The final score of this TCAL Rock Division game between the Titans and host Dons was never in doubt. The only question left on the field Friday night was the health and well being of De Anza junior Colin Green.
Green was injured on what turned out to be the game's final play with less than six minutes left on the clock attempting to make a tackle on an interception and lay face down near the De Anza sidelines with what appeared to be a back injury.
As the game's final seconds ticked off the clock, emergency personnel arrived on the scene to provide aid to the fallen player. Both teams retreated to their respective sidelines and the game was called at that point.
If there was any good news it was that Green seemed to have feeling in his upper and lower extremities, but officials weren't taking any chances until paramedics arrived to assess the injury.
By then, the Titans (5-2, 3-0) had steamrolled the Dons (2-5, 0-3), scoring 21 points in each of the first two quarters and adding two TDs in the third quarter to pull away to the big margin.
Hercules scored on two fumble recoveries and an interception return for a score to rout the Dons.
Running back Marquis Davenport led all ballcarriers with 116 yards on nine carries and added a 53-yard punt return in the early going. He also scored on an 18-yard TD jaunt in the third quarter.
Jerrell Brown wrestled the ball away from a DA running back and scooted 4 yards for the score early in the second quarter and Brannon Wong rambled 30 yards for a TD after picking up another loose ball.
As usual, kicker Laron Fonseca was good on all his PAT attempts for Hercules.
Hercules 56, De Anza 0
Hercules 21 21 14 0-- 56
De Anza 0 0 0 0-- 0
H -- Davenport 53 punt return (Fonseca kick)
H -- Dixon 3 run (Fonseca kick)
H -- Reynolds 9 run (Fonseca kick)
H -- Brown 4 fumble recovery (Fonseca kick)
H -- Wong 30 fumble recovery (Fonseca kick)
H -- Reynolds 41 pass from Prowers (Fonseca kick)
H -- Davenport 18 run (Fonseca kick)
H -- Prowers 18 interception return (Fonseca kick)
Rushing: H -- Davenport 9-116, Bustos 4-25, Dixon 4-24, Reynolds 3-22, Michael 3-4. Totals 23-191. DA -- Singh 13-56, Worthy 7-8, Carter 1-0, Cooper 13 (-17). Totals 34-47. Passing: H -- Prowers 2-48, Dixon 2-3-0-9, Michael 1-1-0-7. DA -- Cooper 0-5-2-0, Carter 0-1-00-0. Totals 0-6-2-0. Receiving: H -- Reynolds 2-48, Davenport 2-14, Bustos 1-2. Totals 5-64. Fumbles/lost: Hercules 1/1; De Anza 4/3. Records: Hercules 5-2, 3-0 TCAL-Stone; De Anza 2-5, 0-3.