For the second straight week, Spanish Springs jumped out to a lead. This time, the Cougars hung on to it.
Spanish Springs (1-1, 0-0) scored 35 first quarter points in Friday night’s home opener against Douglas (1-2, 0-0) and went on to roll, 51-27.
“It was all around a pretty solid team effort by us,” Spanish Springs coach Eric Borja said.
Gabby Ordaz got things going quickly, returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown.
Ordaz ran for over 120 yards and a touchdown, and added another through the air.
Senior quarterback Korbin Marcum threw for over 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns and was aided by a run game this week. The Cougs’ ground game struggled mightily in last week’s loss to Foothill, but found some traction against the Tigers. Spanish Springs finished with over 200 yards on the ground as well.
Defensively, Spanish Springs allowed just one touchdown, a long one at the end of regulation with the outcome long since determined. Douglas added a pair of touchdowns in kickoff returns. The only other Douglas touchdown came on a pick-six at the end of the first half that Borja took responsibility for.
The Cougs will try to win their second straight game on Friday night at Damonte Ranch (2-1, 0-0).
“Obviously we’re excited about the win,” Borja said. “But we know we have our hands full next week with Damonte Ranch.”