VAUGHN — Clovis Christian is more than halfway to the school’s first perfect season in football.
Senior Mike Urioste return a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns and Kendall Naceanceno threw for a pair of scores Friday afternoon as Clovis Christian beat Vaughn 61-6 in a District 1 6-man football contest.
The top-ranked Eagles (6-0, 2-0 district) have won all their games by the mercy-rule.
Clovis Christian coach Jason Swann said staying focused for the winless Vaughn (0-5, 0-1) was a challenge.
“The team know the scores and see them so they know that Vaughn has been beat pretty bad,” Swann said. “As you can see early in the game the guys were a little sluggish and we had to make some adjustments.
“Vaughn scored on their second drive and they got some yards on their third drive, but we made our adjustments and played them really hard.”
Urioste returned a kickoff 66 yards for a TD following Vaughn’s score and added a 55-yard punt return in the second quarter. For highlights click here.
Junior Kevin Naceanceno ran for 88 yards and a pair of TDs and added an interception on defense while younger brother Kendall threw TD pass of 3 yards to Kenny Duong and 30 yards to Mike Root in the second quarter.
Duong, a junior, said most of the team has been playing together since junior high and work together well.
“We have a great coach who teaches us everything when it comes to creating holes for our running backs,” Duong said. “We all know what each running back is going to do so we work really hard to get them there.”
Junior Daniel Graham had a pair of interceptions for the Eagles.
John Padilla scored a 37-yard run for Vaughn.
“What can I say speed kills. We don’t have enough experience on the team,” Vaughn coach Joe Gauna said. “We only have freshmen and juniors this year.”