East County Sports

ROUNDUP: Eagles only local winner

Rancho Buena Vista's Gino Trepasso rushes against El Capitan. / Ramon Scott




CHULA VISTA – Where would we be without the Granite Hills Eagles?

The 15th-ranked Eagles were the only East County 11-man varsity team to claim victory this week, defeating the winless Eastlake Titans, 38-9 on Friday night.

The other local entries went 0-11.

Granite Hills has new stars every week leading them to victory, it seems.

This week, Parlan Sanders and Maxwell Turner took their turn in the limelight for the Eagles.

Sanders, a senior getting a start at quarterback, was 12-of-15 passing for 144 yards, throwing a touchdown pass and rushing for another on a run of 19 yards in the fourth quarter, while Turner carried 10 times for 95 yards and a score., which came on a 22-yard run in the third quarter.

The game started in very wet and rainy conditions.

Sophomore Isaiah Jackson had a 2-yard rushing touchdown for Granite Hills in the first quarter after the Titans fumbled the ball over to the Eagles inside their own 20.

On the Titans’ next series, Eastern Peterson was credited with a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown when Eastlake’s scrambling punter was able to kick a grounder that never reached the original line of scrimmage. Peterson picked up the bounding ball and had clear sailing down the left side of the field for the score and a 14-0 lead.

Peterson also had an interception in the first half that set up a score when Sanders threw a 17-yard pass to Colin Riley for a touchdown and a 21-2 lead.

The Titans had broken the shutout moments earlier when Granite Hills botched a punt snap of its own through the back of the end zone for a safety.

Robert Petrich, having a solid start to the season, added a 47-yard field goal for the Eagles

No. 5 CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC 14, No. 4 HELIX 13 — The Highlanders probably should’ve won Friday night’s top-five clash with the visiting Cathedral Catholic Dons (2-2).

The Dons were credited with a touchdown on what should’ve been ruled either a touchback or a fumble recovery by Helix in the end zone when Cathedral rushing star fumbled the ball while being tackled just short of the goal line. The score gave the Dons the 14-10 lead.

The defeat could prove crucial to the Highlanders’ Open Division playoff chances considering the strong starts of Madison, Lincoln, and Carlsbad. With the road win over Helix (3-1), the Dons are likely ahead of the Scotties.

Cathedral scored on its first series with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Jack Stevens to Ramon Lucero down in the middle of the field.

Later in the first quarter, a 32-yard field goal by Joshua Hossman-Lee put Helix on the board. He added another three-pointer – a 39-yarder – in the second half to put Helix to within 14-13.

Helix’s Kevin Allen III had a 7-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds left in the first half. Allen rushed for 90 yards on  17 carries.

Helix targets Adren Parker and Quincy Herron combined for seven receptions for 80 yards.

Senior Amarion Wiley had an interception for the Scotties.

RANCHO BUENA VISTA 42, EL CAPITAN 14 — Quarterback Connor Underhill passed for two TDs and ran for another as the Longhorns scored 28 unanswered points to improve to 4-0 for the first time in 25 years.

Jayden Briscoe caught the scoring throws of 27 and 50 yards in the first half, as RBV led 21-14 at halftime.

Max Granados and Gino Trapasso added TD runs for RBV. Trapasso, who came in averaging 212 yards per game, rushed for 101 yards on 19 carries.

Jakarrie Bryant had a 23-yard fumble return for a TD for El Capitan (2-2), while teammate Chance LaChappa caught a 25-yard TD pass from Brandt Barker.

LaChappa had three receptions for 52 yards.

The Vaqueros managed just 156 yards of total offense.

Underhill reportedly surpassed the previous record for most career touchdowns at RBV with his 20th touchdown pass of his career. Underhill passed for 211 yards and also rushed for 70 yards.

El Capitan junior Andrew Conyers also had three receptions for the Vaqueros.

Senior Austin Cordeiro had nine total tackles, including five solo for El Capitan.

