Many happy returns for Duarte, 42-6

first_imgLA PUENTE — Special teams and defense carried the Duarte High School football team to a 42-6 victory over Bassett High in a Montview League game on Friday night. The Falcons’ Corey Fluker ran two punts back for touchdowns and Duarte had another score on a kickoff return. The defense forced five turnovers and held Bassett to 207 yards. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Bassett (0-7, 0-3) drove to the 8 on the next drive, but Le’one Fortunati leaped up in the backfield, intercepted a Vincent Pena pass and returned the ball 85 yards for a touchdown. He had two interceptions. Fluker’s two punt returns in the fourth quarter broke open the game. His first touchdown return was 74 yards with 10:46 remaining in the game. It gave Duarte a commanding 28-6 lead. His second TD return came a little more than a minute later when he took the ball 77 yards downfield. Bassett’s only score came in the second quarter when Pena found Ruben Guardado for a 24-yard scoring pass. Duarte scored 42 points, but its offense scored only twice and racked up 214 yards. Duarte (5-1, 3-0) used some trickery to score on the game’s opening kickoff. Mashad Miller caught the kick at the 7-yard line. Three other Falcons huddled with him and Miller gave the ball to Jermaine Thomas. He ran the ball to the 20, then pitched it back to Brandyn Lopez, who took it 82 yards for a touchdown. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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