East County Sports

Pointers rush Pats in meeting of minds

Christian tries to stop Pt. Loma on Friday night. / Andy Fierro



EastCountySports.com staff report

POINT LOMA —- The Point Loma Pointers remembered what they do best.

Failing to complete any of their six passes, the Pointers rolled up 332 yards and five touchdowns on the ground, sending the Christian Patriots limping home in a regular-season ending 35-6 Eastern League pasting on Friday (Oct. 29).

With the triumph, Point Loma (4-5 overall, 2-2 Eastern) finished a half-game ahead of Christian (5-4, 1-2 Eastern) in the Eastern League standings. The Pats had a league game with Mira Mesa canceled, but they could still meet next week.

Meanwhile, Pointers head coach Joel Allen won the meeting of the minds between him and pal, Danny Mitchell, the Christian head coach.

While Mitchell surely respects the dismantling by the Allen’s Pointers, it has to rub him ready for a future shot at his best friend’s club in the future.

Allen has been known for having some prolific prep offenses that have taken flight in the passing game, but this Pointer club has done its damage on the ground, for the most part, this season.

Pt. Loma also did a pretty good job stopping the Patriots and Allen’s creative counterpart Mitchell.

Christian had 184 yards of total offense on the night.

Receiver Joey Merritt threw a 54-yard completion to J.C. Gustin for the Christian High.

Down five scores, Christian avoided the shutout on a fourth-quarter touchdown by Davila, who had the Pats’ score with a rushing touchdown.

Christian was given the No.9 seed in the CIF-SDS Division III playoffs, gaining a meeting at No. 8 San Diego High. The winner meets the top-seeded and Eastern League champion Marauders in the quarterfinals.

Point Loma will travel to Valley Center in its postseason opener.

Pointers running back Chase Lowary led the ground attack, rushing 26 times for 180 yards. Lowery also scored a pair of touchdowns, along with teammate Noah Turbeville (16-for-93). Both are juniors.


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