El Cap is now 7-3 in L10 vs. North County Conference (*5-1 in CIF playoff competition).

El Capitan Vaqueros vs. North County Conference

W 35-15, at. Mt. Carmel*, 2011
W 45-21, vs. Del Norte*, 2013
W 48-5, vs Mt. Carmel*, 2014
W 14-7, vs Rancho Bernardo*, 2014
L 0-21 at Poway*, 2015
L 28-31 at Valley Center, 2016
W 14-13 vs Valley Center, 2017
W 41-34 vs OGlen*, 2021
W 21-12 at RBV, 2021
L 14-42, vs RBV, 2022

CRAWFORD 28, MOUNT MIGUEL 26 — No single San Diego City Unified School District campus has taken advantage of an early 1980s guideline change than Crawford.

Back then, City schools played a majority of their non-league schedule against other SDUSD programs, so the Colts rarely played any school from the Grossmont Conference.

The Colts last major action came in 1993 when they swept a series against West Hills — one regular season contest, then a CIF playoff game. In response, the Wolf Pack requested a home-and-home series, which the Colts granted, but the Pack rolled up 110 points in two victories, and the Colts would only occasionally play GUHSD schools again

In those rare meetings, the Colts went 0-7 from 1993-2002, then nipped Santana in 2003, ending the skid. They would not meet a GUHSD school for more than a decade.

That changed in 2015 with a home-and-home series with Monte Vista (2015-16) — a Monarchs sweep — and ECVHS (2016-17) — a split.

Last season, Mount Miguel won the first of a home-and-home series, but the Colts bounced back on Friday with a narrow 28-25 decision at Matadors Stadium.

Crawford’s Hamadi Sharif scored on a 10-yard TD run with 52 seconds left in the game to cap a fourth-quarter comeback for the Colts.

Tre’Von Blanks caught passes for three touchdowns for the Colts, who improved to 2-1. Blanks, a sophomore, had five receptions for 191 yards, including an 85-yard score.

Jeremiah Castillo caught a 48-yard TD reception from Matthew Barton for Mount Miguel, while Chris Akridge had a 98-yard kickoff return for the Matadors.

Castillo had two touchdowns and also scored on a two-point conversion. He finished with five receptions.

The Mount Miguel defense had been one of the stingiest in the county through three games but senior Gavin Nguyen passed for 253 yards on just 11 completions with the three passing scores.

Mount Miguel led 20-14 at halftime and 26-14 after three quarters.

Crawford’s recent games against Grossmont Conference:

W 28-26 at Mount Miguel, 2022
L 0-27, vs Mount Miguel, 2021
W 35-0, vs ECVHS (at Hoover), 2017
L 21-24, at ECVHS, 2016
L 0-23, vs Monte Vista (at Hoover), 2016
L 14-21, at Monte Vista, 2015
W 40-7, vs. Santana, 2003
L 7-41, vs Granite Hills, 2002
L 0-8, at ECVHS, 2002
L 12-13, at Santana, 2002
L 22-25, vs ECVHS, 2001
L 8-50, at West Hills, 1995
L 36-55, vs West Huills (at Serra), 1994
W 31-21, at West Hills, 1993
W 47-20, vs West Hills* (at Mesa Coll.), 1993
W 6-0, at Valhalla, 1980
T 14-14, at Monte Vista, 1975
L 13-16,at Helix, 1974

SANTA FE CHRISTIAN 20, CHRISTIAN 14 — Santa Fe Christian’s Jeremy Love and Kevin Olah combined for 200 yards rushing and three TDs, including a 63-yarder by Olah in the fourth quarter.

Brady Bingham, a senior, had a 5-yard TD run for Christian (2-2).

Bingham and senior Aidan Hypes combined to rush for 152 yards on 28 carries.

Christian High senior Jake Davila passed for 142 yards and a touchdown to senior Hunter Provience.

