By STEVE GALLUZZO | Sports Editor
The Charter Bowl trophy was up for grabs last Friday night at Stadium by the Sea, but by the end of the first quarter it was clear that the bronze souvenir would not be changing addresses.
Palisades scored on its first six drives and rolled to a 47-16 victory over Granada Hills to make it nine in a row in the annual nonleague rivalry that began in 2006.
Dylan Hassid threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth but during the postgame celebration at midfield the Dolphins’ quarterback reminded his teammates that the ultimate prize is still to come, saying: “This is the wrong one… we want the City trophy!”
For the third consecutive week the Dolphins performed like Open Division contenders and tailback Daniel Anoh resumed his early-season scoring spree with two more electrifying runs—a 37-yarder on Palisades’ first possession and a 48-yard burst to widen his team’s lead to 34-8 midway through the second quarter. Anoh, who goes by “Hugo,” has already amassed over 300 yards and seven touchdowns.
Moses Ross caught touchdown passes of 29 and 30 yards and fellow receiver Kwazi Estes added a 64-yard touchdown reception from Hassid to put Palisades ahead 28-0 less than 11 minutes into the game.
Granada Hills (1-2) was overmatched without star running back and City 400-meter champion Dijon Stanley, who scored five times in the first half before getting injured in the Highlanders’ opener aganst Arleta and has been out ever since.
Palisades (3-0) is off to its best start since 2018 when it won its first four games on the way to sharing the league title and securing its first Open Division playoff berth.
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