PASADENA — With an explosive offense and an overpowering defense, visiting Kilpatrick High School from Malibu posted a 36-0 Alpha League-opening victory over Marshall High on Saturday afternoon. Each of Kilpatrick’s touchdown drives included a play that gained at least 25 yards. Sean Taylor returned an intercepted pass 40 yards to begin the scoring on the first play of the game. On the first play of the second quarter, quarterback Matthew Jones completed a 77-yard touchdown pass to Taylor. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Midway through the second quarter, Taylor returned an intercepted pass 70 yards to set up Nathan Toglola’s 10-yard scoring run. On the first play of the second half, Jones connected on a 68-yard scoring pass to Paymi Pitts. In the middle of the third quarter, Kilpatrick’s John Little contributed a 25-yard run on a drive that concluded with Kewain Ford’s 7- yard scoring run. Marshall dropped to 1-4 with the loss, and Kilpatrick improved to 2-4. The Eagles staged their most effective offensive possession of the game after stopping Kilpatrick on downs in the middle of the fourth quarter. After a tackle on fourth down by Carlos McEniry that prevented a Kilpatrick first down, Marshall running back Matt Alexander gained 45 yards through space provided by blockers Shay Simms and Neftali Morals. Two plays later, quarterback Peter Kock threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Benn, only to have the play nullified by an illegal block. On the next play, a high snap out of shotgun formation resulted in a 25-yard loss that effectively ended Marshall’s scoring threat. Other highlights for Marshall included Abel Stephenson’s 30-yard return of the opening kickoff and a 40-yard pass from Kock to John Butler early in the second quarter. Defensive leaders for the Eagles included McEniry with seven tackles and Morales and Alexander with five tackles apiece. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!