East County Sports

Spartans stop Matadors; Islanders blank Braves

2018 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

CHULA VISTA 20, MOUNT MIGUEL 7

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

SPRING VALLEY – The Mount Miguel Matadors are a growing team that can’t afford to miss on their chances for success in a football game.

Given some steady progress in their game with familiar non-league foe Chula Vista on Friday night, the Matadors couldn’t produce the ultimate result when poised for the shot.

The Spartans remained undefeated at 2-0 after beating the hosts, 20-7.

“We had a lot of opportunities, a lot of missed opportunities,” Matador sophomore quarterback J.D. LAVERDIERE said. “We have to succeed in those and we’ll get it next week.”

Laverdiere was sacked twice and Mount Miguel (0-2) had a pair of turnovers. A few other breaks –  that are sometimes made up with experience – and the Matadors were in a position to make it a contest.

Laverdiere completed a pass to senior wide receiver JADD MALLARD for a 66-yard touchdown pass in the fourth.

Mallard recovered a fumble on the next series.

Matador juniors MIKE MEDINA and ULICES MONJE registered some big hits on Spartan ball carriers.

The Matadors will travel to face Valhalla (0-2) next Friday.


2018 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

CORONADO 76, EL CAJON VALLEY 0

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

CORONADO – The Coronado Islanders humbled the El Cajon Valley Braves, 76-0, in a non-league football contest here on Friday night.

Islander coach KURT HINES did his best to control the outcome, but Coronado – led by Colton Maldonado’s seven touchdowns passing and rushing combined – had no let up in the reserves’ run game while enjoying the outcome.

Braves sophomore DAMARIUS HYDE had 36 all-purpose yards.

“Coronado had a well-run team,” El Cajon Valley head coach NICK OSBORN said. “We had some key injuries so guys like ATLANTIS EIDEJUS, SALVADOR MORALES, RUBEN JARQUIN, DARRYL TAYLOR, ISRAEL TORRES and CHALANG AHMAD stepped up to fill those roles.

“We were challenged the whole game, but our players and coaches never let down. We saw a turn in our team that would be difficult for someone with an outside perspective to see. Our guys grew closer than they have ever been before.”

The Braves host Kearny on Friday night. The Komets won 38-28 last year.

“(Players) stepped up and spoke to the team and shared about how different the atmosphere on this team is now, and how the love being a part of this team and now they have to carry that into next week as we plan for Kearny.

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