After being off 19 days, the North Shore Mustangs plowed La Porte High 51-14 with help of their several Division I prospects.
"I was really pleased with our effort and our team chemistry," North Shore coach David Aymond said. "We got to use our two-minute offense and were efficient in every aspect of the game."
Utility man Kevin Rutland played receiver and quarterback and accounted for two touchdowns on 16 and 19-yard runs. Kansas State is Rutland's only offer, while other schools are pursuing.
"We are using Kevin several different ways," Aymond said. "He scored twice running the option and played receiver. We haven't used him at defensive back yet and I know we will use him at running back before the end of the season. He has such burst and is the fastest kid in our program. He has another gear right now that no one on the field has."
Opening holes and protecting the quarterback were Ole Miss commit Robert Ramirez and Arizona commit Earl Mitchell. Ramirez suffered a tweaked knee in the Mustangs' last game but was at full speed against La Porte.
Mitchell took an official visit to Arizona during the off week and is considering taking a visit to Oklahoma State.
"Both Robert and Earl played well," Aymond said. "We rushed for 327 yards, so they were doing something."
Junior running back Chris Ganious rushed for 114 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown and senior Allen Sims had 80 yards on 11 touches.
Senior wide out Chris Riser had 149 all-purpose yards, including five catches for 67 yards.
"Chris is having a tremendous year and is so dangerous when he gets the ball," Aymond said. "He could be the best receiver we've had here."
North Shore' defense led by lineman Zach Aymond, Ryan Riggins and Texas commit Chykie Brown held La Porte to two rushing yards and caused six fumbles and two interceptions.
Dustin Kempf had five catches for 58 yards for La Porte.
Making up for lost time, North Shore will play four games in 14 days - starting off with Dobie who is led by superstar junior Sam Proctor.
"It has been a wild year so far," Aymond said.