East County Sports

Logistics keep Pack from timely finish

West Hills' Brendan Greene attempts to hold on while being tackled on Friday night.

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

SANTA FE 7, WEST HILLS 6

 

EastCountySports.com staff report

 

WHITTIER – The West Hills Wolf Pack may have encountered some difficulties in getting to Friday night’s game against Santa Fe High School in Whittier before the scheduled kickoff time.

Seems like a long way to travel for a contest that produced just 13 points, as the Chiefs scored a touchdown in the first half and made it stand after West Hills got a second-half score. A failed PAT was the difference in a 7-6 loss at Whitter High School.

Senior Kole Klingerman caught seven passes for 77 yards and the touchdown.

West Hills’ Brendan Green is tackled on Friday night.

Klingerman seemed to have a whole side of defenders bite on his hitch, as he escaped behind the duped defenders for a wide-open throw from senior quarterback Gerardo Hernandez.

Klingerman also had a terrific interception, wrestling a 50-50 ball in the end zone away from the intended receiver on a deep fade in the right corner, causing a touchback.

Hernandez was 7-of-9 passing and had 69 yards of total offense. Sophomore quarterback Braden Oberg was 3-of-4 passing, as the Wolf Pack was efficient, if not threatful, through the air.

Senior Jake Maheu had a tackle for loss for West Hills.

Maheu rushed for 51 yards while Steven Cristini rushed for 45 yards for the Pack.

West Hills will be in a crucial non-league situation when it hosts Chula Vista next Friday.

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