East County Sports

Eagles’ Saikhon flies high over Pack

West Hills' defense lines up against Southwest (El Centro) Friday night in Santee.




EastCountySports.com staff report


SANTEE – Making the long trip into the Santee, the Southwest Eagles might’ve seemed ripe for revenge after defeating the West Hills on a last-second field goal in the desert in last year’s opener.

Instead, the visitors from El Centro picked up where they left off almost immediately, blitzing to a four-touchdown lead en route to a 36-17 win on the Wolf Pack’s new blue surface.

Southwest scored early on a 19-yard touchdown reception by Grant Hansink from Cameron Jungers.

Tyler Saikhon added three-straight touchdowns for Southwest to make it 27-0.

His fifth touchdown of the night was a thing of beauty, as Saikhon scored with an acrobatic flip into the end zone over a Wolf Pack defender.

Carlos Ruiz had an interception for Southwest.

Southwest made several stops in the first half, forcing the Wolf Pack to punt.

The Wolf Pack’s ALEX LEGGATE had a monster sack late in the first half.

AUSTIN DILL returned the second half kickoff 70 yards.

The Wolf Pack converted the special teams play into a 12-yard touchdown pass from JORDIN YOUNG to REESE WILTGEN.

West Hills tried to steal some momentum with a fumble recovery.

However, the ensuing possession went nowhere and the Eagles recorded a safety on a punt play to extend the lead to 29-7.

Senior LUCAS AH KEY had a sack in the second half.

The Pack got on the board once more with a 26-yard touchdown reception by RYAN JEWELL.

The Wolf Pack kept some focus on staying in the contest with the rival game against the Santana Sultans on deck.

West Hills added a field goal to cap the scoring.

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