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Encinal vs San Leandro – GetSportsFocus Football 2013

Posted November 2, 2013 by in – The San Leandro Pirates (5-4, 4-0) clinched a share of the WACC-Foothill Division title after defeating Encinal 35-14. The Jets (7-2, 3-1) came in allowing only 8 points per game in three league games but tonight was a different story.

Pirates quarterback Stephen Johnson accounted for four total touchdowns, two of those scores were runs that helped San Leandro outscore Encinal 21-0 in the second half. Johnson went 6 for 11 for 133 yards, including two touchdown passes to tight end/wide receiver Keone Foumai in the first half. Foumai was a mismatch for the Jets secondary, catching three balls for 66 yards. After their fourth league win, the Pirates have averaged 42.5 points per game.

Encinal played San Leandro tough all the way up to halftime but lack of depth seemed to effect the outcome. Running back Isaiah Hunter rushed for two touchdowns, including a 13-yard score that gave the Jets a 14-7 lead in the second quarter. But Encinal’s passing game was ineffective as the Pirates defense got to the quarterback four times while totaling three interceptions.

Both San Leandro and Encinal go on the road to finish the regular season next Friday. The Jets will play the Hayward Farmers who are 0-9 (0-4) and the Pirates will face Bishop O’Dowd (3-6, 2-2). Head Coach Brad Bowers has led San Leandro to its first league title since 2009 with tonight’s win on Senior Night.

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Justin Lum

Justin Lum is a home grown reporter from the Bay Area who is a sports fanatic. He played quarterback for City College of San Francisco in 2010 when they won the NorCal championship. He always knew he wanted to work in television and transferred to San Francisco State University for their renowned broadcasting program.Justin is definitely a versatile journalist with his background in news due to interning at NBC Bay Area. While juggling school and work, he would come into the station at 3 in the morning twice a week to shadow reporters who became his mentors. Justin is also very involved with his community in the East Bay. He works with the San Leandro Boys & Girls Club, mentoring the youth while coaching sports and fitness. When he does have time off, he enjoys working out, playing football, and spending time with family and friends. Sports is his true passion and Justin is excited about bringing his talent to GetSportsFocus.


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