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  1. – David Bottom ready for 2nd year at Vista High

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-8-6-17-Vista High School-Vista, CA:

    David Bottom will be entering his second year as head coach with a lot of talent coming back for 2017. The Panthers finished with a 4-8 record along with a win over the Bulldogs of Ramona at the Bulldogs Field and lost to San Marcos twice in the regular season and CIF Section game.

    Here is what the Panthers have back from last season. We’re going to be an aggressive team with a lot of returning talent we return 8 seniors from last year out of 45 athletes but kids are always driven and will see what they can do for us in 2017.”

    “We will be strong at running back in 2 way players Vavega Siloa and Nick Stormo the two seniors that have been offered football scholarships for us, they run hard and lead the team with their senior leadership are going to be good for us.” said Coach Bottom. “At QB Josh Davies returns for his senior year after starting 12 games for us last season and has looked impressive in training camp this year.” “Tony Pao Pao has help Josh develop into a better passer with good arm strength, accuracy and leadership.” Our offensive line will average 260 pounds per player.” on the line

    “Desmond Taua started for us last year and is returning as a sophomore who also started as a safety last year we have a lot of young players that will step for us last year.”

    “Defensive we have 2 seniors and 5 juniors along with a couple of sophomores on our squad. Two Way Player LB in sr Vavega Siloa will be starting at linebacker with his help and leadership will motivate and bring the defensive group together as in Nick Stormo who might play defense along with a couple of players that will we will rotate.”

    ” Four of my ballplayers are looking into colleges.” said Coach Bottom.

    ” Opening vs. San Marcos they are coached well going to be athletic and they play hard will be a good intensity contest between these two schools I know our kids are ready to play.” said Coach Bottom

  2. Comets will kick off season Sept. 2 at Southwestern

    SAN MARCOS (7-23-2017) — Palomar will kick off the 2017 season Saturday night, Sept. 2, at Southwestern, will go back on the road to play at Santa Monica on Sept. 9, then will play five of its remaining eight games at home at Wilson Stadium in Escondido.

    Highlighting the Comets’ season: a 1 p.m. Oct. 28 National Division Southern Conference home game at Wilson Stadium against defending conference, state and JC Grid-Wire national champion Fullerton College.

    That will be Palomar’s only afternoon game, at least during the regular season. Nine of the Comets’ 10 games will kick off at 6 p.m.

    Palomar Football Schedule 2017

    Thu., Aug. 24 — Scrimmage at Riverside City College, 4 p.m.

    Sat., Sept. 2 — at Southwestern, 6 p.m.

    Sat., Sept. 9 — at Santa Monica, 6 p.m.

    Sat., Sept. 16 — vs. Cerritos, Wilson Stadium, 6 p.m.

    Sat., Sept. 23 — at Moorpark, 6 p.m.

    Sat., Sept. 30 — vs. Chaffey, Wilson Stadium, 6 p.m.

    Sat., Oct. 14 — at Orange Coast, Southern Conference game, 6 p.m.

    Sat., Oct. 21 — vs. Golden West, Southern Conference game, Wilson Stadium, 6 p.m.

    Sat., Oct. 28 — vs. Fullerton, Southern Conference game, Wilson Stadium, 1 p.m.

    Sat., Nov 4 — at Saddleback, Southern Conference game, 6 p.m.

    Sat., Nov. 11 — vs. Grossmont, Southern Conference Game, Wilson Stadium, 6 p.m.

  3. Former Oceanside High Alum and qb Joe Pao Pao returns home to coach football

    By David A. Willauer-John Carroll Stadium-Thursday, August 17, 2017-Joe Pao Pao known for his miracle passing abilities and coaching duties in the Canadian Football League, and Canadian Universities after coach his last duties at Simon Fraser, came back to his roots as a kid at Oceanside High School and graduated in 1973 sharing his football experiences with the kids as he was named one of the assistant coaches with the Pirates. Joe keeps on going and going still by coaching football.

