By Stephen Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter
ANAHEIM >> California High School, coming off an impressive win at San Marino last week, wasn’t about to give a little of it back by suffering a letdown against Magnolia on Thursday.
The Condors showed it from the start.
Nathan Lowden rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns and the California followed it up with a 56-6 victory over the Sentinels at Western High School.
Quarterback Adam Satti passed for 128 yards and two scores for the Condors, who improved to 3-2 heading into next week’s bye week. Traie Kastle-Givens had four receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns and Gabriel Cosio had 75 yards and a score for California, which outgained, Magnolia, 430-117.
Jose Lopez had the lone touchdown for the Sentinels, who slipped to 2-3.
California put it away by halftime, scoring on its first four possessions to lead 28-0 after the first quarter and 42-6 at the break.
Lowden, who did all his work during the first two quarters, made it 14-0 in the first following a 7-yard run at 8:01 and an 8-yard run at 4:19
An interception by Kastle-Givens at the Magnolia 25 set up a Lowden’ 3-yard run for a 21-0 lead at 3:06.
Nathan Gudino made it 28-0 with a 4-yard run on the first play of the second quarter.
California coach Kyle Trudell: “It was a big confidence booster for us. We hadn’t played an opponent with a loss until this week. It was a good win for us. But there are still a lot of things we need to work on. The kids are starting to figure it out, and we’re starting to get better. That’s all you can ask for.”
California’s Nathan Lowden: “(Last week’s win) gave us a big boost in confidence. But you can’t get a big head, and I think we showed that. We weren’t’ overconfident when we came out today and we showed what we were supposed to do.”