Last week, Douglas County junior
running back Jose Astorga had to sit and watch as Ryan Misare rushed for 230
yards in a win over Arapahoe.
Astorga was watching due to a severe migraine headache that did not allow
him to play. This week, it was
Astorga’s turn to give the headaches.
In a 36-6 win over Chaparral, Astorga ran all over the Wolverines for
three scores. Douglas County
started the scoring when QB Will Arnold hit receiver Tyler Jackson for a fifteen
yard score. Chaparral countered
with a run from Julian Jackson but, the two point conversion failed making it
7-6. Soon, Astorga would show he
was feeling 100% as he took off on a ninety-six yard sprint for a score. With that, the Huskies were up 14-6 and
would never look back. In the
second quarter, Astorga added to his total with a fifty-three yard jaunt making
it 21-6 at the half. Both teams
struggled to get much going in the third but in the fourth Astorga scored once
again and Douglas County defender Mitch Acsell took a pick in for a score
bringing about the 36-6 final.
Thus far this season, it is a
given that Douglas County can run the ball. Whether it is Astorga, Misare or Arnold
with the ball, yards have come.
Arnold’s pass to Jackson for a score was an important example of
potential future success for the Huskies.
If Arnold can create consistent chemistry with receivers Tyler Jackson
and Jeff Stevens watch out as opposing defenses are forced to pull players out
of the box.
Astorga lit it up in his own
personal track meet. Also, hats off
to a Douglas County defense that has allowed nine points a game.