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In A Game With More Offense Than Defense, Normans Outlast West Ranch For Second Victory.


In a game with more offense than defense, Beverly Hills’ football team out-lasted West Ranch 41-31 for its second consecutive victory.

The Normans (2-2) amassed a season-high 455 yards of offense but gave up 454 to West Ranch’s quarterback and tailback

Kenny Bassett rushed 26 times for 188 yards, both career bests, and a touchdown.

David Saedi carried eight times for 49 yards and four scores, and Brandon Bank had a touchdown in his four-carry,19-yard effort.

 “Kenny and David Saedi ran the ball well,” Normans coach Carter Paysinger said. “Brandon Bank was good on short yardage and being an effective lead blocker.”

That West Ranch (1-2) quarterback Jake Bernards threw for 348 yards and two scores with an interception didn’t bother Paysinger.

He wanted his defense to focus on  stopping running back Ross Bacon and forcing the Wildcats into becoming a one-dimensional, passing offense.

Bacon rushed for 106 yards, but 42 of them  came on his two touchdown runs.

“We wanted to make sure their running back did not have the kind of game we think he was capable of,” Paysinger said. “Those guys are pretty good on offense.”

Beverly Hills also got a strong showing from quarterback Dex Lucci, who completed 15 of 20 passes for 185 yards. Paysinger said he feels good about Lucci and wants to build on that performance.

He’ll have to wait, however, because the Normans are off this week, the result of playing Marshfield (Mass.) the week before the season officially started.

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