Mt. Carmel @ Torrey Pines Game Recap

Jacob Alsadek Interview

Carmel Valley– After throwing a pick on their first play from scrimmage, the Torrey Pines Falcons began on their 44-0 trouncing of Mt. Carmel on Friday night. Nolan Weinberg got the scoring started reeling in a 15 yard TD from Mike Ward with just over 4 minutes to go in the opening quarter. The Falcons then started the 2nd quarter with a 9 play/72 yard drive capped off with a Chase Pickwell 4 yard TD run. Following another Mt. Carmel 3 and out, the Falcons went 58 yards on 6 plays finished by a 1 yard TD run by Chase Pickwell.  21-0 would be the halftime score.

The Falcons 2nd drive of the second half went 51 yards over 6 plays and ended with Mike Ward tossing a perfect back shoulder fade to Jack Bailey as he tiptoed in the the end zone to really put the game out of reach at that point. After an Interception by Collin Brown, the Falcons went 5 plays/79 yards and Chase Pickwell punched it in for his 3rd TD of the game. A safety and a TP rushing TD were all that happened during a running clock 4th quarter. The Falcons defeated Mt. Carmel 44-0. The Falcons improve to 3-2, while the Sun Devils drop to 3-2.

Note: The Torrey Pines defense has not allowed a point in 13 quarters.

Sean Harlow: A Monster on the Line.

Following his team’s 21-10 victory over La Costa Canyon on Friday night I talked with San Clemente Offensive Tackle Sean Harlow, a University of Washington Commit. His Father Pat, an assistant coach for the Tritons was a 2 year starter for USC in college and won the Morris Trophy (Best Pac 12 Lineman). Pat went on to become a 1st round pick and played 8 seasons in the NFL.

Sean Harlow Interview

San Clemente @ La Costa Canyon: Game Notes

San Clemente @ La Costa Canyon

Previous Meetings:

2011: San Clemente Won 58-7

2010: San Clemente Won 28-21

La Costa Canyon:                                                            San Clemente:

Coach: Sean Sovacool. (3rd year; 19-7)                      Coach: Jamie Ortiz. (1st year; 3-0)

2012 Record: 2-0                                                                2012 Record: 3-0

2012 Game Schedule:                                                        2012 Game Schedule:

vs. Baldwin Park (W 42-0)                                               vs. West Adams Prep (56-0)

@ Poway (W 10-9)                                                             @ Cabrillo (37-6)

vs. San Clemente                                                                 vs. Dana Hills (42-14)

vs. Rancho Bernardo                                                          @ La Costa Canyon

@ San Pasqual                                                                     @ Newport Harbor

vs. El Camino                                                                       vs. Edison

@ Carlsbad                                                                           @ El Toro

@ Vista                                                                                  vs. Mission Viejo

vs. Oceanside                                                                        @ Tesoro

@ Torrey Pines                                                                     vs. Trabuco Hills

Key Players:                                                                          Key Players:

Deon Dickey-RB.                                                              Sean Harlow-OL

Scott Quessenberry-OL/DL                                         Sean Donnelly-QB

Alumni Playing in College:                                               Alumni Playing in College:

Kenny Stills/WR/Oklahoma                                        Travis Wilson/QB/Utah

Erik Magnuson/OT/Michigan                                     Chase Rettig/QB/Boston College

Jacob Driver/LB/SDSU                                                 Kyle Murphy/OT/Stanford

David Quessenberry/OT/San Jose St.                       Andrew Strange/OT/Harvard

                                                                                               Dylan Reda/LB/Southern Miss

Whats New!

Drafted in the 16th round in June’s MLB First Year Player Draft, Luc Rennie of Torrey Pines High School decided to take the route less traveled among high school graduates. The day after graduation he packed up his bags and started his new life in the Gulf Coast Rookie League in Florida. Despite making the difficult jump from high school to the pros, Luc has handled it very well. “In pro ball the speed of the game is faster and it takes some getting used to. Also it goes from being a game, to being your job and your life. You have to learn to act professional”, Rennie said.

In his senior year at Torrey Pines, Luc went 9-1 with 7 shutouts while posting an ERA of 0.89 and striking out over seven batters for every walk. He had been committed to Ball State University since the summer before his senior year, but following the season he was granted his release from that commitment. He ultimately passed up scholarship offers from The University of Southern California and The University of San Diego before starting his career early and signing with the Orioles.

For the life of a minor leaguer, baseball never stops. The Gulf Coast League finished last week and Luc has since returned home but not for long, he’ll head back for the Instructional League in Florida in mid-October. While he’s home he’ll continue his pitching workouts with his local coach before heading to Orioles Spring training in February. Then he’ll come home and continue his pitching workouts with his coach in San Diego, and head to Orioles Spring Training in February.

Luc won’t be living the college life that his fellow graduates will over the next four years but that doesn’t mean he’ll be bored when he’s not on the mound. “We normally just hang out in the hotel, play video games, go to the beach every once and a while. We are all pretty funny guys so we get along and have a good time even when there’s absolutely nothing to do.”

By taking a different route, Luc will get to see the world in a much different lens than the 2012 graduates at Torrey Pines High School, but that doesn’t bother him. “I think there are things that I won’t get to experience that most of my friends will, but I’m completely ok with that because I’m out here having so much fun playing baseball and chasing my dream. I couldn’t be happier.” In GCL play Luc went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 11 games, pitching 24 innings. He struck out 26 batters and didn’t allow a homerun.