    Joe Pao Pao on coming back to Oceanside High: “I’m amazed at the talent that these players have and when looking for colleges, the job is to go to school and to graduate on time and will have a great high school experience here through school and athletics which happens to be football. said Joe Pao Pao/

    ” Back when I played that was when they had real grass out here this is a football school my father was stationed on a lot of military bases, I was born in Hawaii this is how I transferred from here from the high school on the marine base to Oceanside High, along with a lot of Polynesian’s who have transferred here because of the base.” ” Oceanside is an amazing city that is right on the water and the last town in North County as I’m proud to be a part of the traditioned program.” said Pao Pao

    After graduating from Oceanside High School Pao Pao went to Mira Costa Jr College for 2 years then transferred to Long Beach State where he set a lot of football records in passing. From
    Long Beach State, the throwing Samoan played 11 years in the Canadian Football League with the British Columbia Lions. In 1981, 1984 and 1985 where he passed for 3000 yards and threw for 49 touchdown passes while with the British Columbia Lions where he played for 6 seasons,then was traded to the Saskatchewan Rough Riders for 3 seasons to the Ottawa Roughriders in 1987 was traded back to the BC Lions in 1988.

    ” I played and coached in The Grey Cup as I went 1-1 which is a real deal in any championship level no matter if it’s high school, college, Pop Warner or the Pros you have to work real hard to get there sometimes it’s an outstanding environment I was proud of a lot of great coaches or the other opponents along with the city of Vancouver is really cool.” said Joe Pao Pao.

    “I played with outstanding football players in the CFL from a lot of good football traditioned colleges as in Warren Moon (now comentating football for the Seattle Seahawks) he was drafted the same time in the Canadian Football League as I was after coming out of the University of Washington Huskies for 5 years.” “Other players that were outstanding were Tom Clements from Notre Dame, Condridge Holloway from Tennessee, John Hufnagel from Penn State.”

    In 1989, the Throwing Samoan retired as a player from the CFL and got into his love of coaching football. With his credentials he has coached the British Columbia Lions for 6 years along with 1 year as head coach, 1 year as the San Francisco Demons of the XFL, Edmonton Eskimos, Winnipeg Blue Bombers ,the Ottawa Renegades for 3 years as head coach, Hamilton Tiger Cats, the University of Waterloo for 2 years in Canada and for 2 years coached at Simon Frasier in British Columbia before retiring.

    “I was fortunate to coach in the CFL along with the 2 Canadian Universities for 20 years now since I retired from coaching in the pro and college ranks my heart is always with Oceanside. said Joe Pao Pao

  4. Dave Rodriguez readies his 3rd year head football at Oceanside High School

    By David A. Willauer-8-11-17-Oceanside High School-Oceanside, CA: In his third year as head coach at Oceanside High School known for their football tradition along with winning CIF State and Section titles carries a 17-8 along with 2 playoff appearances in 2015 his first year won a CIF Division title and in 2016 lost to Rancho Bernardo in a first round CIF Division matchup will be ready for the 2017 football season.

    Dave Rodriguez: “We have rich tradition as our young men understand what their responsibilities are, we’ll be a hard nosed and a little thin in some of the positions, at the same time our kids are doing contact drills on the field as our school will be playing a tough schedule this season along with our competition in the Avocado League.”

    “On our we will play defending Southern Section and State Champion San Clemente as they are an amazing group of athletes and are very physical and well coached squad.” “Our last 2 non league teams will be Mater Dai Catholic along with Avocado League teams in San Pasqual, my friend and head coach Tony Corley.” “We also play Mission Hills, San Marcos, Lacosta Canyon Torrey Pines, Carlsbad along with our crosstown rival El Camino as I look forward to the competition.” said Coach David Rodriguez.

    At Quarterback, will be different this year as Alex Miller who has been an understudy to Max Sheppard for a couple of years gets the job and carries a 4.0 GPA, is very intelligent and has matured into a young man as has a grasp of what he has to do on the field and is learning the system very well.” said the Oceanside Pirate Coach.

