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Ground game leads Patriots to another win

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Right from the start with a potent ground game, the Yorktown Patriots cruised to a lopsided home victory the night of March 26 in high-school football action.

Yorktown (3-2, 3-1) was ahead of the Langley Saxons, 35-7, after two quarters and won 42-14, in Liberty District play.

Yorktown’s third win in a row came as the result of another strong running game, which has highlighted the team’s victory string. The Patriots rushed for 290 yards and had 367 total.

The Patriots’ initial possession consisted of five running plays covering 68 yards, capped by Christian Mulumba’s 46-yard scoring run, then Asher Creskoff’s first of six extra points and a 7-0 lead.

Mulumba rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Han Miller led the ground attack with 160 yards rushing on 15 carries and a TD.

“We have two good runningbacks, who are hard to stop,” Yorktown coach Bruce Hanson said. “I wish we had run the ball like that our first two games [both losses]. But we are running it now and that’s our attack.”

Quarterback James Yoest rushed for 48 yards for Yorktown and Jake Morgan ran for 12 and a touchdown.

Yoest completed 2 of 6 passes for 37 yards and a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jack Flood (three catches for 50 yards). Matt Larsen was 2 of 4 passing for 40 yards and a 27-yard scoring pass to Liam Andersen.

On defense for Yorktown, Henry Uz had an interception, Thomas Edmeades and Mulumba had sacks and Colby Distaso was in on multiple tackles.

On special teams, Miles Fang had a 42-yard punt return.

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