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J.D., Jahiem proving lethal to defenses

Mount Miguel quarterback J.D. Laverdiere runs past Santana on Friday night. / photo by Melissa Honick

Santana rushes against Mount Miguel on Friday night. / photo by Melissa Honick




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SANTEE – There’s a budding passing combination quickly being discovered by opposing defenses of the Mount Miguel Matadors.

Mount Miguel sophomore quarterback J.D. LAVERDIERE passed for five touchdowns as the Matadors defeated host Santana in the Grossmont Valley League opener for both teams Friday night.

Photo by Melissa Honick

Laverdiere, who came into the game averaging more than 300 yards per contest, fired off 35 aerials with 24 completions for 414 yards.

Matador junior wide receiver JAHIEM ALLEN-POMPEY, already an eye-catcher in several games this season, had 11 receptions for 229 yards and three of the scores. He also added an interception late in the first half in the end zone.

Laverdiere threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to sophomore MIKEY AVANT to open the scoring four-and-a-half minutes into the game to open the scoring.

Mount Miguel senior LARRY YZAGUIRRE had a 2-yard touchdown run four minutes and change into the second for a 12-0 lead. The Matadors’ veteran leader added an 80-yard jaunt in the second quarter.

On the Matadors’ next series, Laverdiere threw to Allen-Pompey for a 72-yard score and an 18-0 edge.

Santana took a drive inside the 10 where BROOKS MOUTAW had a 7-yard score to put seven on the board for the hosts on Senior Night.

Nearly midway through the second period, Laverdiere and Allen-Pompey connected on a touchdown for the second time on a 14-yard completion.

Just 40 seconds into the fourth quarter, Laverdiere and Allen-Pompey for a 65-yard touchdown.

Santana wraps up a Mount Miguel player on Friday night. / photo by Melissa Honick

Two minutes later, Laverdiere found senior ERIK GRAHAM with a 47-yard touchdown pass, as the Matadors converted 8-of-12 of their third- and fourth-down situations.

The Sultans tacked on a score with under a minute to play when junior running back LINCOLN SUMNER rushed in from five years away.

Junior JAMES SHAPLIN had an interception for Santana (4-3, 0-1 GVL), while teammates ERIC KASZYCKI and LUKE SIMANEK combined for three total sacks.

Santana sophomore quarterback DREW TEMPLE played in the contest and completed 11-of-19 passes.

Santana sophomore JARED FORSTER had four receptions for 64 yards.

The Matadors host Monte Vista next week, while the Sultans travel to face West Hills.

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