    “Our running backs for us will be Jonathan Singey who doubles at linebacker along with Pirate teammate Michael Linnin as both players have emerged at camp and will split some time, we also have Caesar Mendoza who reminds me of a Darren Sproules type back and is tough as nails those are 3 of the running backs we are in our spread offense.” said coach Rodriguez

    “Our tight ends are modified running backs Armond Felicili, Darrel Ball and Kyram Beacham and Dylan York there will be some new faces with a lot of athletic ability and are coached up everyday and brother Elijah Felicili will be in the rotation so it’s a good mix with a good chemistry were excited to block hard were getting tired of hitting each other in practice but I’m looking forward to a different color jersey.” said Dave Rodriguez

    “At the Tight ends we have Jordan and brother Kyron Duson along with Donovan’s brother Kiki Laia which will be unique as we have a set of brothers and cousins that are on the team.” “We also have Hunter Stoll and Ethan Venegas who transferred to us from Arizona will both be working in the mix.” said Coach Rodriguez.

    “Our offensive line we replace 8 guys and return 3 starters from last season in Donovan Laie, who is 6’6″ 315 pounds, Mason Buczek 6’2″ 285 pounds and Isaiah Kaleopa Tuisee were looking big on the front line our kids have been training for jobs in football.” said Head Coach Dave Rodriguez

    “Our defense will be a veteran bunch which is good as we return our leading tackler Armond Fesili Marks from last season along with teammates, John Segi, Jordan Duson, brother Keilan Duson, on the edge we have Donovan Laie, Molson Moses Tauililli who joins us from the Los Angeles area as his family moved back to the area.” “It is great to have him Kyrin Beacham who as a sophomore didn’t get a lot of time along with Julian Hicks, Azizi Hearn and teammate Micah Linnen will be back in the swing. We have guys back more on defense that is the way it goes in high school football.” said Head Coach Dave Rodriguez.

    For the punting and kicking chores for the last 2 years I had Jake Gerardi who has been my kicker for the last 2 years and I am looking at Lucas Solberg will take over the kicking and punting duties, he also plays soccer and kicks left footed which changes a lot, and has learned to transfer the soccer talent on the football side.” said Coach Rodriguez

    “For me to improve a lot from this year I have an excellent coaching staff that are with us this season but we have a new quarterback coach who was an alumnus here at Oceanside, named Joe Pao Pao ,he has played and coached in the Canadian Football League for years.” said Coach Rodriguez.

  5. Joe Early ready for his 16th season at Palomar Junior College

    By David A. Willauer-Palomar College-San Marcos, CA Wednesday, August 16, 2017: Joe Early will be ready for his 16th year as the head football coach at the Comets Palomar College and carries a career record of 86-63 and has built up the program very well along with 2 conference titles. After 2 losing seasons of 4-6, Coach Early knows what to expect for the upcoming season.

    Coach Joe Early: “We have quite a few people watching us practice after a year since we were on our field, and have encouraging some guys to do get the job done but is also a learning process as we are getting close but not where we are as of yet but we have to prepare vs. Southwestern College in 3 weeks.”

    “At quarterback, Matt Romero will be our primary starter for us this year he started for us last season and Ross Ebert will be one of the backups for us.” “Ross has come back is stronger and bigger after a year under his belt for us, we anticipated both quarterbacks to do well but Matt is currently our starter.” said Coach Early.

    “At running back, Josh Bernard hasn’t practiced due to grades but we have other outstanding backs in Isaiah Guerrero, who was all conference returner for us last year along with Currie Thomasson who is our big sized back and will give him the ball when we needed to we have 2 smaller scatback backs that will help us when we need them in Zack Goodkin who has comes to us from LaCosta Canyon, if we happen to get Josh Bernard back that will solidify and straighten our running backs.” said Coach Early

    “At wide receiver we lost Robert Ursua as he is playing Division I, but we return Chase Olsen a redshirt tight end last year and is more of an open set player along with Blake Adamson who is a big athlete who also plays basketball never had the football experience but has a big body and Trevor Gurski who is a 6’6″ freshman coming in who has a lot of potential we’re young as far as playing experience is concerned which will be a wait and see .” “We have 7 or 8 guys that are talented at those positions we are going to keep some fresh players on our roster that will help us to get into situations in the 3rd or 4th period of the football game last year we didn’t have the depth at wide receiver.” said coach Early.

