DP has best night on offense in 42-28 win over Rio Mesa

As it has for the first part of the season, the defense came through again for the Dos Pueblos football team on Friday night.

But this night proved to be a special one for the offense. The Chargers moved the ball with a balanced attack and beat visiting Rio Mesa 42-28 in a non-league game at Scott O’Leary Stadium.

Dylan Rohde rushed for 117 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown, Anthony Spiritosanto and David Blevins each scored rushing touchdowns and Nico Bornand caught two TD passes in the Chargers’ best offensive performance of the season.

Bornand’s 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback LeShon Bell broke the game open for DP. That gave the Chargers a 28-20 lead late in the third quarter.

The Chargers expanded the lead to 35-20 after the defense stopped slippery Rio Mesa quarterback Kado Brown short of the first down on a fourth-down faked punt play. Rohde scored the TD on a 37-yard run.

Brown was a handful for the DP defense. He earlier had a 26-yard TD run that cut the Chargers’ lead to 21-20 in the third quarter. The Spartans missed their PAT kick.

Down 21-7 after a 5-yard TD run by Spiritosanto, Brown set up Rio Mesa’s second touchdown with a 62-yard run early in the third quarter. He passed to Brad Borodaty for a 9-yard score.

Blevins gave DP a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with a 16-yard touchdown run and Bornand made it 14-0 by catching a 50-yard pass from quarterback Nolan Soto.

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