Recapping Week 2

#1 Torrey Pines was victorious in week two, in a game that will likely be a candidate for best of the year. Both teams traded scores for much of the game with the Falcons trailing by a touchdown at intermission. With 50 seconds remaining in the game, Jason Heine found Evan Galuzzi across the middle for a Torrey Pines touchdown. An extra point would tie the game, but the Falcons called their last timeout to draw up a play for the 2-point conversion and likely win the game. Their run up the middle was stuffed. They recovered the onside kick and a few plays later found themselves on the left hash of the 24 yard line with eight seconds on the clock. Senior Ted Merrifield calmly knocked the ball through the uprights giving the Falcons a dramatic 47-45 victory over San Clemente.

#2 La Costa Canyon headed north to Vista and did what was largely expected. The defense was stout and the offense did their part in the 27-7 win. It gets tougher for the Mavericks this week when they will play San Clemente, who certainly won’t be happy.

#3 Madison had some trouble win week one, scoring late to take down Rancho Bernardo at home. They rolled in week two handling Bonita Vista, 62-0, giving the Barons their 14th consecutive loss. The Warhawks have El Capitan and Palos Verdes the next two weeks before the schedule picks up significantly.

#4 Helix had a bad taste in their mouth after a 40-point loss in the opening week. They returned home and handled business with a 34-3 win over Arroyo Grande. The Highlanders will play in The Honor Bowl on Saturday against Saguaro of Scottsdale, Arizona. They’ll return six days later to play Cathedral Catholic.

#5 Mission Hills continued their early season gauntlet as they hosted Westlake. The Grizzlies offense struggled, falling 28-13. The schedule provides no relief as this week they play host to Chaminade, a team ranked in the top fifteen in California, that features two future Pac-12 linebackers in Blake Antzoulatos and Michael Erhart. After that they’ll play a fourth straight home game, beginning league play with Carlsbad.

#6 San Marcos showed a lot of toughness in week two. They went on the road to face a good Grossmont team and trailed 21-0 just before the half. When the game had ended, San Marcos was able to score 32 unanswered points giving them a 32-21 win to shock the Foothillers. They’ll travel to Oceanside this week and will surely hope to avoid an early deficit.

#7 Ramona showed that after two weeks they don’t appear to be among the county’s top ten. They traveled to Point Loma and couldn’t contain the Pointers falling 41-27. The Bulldogs will hope to bounce back with consecutive home games coming up against Poway and Mt. Carmel.

#8 Cathedral Catholic didn’t look like the team in week one that came into the season with a lot of hype. They went to work to change that around in their home opener taking down El Camino, 56-7. They’ll be challenged in their next two weeks facing Serra of Gardena before welcoming in Helix to continue the rivalry.

#9 Carlsbad looks to be a dark house in the loaded Avocado League, but suffered a slip up in week two. An early two-touchdown lead was surrendered en route to a 33-21 loss at the hands of Desert Vista of Arizona. The Lancers will have Sweetwater this week before diving into league play with back-to-back road games to start.

#10 Lincoln put themselves in a hole when they traveled to Balboa Stadium to face the Cavers. After going down 13-0, the Hornets made their way back and ended up winning 20-13 in overtime. Their home opener is this week when they welcoming in long time rival Morse.

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