we’re pushing hard to get these guys good and aggressive and they started to figure it out in the second half.”
Marcus Montes was able to get space in the third and fourth quarters and make Calaveras pay.
Late in the third quarter, Montes had an 11-yard scamper for a first down that gave Carson possession at the Redhawk 25.
A 25-yard pass from Chris Guerrero to Parker Story set up a 1-yard touchdown plunge from JT Heaton to give Carson a 7-0 lead.
On the Senators following drive, Montes carried the ball six times for 59 yards, including three carries that went for 15-plus yards.
His final carry of the drive was a 3-yard touchdown run that put the game on ice and gave Carson its 14-0 lead.
“We talk about Marcus, this kid hasn’t played running back before. He’s been a wide receiver his whole career,” said Boshard. “It was phenomenal. Just watching a kid that was getting stone in the first half keep going. It was awesome seeing him run the ball.”
Boshard said he felt the energy change from the first half to the second half for the Senators.
Defense pitches a shutout
Friday night’s, 14-0, shutout win is just the second defensive shutout the Senators have put together since 2016.
Last season’s 48-0 win over Galena was the only other zero the Carson defense has posted since a shutout over North Valleys in 2016.
Boshard said he attributed the defensive success to the Senators’ relentlessness.
It also goes down in the books as Boshard’s first win as the varsity head coach of Carson High School.
“It feels really good to tell you the truth,” said Boshard. “It’s not my win, it’s the players win. They earned it.”
Special teams extraordinaire and defensive back Isaac Avina left the game in with an ankle injury, but Boshard doesn’t think it’ll require his senior to miss any additional time.
UP NEXT: Carson (1-1) will head back home next Friday where the Senators will take on Basic (1-0).