East County Sports

Wolf Pack eliminated in Imperial

JOEY RAMOS, of Imperial, carries past West Hills on Friday night. / IVPress.com

2018 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

SAN DIEGO CIF DIVISION III PLAYOFFS – FIRST ROUND

IMPERIAL 25, WEST HILLS 0

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

IMPERIAL — The West Hills Wolf Pack out-gained the Imperial Tigers, 311 to 168, in their San Diego CIF Division IV first-round playoff game on Friday night.

But for the second consecutive week, the Pack couldn’t crack the scoreboard in a 25-0 loss.

West Hills had three turnovers and failed on four fourth-down conversion attempts.

Tigers star Santiago De La Torre threw for 56 yards and a TD, registered eight tackles, recorded an interception and kicked a 47-yard field goal.

Nathan Hart rushed for 101 yards and a TD on 14 carries for Imperial.

West Hills quarterback JORDIN YOUNG rushed for 176 yards and passed for 78 more while being sacked once.

West Hills (8-3) returned the opening kick off past midfield, but a fourth-down try was knocked down on an attempted pass.

West Hills was pinned at the 1 to start its next series, but Young picked up a first down on a keeper.

The field goal was the only score in the first half.

Tigers sophomore Ryan Bonillas returned the second-half kick 95 yards for a score.

After a Wolf Pack fumble late in the third, De La Torre threw to Joey Ramos for another touchdown.

De La Torre’s interception set up a 30-yard touchdown run by Hart.

West Hills had its moments.

KIP KLINGERMAN had an interception for the Pack.

Young and senior BRYCEN WILLIAMS connected on a beautiful deep pass down the right sideline.

AUSTIN RUIZ-CASTANEDA and HUNTER GAUTHER combined for a sack for the Pack.

West Hills senior GIANNI GRIMM had a tackle for loss.

Seventh-seeded Imperial (7-4) will be on the road to face second-seeded Central next week.

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