Norris scores five touchdowns, as Vista dominates El Camino, 50-13

By: Matt Long of the Telegraph
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Dominick Norris scored five touchdowns and rushed for well over 200 yards, as Vista del Lago rolled to a 50-13 win over El Camino on Friday night in a battle of the Eagles.

For the fourth straight game, Vista dominated another Capital Athletic League foe, as the team improved to 4-0 in league play and 6-3 overall.

The Eagles have literally run roughshod over Capital Athletic League opponents with a punishing run game behind an ever-improving offensive line. Norris is the leading rusher in the Sac-Joaquin Section and showed El Camino why. Norris had big holes to run through all night long. He entered the game needing 147 yards to equal Vista’s single-season rushing record, and he had it before halftime.

The game didn’t start out well for Vista; however, as El Camino scored on the first play from scrimmage. A high snap went through the hands of Vista quarterback Grant Patterson and was recovered and run into the end zone by El Camino’s Jasiah McCray.

Norris scored touchdowns on Vista’s next two possessions on runs of eight and three yards to give the Eagles a 12-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

While the Vista defense continued to frustrate the El Camino offense, the offense kept scoring. Patterson threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Nate Hollingshaus, and Norris ended the first half with a one-yard TD run, as the Eagles led 28-7 at halftime.

Norris scored from three yards out in the third quarter, and Patterson followed with a four-yard run, as the Eagles opened up a 44-7 lead.

El Camino finally scored an offensive touchdown late in the third quarter on a four-yard run by Michael Anderson-Pope.

Vista’s final score was Norris’ fifth rushing touchdown of the night, this one from four yards away.

“Any win is a good win, much less with 50 points on the scoreboard,” Vista coach Mike Struebing said. “I wasn’t sure what was going to happen after that first play, but the guys did a good job turning it around.”

Vista’s junior varsity team set the tone for the evening, as they opened the action with a 61-0 victory.