East County Sports

El Cap takes advantage for comeback victory


No. 19 EL CAPITAN 27, No. 16 LA JOLLA 24


La Jolla’s size and speed stood out as it dominated early but Viking quarterback Jackson Diehl was knocked from the game with a turned ankle after helping his team to an early 21-0 advantage.

Nineteenth-ranked El Capitan seized on the opportunity and had the might – and the time – to overcome the early handicap, taking a 27-24 win over the Vikings to improve to 3-0.

El Capitan (3-0) blocked a La Jolla punt in the fourth quarter.

Julian May scored the go-ahead touchdown to cap a short drive with a 5-yard run.

May also had a touchdown run late in the second quarter, as El Capitan trailed 24-14 at halftime.

Brandt Barker had a touchdown run and a touchdown pass. He finished with 183 yards passing.

La Jolla sophomore Carson Diehl, the quarterback’s brother, had three interceptions.

May rushed for 105 yards.

El Capitan forced a pair of turnovers in the second half.

El Cap senior Chance LaChappa had a touchdown reception and 112 yards receiving on six catches. He also had a team-high seven solo tackles.

Vaquero senior Shune Hayes had six solo tackles for El Capitan.

Lukas Garcia, of El Cap, had an interception.


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