    “On the offensive line we have Mike Childress and Josh Pichette back from last year Preston Johnson who redshirted for us last year is back with us hasn’t been a full going as he is taking it slow before he puts the pads on had some shoulder surgery waiting to be cleared for full contact Prab Gill was a part timer last year we have good size but with the offensive line that is a continuity thing they have to play together and to play with a lot of reps our big thing is to get confidence with our squad.” said Coach Early.

    “On defense we return J D Foxx who redshirted last year, had an excellent camp for us are excited to have him back Chandler Wachholtz who played for us last year will be back were going to be young as far as the defensive line we have young guys coming in and learning the system Carter Couch is a defensive end and Malo Malo who father used to play for us at Palomar on the back side of the defense we have some injuries we don’t have the same secondary in their the entire time but once when we get everyone healthy will improve a lot on defense our players are young and are learning the system well along with the experience at playing those positions for us during the season

  6. Jeff Meyer son of former El Camino football coach readies for 2nd season at LBV

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Wednesday, August 16, 2017-Rancho Buena Vista High School-Vista, CA: After a rebuilding year of 3-7 Jeff Meyer will be starting his second year with the Longhorns of Rancho Buena Vista High School and has a lot of positions to fill.

    Assistant Head Football Coach Mike Darlington along with Head Coach Jeff Meyer spoke about the team.

    Head Coach Mike Darlington: “We are going to be a solid football squad and will run the ball very well this year and will be decent on defense.”

    Coach Meyer: Quarterbacks “We have three individuals who are battling for the quarterback job in Scott Meyer, Shane Thompson and Matt Lleneras we will sort that position out as soon as we get to the first game against Irvine High School.”

    Coach Meyer ” Running Backs: “We have Dorian Richardson who will be starting along with backup Hunter Epps back from last year up from the JV squad last year as they will be explosive in the backfield.”

    Coach Meyer: “Offensive Line” “Our offensive line is learning a little bit as we return Edgar Robles along with other returning players in as Will Osterhaus, Zach Gonzales Chris Christie.”

    Coach Darlington: Defensive Line “We should be more athletic then what we have been before in years past, we have decent size but won’t be big but we should take in quite a few returning players in Alex Diverde at inside linebacker, Will McNeary at outside linebacker, at defensive line we have Austin Sunseri, defensive back Isaiah Moore and Jordan Roberts.”

    Coach Meyer: “For kicking and punting that will be a tossup as we have Nick Flete, Arturro Arreguin and Dan Rogozinski 1 might punt, 1 might do PAT’s and 1 might kickoff as they are all battling for the jobs on the football team”

    Coach Meyer: ” We open up our first game against Irvine High School from the Southern Section they have been up and down and in numbers, they are down but their coach does a good job.” “Our second game we play Westview up here as we defeated them as their place last year on a blocked field goal they will come back to our place and will give us revenge as our first couple of games will be battle tests for us and to show us how great of a football team were going to be.”

  7. Carlsbad’s Christian Chapman ready for jr year as San Diego State’s Starting qb

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Diego State-Thursday 17, 2017: Christian Chapman the former Lancer from Carlsbad High School has surprised a lot the fans at San Diego State including some MVP’s and surprise wins, since being was named starting quarterback of San Diego State, the former Carlsbad High product currently rides a 13-3 overall record at quarterback along with a 4-0 record with with 2 wins in the Mountain West Conference and 2 major bowl games.

