East County Sports

Honorable Patriots humble Boron, 62-6

JORDAN MATTHEWS celebrates his touchdown Friday in the Honor Bowl.

Christian’s ALEXANDER GONZALEZ carries on Friday at The Honor Bowl.

2017 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

CHRISTIAN 62, BORON 6

 

By Ramon Scott

EastCountySports.com

 

SAN DIEGO – Christian High’s specially designed uniforms for the Honor Bowl had stars and stripes adorning their shoulder pads giving the team an All-American look.

And the Patriots gave an All-American performance Friday afternoon at Cathedral Catholic High School against smaller Boron High from the Mohave Desert in an overwhelming 62-6 victory in the first game of the weekend series which supports efforts to help America’s military veterans.

BRAD JEREMIAH (3) on the sidelines Friday afternoon.

Senior quarterback BRADLEY JEREMIAH picked up right where he left off last week, throwing for over 200 yards in the first half.

He threw for seven touchdowns in the contest, giving him seven now in just two games so far this season.

Sophomore receiver ALONZO RICHARDSON scored three touchdowns. He caught seven balls for 142 yards.

JORDAN MATTHEWS had two touchdown receptions, while NASHOM CARTER also scored a touchdown for Christian, which led led 42-0 at halftime.

Jeremiah hit Richardson for a 2 Yard TD Pass late in the first quarter for a 28-0 lead, as Jeremiah had his first four throwing scores in the opening period.

Richardson also caught a touchdown pass from junior quarterback OWEN EASLEY with :58 left in the contest for his third score.

NASHOM CARTER reaches the end zone Friday.

Jeremiah passed to ALEX GONZALEZ on a 27-yard screen pass for a TD, giving Christian a 21-0 lead.

Junior receiver MATT ARMIJO also scored a touchdown for Christian.

The Patriots certainly played with no malice. They are just well-tuned early even for comparable defensive units.

Christian’s defense forced two turnovers and held the Bobcats to 120 yards of total offense.

Boron scored a touchdown with nine minutes left in the game.

Jeremiah was 30-of-38 for 383 yards on the day.

Matthews had six receptions for 104 yards, while Armijo had a career-high seven catches.

Gonzalez had 124 yards of total offense.

Jeremiah, a 6-foot-5, 205-pounder senior, threw TD passes of 12, 27, 1, 6 and 45 yards.

After Jeremiah connected with Richardson for a 12-yard TD pass, BRYCE RIEPL scooped up a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and returned it 30 yards for TD and just like that the Patriots led 14-0 with 8:25 left in the opening quarter.

“It was a great game,” said, Jeremiah, who was named his team’s Honor Bowl MVP. “We all just worked together and had a bunch of fun. We have a bunch of options (at receiver) and all of them are really good.

“We’re really young. We only have two receivers that are seniors. We’re just going to work harder with a better mentality and go get it.”

Carter scored on a 27-yard TD run and Armijo scored on an 11-yard TD run.

The entire fourth quarter was played with a running clock because Christian led by more than 35 points.

Christian’s next game is at Santana on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m.

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