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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Siluano highlights running attack in Oceanside romp over Jaguars

November 8, 2008
OCEANSIDE – Rene Siluano paused in the end zone and waited for a handful of teammates for a brief celebration last night. The Oceanside running back had just broken loose on a 14-yard run after it appeared he was stopped for no gain.
Siluano spun out of a tackler pulling his jersey while holding himself up with his left hand. All Siluano needed was to run over somebody on his way to the end zone to resemble something out of a Bo Jackson highlight reel.

There was plenty for the Pirates to be happy about in a 49-21 Valley League win against visiting Valley Center in what was deemed to be a showdown between offensive powerhouses.

The game appeared to head that way until the Pirates (9-0, 5-0) ran away with their 21st straight win thanks to a second-half stingy defense and an explosive attack.

And Siluano was an integral part of that, using his speed and balance to sift through tackles as if he were covered in butter.

“I didn't know I had those moves,” said Siluano, who rushed for 157 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown. “Coaches have always stressed that I have to make a move. I said, 'Coach, I'm not a move guy.' ”

Siluano has settled in as the Pirates' premier running back. But more importantly, he's helped establish a rushing attack top-ranked Oceanside was missing.

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