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August 29, 2014

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Rushing attack powers Bonanza over Sunrise Mountain

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Bonanza High football players (from left) Carlos Soto, Tyler Penkalski and Scott Dore before the 2013 season.

Carlos Soto and Jayveon Taylor, Bonanza’s one-two rushing combination, tallied four touchdowns to lead the Bengals to a 38-7 victory over Sunrise Mountain.

Soto rushed for 133 yards on 16 carries, while Taylor had nine carries for 54 yards.

First-year Bonanza coach Kevin Volcic was proud of both running backs, who are in a timeshare for carries.

“They’re OK with each other sharing time,” Volcic said. “Everything (Jayveon) got was between the tackles because we couldn’t block on the outside. He didn’t have that many carries, and broke two nice ones. Carlos is our workhorse back, and he had a great game.”

Volcic said his team came out a little flat, and Sunrise Mountain (0-1) gave them a little bit of a struggle to start.

Once the Bengals (1-0) got going, however, the undermanned Miners couldn’t stop them, allowing Volcic to get his younger players some valuable playing time.

“We got a bunch of people in in the fourth quarter,” Volcic said. “I think the whole team played. … We have 27 seniors and we have about eight juniors. Getting those juniors playing time is a big deal.”

Paul Delos Santos can be reached at 990-2416 or mail to [email protected] Follow Paul on Twitter at twitter.com/pauliedelos.

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