Quarterback Miguel Alejo passed for more yards in one game than he had in four combined, as Live Oak improved to 4-1 with a 34-13 win over Mt. Shasta on Friday.

Quarterback Miguel Alejo passed for more yards in one game than he had in four combined, as Live Oak improved to 4-1 with a 34-13 win over Mt. Shasta on Friday.


The Lions have relied on a power running game and an elite defense to win games, but Alejo broke out against the Bears for 186 yards and two touchdowns.


Mt. Shasta focused on shutting down the run, and had success, necessitating a passing game.


“They were ready for our sweep, and we had a hard time running the ball, and decided to try to throw the ball,”?head coach Dan Johnson said. “Had a lot of success with it. We got a couple big scores off of passes.”


Both of Alejo’s touchdown passes went to Ish Gardon, who finished with 132 yards.


It was Tony Montes who got Live Oak going initially when he returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown.


He would later rush for a touchdown, as would Jarred Colvin.


Live Oak built a 21-0 lead early, although Mt. Shasta scored twice in the third quarter to make it a game, including an 80-yard fumble return for a touchdown.


The Lions controlled the game from then on.


Montes also had 65 yards passing in the game.


Live Oak’s defense continued to play well, allowing only one score.


They will host Trinity this Friday for their fall homecoming.