Evan Talbert had four touchdown receptions on just five catches as the Mission Prep football beat visiting Linfield Christian 45-14 Friday night.
Talbert finished with 110 yards receiving. Quarterback Patrick Miller was 7 of 15 for 142 yards with four touchdowns and an interception.
The Royals led 21-0 at halftime. After Linfield Christian (2-3) pulled within 28-14, Calvin Levisay returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards to give Mission Prep (4-1) complete control.
Linfield Christian was held to 51 rushing yards on 36 carries. Leading rusher Scott Brazil was held to 33 yards on 15 carries.
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Patrick Laird had 198 rushing yards on 27 carries and narrowly missed rushing for 200 yards for a fourth consecutive game for Mission Prep.
“They tried to stuff the box and contain Laird. This gave us a lot of 1-on-1 man coverage on the outside,” Mission Prep coach Chad Henry said. “Our young quarterback made the throws, and Talbert had a great game. It’s difficult to beat us when we are balanced.”