Senior Joey Merritt had six receptions for 50 yards for CHS.

Ryder Jennings, a junior, recorded a sack for the Pats.

SFC, which rushed for 284 yards, improved to 3-1.

RANCHO BERNARDO 33, GROSSMONT 21 — Josh Thompson passed to Joe Gilliam for a 10-yard TD pass as Rancho Bernardo (1-3) jumped out to a 17-0 lead.

Eli Edwards had a 22-yard TD run for the Broncos. He rushed for 141 yards on 20 carries.

Josh Thompson added a 3-yard TD run for the Broncos and also had a second touchdown throw.

Hudson Herber passed deep to Shane Hopson for an 81-yard TD for Grossmont (0-4).

Herber later found Justin Brown for a 14-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter.

Entering this season, Grossmont went 18-3 in season openers this century. Not only did they fall in its opener this season, but they have also lost four straight, the school’s poorest start since the 1998 Hillers went 0-10.

POINT LOMA 43, WEST HILLS 14 — Chase Lowery rushed for two touchdowns for Point Loma (3-1).

Aaron Lee caught a 60-yard TD pass from Jackson Emerson for the Pointers.

Collin Dill had a 2-yard rushing TD for West Hills (2-2). Dill, lining up at running back for the Wolf Pack, rushed 13 times for 93 yards.

Emmett Jacobson had an interception for Pt. Loma.

West Hills quarterback Diego Calderon completed a 75-yard pass to junior Nate Stevens. It was the Pack’s only pass completion of the game.

Calderon also scored a touchdown.

ST. AUGUSTINE 45, STEELE CANYON 7 — Isaiah Hasten, formerly with Granite Hills had a 68-yard TD on a reception from Brady Palmer for St. Augustine (2-2).

Parker Patterson had a 32-yard TD run for Saints while Palmer added a 43-yard TD run.

Palmer, a freshman, passed for 248 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed 49 yards and a second rushing score.

Hasten, a junior, had four receptions, including a second touchdown reception.

The fast-improving Saints visit the Helix Highlanders next week.

Steele Canyon is 1-3.

SAN YSIDRO 33, MONTE VISTA 26 — Omar Vargas found himself wide open for a 39-yard TD reception from Ja’Marcus Jiles with 42 seconds left in the game for the decisive TD.

Monte Vista’s Matthew Felix had a 6-yard rushing TD with two minutes left in the game to tie the score.

Johnny Castro had a 61-yard TD reception from Giles, as the Cougars improved to 2-2. Castro had three touchdown receptions.

Alexander Villanueva broke free from defenders to race for a 70-yard score on a pass from Adrian Gonzalez for Monte Vista (1-2) to close the Cougar lead to 26-20.

Daniel Renteria carried 28 times for 116 yards for the Monarchs, while Gonzalez rushed for two TDs.

Jiles passed for five touchdowns on just 16 attempts, finishing with 253 yards.

OLYMPIAN 48, VALHALLA 0 — Kristian Noriega had TD passes of 50, 38, 32, and 27 yards for Olympian (2-2) against winless Valhalla (0-4).

A week after West Hills blanked Olympian, 24-0, the Eagles blanked Valhalla, 48-0.

Anyway, it was the biggest shutout win for Olympian since a 49-0 win over at Sweetwater in 2015 (which tied the school-record for a shutout win; they also beat San Ysidro, 49-0, in 2009, then an identical 42-0 beatdown of McNally High of Edmonton in 2007.

Fortunately, the discrepancy can be settled on the field as Santana and Valhalla meet next week in Grossmont Valley League opener.

This is the first 0-4 start since the COVID-19 season of 2020. Before that, since 2018, which was the poorest season in Norsemen history (0-10).

Valhalla – Poorest records in school history:

2018: 0-10
2020: 0-6
1980: 0-8-1
1976: 0-7-1
2013: 1-9
1979: 1-7


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