Aragon completely dominated the line of scrimmage Friday and in the process handed Sacred Heart Prep one of its worst losses in years, 40-7, in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division opener.
Aragon (5-0, 1-0) scored six touchdowns on six first-half possessions, outgained SHP 295-43 over the first two quarters, and led 40-0 at halftime.
A running clock was employed throughout the second half.
“I knew coming in that Aragon was a good football team,’’ Sacred Heart Prep coach Mark Grieb said. “I didn’t know they were that good. That was one of the toughest first halves I’ve ever been part of.’’
Paul Lautaimi ran for 141 yards and four touchdowns -- all in the first half -- and Camron Grant added another 60 yards on the ground as Aragon moved the ball at will in a textbook display of power football.
“I didn’t expect that,’’ Aragon coach Steve Sell said. “But when I saw how much respect they had for our wide receivers I knew we had to run the ball. We kept at it real stubborn and they never came out of that defense.’’
SHP (1-4, 0-1) broke up the shutout in the fourth quarter on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Brad Yaffe to Dominic Cacchione.
Running back-linebacker Tevita Moimoi sat out the game with an injury.
“Tevita is a great player,’’ Grieb said. “That hurt us big time.’’
Sacred Heart Prep had averaged 331.8 yards of total offense over its first four games, but managed only 123 against the Dons. Grieb was asked if Aragon was the best team the Gators had played so far this season.
“McClymonds has some better athletes, but they’re not as well coached or as disciplined,’’ Grieb said.
SHP is the only team in the PAL Bay to enter league play with a losing non-league record.
“It isn’t going to get any easier with M-A and Half Moon Bay coming up,’’ Grieb said of his team’s next two opponents, both of which won Central Coast Section championships a year ago. “There are no easy games in this division. We’ve got to learn from this and get better.’’