East County Sports

Cougars get blitzed by Warhawks

THOMAS FISHBURNE is chased Friday night against host Madison / photo by Ramon Scott




By Bill Dickens



SAN DIEGO – In a game that was no contest from the outset, as visiting Steele Canyon played a game of catch-up that left them a few yards short in Friday night’s (Sept. 2) encounter.

It was virtually a mismatch that left the Cougars a bevy of yards short and now 0-2 in the young season after a 42-7 loss at defensively stout Madison.

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JACOB JONES scores a touchdown for Steele Canyon on Friday night. / photo by Ramon Scott

Steele Canyon avoided the shutout early when quarterback THOMAS FISHBURNE fired a 25-yard scoring pass to JACOB JONES.

The ball was actually intended for MIKEL OLIVER, who stuck a big hand in the air to deflect it and it was caught behind Oliver in stride for the continuation score, as he gathered the ball in a covered the final 10 yards to paydirt.

JOHN LAUTNER kicked the PAT to close the early Madison lead to 14-7 and give Steele Canyon early hope of a fighting chance.

Seventeen players contributed to the defense, including leading tackler JHAELON BRAZILE who logged 6 tackles.

Fishburne finished 7 for 19 for 63 yards and one touchdown.

Oliver caught three passes for 25 yards.

ISAIAH THOMPSON led the Cougars running attack with 47 yards on a dozen carries.

“We never put our heads down despite falling behind,” said Steele Canyon coach SCOTT LONGERBONE.

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CALEB O’GORMAN (62) walks to the sideline after recording an interception Friday night. / photo by Ramon Scott

Junior JON MARTINEZ recovered a fumble for the Cougars at their own 3 when it looked like Madison was headed in for an even early first-quarter score on the opening drive.

The Cougars were three-and-out, punting from their own 9, which set up a short field and a Warhawks touchdown on a pass from Terrell Carter to Daniel Stokes.

Carter threw for five touchdowns for the Warhawks, including three to Brandon Lewis.

CALEB O’GORMAN recovered a turnover in the first quarter after a bizarre play that saw the Madison quarterback have a pass or fumble come out of his hands and into the hands of O’Gorman after it was loose in the air.

COLTON LARCEVAL and Martinez pressured Carter into the error.


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