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  • Prep Football: Hesperia gets off to fast start

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  • HESPERIA — In his first snap as Hesperia’s starting quarterback, Eddie Gelason connected with Gary Reece-Scott for a 71-yard touchdown.
    The opening play shook off the pre-game jitters Gleason felt in his first start replacing Austin Williams, who transferred to Serrano.
    The junior led the Scorpions to a 55-18 rout in the season opener at Scorpion Stadium on Friday night.
    Gleason did not deny feeling pressure knowing he was replacing Williams, a two-year starter. But the opening play lifted that weight off his shoulders, he said. Gleason said losing Williams was a “big loss” for the Scorpions, but he was ready to step in and take on the challenge.
    Gleason and running back Jarrell Lewis led Hesperia’s offense, each rushing for a TD in the first half. Gleason threw for 138 yards and rushed for 28 yards in the first half, while Lewis chipped in 113 rush yards.
    Up 21-12 to start the second half, Gleason marched the Scorpions down field, connecting with Cesar Munguia on a 22-yard TD pass. Then Fontana’s Isaiah Lynch returned a kick for a 90-yard score, pulling the Steelers within nine points.
    But Gleason shook off Fontana defenders on the ensuing play for a 60-yard TD run. Lynch’s kick return would be the final score for Fontana as Gleason’s score started a 28-0 run for Hesperia to end the game.
    Gleason ended the night with 168 passing yards for two TDs to go along with 175 rushing yards and two rushing scores. Lewis finished with 191 rushing yards and two total TDs.
    Hesperia    14    7    27    7    —    55
    Fontana    0    12    6    0    —    18
    First Quarter
    H — Reece-Scott 71 pass from Gleason (Hernandez kick)
    H —Gleason 11 run (Hernandez kick)
    Second Quarter
    F — Diaz 2 run (kick fail)
    H — Lewis 20 run (Hernandez kick)
    F — Diaz 4 run (pass fail)
    Third Quarter
    H — Munguia 22 pass from Gleason (kick fail)
    F — Lynch 90 kick return (pass fail)
    H — Gleason 60 run (Hernandez kick)
    H — Lewis 42 fumble recover (Hernandez kick)
    H — Wooley 8 run (Hernandez kick)
    Fourth Quarter
    H — Yoder 2 run (Hernandez kick)
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