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Harris’ inspired 2nd half propels Tulare to 2nd round

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Malcolm Williams and Romello Harris combined for more than 450 rushing yards for their respective teams, but Harris’ Tulare Redskins got the better of Williams’ Sunnyside Wildcats, 55-18.

With the win, Tulare advances to the second round of the playoffs.

Harris rushed for 230 yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries in the win. Conversely Williams carried the ball 27 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats.

However, in addition to Harris’ rushing yards, Redskin quarterback Josh Guerrero completed 9-of-15 passes for 143 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions, plus he also rushed for a seven-yard score.

Sunnyside’s freshman quarterback Gerard Mendez completed 3-of-11 passes for 30 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. Joey Gutierrez also came in and completed 3-of-6 passes for 38 yards, no touchdowns or interceptions.

The Wildcats were hanging close in the first half, as Tulare took a 27-18 lead into halftime.

But Harris took over from there.

The Redskins’ junior workhorse scored three of Tulare’s four second half touchdowns, while the Wildcats couldn’t get on the board again.

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