The Palisades High junior varsity team took the concept of “controlling the clock” to a whole new level during last Friday afternoon’s nonleague contest at Reseda. The Dolphins received the second half kickoff and proceeded to march 70 yards in 15 plays while using up the entire 12 minutes—a dream drive in the eyes of Coach Ray Marsden.
Roman La Scala capped off the series on a quarterback keeper from the half yard line to close out the scoring in Palisades’ 28-0 shutout, meaning doughnuts on Monday.
“To eat up all of the clock on one drove is pretty rare,” Marsden admitted. “The fact that we scored a touchdown on the last play made it even better. We even got a fourth-and-10 conversion on a 15-yard pass from Roman to Jake Treibatch to keep the drive going. Overall, we should’ve scored more points, but this is only our second game.”
After La Scala scampered 50 yards, fellow sophomore Austin Meloche scored on a five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. La Scala then scored on a 60-yard draw and Meloche ran for the two-point conversion on a toss sweep.
In the second quarter, freshman backup quarterback Brett Federman scrambled for a 60-yard touchdown and the Dolphins’ defense forced a safety.
Palisades’ JV squad is back in action tonight at 6 at Birmingham in Lake Balboa. The Dolphins then have a full week of practice before opening league play at Venice.
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