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Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Football Unable To Stop Chris Murray In Loss To Lawndale

Joe Kolko carries the ball for BHHS and tries to evade a couple of Lawndale defenders. Photo by David Berke.

Posted: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 1:08 PM

By Matt Lopez

Beverly Hills has seemingly faced a “murderer’s row” of great quarterbacks in its Ocean League games thus far this season.

First it was El Segundo’s Lars Nootbaar, who to be fair, has been unstoppable this season (he hasn’t yet thrown an interception) tossing five TD’s in the team’s win over Beverly Hills.

Last Friday it was Lawndale’s Chris Murray, and the Normans became the latest in a long list of teams unable to slow down Lawndale’s junior dual-threat quarterback.

Murray finished with 251 total yards and four total touchdowns to lead visiting Lawndale in a 47-7 Ocean League win over the Normans at Nickoll Field. It wasn’t all bad.

In fact, the game started promising, at least for the Beverly Hills (1-7, 0-3) defense, after a scoreless first quarter. That’s when Murray took over, putting Lawndale (5-3, 3-0) on the board with a 72-yard touchdown run.

Murray finished the game with 152 passing yards and 111 rushing yards to gain his 251 total yards. As Lawndale’s offense got rolling in the second quarter, Beverly Hills’ was unable to match.

The Normans totaled just -2 yards of offense in the second quarter. Beverly Hills looked to have a chance to take an early lead, driving deep in Lawndale territory late in the first quarter before a fumble caused possession to go back to the Cardinals.

Offensively, Beverly Hills quarterbacks completed only two passes, which is the same amount of interceptions they threw (one each by Jake Wolken and Mike Massie).

The Normans’ running game was, as it has been for much of the season, quite effective. Rashad Ysaquirre led the charge with 56 yards on 12 carries for the Normans.

Joe Kolko was stifled, totaling just 13 yards on 17 carries, but he did score a 5-yard touchdown run, the lone touchdown of the game for the Normans. The Normans have two games left this season – a trip to Santa Monica tonight at 7 p.m., followed by a game against defending Ocean League champion Culver City, which is shockingly off to a winless 0-8 start, at Nickoll Field on Nov. 7.

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