    While at Carlsbad High School for three years, Christian Chapman lettered in football under Head Coach Thadd MacNeill. ” While with the Lancers, Chapman was named 2 time Avocado League Selection and earned second team All North County honors and was named the offensive MVP. In his senior year, Chapman completed 132 passes for 219 attempts for 1986 yards along with 23 touchdown and carried the ball 46 times for 194 yards. While in his junior year, Chapman passed for 1899 yards and 18 touchdowns and was ranked 39th ranked quarterback ESPN and 73 by Scout.

    In his freshman year with the Aztecs, the former Lancer made his debut for the Aztecs as they took on the Toreros of University of San Diego and threw for 2 completions out of 2 attempts for 48 yards along with a 32 yard pass to Rashad Penny. Against the Bears of California he came off the bench in the 45-40 victory and went 4 completions out of 13 attempts for 37 yards. In the middle of the season he didn’t play the next 8 games. But the former Lancer regained his form and startedthe last 2 games and surprised the Aztecs to important wins over the Falcons of Air Force by a 27-24 for Mountain West Championship at San Diego Stadium along with a 42-7 Cincinnati Bearcats in the Aloha Bowl where he was named Most Valuable Player. His total stats his freshman season was 29 completions out of 49 attempts for 438 yards and threw for 2 touchdowns

    In his sophomore year with the Aztecs, Chapman started his first full season at quarterback and he passed the ball 153 completions out of 251 attempts for 1994 yards and led San Diego State to an 11-3 record 20 touchdowns and 6 interceptions along with their 2nd Mountain West Conference with a 27-24 win over the Cowboys of the University of Wyoming in Laramie and defeated the 34-10 victory over the Cougars of the University of Houston.

    Christian Chapman commenting on his qb performance in practice:

    “I think we took a step today there are some things that we have to build on each scrimmage we’re taking a step forward especially our receivers as they have gotten on track we all have stuff to do and have to keep building on it.”

    ” I like the young backs that we have Rashad Penny is going well and is adjusting well to my handoffs along with other backs on our squad all of the players are running the ball hard The lineman and our defense are coming off the ball well we will be running a 4-3 defense.”

  8. ——— Forwarded message ———-
    From: Jen Heisel
    Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 2:46 PM
    Subject: SDSU Football Releases Honor Warriors for 2017 Campaign
    To: Jen Heisel

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jen Heisel
    Aug. 24, 2017

    SDSU Football Releases Honor Warriors for 2017 Campaign
    The list of Honor Warriors for 2017 includes Marshall Faulk, among others

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego State Football has announced the Honor Warriors for the 2017 season. As an Honor Warrior, each individual will be handed the spear from the Aztec Warrior prior to the Aztecs taking the field and will throw it into the ground. They will also be honored midfield prior to team introductions.

    Lance Louis will be the first Honor Warrior of the season at the season opener on Sept. 2 against UC Davis. Louis, a tight end who converted to offensive lineman, played for the Aztecs from 2004-08. Louis was the recipient of the Academic Initiative Award and was the Most Improved Offensive Player in 2008 after his transition to right guard. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears, and played in 50 career games for the Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.

    On Sept. 16 against Stanford, Whip Walton will be the Honor Warrior. Walton was a linebacker and the defensive team captain for the Aztecs in 1977, capping his career by playing in the East-West Shrine Game. Following his career at SDSU, Walton was drafted in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.

    Brendan Darby is slated as the Honor Warrior for San Diego State’s game on Sept. 30 against Northern Illinois. Darby, an offensive tackle with the Aztecs, was the Most Improved Offensive Player in 2000, earned a spot on the All-Mountain West First Team in 2003, and played in the Hula Bowl in 2004. Darby had stints in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

    For Family Weekend on Oct. 14 against Boise State, Aztec legend Marshall Faulk will be the Honor Warrior. Faulk put up dominating numbers running the ball in three years (1991-93) at SDSU (766 carries, 4589 yards, 57 touchdowns) and was a two-time consensus All-American before becoming the second pick in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Faulk rushed 2,836 times in the NFL for both the Colts and St. Louis Rams, totaling 12,279 yards on the ground and 100 touchdowns. He added 767 receptions out of the backfield for 6,875 yards through the air and 36 more touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl seven times, was a league MVP once, won Super Bowl XXXIV with the Rams in 2000, and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2011. On Dec. 5, Faulk will be inducted into the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame.

