UCLA might want to reconsider.
Eddie Printz threw four touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead Lassiter to a 42-13 win over Kell on Friday.
Days after having his scholarship rescinded by UCLA, Printz came out sizzling. Three of his first four passes went for touchdowns as the Trojans (3-0) jumped out to a 21-0 lead. On the second play of the game, Printz found Willie Police streaking downfield and flicked the ball deep for a 51-yard score. The pair was just getting started. On their ensuing drive, Printz found Police all alone again and connected for a 90-yard score.
Printz finished 13 of 16 for 305 yards, and Police caught five balls for 196 yards and four touchdowns. Printz was perfect in the first quarter, completing five of five passes for 186 yards with three touchdowns.
After the game, Printz downplayed the controversy and said it was a good week and that he enjoyed “the support of Lassiter nation.”
“We had a great game plan; the offensive line held up, and the offense did a great job,” Printz said. “I just knew what we had to do and we had a great strategy and we did what we had to do to be successful.”
With two Division 1 commitments, including Georgia-bound Quincy Mauger, Kell (2-1) came into the game with a highly-touted secondary, one that would challenge Lassiter. But the Longhorns were no match for the Trojans high-powered offense, which has scored 42, 37, and 35 points in the first halves of their games. Kell coach Derek Cook said he knew that he needed to pressure Printz and the Longhorns were unable to do that. Their secondary was able to shut down top recruit Juwan Dickey, but it came at the expense of allowing Police to run free.
After their two long scores, Printz and Police combined again, this one a short 15-yard touchdown, for a 21-0 lead late with 3:20 left in the first period. Shredding the Longhorns’ defense, Lassiter didn’t need to run much but hard-running Hakim Shahid (14 carries 75 yards and two touchdowns) led the running game.