Jomon Dotson’s first collegiate interception for the University of Washington was a big one.
Dotson, a graduate of American Canyon High School who switched from tailback to cornerback during the offseason, returned a third-quarter interception 68 yards for a touchdown, helping Washington to a 63-7 win over Montana on Saturday at Husky Stadium in Seattle.
“Proud of our defense,” Washington head coach Chris Petersen said on the Huskies’ website. “I’d never seen a guy get so tired during the interception (by Jomon Dotson) in my whole life when he had the goal line staring at him. But at least he got across the goal line, so I’m proud of him.”
It was Washington’s home opener.
It was Dotson’s second career touchdown for the Huskies. He had a 44-yard TD reception last year against Oregon.
Dotson is a 5-foot-10, 181-pound junior for the Huskies (2-0 overall), who are No. 6 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, released on Sunday.
Dotson played in all 14 games during the 2016 season and started twice at tailback for the Huskies.
He ran for 260 yards on 57 attempts, averaging 4.6 yards per carry and had a long run of 37 yards.
It’s the first time since his junior year of high school that Dotson has played any defense. He said it was his decision to change positions, offering up his help on defense.
Dotson garnered numerous awards and produced great numbers for American Canyon.
Napa Valley Register All-Napa County Player of the Year.
Solano County Athletic Conference Back of the Year.
Second-team All-CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.
Set school records for career rushing yards (4,976), rushing touchdowns (60), all-purpose yards (5,499) and points scored (374).
Armstrong-Brown plays for Hawaii
Justin-Siena graduate Marcus Armstrong-Brown caught two passes for 16 yards for the University of Hawaii in Saturday’s 56-23 loss to UCLA at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Weaver, McArdle are starters
Brandon Weaver, a graduate of Justin-Siena, made the start at defensive end on Saturday for UC Davis. The host Aggies beat the University of San Diego, 35-7. Weaver had one solo tackle and two assisted stops.
Miles McArdle, a Napa High graduate, started at right tackle for San Diego.
Tremblay plays for ARC
Vintage High graduate Caleb Tremblay had five total tackles (three solo stops, two assists) for American River College-Sacramento in a 55-49 win on Saturday over host Modesto.
Santa Rosa loses
Santa Rosa Junior College lost on Saturday to Fresno City, 31-10.
Vintage High graduate Jordan Greenlee had three tackles, including one for a loss, and three hurries in Santa Rosa’s season opener, a 51-0 loss to Butte-Oroville.