Oshea Trujillo made sure he left his mark by the end of the game.
Heck, the Bishop Blanchet running back had done that by the end of the first half. The sophomore ran for 183 yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries in Blanchet’s 58-13 win over Lakeside Saturday afternoon.
Blanchet (3-0) finished with 449 yards total offense — 397 yards of which were rushing.
Blanchet coach Aaron Maul said they choose running backs based on who’s “hot,” meaning who gets in the rhythm earliest.
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On Saturday, that was Trujillo.
Trujillo rushed for 154 yards on his first eight carries, scoring four touchdowns along the way.
“They have good athletes, and I think their running back was the best guy on the field today. We didn’t have an answer for him,” said Lakeside coach Casey Selfridge, whose team fell to 2-1. “We didn’t fit up the way we were supposed to and he made us pay for it.”
The explosive running back scored his first touchdown six minutes into the game on a 20-yard run. He scored the second six minutes later on a 1-yard run following a 30-yard run to set up the score.
The third touchdown of the game was scored two minutes into the second quarter on a 50-yard run by Trujillo.
Nine minutes later, he ran 43 yards for his fourth touchdown.
Trujillo saw less playing time in the second half, but he still found the time halfway through the third quarter to score his fifth and final touchdown on a 16-yard run.
“He’s a pretty explosive and dynamic player, obviously,” Maul said. “We feel like we’re finally to a place at the line of scrimmage to where we can do some different things and feature him in different ways, so that’s what gets us to put him in a position to share his gifts.”
Maul said he thought the big factor in their win was speed.
Selfridge agreed. Speed, and the elusive Trujillo.
“He just needs just a little bit of a crease or a little bit of a cutback lane and he’s gone, and that was the difference today,” Selfridge said.