By: Benjamin Rodriguez
The Tillers old school style of play returned during the second half of their 34-21 rout of Aliso Niguel, running the ball relentlessly on a worn out Wolverine defense.
Tustin rushed for nearly 300 yards in the game with a number of players contributing on the ground. Most noticeably, sophomore Kc Carr (#3) who rushed for 101 yards. The sophomore’s stand out performance helped shift the momentum for the Tillers in the second half. While seniors Devon Anderson (#5) and Tyler Noble (#9) rushed for 75 yds and 64 yards respectively. Tyler Noble not only contributed on the ground, but also played a huge role in impacting the passing and receiving game. Noble threw a 7 yard touchdown pass to receiver Deon Fasseau on an option play, and made an amazing 21 yard touchdown catch on a beautiful pass from sophomore quarterback Sagel Simon. Simon played a solid game stepping up in the quarterback position.
The Tillers also played lights out on the defensive end of the ball. Early in the first half, Devon Anderson picked off Nick Chapman, the senior quarterback of the Wolverines. The biggest defensive play happened late in the second half after senior MLB RJ Villamar stripped the Wolverine ball carrier and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown.
Villamar’s strip and score gave the Tillers the momentum they needed to seal the deal. The Tillers next game is against the Paloma Valley Wildcats at Paloma Valley High at 7:00 PM on Friday September 18.