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Del Norte Warriors dominate again, roll over Piedmont

File photo – The Warriors won 42-0 on Friday night.

Giancarlo Desolenni scored three touchdowns on Friday night, as the Del Norte Warriors rolled to another comprehensive victory at Piedmont.

Desolenni scored on a pair of runs and on a TD reception from quarterback Cooper Maxwell and the Warriors won 42-0 to go to 2-0.

Once again they took care of business early, scoring all of their points before halftime.

They have now outscored their first two opponents — Kelseyville and Piedmont — by a combined 98-0 in the first half alone, scoring 14 TDs in that time.

“Our execution was really good,” head coach Nick White said. “I thought we improved at times from last week as far as our offense, and I thought our defensive game plan worked well.”

The Warriors scored three TDs in the opening quarter, with Desolenni finding the end zone on a 14-yard run and a 14-yard reception.

RJ Loftin, who scored four touchdowns a week ago, added two more at Piedmont, both on short runs, before Desolenni scored a third TD on an 18-yard run.

Receiver Ethan Thomas closed out a dominating first half with a 15-yard TD catch from Maxwell.

The senior quarterback continued to impress and completed 7 of 10 passes for 92 yards, two TDs and one interception.

Loftin had 12 carries for 105 yards and Desolenni finished with 44 yards on four carries.

Special teams also continued to impress with kicker Daniel Gonzalez again nailing all of his PATs.

The senior kicker is now 15 for 15 on PATs through two games.

“All the kids competed and played hard every play,” White said. “Everybody contributed in the win, and that’s what it’s all about, team effort.”


Both the offensive and defensive lines also were outstanding, and rather than single out any one player, White paid tribute to the unit effort on both sides.

“It’s what we pride ourselves on,” the coach said. “They’re all just continuing to work hard and they’re trying to play as hard as they can.”

It was also a good night for the Del Norte JVs, who won 35-2.

The Warriors will travel to play South Medford next week.

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