Santa Fe scrimmage goes pretty much according to plan

forsaleSanta Fe High’s football team escaped Friday night’s scrimmage with Mayfair in pretty good shape, and appears ready for next week’s season opener at Ontario Christian.
The Chiefs emerged from the 70-minute session without any injuries, and head coach Dave Pierson had a chance to see most of his squad in action against a different team for the first time since December.
“We got what we wanted to see out of it,” said Pierson. “We got to see our kids do their jobs, got to see them play football. We were looking for effort.”
Mayfair controlled much of the early action on both sides of the ball thanks to junior Ernest Bagner. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder dominated the line of scrimmage at both defensive end and offensive tackle. On defense, he consistently pressured Santa Fe quarterback Christian Lara and forced a fumble. On offense, he cleared holes for Monsoon runners Faizon Creighton and Quarele Hall.
“(Mayfair has) some big kids up front,” Pierson admitted. “You have to give them credit.”
When given time to throw, Lara was accurate and on time with his passes. In a short-yardage series late in the session, he completed a pair of TD passes, including one to 6-1, 205-pound tight end Richard Bramble.
Pierson was also pleased with the overall performance of senior middle linebacker Christopher Ponce.
Mayfair scored the scrimmage’s first TD, a long run by Hall on a sweep to the left. Wide receiver Evan Ponce added an entertaining catch and run across the middle, and later made a leaping catch for a touchdown when the teams went to short-yardage series.
Mayfair is coached by Mike Fitch, who was head coach at Whittier High for eight seasons and led the Cardinals to a CIF final in 1994.

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