JV Sharks devour Daniel Murphy

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Doug Bogie gets past his opponents with help from blocker Austin Scott. Photo by Sam Rubinroit/TMT

Malibu High School’s junior varsity football team steamrolled over Daniel Murphy at home on Thursday, 44-0. The Sharks looked sharp on both ends of the ball, with six touchdowns and two safeties in their shutout win. They came off their last game with a win over St. Monica, and look to keep their undefeated season going with their game next week against Santa Clara.

The Sharks started the game strong, forcing a fumble on the first defensive outing. This gave Malibu running back Kyle Parker an opportunity to pick up his first touchdown of the night on a one-yard run into the end zone. The Nobles fumbled on the kickoff, and the Sharks recovered. A 22-yard run by Parker followed, giving the Sharks a 14-0 lead.

In the third defensive play of the Nobles’ next drive, Sharks’ quarterback Austin Scott forced and recovered Daniel Murphy’s third fumble of the game. Back on offense, Scott tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to receiver Eli Redman.

Daniel Murphy opened the second quarter with the ball, only to see a penalty knock the squad back near its own end zone. When the Nobles went to punt, the sharks nailed the kicker, scoring a safety. After receiving the ball again, the Sharks brought the ball back to the two-yard line, where Scott ran the ball in for the third touchdown of the night, extending the lead to 29-0 after a missed extra point. On Daniel Murphy’s next offensive set, the ball was plucked out of the air by Bogie, who was able to run the interception in for a 30-yard touchdown.

In the third quarter, after accumulating such a large lead, the Sharks eased up their offensive onslaught. However, they were able to get another safety on a fumbled Daniel Murphy snap, and ended the third quarter with a lead of 37-0. The fourth quarter led to even more problems for Daniel Murphy, when, after recovering a fumble at the 17, the Sharks were able to advance the ball to the 1-yard line. With Shark’s defensive back Riley O’Neill stepping in at quarterback to give Scott a break, the Sharks scored again on a run by James “Nacho” deLuna, finishing the game with a final score of 44-0.

The Shark’s player of the game was running back Kyle Parker, who contributed two touchdowns on the day and also led the Shark’s shutout defense against Daniel Murphy. Shark’s quarterback Austin Scott also inspired the team, with both a passing and running touchdown of his own, as well as a key fumble recovery. The junior varsity romp continues their undefeated streak, with a record of 4-0-1 after a tie with Flintridge. It also gave the JV team their second win by over 35 points, and their second shutout of the season.

The team returns home this week to face Santa Clara on Thursday at 4 p.m. in its league opener.