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Canterbury 46, Heritage Christian 6

Canterbury freshman Brent O'Neal had the kind of game a player can only dream of. O'Neal rushed for two touchdowns from 5 and 45 yards out, threw a 12-yard touchdown to Desean Thomas and caught a 16-yard touchdown.

"He really stood out tonight," Canterbury coach Steve Dudley said.

O'Neal's 5-yard touchdown jaunt put Canterbury (2-0) ahead 7-0 after its first drive. The Crusaders led 26-6 at halftime and continued pounding Heritage Christian into the second half.

"We did not execute well in the first half," Dudley said. "We came out in the second half and played a lot better. It was a mistake-free second half. We played a clean, solid game after halftime."

Canterbury's Dominique Thornton went 9-for-13 for 82 yards and a touchdown to O'Neal. Thornton also carried the ball nine times for 39 yards and had a 35-yard punt return for a TD. On defense, Thornton and Jonathan Jackson had five solo tackles each.

Ryan Harbour, who had a fumble recovery for a touchdown in last week's victory, picked off a Heritage pass and had four tackles.

"He's a beast," Dudley said. "He's only a freshman. He's going to be scary. I can't wait to see him as a senior."

Bryan Burns, Times staff writer

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