On a night when the marine layer rolled in off the coast at Malibu High School, Big Bear rolled over the Sharks 49-12 in CIF Southern Section nonleague football action Sept. 15.
The Bears (3-1) utilized eight athletes in their triple option running game, churning out 458 yards on 42 carries. Senior Chuy Castro led the way with 121 yards on nine carries and three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Chase Dowty scored two touchdowns while rushing for 131 yards on eight carries. Junior Matthew Stillwell scored a touchdown while rushing for 104 yards on seven carries. Junior Daniel Jett scored the Bears’ other touchdown while rushing for 23 yards on five carries.
The Big Bear defense wasn’t as sharp as its two previous games, but still got the job done, allowing 224 total yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Big Bear defense set the tone in the first quarter, holding the Sharks (3-1) to 16 yards in the air and a minus-7 on the ground.
Big Bear kept the pressure on the Malibu quarterback all night. Isaiah Manos and Leonard Martinez each had interceptions.
Castro, who had six touchbacks on eight kickoffs and was 7-for-7 in PATs, missed a pair of long field goal attempts in the second quarter. The first was a 54-yard attempt that was missed the upright to the left. The second attempt came a couple of minutes later, a 50-yarder that fell short of the crossbar.
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