East County Sports

ROUNDUP: No. 15 Eagles blank Pirates

Granite Hills junior Jordan Glaze. / Don De Mars



EastCountySports.com staff report


EL CAJON – The Granite Hills Eagles made a point with its 28-0 shutout of the Oceanside Pirates on Friday night.

Isaiah Jackson rushed for touchdowns of 2 and 13 yards for a 14-0 lead.

No’koi Maddox had a 48-yard touchdown reception from Nico Tomasello.

Easton Peterson had an interception for Granite Hills (2-1).

In the first quarter, Jordan Glaze had a fumble recovery for Granite Hills after senior teammate Derrek Ibarra forced two fumbles on the same play.

Granite Hills blocked a field goal attempt in the first quarter.

Individual stats weren’t available.


The Vaqueros suffered their first loss on the road, falling to the La Jolla Vikings at Edwards Stadium on Friday night.

Senior Angel Diaz rushed for 110 yards for the Vaqueros.

El Capitan completed just 10-of-30 passing attempts on the evening against the Vikings.

Sophomore Chance LaChappa caught five of the aerials for 104 yards.

Senior Austin Cordeiro paced the Vaqueros’ defense with nine solo tackles.

El Capitan junior Gavin Ames had seven solo tackles, including four for loss. He also forced a fumble.

Julian May scored the El Capitan touchdown on a 2-yard run but well after the game had surely decided.


FLETCHER HILLS — In 103 years of football, never has a Grossmont Foothillers football team suffered a more one-sided loss at home than Friday’s (Sept. 2) historic loss to the Warren Bears of south Los Angeles County.

Warren registered a 56-0 beatdown on the Hillers, snapping the mark of 42-0 set by Helix (in 2011) and Granite Hills (1994).

The Hillers also lost another game by the same 42-point margin on the road against Army-Navy Academy (then named Davis Military Academy and located in Pacific Beach), which came in the school’s very first season in 1920.

Downey quarterback and Oregon St. commit Aidan Chiles returned after an injury that ended his season prematurely last year.

Bears defensive end Nathan Gonzales registered eight tackles, including three for losses, to help collect the shutout. Two of his stops in the backfield came on among five quarterback sacks. Linebacker J.T. Houston, a junior, also has a pair of sacks.

Vincent Memorial High junior quarterback Jacobo Elias (6, left) runs between two defenders from El Cajon Valley / Photo by Camilo Garcia Jr., Courtesy, The Calexico Chronicle


By Breven Honda
Courtesy, The Calexico Chronicle

EL CAJON — Vincent Memorial Catholic High School’s football team jumped out to a 21-0 lead but had to rally late to beat El Cajon Valley High 35-21 in a battle between two CIF-San Diego Section Division V teams here on Friday, Sept. 2.

The Braves came back in the third quarter to tie things up at 21-21 with 5:15 remaining in the third quarter. However, the school from Calexico was not going to give up.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, Vincent Memorial (3-0 overall) junior quarterback Jacobo Elias took the snap and found senior wide receiver Armando Apodaca for an 18-yard touchdown to go up 28-21 and take the lead for good.

“It was difficult,” said Manuel Padilla, Vincent Memorial’s defensive coordinator. “But the boys came back. We do what we had to do. We know we have a better team than them and we finish. We finish true and we’re happy we got the win.”

Elias completed 20-of-30 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran the ball 10 times for 84 yards.

“To be honest, (Elias) that’s the best quarterback in the valley,” Padilla said. “He can do plays nobody can do in the valley, some can do it in the San Diego area. We trust him. We trust the offensive line. The offensive line today was awesome.”

To complement Elias in the running game was the duo of sophomore Roberto Carranza and senior Gabriel Gonzalez. On back-to-back plays, Carranza recorded a 12-yard reception followed by a 10-yard touchdown run to ice the game with 4:59 left.

In total, Carranza had three catches for 26 yards and five carries for 22 yards, and two rushing touchdowns.

On the flip side, Gonzalez – in a fullback role – had 16 yards on four carries. However, despite the low volume, three of those plays were in short-yardage situations to extend drives. On each of those three short plays, all three drives ended in touchdowns for the Scots.

“That’s awesome,” Padilla said of both Gonzalez and Carranza. “Third-and-1, third-and-inches, fourth-and-1 and be able to run the ball, to be able to trust in the players. We know what we have to do. We trust in those guys. We trust in our offensive line and we made it.”

In order for the Scots to take a 28-21 lead, Vincent Memorial faced third-and-2 from the Braves’ 21-yard line. Elias handed the ball to Gonzalez to get the first down as it paved the way for the 18-yard score.

As the offense scored late, the defense also stepped up.

El Cajon Valley’s Kal-el Gordon had a 50-yard TD run. Braves QB Darick Dubose scored on a 7-yard keeper as part of the 21-point rally.

Gordon finished with 128 yards on 14 carries.

Dubose passed for 143 yards, including a touchdown to junior Paris Dixon, who caught four passes for 94 yards.

El Cajon Valley junior defensive star Omar Jaimes had five solo tackles, including one for loss. He also forced a fumble and defended a pass.


EL CAJON – Brady Allen scored on a 9-yard run and an 11-yard reception in the first half.

Aaron Lee returned a punt 55-yards for a TD.

Drake Cobb scored on a 29-yard reception.

Noah Turbeville rushed for a 41-yard score.

Drake Cobb had a 24-yard score on a short catch and run completion.

Point Loma improved to 2-1.


LA MESA – The Foothills Christian Knights improved to 2-1 with a victory over Calvin Christian in an 8-man football game at Seau Field on Friday night.

Senior Jason Hardison threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another for FCHS.

Senior Trey Clark rushed for 101 yards and scored a touchdown for the Knights.

Senior Jayden Gascon also passed for a touchdown and rushed for a touchdown for Foothills. He also had a pair of interceptions.

Freshman Hunter Hamilton had all three touchdown receptions. He also had a pair of sacks on defense.



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