Concord’s De La Salle Defeats Westlake 35-0 For State Championship
CARSON, Calif. (CBS/AP) — Tiapepe Vitale and Bart Houston ran for two touchdowns each to lead Concord De La Salle to a 35-0 victory over Westlake in the California State Open Division Championship on Saturday night.
The Spartans (13-1) moved the ball 58 yards in four plays on their opening drive, culminating with a 36-yard touchdown run by Vitale. On their second possession, Houston, the quarterback, scored on a 2-yard run.
A 27-yard touchdown pass from Houston to Michael Hutchings in the second quarter gave De La Salle a 21-0 lead.
De La Salle made its sixth consecutive appearance in the state championships, with its fourth win. Saturday’s victory was their third in a row since moving from Division I to the Open Division.
Westlake (14-1), making its first appearance in the title game, had trouble doing much of anything against the De La Salle defense.
In the second quarter, the Warriors’ first sustained drive ended when quarterback Justin Moore’s pass, intended for Bradley Wellman in the end zone, was intercepted by Anthony Williams.
Westlake got to the De La Salle 9-yard line on its next possession, but a pass by Moore was picked off by David Moffitt at the goal line.
Vitale added a 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Houston had a 1-yard dive to close out the scoring.
Houston had 180 passing yards.
Moore, who threw for over 2,300 yards this season, completed 15 of 31 passes for 153 yards.
Westlake’s running game was shut down. The Warriors averaged 243 yards per game this season but were held to 115 on Saturday.
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