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Chandler in control from first snap to beat Corona

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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 11:12 pm | Updated: 2:07 pm, Mon Oct 17, 2011.

The night's first play from scrimmage sealed the night.

Chandler wide receiver Lloyd Mills caught a slant pass from Darell Garretson, cut and went 80 yards for a touchdown.

The aerial assault was on.

This healthier version of the Wolves' offense was back in form, as Garretson (concussion) and Javon Williams (ankle) returned from a one-game absence. That combination, plus the Wolves' roster loaded with speed, cruised to a 49-7 victory against Corona del Sol on Friday night.

The night began with Mills' long touchdown catch-and-run, continued with Williams, who hauled in 45- and 68-yard touchdown catches, resumed with Mills returning a punt through four would-be tacklers and 65 yards for a score and was sealed with Paul Perkins' two touchdown runs.

All of that came in the first half, a 42-0 lead for Chandler at intermission.

By that point, Garretson's night ended with 272 yards passing on 10 of 10 completions and three touchdowns, and Williams had three receptions for 129 yards and the two scores.

"We prepared pretty well for what they can do," Chandler coach Shaun Aguano said. "We knew we had to beat them with our speed and spread the ball around."

Corona began the night shorthanded, as the Aztecs suspended a handful of players for Friday's game for violating team rules, though Aztecs coach Tom Joseph wouldn't offer specifics or how many were benched.

He was irked that Chandler converted a fourth-and-1 from midfield in the second half, and that the Wolves threw the ball with their backups in the fourth quarter, something the Wolves have done before to get all of their kids repetitions and playing time.

But he was more frustrated about his team's response.

"It doesn't matter," Joseph said. "You still have to run, tackle and block. We couldn't stop them."

That part was a struggle for the Aztecs (4-4), which have been part of blowouts (win or lose) nearly every week this season.

There was no keeping up with the Wolves' speed on this night, and a Wolves defense that was staked to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter swarmed Corona quarterback Kyle Busk all night with pressure.

The Aztecs touchdown came late in the fourth quarter on James Cantes' 17-yard touchdown run.


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