Dons Tally Eight TDs to Beat Berkeley

In front of a packed house at Acalanes, the Dons put on an offensive show and beat the Berkeley High Yellowjackets 57-28.  The game was tied 14-14 at the end of the first quarter, but the Dons scored 22 points in the second quarter and never looked back.  The Dons scored eight touchdowns, with six on the ground and two in the air.

Offensive standouts were quarterback Brady Huchingson with 325 yards passing and four touchdowns (two passing and two rushing), running back Jake Delaney who had 263 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, wide receiver Lucas Eppinger with five receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns, and wide receiver Ryan Reilly with a career-high 14 receptions for 126 yards. 

Nic Rossi with the ball.

The Dons defense held the Yellowjackets to just 135 yards of total offense, and completely stopped the Berkeley rushing attack, limiting the Yellowjackets to negative 37 yards on the ground. 

Luke Miles tackles a Berkeley receiver.

Seventeen different Dons had tackles, and seven different Dons had tackles for loss.  Joe Evans and Michael Roux led the Dons defense with three tackles each, while John Kalil and Carson Burrill each tallied a sack.  Luke Miles had a defensive highlight with an interception and 55-yard return.

Mike O’Donnell and Tommy Thrasher wrap up a Yellowjacket

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The Dons travel to El Cerrito on Friday night for a rematch of last year’s 32-30 loss to the Gauchos.