At 5 feet, 7 inches and 157 pounds, Tulare Western High’s David Alcantar may not be the most imposing-looking running back.
But the Mustangs senior continues to torch defenses with his elusiveness and speed.
Alcantar amassed five touchdowns and 254 yards, all before halftime, as Tulare Western – ranked ninth in The Bee’s Central Section Top 10 coaches’ poll – breezed by Delano 48-0 in East Yosemite League play Friday.
Tulare Western, 6-0 under the direction of coach Ryan Rocha, remains one of eight teams in the Central Section that are still undefeated. Also among those still perfect is crosstown rival Tulare.
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The two Tulare schools will meet in four weeks during the regular-season finale, what will be the 53rd annual Bell Game.
The Mustangs have been nearly unstoppable in the first half of the season, outscoring opponents a combined 242-49.
Alcantar was a scoring machine Friday, reaching the end zone on runs of 10, 20 49 and 44 yards. He also turned a screen-pass into a 65-yard touchdown.