Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The HaruTaku pair on showcase as Madoka thump Irish

The HaruTaku pair on showcase as Madoka thump Irish

By Sakura Honda
The Daily Magi
September 3, 2050

Arita to Mayuzumi. HaruTaku. Get used to seeing that combination for the next few years. Quarterback Haruyuki Arita passed for 383 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 118 yards and a score, while wide receiver Takumu Mayuzumi caught nine passes for 144 yards and five majors as Tatsuya Kaname's Mitakihara Magi walloped the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 157-27, at Mitakihara Stadium in Mitakihara Town, B.C.

Halfback Tommy Washington ran for 102 yards and four scores, halfback Rob Wade rushed for 135 yards, fullback Zach Howe ran for 39 yards and a couple of majors, halfback Marques Murray ran for 83 yards and two touchdowns and fullback John Nelson rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown. Aside from Mayuzumi's playmaking, wideout Kelvin Sanders had six catches for 146 yards and a touchdown.

Wideout Trey Lester led in blocking with 17 pancakes, while Sanders added 16. Cornerback Tony Hubbard was the Magi's leading tackles with 11 tackles and a sack. Left end Chris Stephens had six sacks while defensive tackle A.J. Meyers continued his phenomenal freshman campaign with five sacks on the night. Finally, kicker Chris Lawson had a much better day with field goals, converting all five of his attempts including a season-long 55 yarder.

"I think Chris wanted to prove a point: that he can still find his form and get going with his leg and I have to say that he is back to where he should be as a kicker," Coach Kaname said. "That 55-yarder is definitely going to boost his confidence going forward because he knows he can drill the long ones. Chris just needs to be motivated and have that burning desire to improve himself.

"I personally wonder if [wide receiver] Sanseo [Kim] really made the right decision playing for the Irish. I'll leave it to him to figure that out."

Madoka improve to 2-0 and host Texas A&M next week.

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