SANTA CLARITA >> Before the game, the Hart football team honored first responders for their efforts in the recent Sand Fire.
After the national anthem, they had a sheriff helicopter flyover.
Then the Hart football team put on a show in its home opener with a dominant 39-0 nonleague victory over Arroyo, dominating both sides of the ball.
Hart senior quarterback Nick Moore completed 21 of 30 passes for 296 yards with two touchdowns and rushed 12 times for 86 yards.
Moore’s main two targets were senior wide receivers A.J. Stanley and Grant Thuente.
Stanley had seven receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown, and Thuente had six receptions for 129 yards.
Hart running back Chase Garcia ran the ball 13 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
Hart’s defense was dominant. holding Arroyo to only 115 yards and causing two turnovers, including an interception from defensive back Davon Jones.
“The dominance on the defensive side of the ball came from preparation and a positive mindset from the defensive players,” Stanley said.
Moore also had another touchdown pass with a 14-yard touchdown stirke to receiver Daniel Madison in the first quarter. Madison had two receptions for 22 yards.
Arroyo could not get much done on the offensive side of the ball. Quarterback Jason Villa completed 11 of 18 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown.