East County Sports

Eagles, Braves stopped; Knights win

2017 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

VALLEY CENTER 29, GRANITE HILLS 7

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

VALLEY CENTER – The Granite Hills Eagles scored first, but were outscored 22-0 in the second half by Valley Center in a 29-7 non-league defeat here Friday night.

 

The Eagles got an 18-yard touchdown run by TYLER GONZALEZ behind the block of junior lineman DAMION HIDALGO, as the senior ran off the right side, then got the score for a 7-0 lead.

Rikki Mazzetti threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns for Valley Center, while Jaguars running back Ryan McCowan rushed for the final two touchdowns in the second half after taking over the rushing chores following an injury to Mateo Sinohui in the third quarter.

Keith Vasquez had eight receptions for Valley Center, including a touchdown catch in the second quarter, which tied the gae, 7-all.

Mazetti hit Zach Mahrenholz for a short TD pass in the third quarter, as the senior dove for the ball near the turf in the end zone near the front right pylon.

Kobe Dominguez and Micah McClure both had interceptions in the fourth quarter to thwart any hopes of an Eagles’ comeback.

Granite Hills, which travels to Lakeside to face El Capitan next Friday, falls to 2-2, while the Jaguars improve to 4-1.


2017 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

SWEETWATER 46, EL CAJON VALLEY 7

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

EL CAJON – The Sweetwater Red Devils didn’t necessarily have a secret weapon for Friday night’s non-league encounter against El Cajon Valley Braves.

But they did have Marty Sesma, who made his season debut after being sidelined all season with an injury to his left hand, and scored five touchdowns to help down the hosts on Homecoming night.

El Cajon Valley’s DARELL DAVIS had an 86-yard kick off return for a touchdown to erase a Sweetwater score in the second quarter, cutting a two-score lead in half, but the previously winless Red Devils continued on for a 46-7 victory.

Davis picked up the bounding ball and started left, then shoved teammate BRANDON ROBINSON into the path of a couple of pursuing Red Devils. He then took off for the right side, getting help from blockers RONALD HULLUM, DWIGHT BREWER and JONATHAN ISLAS, to get all the way to the end zone as the Braves found themselves back in the game.

Sweetwater (1-3) got a touchdown from Richard Malixi on a 16-yard run to finish off the game’s opening drive to cap the first drive of the game.

Shane Burris and Carlos Alvarez had interceptions in the first quarter the Red Devils.

On the first play of the second quarter, Sesma scored from two yards out to make it 13-0.

 

Sweetwater kicked two field goals in the second quarter.

Sesma added a touchdown run of 14 yards to make it 32-7 at halftime.

Sweetwater’s Robert Hewett had one of the Red Devils’ two second-half interceptions.

Sesma added touchdown runs of two and seven yards in the second half.

El Cajon Valley fell to 1-4 and are next in action on Oct. 6 at home against Chula Vista.


2017 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 54, BORREGO SPRINGS 0

 

LA MESA – The Foothills Christian Knights improved to 2-0 with a second-straight on-field shutout Friday night, smashing visiting Borrego Springs, 54-0, in an 8-man game at Seau Field.

The Knights could be in line for another win next week, as they host Avalon (0-3) next Friday night at 7.

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