"They played like the higher ranked team." Those were the words of Granada running back George Atkinson III after Cal came out and dominated Friday.
Atkinson tried his best. The closest point of the game came when the Notre-Dame bound Atkinson scampered for a 64-yard touchdown to cut the game to a 28-14 deficit with nine minutes left in the third. But Cal could not be stopped.
It took less than two minutes for Cal to respond. The four-play, 65-yard drive culminated in Cal running back Kyle Alvarez’ 45-yard run to the end zone. Alvarez had 16 carries for 124 yards in Friday’s game. He also scored on an 18-yard screen pass.
Cal QB Drew Reils had a monster first half, throwing for 194 yards and three scores, including a 59-yarder to receiver Trevor Taft.
Cal is now tied in the EBAL standings with No. 1 De La Salle at 7-0. Granada dropped to 5-2.