FAIRFIELD — Leroy Bryant ran for a touchdown and later caught a pass for another and the Rodriguez High defense tied a school record with its second shutout of the year by blanking Fairfield 44-0 at Schaefer Stadium, Friday night.
The Mustangs (7-1, 2-1 Monticello Empire League) opened the season with a 45-0 thumping of Bear Creek of Stockton and matched the 2009 squad as the only squads in school history to have two shutouts in a season.
Jeremiah Hill opened the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown with a two-point conversion attempt failing.
Later in the first quarter, Gerald Certeza scored on a 1-yard run with Gabriel Batres adding the two-point conversion on a play-action pass from Miles Meadows.
In the second quarter, Bryant scored his first touchdown on a 42-yard run with Malachi Jones running in the two-point conversion to make it 22-0.
Bryant then caught a 15-yard TD pass from Meadows before Trevor Crommie returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown with Bentley Williams adding the two-point conversion run to make it 36-0 at the half.
The lone score of the second half was a 15-yard TD toss from Kenen Jones to Donovan Trupe. Gentle Edwin ran in the two-point conversion to make the final score 44-0.
The Mustangs, who are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011, host Vacaville in a key MEL game next Friday, while Fairfield travels to Wood.
“We’ve still got to clean up the penalties,” Rodriguez coach Myles King said. “We’ve got to focus and get ready for Vacaville, that’s where our mindset is.”
Note: Corrects to show Bentley Williams scoring a 2-point conversion
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