Alexiz Buenrostro leapt into the end zone Superman-style for a touchdown to provide the Sunnyvale Fremont Firebirds with a 27-0 lead late in the fourth quarter.
It was icing on the cake for the Firebirds’ first win of the season, a 27-0 rout of the San Jose Bulldogs on Friday night.
Additionally, it was Buenrostro’s first start at quarterback, a position he is unfamiliar with since he normally plays wide receiver and cornerback. Filling in for starting quarterback Bryand Arcia with an undisclosed absence, Buenrostro played admirably using his arm and legs to keep the Bulldog defense off balance all night.
“It was my first time playing quarterback,” Buenrostro said. “I think I did pretty good.”
There were a couple of aspects of the game Buenrostro wanted to improve on when he makes his next start at quarterback.
“I threw two picks, but that’s something I can improve on,” said Buenrostro. “I could have done a better job of scrambling, but overall, I think I did a pretty good job as my first time playing quarterback.”
The defense was much improved, not allowing the Bulldogs to score the whole game due their tackling techniques and awareness on opposing offensive plays. The Firebirds forced an interception from the Bulldogs on their first possession of the game. Fremont forced three consecutive 3-and-outs to start the game. They also blocked a field goal attempt by San Jose with 4:18 left in the second quarter.
Fremont coach Adam Herald was pleased his defense bounced back against San Jose after having a difficult time against Leland last week.
“They’re starting to understand their responsibilities,” coach Herald said. “They’re starting to understand the game plan a lot better and that takes time to build that and we want to keep building on what we did tonight.”
Although, it was a massive victory for the Firebirds, there are some aspects of the game coach Herald would like to see his team improve on.
“We could have put a lot more up [on the scoreboard],” said coach Herald. “We have to take care of the football a lot better because they still won the turnover battle. We got to do better with the football if we’re going to keep rolling, winning, expecting to win.”
The Firebirds will play next on Friday at Fremont High School against the Santa Cruz Cardinals at 7 p.m.