SAN DIMAS - One of the questions to be answered in Friday night's nonleague battle between San Dimas and Ontario high schools was whether the Jaguars could slow down the Saints' Wing-T attack.

Ontario, despite its 1-2 record, had not given up more than 14 points in a game while the Saints came in averaging 43.

San Dimas answered the question early and often by gaining 223 yards and scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter alone on the way to a convincing 56-21 victory.

The Saints' offensive numbers were impressive, to say the least.

San Dimas rushed for 394 yards and piled up 483 yards in total offense on just 30 plays.

"The kids are doing a really good job executing," said San Dimas coach Bill Zernickow of his offense. "I think we can get a lot better with our faking.

"I was really proud of the way our offensive line played tonight."

San Dimas spread the wealth around as Daniel Joseph, Nico Barbone, and Erek Brown each scored a pair of touchdowns.

The game started off well for Ontario (1-3) with Desmond Newton returning the opening kickoff 44 yards to the San Dimas 45.

Four plays later, the Jaguars were on the scoreboard as Bryan Martinez took a pitch 16 yards for the score.

"I think we adjusted after the first drive. We over-pursued and they scored, but you can't fault over-pursuing. Sometimes that happens," Zernickow said.

San Dimas wasted little time in responding and


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went on a brief five-play, 85-yard drive that was capped off on Joseph's 71-yard touchdown run.

The Saints, who scored on all of their possessions but one, increased the lead to 14-7 after San Dimas quarterback Mick Kalmar kept the ball on the option and ran 71 yards for the go-ahead score.

After a quick three-and-out for Ontario, the Saints went 67 yards in three plays with Barbone getting the touchdown on a 48-yard run around end. The score gave San Dimas a 21-7 lead with 1:27 left in the first quarter.

The Saints pushed it to 28-7 after a blocked punt gave San Dimas the ball at the Ontario 5-yard line.

Brown, who also had a 61-yard touchdown run in the game, took a pitch from Kalmar around right end for a 5-yard score.

Kalmar didn't have to throw much while completing 3 of 8 passes, but one of those was a 30-yard scoring pass to tight end Tre Evans.

Joseph led San Dimas with 139 rushing yards on just four carries.