The Newark Memorial High football team dominated in every facet of the game in a Mission Valley Athletic League win over visiting Moreau Catholic Friday night.

The Cougars (4-1, 2-0 MVAL) allowed just 130 yards of offense -- 66 of which came on a screen pass from Nicholas Kinast to Jason Hinton for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

Moreau Catholic (3-3, 1-1) managed just six yards in a scoreless first half. The Newark defense had six sacks, three by John Tai. Teammate Anthony Garcia added two sacks and a fumble recovery.

Since allowing 44 points in a nonleague loss to El Cerrito, the Newark defense has allowed just 13 points in the past three games.

Offensively, the Cougars rushed the ball at will with 327 yards. Marty Leggett led the way with 118 yards on 12 carries.

Teammate Mark Morton had 87 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns -- two rushing and one receiving. His touchdown reception gave Newark a 27-0 lead with just over eight minutes left in the third quarter.

Through the air, Newark quarterback Riley Pivin was 6 of 12 with 94 yards and a trio of touchdowns -- two to Fred Tidwell, who had 31 yards receiving and three receptions. Teammate Robert Ramirez had two catches for 57 yards.

MVAL

Newark Memorial 40, Moreau Catholic 7

Moreau C. 0 0 0 7-- 7

Newark M. 6 15 6 13-- 40


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NM -- Morton 1 run (kick failed)

NM -- Tidwell 5 pass from Pivin (Leggett pass from Pivin)

NM -- Morton 2 run (Espinosa kick)

NM -- Morton 6 pass from Piven (kick failed)

NM -- Tidwell 11 pass from Piven (kick failed)

MC -- Hinton 66 pass from Kinast (O'Bryan kick)

NM -- Napal 8 run (Espinosa kick)

Rushing: MC -- Souto 9-16, Hinton 1-16, Kinast 8-10, Garcia 3-8, Tieu 2-1. Totals 23-59. NM -- Leggett 12-118, Morton 20-87, Miller 6-72, Franco 6-60, Micolli 2-(-3), Pivin 1-(-7). Totals 47-327. Passing: MC -- Kinast 3-15-0 79. NM -- Piven 6-12-0 94. Receiving: MC -- Hinton 1-66, Goulart 1-10, Souto 1-3. Totals 3-7 . NM -- Tidwell 3-31, Ramirez 2-57, Morton 1-6. Totals 6-94. Fumbles/lost: MC -- 2/1; Newark Memorial -- 2/0. Records: Newark Memorial 4-1, 2-0 MVAL; Moreau 3-3, 1-1.