When he finally returned to the field Thursday night, the Chino star running back made the most of his fresh start, rushing for 120 yards and three touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 35-6 win over Silverado at John Monger Stadium. “Man,” Stanford said, surveying the emptying field with a wistful look. “It’s just great to be back.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Silverado didn’t think it was so great to see Stanford or defensive back Ryan McFoy, who had been serving the same penalty for their roles in an altercation at school. Chino (4-1) quickly built a 21-0 lead via two Stanford scores and a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Art Garcia, and Silverado entered halftime without much to be happy about. The Cowboys extended their advantage on a 5-yard touchdown run by Lucas Barbosa, and the defense didn’t allow the Hawks (2-3) to score until there was 7:05 remaining in the third quarter. “I think this will be an experience that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives – playing someone really damn good,” Silverado coach Carl Posey said. “When Chino lost last week, that was really bad news for us.” Posey once played for Monger, the Chino coach, while the two were at Don Lugo. CHINO – During his two-week suspension from the game he loved, R.J. Stanford winced every time he saw a football game, whether it was high school, college or the NFL. The mere sight of pigskin caused Stanford to reach for the remote. “I’d turn it to cartoons, anything,” he said. “Just something happy.” “He’s the best coach I ever had,” Posey said. “The guy’s incredible, he really is.” Posey then used the latter sentence to describe Stanford, McFoy and several other Cowboys. Monger, a vibrant personality who doesn’t mind putting his arm around someone he has just met, said getting two of his key players back was uplifting for the team. “We want them to do real well,” he said. “We’re just trying to save them some money when they graduate (with college scholarships). “They were penalized for it, but it’s a small issue.” That was good news for the recruiters from four Pacific-10 Conference schools who Monger said attended. Those scouts don’t want to see Stanford having to watch cartoons again. “I loved every minute of (being back),” Stanford said. “I never want to experience that again. You know, I wasn’t sure whether I’d even be able to play football anymore. … I’ll never take it for granted now.” There weren’t many highlights for Silverado, but one play accounted for more than a third of the team’s rushing yards. Shortly before halftime, with the Hawks backed up deep in their own territory, Posey called a risky play. “I asked the guys, `Do you want to be conservative, or do you want to take a chance?’ ” he said. “They said, `No, no, let’s take a chance.’ “ Posey then ordered the team to try a reverse out of their own end zone, a play the team had never even practiced. Fortunately, senior Justin Hammond took control and ran for 63 yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!