RedHawks fall; Knights roll to 2-0

Mountain Empire carries against Castle Park on Friday.

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

CASTLE PARK 41, MOUNTAIN EMPIRE REDHAWKS 21

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

PINE VALLEY – The Castle Park Trojans outscored Mountain Empire, 35-7, in the first half en route to a 41-21 win here last Friday.

The RedHawks scored the first touchdown of the game but an interception midway through the first quarter by the Trojans resulted in a touchdown drive to tie the game two minutes later.

Mountain Empire junior EFRAIN PENUELAS tackles a Castle Park ball carrier on Friday.

Following a pung, the Trojans scored on a touchdown run in the final minute of the opening quarter.

Another interception by Castle Park turned into another scoring drive just one minute into the second quarter, giving the Trojans a 21-7 lead.

Following a punt by the RedHawks, Castle Park went up 28-7 on a touchdown with seven minutes left before halftime.

The Trojans picked off Empire a third time with three minutes to go in the first half and one minute later, turned the miscue into another score for the halftime advantage.

Mountain Empire forced a fumble and recovered it just one minute into the second half and scored on a touchdown pass to MARCUS SMITH a minute later.

Smith had over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

DAKOTA DANIELS also amassed over 100 yards receiving and scored a touchdown for MEHS.

The RedHawks’ final score came with seven minutes left in the game on a touchdown pass, which resulted in the final margin.

 


2019 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 44, NEW DESIGNS – UNIVERSITY PARK 14

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

LA MESA – Foothills Christian’s Tony Mroz passed for 209 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for a touchdown at the defending section 8-man champs defeated New Designs – University Park, of Los Angeles (0-1), at Seau Field on Friday.

Blake McIntyre caught passes for 147 yards and a TD for FCHS (2-0).

The Knights built a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

An early second-quarter score made it 22-0.

Foothills Christian will host Rock Academy in an Ocean League opener this Friday at Seau Field.

Rock Academy will be playing in its season opener.

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