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A decade of dominance in Oakland continued for McClymonds on Friday.
In the season finale, the No. 13 McClymonds Warriors (6-0) recorded a 46-0 shutout of the Skyline Titans (3-2) in the Silver Bowl, capturing their 11th straight championship in the Oakland Athletic League.
With the win, McClymonds also notched its fourth shutout in six games this season, as it outscored opponents 304-14.
McClymonds started off in a hurry, much like it did in the last meeting between the two teams, when it came away with a 60-0 trouncing on the Titans’ field one month ago.
Dual-threat junior quarterback Dreyan Paul connected with a wide open junior Michael Dansby for a 39-yard touchdown on third down, making it a 6-0 ballgame with 8:18 remaining in the first quarter, and it would not be the last time that duo found the endzone together.
The next score was Paul finding Dansby down the left side once again, this time for a 30-yard score to put the Warriors ahead 14-0 with 3:37 left in the opening period. Through the first two drives, Paul was already at 83 passing yards and Dansby was at 69 receiving yards.
Not long after, Paul scored for the third time on a 5-yard run, extending the McClymonds advantage to 20-0 early in the second quarter.
And the McClymonds defense made its mark known, much like the unit did for much of the year by helping the team beat opponents by a combined 290 points in just six games, which was an average margin of 48.3 points per victory.
There were three turnovers forced by McClymonds in this one, intercepting two passes and recovering one fumble. It limited Skyline to 79 total yards – all of which came on the ground – and to 2.6 yards per play.
Freshman Tajir Golden, pulled up to varsity just two weeks ago, was electric out of the McClymonds backfield.
Golden touched the ball five times and scored twice, once on a 79-yard run to put the score at 26-0 and later on a 37-yard reception on a screen to cap off the scoring while pushing the lead to 46-0. He ultimately totaled 133 rushing yards on four carries and 37 receiving yards.
Paul was 11-of-16 passing for 143 yards and ran for 31 yards on three carries. Dansby led McClymonds with 106 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions.
Senior Simeon Milan was the leading ballcarries for Skyline in a 43-yard outing.
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