    When Fresno State comes to town on Oct. 21 for Homecoming Weekend, Jimmy Raye III will be the Honor Warrior. Raye III, who played for the Aztecs from 1988-90, is tied for 21st all-time in receptions at SDSU and had four career 100-yard games, including one 200-yard game. After graduating from SDSU, Raye III played in two games with the Los Angeles Rams in 1991 and then moved to the front office. He has served as the Director of Player Personnel for the San Diego Chargers, Vice President of Football Operations for the Indianapolis Colts and is currently the Vice President of Football Operations/Assistant General Manager for the Houston Texans.

    On Nov. 18 against Nevada, Obafemi Ayanbadejo is on tap to be the Honor Warrior. Ayanbadejo, who played fullback for SDSU during the 1995 and 1996 campaigns, was the 1996 WAC Most Improved Player. He had brief stints with the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears in the NFL and won Super Bowl XXXV with Baltimore in 2001.

    For the final game of the regular season and Senior Night on Nov. 24 against New Mexico, Antwan Applewhite is scheduled to be the Honor Warrior. Applewhite was a defensive end on The Mesa from 2004-06, awarded the Prep Player Award in 2003 and named to the MW First Team in 2006. He is tied for 11th in career sacks at SDSU with 17. Through 48 career games in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers, Applewhite recorded 99 tackles and 6.5 sacks.

    The Aztecs are coming off an 11-3 season, culminating with a No. 25 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll as well as the Amway Coaches Poll. It is just the second time in program history SDSU has been ranked in the final AP poll (also 1977). In addition to a victory over Wyoming in the MW Championship game, 27-24, the Aztecs defeated Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl, 34-10, to tie a single-season school record and become the first team in program history to have back-to-back 11-win seasons.

    SDSU is accepting new account deposits on 2017 season tickets through the Aztec Ticket Office, while current season-ticket holders can also renew their tickets for the 2017 campaign. Fans can purchase tickets through GoAztecs.com, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting Qualcomm Stadium’s Window E between 9 a.m. PT and 5 p.m. PT.

    – SDSU –

  9. San Marcos Knights comes back after 10-0 deficit and wins big over Vista

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA-Friday, August 25, 2017-After a 2016 opening day win over the Panthers at Vista High to spoil the new football stadium along with a very key win over Vista at San Marcos in the next round in the CIF 2016 Football playoffs, after a 3 fumbles for the Knights and a good defensive effort by the Panthers that caused the turnovers and jumped out to an early 10-0 lead on Josh Sellers 23 yard field goal and Desmond Taua’s 30 yard fumble return.

    In the 2nd quarter, the Knights got on the board as QB Mike Hastings (18 completions out of 33 attempts for 241 yard and 1 interception threw a 13 yard pass to Quinn Roth for a TD and came within 10-7. The Vista offense started the ball on their 32 yard line and Quinn Roth’s 23 yard fumble return for a touchdown with 2 PAT’s Good put the Knights up and led 14-10 at the half.

    In the 3rd quarter the Knights took control of the game as Bill Belinski scored on a 2 yard run, Josh Barnes (7 carries for 42) scored on a 5 yard run and a 25 yard run by Ethan Cline (1 rush for 25 yards) put the Knights up 35-10 .

    In the 4th Quarter after Caleb Mancini connected on a 35 yard field goal to go up 38-10 the Panthers struck back as Dan Hall (4 carries for 53 yards) scored on a 2 yard touchdown run and teammate Tyler Davies his 2nd touchdown pass as he threw a 23 yarder to the very talented Desmond Taua (1 reception for 23 yards) for 23 yard as time ran out to make the final score 38-22.

