East County Sports

Matadors can’t repeat success in Poway

EastCountySports.com staff report

POWAY – The defenses were expected to be in force at Poway High Friday night, but a third party also made their presence felt when Mount Miguel faced the host Titans.

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Shean English (57) and Trevon Allen (56) pave the way for Antoine Hamilton Jr. (4) Friday night at Poway High.

A myriad of penalties plagued Poway’s 24-6 win over the visiting Matadors, as the Titans made sure they didn’t let a lead slip away to Mount Miguel like last season’s meeting here.

Senior lineman DURAN MILLER recorded a pair of sacks in the first quarter for Mount Miguel. His first came on third down on the game’s opening series and forced a punt.

Miller’s second sack pushed the Titans back and limited the hosts to a 40-yard field goal to open the scoring.

ANTHONY GILMORE, a senior, had a 49-yard touchdown catch and run from quarterback Benny Valadez in the first quarter to close the early Poway lead to 10-7 with 3:30 left.

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KIKO BORJA had a defended pass in both the first and fourth quarter for the Matadors, while JONATHAN MONROY had a first quarter on sack on third down to force a Poway punt.

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Lamont Young (35) and Anthony Yarborough (43) take down a Poway ball carrier Friday night (EastCountySports.com photo)

Junior MARIO COKER had an interception inside the 10-yard line to stop a Poway drive in the second quarter. Miller also had a fumble recovery in the first half for Mount Miguel.

JOHNNY LEE and TAYLIN JOHNSON both had receptions for sizable gains late in the contest, as Mount Miguel was attempting a mild comeback.

Last season, the Titans held an early 21-0 lead over Mount Miguel before the Matadors made a tremendous comeback.

The Titans’ Jared Adelman returned a fumble 49 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.

Chris Butler had four catches for 110 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown reception for Poway. He also finished off a 16-play, 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter with a five-yard touchdown run.

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Antoine Hamilton Jr. carries for Mount Miguel Friday night against the Poway Titans.

The Matadors were at the Poway 2 late in the third quarter and poised to take the lead, but a penalty and an interception by Dustin Marvin stopped the potential scoring drive.

Poway (2-0) took a 10-0 lead when Robbie Sullivan threw a touchdown pass to Chris Butler for a 46-yard score with 4:47 to go in the second.

Poway’s Shane Gurule’s had 40-yard field goal with 1:58 left in the first quarter gave the Titans a 3-0 lead.

Poway’s Jacob Gaines recorded an interception in the end zone with just seconds remaining in the game.


 

 

 

 

 

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