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Hillers, Monarchs in action on Thursday



Thursday’s games

OLYMPIAN (0-1) at GROSSMONT (1-0) – The Grossmont Foothillers looked like the Grossmont Foothillers last Friday.

In a 34-14 win over the San Diego Cavers, Grossmont, under new head coach Anthony Lawrence, played with new-found confidence and more importantly, displayed a potent offensive passing game.

Parker Vanderburgh and Cody Bigley caught two touchdowns apiece from quarterback Hudson Herber as the Foothillers overcame an early deficit and eventually pulled away from the Cavers.

Herber was 21-of-35 for 297 yards, while Bigley had nine of those receptions for 140 yards.

Grossmont’s defense limited the San Diego pass game to 14-of-32 through the air. The Cavers averaged just 2.8 yards per carry on the ground on 30 attempts.

The Foothillers are expected to win against the visiting Eagles here. Olympian completed 16-of-34 passes for 171 yards, while rushing for 84 yards on 36 carries in a 35-14 loss to Westview… GROSSMONT, 31-13.

KEARNY (1-0) at MONTE VISTA (0-1) (6:30 p.m.) – Monte Vista had three interceptions in last week’s 29-13 loss against Vincent Memorial, as the Scots needed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull away from the Monarchs.

Adrian Gonzalez, Alex Villanueva, and Rahshawn Florence recorded picks.

Senior Valente Medina recovered a fumble for the Monarchs.

Monte Vista scored on a 59-yard touchdown play by Florence on a pass from Villanueva.

The Komets defeated San Ysidro, 28-12, after trailing 6-0 at halftime last week.

Kearny quarterback Brodie Stump, a junior, passed for three touchdowns and 223 yards in the win.

Senior receiver Anthony Alexander had three receptions, including one for a score.

Junior Tony Cerda had a sack for the Komet defense.

This one could be close if the improvement Monte Vista showed last week continues… KEARNY, 27-20.

MOUNTAIN EMPIRE (0-1) at SOUTHWEST (Chula Vista) (6:30 p.m.) – Hoover’s Sir Autry rushed for over 200 yards and five touchdowns against the host RedHawks in the season opener.

The RedHawks did mount a strong running game of their own with sophomore Isaac Gonzalez, who carried 18 times for 156 yards.

But Mountain Empire also gave up 256 yards through the air on just eight completions, as Exavier Williams caught six passes for 231 yards, including a pair of touchdowns.

The RedHawks gained 135 yards in their passing game, as Phoneix Tani had three receptions, including a touchdown.

However, MEHS was soundly defeated, 52-14.

Southwest won, 9-7, at Tri-City Christian on a 23-yard field goal in the final minute to cap a 54-yard drive that took nearly five minutes off the fourth-quarter clock. The game was scoreless at halftime.

The Raiders closed to within 7-6 thanks to a 14-yard rushing touchdown in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter.

These two teams are nearly even in the computer ranking so the home field edge probably takes this one… SOUTHWEST, 22-19.


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