    The San Marcos Knights improve to 1-0 and will be at Bonita Vista next Friday Night September 1, 2017 while Vista falls to 0-1 and will take on San Pasqual at home next Friday Night September 1, 2017 starting times for both games 7:00 pm.

  10. 2 touchdowns each by Joe Bennett and Marcellus Kamins pace Westview to 2nd shutout win

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Rancho Buena Vista High School-Vista, CA-After a 41-0 win over the Fallbrook Warriors last Friday, the Wolverines of Westview High School went to the ground game and it had worked as the offensive line opened the holes for the running game again along with their second shutout of the season as they shutout 2 opponents 69-0 this time defeated the Longhorns of Rancho Buena Vista by a 28-0 score on 2 touchdown runs each by Joe Bennett for 2 and 22 yards and contributed with 4 carries for 24 yards along with teammate Marcellus Kamins of 5 and 19 yards along with 11 carries for 41 yards.

    Kyle Williams Westview Head Football Coach: “Coming into tonight’s game we knew that Rancho Buena Vista was going to bring a lot of heat on us but our first concern was to make sure that we protect up front and did well on that so we gave our QB time made great reads along with good accurate passes.” “We went in tonight’s game that we will take as to what they had given us, we felt that we had a difficult time running the ball along with running straight drop back passes as our quick game was there for us as we moved the ball in the first two quarters and went to the running game in the second half.”

    For the Westview Wolverines at 2-0 qb Beau Nelson threw the ball 21 completions out of 37 attempts for 296 yards, Kquamei Wolford 5 receptions for 77 yards Ben O Brian 5 receptions for 115 yards.

    For the Longhorns at Rancho Buena Vista at 1-1 Dorien Richardson led all rushers as he carried the ball 20 times for 95 yards Matthew Llerenas 6 completions out of 13 attempts for 34 yards.

    Westview will take on the Dons of Catheral Catholic on the road while the Longhorns of Rancho Buena Vista will go up the road a bit as they take on archrival Vista both games are Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  11. 2 touchdown passes by Christian Chapman 2 touchdown runs by Rashaad Perry pace SDSU in win

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-San Diego Stadium-San Diego, CA-Former Carlsbad High School standout Christian Chapman threw for 220 yard passing along with 2 touchdown passes of 7 yards to Kahle Waring (5 receptions for 74) and a 21 yarder to Darryl Richardson (1 reception for 21 yards) paced the San Diego State Aztecs to a 38-17 win over the Aggies of the University of California at Davis.

    “For the first game I did all right there were a few throws that I wished that I had back but as a whole our offense did all right along with making good assignment errors which is usual for a first game as things aren’t perfect but we looked good going in the right direction.” said Christian Chapman.

    Christian Chapman improves his record to 14-3 as a starting quarterback in his career at SDSU. Also recorded his 7th career multi touchdown passing game and tied his career high with 16 completions.

    Head Coach Rocky Long on Christian Chapman’s passing game opener: “It was pretty good tonight. Passing game is going to be better because we have a veteran quarterback and we have more skill at wide receiver, if the running game goes. We’re not a drop back team, we’re not a shot gun team, so to speak. We’re a 3-to-4 wide receiver team, so to speak. But as long as we can efficiently run the ball, we’re going to have some receivers that are open and I thought that (Christian) Chapman did a nice job throwing the ball to him. They made a couple of really nice catches, and then they can do something with it after they catch it, too. But our passing game is still going to depend on us being able to run the football. If you run the football, we got good enough skill out there now that most teams are going to be hurting.”

    Running back Rashaad Penny 21 carries for 197 yards rushing scored 2 touchdown runs of 61 and 9 yards. Moves into 18th place all time with 1605 yards total on SDSU’s rushing list along with 42 career games that he started the longest streak on the team.

    Juwan Washington 14 carries for 69 yards scored 1 touchdown of 9 yards his 7th of his career his 9th career overall.”

