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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 11:37 pm | Updated: 9:53 pm, Sat Oct 15, 2011.

Williams Field ran 11 plays in less than eight minutes of the third quarter Friday against visiting Casa Grande Vista Grande.

It was all the Black Hawks needed.

The hosts scored 28 points on those plays and rolled to a 63-13 thumping of Vista Grande as its big-play offense found one player after another able to get into the end zone.

"Watching film on them, I thought they were a really good team," said Black Hawks running back Alex Howard. "I guess we just got our offense going on all cylinders tonight."

Howard led the way for Williams Field (7-1) with 184 yards rushing on five carries and scored twice. His first carry of the game went for 52 yards and set up his own four-yard touchdown run. His final carry went for 94 yards and a score and sealed the outcome as it made the score 42-13 with 6:53 left in the third quarter.

"We are fortunate enough to have some big-play guys on our offense," Williams Field coach Steve Campbell said. "We have plenty of things to clean up, but overall we did what we set out to do."

For the game, eight different Black Hawks scored a touchdown. Quarterback Garrett Forsgren threw four scores to as many different receivers, and back-up quarterback Jeddediah Fagg ran for a 40-yard touchdown.

Williams Field finished with more than 600 yards of offense, led by its running game which accounted for nearly 500. Defensively, the Black Hawks allowed 235 yards and forced three turnovers.

"We thought we would have to pass the ball and move it that way," Vista Grande coach Carlo Hernandez said. "We wanted to keep the ball away from their offense. Obviously that didn't happen."

The hosts opened a quick 14-0 first quarter lead and looked to have the game well in hand. But the Spartans rallied and got to within 21-13 in the second quarter.

Levi Durnil threw a pair of second quarter touchdowns, including a 22-yarder to Daniel Robbins that made it 21-13 with 4:42 left before halftime.

Williams Field responded with a 7-play, 65-yard scoring drive capped by a Forsgren 31-yard pass to Ced Gloria to make it 28-13 at halftime.

And then the second half was all Black Hawks.They scored on five consecutive possessions, starting with Fagg's 40-yard run to begin the third quarter. After the Spartans drove the ball to the Williams Field 11-yard-line, Durnil fumbled and the Black Hawks recovered on their own 6. Two plays later Howard sprinted around the left side for his game-clinching 94-yard touchdown run.

"You could feel the wind leave our side after that run," Hernandez said. "After that the wheels just fell off."

Durnil finished the game 10-for-16 for 191 yards and the two scores. His first scoring pass was a 30-yard connection to Aaron Soto that put the Spartans (3-5) on the scoreboard and made it 14-7.

Forsgren threw for 148 yards, with 115 coming in the first half. Three of his four first-half completions were for scores, including a 28-yarder to his brother Cole and a 29-yarder to Jordan Johnson that made it 21-7 midway through the second quarter.

"We have some things to fix, like our penalties, but I feel like we are playing pretty well right now," Howard said.

 

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