Charlotte downs Premont in double OTFree Access

Charlotte’s Brandon Sanchez tries to cut back against Premont. MERCEDES SANCHEZ | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Late heroics helped the Charlotte Trojans to a 12-6 win on the road over Premont in double overtime on Friday.

After being held scoreless for most of 6-0 game against Premont, the Charlotte Trojans scored with 14 seconds left in regulation when quarterback Alex Martinez hit Brandon Sanchez for a 5-yard score. Martinez then scrambled in from 12 yards out to win 12-6 in double overtime.

Martinez finished the day 10-of-15 passing for 62 yards and one passing touchdown to go with his rushing touchdown against one interception.

Mario Campos was 5-of-11 passing for 54 yards as well.

Sanchez was the top receiver for the night with seven receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown. Max Rowland and Xavier Martinez each had three catches. Rowland went for 33 yards while Martinez went for 27.

Head coach Jason Brock described the first win of his head coaching career as a night-long defensive battle.

The Trojans were held to 116 yards passing overall. But senior running back Manuelito Cancel gave Premont fits, carrying the ball 20 times for 111 yards rushing and catching one pass for 14 yards.

Charlotte (1-1) will host Riviera Kaufer (1-1) on Sept. 13.

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