USC moving up for Cravens


MURRIETA, Calif. -- Su'a Cravens doesn't hesitate to tell people that he is a defensive player. He's going to have a hard time convincing Riverside (Calif.) North of that, however.

Cravens turned his first carry into a 34-yard touchdown then added two more touchdowns of 50 and 29 yards, respectively, on his way to 201 yards on only nine carries in a 58-14 Vista Murrieta win over North on Friday in the CIF-SS Inland Division quarterfinals. The victory sends the Broncos to the semifinals, where they will meet No. 2 seed Upland.

Cravens isn't usually called upon as extensively on offense, but head coach Coley Candaele said there is nothing usual about the playoffs, nor Cravens' talent.