East County Sports

Comets smash Griffins; Jags rocked

ESCONDIDO — Grossmont College posted its best offensive showing since an overtime setback in Week 2 of the season, but the Griffins remain winless after falling to host Palomar, 43-16, at Escondido High School Stadium on Saturday (Sept. 30).
Grossmont (0-5 overall, 0-2 NCSD) woke up in the second half after trailing 28-3 at the intermission. The second half featured TD passes by Trenton Giles and Trevor Jungman.
The defense for the Griffins only allowed 349 total yards, but a pair of turnovers by the offense led to a pair of short TD drives for the Comets (2-3 overall, 1-1 NCSD). Palomar also recorded three TD drives of 80 yards or more, capped by a 90-yard march which was capped by a 78-yard Kiah Reid pass to his brother, Tate Reid.
Meanwhile, the Grossmont defense was fueled by Colton Guerrero (Steele Canyon), who posted a whopping 18 tackles (15 solo), which is believed to be one short of the school record. In addition, Raymond Bernard (Patrick Hney) also reached double figures with 11 stops. Both are sophomore linebackers.
CHULA VISTA — In one of the school’s biggest losses ever, winless Southwestern was no match for state-ranked and undefeated Fullerton, falling 59-7 to the Hornets on Saturday, Sept. 30) in SCFA National Conference South Division action at Devore Stadium.
Fullerton moves to 5-0 (2-0 (NCSD) action; the Jaguars are transverse at 0-5 (0-2 NCSD).
The Hornets posted a 28-0 lead before the Jags hit the scoreboard late in the first half.
Following a bye date, Fullerton returns south to meet host San Diego Mesa in a special Thursday (Oct. 12) showdown, starting at 7 p.m. at Merrill Douglas Stadium.
— Compiled by Nick Pellegrino


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