It didn't take long for the match-up between the Mingus Marauders and the Sandra Day O'Connor Eagles to turn into the Tony Vocca show. The Marauders' junior quarterback scored four touchdowns on the ground and threw for another as Mingus rolled, 35-7.
Vocca put the finishing touches on all five Mingus scoring drives and contributed 89 rushing to the Marauders' vaunted ground attack. Senior RB Layton Dickerson chipped in with 121 rushing yards as Mingus ran for 299 yards all together.
Vocca got the scoring started early when he broke free for a 58-yard TD run early in the first quarter. The play initially appeared to be headed for disaster as the O'Connor defense prevented Vocca from rolling out to the left, but then the Marauders' QB cut back and found a huge hole in the defense. Vocca was virtually untouched on the run, which put Mingus up 7-0.
Later in the first, after Mingus had driven all the way down inside the ten, Vocca found senior Tyler Thompson for another score, putting the Marauders up 14-0. And they were far from done.
Mingus would tack on another touchdown before the first quarter came to an end, this one a 9-yard run by Vocca. The drive was highlighted by the play of the game, an incredible catch by senior WR Tim Austill. Austill ran a streak down the sideline and beat his defender. The throw by Vocca was slightly long, and Austill had to turn around and dive backward to make the phenomenal fingertip grab.
Mingus put up 273 yards of total offense in the first half en route to a 28-0 lead. In the second half the Marauders tacked on one more touchdown, another rushing score for Vocca.
The Marauders' defense had the O'Connor offense on lock-down all night, allowing fewer than 50 yards of total offense and sacking Eagles' junior QB Danny Davis multiple times. The defense also caused four O'Connor turnovers.
O'Connor would get on the
scoreboard in the fourth quarter, though, as they drove the length of the field
to score on a Davis TD pass.
It was another dominant win for Mingus, who have yet to be seriously challenged this year. The Marauders have outscored opponents 207-65 on their way to a perfect 5-0 record so far this season.
The first game ball goes to Vocca, whose 179 total yards and five touchdowns powered the Marauders' offense. The second goes to the Mingus offensive line, which provided great blocking all night long as the Marauders tallied nearly 300 yards on the ground.
The undefeated Marauders will take
on Page next week, while the Sandra Day O'Connor Eagles (1-4) will visit