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5A football: Alonso 47, Newsome 37

Class 5A

Alonso 47
Newsome 37

LITHIA — An hourlong cross-county drive into the teeth of a raucous home crowd didn't keep Alonso from moving on after overpowering Newsome.

A fumble recovery by the Wolves (7-3) in the first minute was returned 20 yards by Joe Worth to start the scoring. Alonso countered with a 14-yard pass from C.J. Bennett, his first of six touchdown passes, to tie the score at 7.

Newsome went ahead after quarterback Matt Klenke found Niko Anthony for a 20-yard strike, but Alonso (5-6) was once again able to answer with a 73-yard interception return by Aaron Buckley.

In the third quarter Newsome seemed to be making a push after scoring on a safety. That was followed by Klenke's second touchdown, once again finding Anthony for 31-yard strike to put the Wolves up 30-14.

"Our heads were down a little bit, but I knew if we could score a touchdown it would bring us back," Bennett said. "And after we went five-wide, they didn't really have an answer for it."

Bennett threw touchdowns to Franklin Mosely, Justen Davis twice, Jameel Gay and Brandon Holloway. Four of those were in the fourth quarter. Bennett finished with 286 yards passing and 98 yards rushing.

Matthew Richardson, Times correspondent

5A football: Alonso 47, Newsome 37 11/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:14am]
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