Yvette Sanchez
ASU Student Journalist

Football: Trevor Browne defense shuts out Carl Hayden

September 2, 2017 by Yvette Sanchez, Arizona State University

Phoenix Trevor Browne dominated on offense and defense in its 44-0 non-conference win over Phoenix Carl Hayden Friday night.

This is the fourth win for the Bruins in the last three seasons.

Going into halftime, Browne led Hayden 22-0 after touchdown runs for Ambulai Quaye, Aaron Beaulieu and quarterback Johnny Shadle. The Falcons came out in the third quarter ready to put up some points on the board.

With a strong opening possession of the second half, a touchdown seemed to be imminent for the Falcons. However, that was quickly stopped at the Browne 12-yard line with Jaylen Creer's interception, which was returned 83 yards.  That was the closest the Falcons would get to a touchdown.

Cesar Salazar later caught a 55-yard touchdown for the final TD of the game. Trevor Browne is 1-2 while Carl Hayden fell to 0-2.

“Offensively, we've still got a lot of work to do,” head coach Jeremy Zimmerman said of the Bruins' performance. “Defensively we played a great game, offensively we had a lot of mistakes. A lot of missed assignments. We have a long way to go still, but defensively I think we played our best game of the year.”

Browne linebacker Omar Hernandez, a junior, registered five sacks. If there was a number that was constantly seen in the backfield, it was his No. 42. “My defensive line was filling up the gaps, so it made it easier for me to take on the block and make the tackle," he said.

Hernandez admitted he lost count of how many tackles he made.

Quaye rushed for a total of 96 yards, including two touchdowns, and gained 125 in total yards for the Bruins.  He was able to weave around all defenders who were eagerly trying to stop him.

“This is a big preview, we’re going to start winning games," Quaye said about this year's Bruins team.