“We’re looking at the preseason as a learning experience,” Carson coach Rowen Tupuivao said. “The learning curve has been very high and we’re understanding what it takes to beat the caliber of teams that we played.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week With Carson ahead 10-7 in the fourth quarter, Lewis helped end any Banning comeback hopes with a 48-yard drive that spanned nearly six minutes. Lewis kept the drive alive with a fourth-down sneak inside the 10 and scrambled in from 5 yards to score with 18 seconds left and give the Colts a 17-7 lead. Lewis completed 8 of 19 passes for 72 yards. Junior Joel Deyon rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries and junior Mike Evans carried 14 times for 53 yards for Carson. Banning was led by senior Jay Puluti, who completed 7 of 17 passes for 75 yards, Banning took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter on a 17-yard run up the middle by Roque Pech. The Colts responded with a field goal with less than minute before halftime. Carson took its first lead, 10-7, with Lewis running in for a 4-yard touchdown to complete a 72-yard drive with 5:15 left in the third quarter. Senior quarterback Anthony Lewis rushed for two touchdowns to help Carson (2-5, 2-0) score the final 17 points and overcome a 7-0 second-quarter deficit against Banning (0-7, 0-2). “This is the first time that I’ve played in a stadium like this so I just tried to make (the most) of the moment,” Lewis said. Carson High is starting to resemble its CIF L.A. City Section championship teams of seasons past. Carson defeated Banning, 17-7, for its second consecutive victory after an 0-5 start in a Marine League game at Home Depot Center on Thursday night.
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