Cubs down Tornadoes

EUREKA — Youth most definitely was served Friday evening for Humboldt High’s Cubs.
Plagued with injuries in the young 2009 season, the Cubs were forced to start five freshmen on both offense and defense.
Humboldt’s offense didn’t skip a beat, racking up almost 500 yards of total offense in a 45-20 thumping of host Eureka High.
The victory lifts Humboldt’s record to 2-1 as the Cubs prepare to host Fredonia next Friday for homecoming.
“This was definitely an enjoyable evening for us,” Humboldt head coach Mike Miller said. “After last week, when we were beaten in every aspect of the game, you couldn’t ask for a better effort than we got tonight.”
Leading the charge were a pair of frosh running backs, Hayden Boring and Trey Johnson. Both eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground.
“Our two freshmen in the back field played their tails off and our offensive and defensive lines were able to control the line of scrimmage,” Miller said.
Junior quarterback Derrik McCall wasn’t too shabby either, passing for 178 yards — hitting 10 of 13 attempts — and four touchdowns.
McCall tossed touchdowns of 29 and 24 yard to Boring and three yards to Jarred Barr as Humboldt led 14-12 at the break.
McCall found Blake Crawford for an 18-yard touchdown to open the fourth quarter, followed by scoring runs of 26 and 79 yards for Boring to seal the win.
Humboldt racked up 318 yards on the ground, including 153 from Boring, 130 from Johnson and 35 from McCall. Boring also had 68 yards on three catches, while Barr had four receptions covering 76 yards. Crawford chipped in with 28 yards. Boring also had 13 tackles, seven of which were solo. McCall pulled in two interceptions.
Humboldt also limited Eureka to minus-14 yards rushing.
Humboldt 6-12-6-21—45
Eureka 6-6-0-8—20

Humboldt — Boring 29 yd pass from McCall (PAT failed)
Eureka — Spore 7 yd run (Kick blocked)
Humboldt — Johnson 3 yd run (pass failed)
Humboldt — Boring 24 yd pass from McCall (PAT failed)
Eureka — Ray 34 yd pass from Barrett (pass failed)
Humboldt — Barr 3 yd pass from McCall (pass failed)
Humboldt — Crawford 18 yd pass from McCall (Barr pass from McCall)
Humboldt — Boring 26 yd run (Boring kick)
Eureka — Spore 89 yd kickoff return (Spore run)
Humboldt — Boring 79 yd run (PAT failed)