    Jake Maier for the Aggies of University of California at Davis at 0-1 had 19 completions out of 24 attempts 258 yards threw touchdown passes of 41 yards to Keelan Doss (8 receptions for 181 yards) and to Logan Montgomery for 7 yards (3 receptions for 9 yards)

    The Aztecs will travel to Sun Devil Stadium for an 8 PM showdown at Arizona State University.

  12. Palomar defeats Santa Monica 45-14

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Former Oceanside High product Matt Romero’s 21 completions out of 30 attempts for 201 yards threw 5 touchdown passes of 29 yards to Nate Johnson ( 2 receptions for 42 yards), 13 yards to Devin Nilson (8 receptions for 63 yards), 41 yards to Bryce Walker (1 reception for 41 yards), 6 and 8 yards to Marquis Williams (7 receptions for 53 yards) and backup quarterback Ross Ebert 1-1 for 9 yards and threw a 9 yarder to Blake Adamson (1 reception for 9 yards) paced the 2-0 Palomar Comets to a 45-14 win over Santa Monica Junior College at 1-1.

  13. Vista Field Hockey Report by David A. Willauer

    On Thursday, September 14, 2017 the Lady Panthers of Vista High School a varsity field hockey contest 1 goal each by Lindsey Courduff and Isabella Ianni as they defeated the Lady Mustangs of San Dieguito Academy by a 2-0 score to improve their record to 3 wins and 2 losses.

    In the JV contest, Jaiden Truax’s only goal of the game paced the Lady Panthers of Vista to a 1-0 win over the Lady Mustang.

    The Lady Panthers of Vista will take on rival Rancho Buena Vista in the first round of the Serra Field Hockey Tournament.

  14. Comets turn back Chaffey 31-26; Romero leads nation in TD passes
    Currie Thomason catches 12-yard touchdown pass from Matt Romero that put Palomar up on Chaffey 31-19 with 8:12 left in the Comets’ victory over the Panthers. — Photo by Hugh Cox Currie Thomason catches 12-yard touchdown pass from Matt Romero that put Palomar up on Chaffey 31-19 with 8:12 left in the Comets’ victory over the Panthers. — Photo by Hugh Cox
    Oct 01, 2017
    ESCONDIDO (9-30-2017) — Matt Romero threw four more touchdown passes to take over the national community college lead Saturday night at Wilson Stadium’s Chick Embrey Field, Chandler Wachholtz contributed 13 more tackles, Devonte Woods blocked two PATs to tie a school record and Tyson Dyer broke the Palomar record for unreturned punts inside the 20-yard line.

    Along the way, the Comets held off Chaffey 31-26 to go 4-1 for the non-conference portion of their football schedule. The Comets get a bye next week and will begin Southern Conference play the following Saturday at Orange Coast.

    Romero’s 16 passing touchdowns through the Comets’ first five games lead the state and nation. He has one more TD completion than the next three quarterbacks on the national list who each has 15 — Grant Lowary (Long Beach City College), Frank Cosio (College of Merced in Northern California) and Christian Lopez (Mesa Community College of Arizona).

    Romero passed for 249 yards on the night and has thrown for 1,526 yards for an average of 305.2 yards per game, which ranks him second among California community college quarterbacks and fourth in the country. Shannon Patrick from Northland Community & Technical College of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, leads the nation at 374.3 yards per game.

    Against Chaffey, Romero’s TD passes went for 12 yards to Devin Nilson in the first quarter, 5 yards to tight end Blake Adamson in the third quarter, 21 yards to Nate Johnson in the fourth quarter and 12 yards to Currie Thomason with 8:12 to play in the game. Tyler Vargas had the other Palomar points on a 31-yard field goal and four PATs.

    “We’re certainly making games interesting. That’s for sure,” said coach Joe Early, whose team alternately made big plays and played give-away. “Sometimes we shoot ourselves in the foot, but we’re bowing our necks and finding a way to win. We’re going into conference 4-1, and that’s a good thing.”

    The Comets never trailed in the game and twice led by 12 points, at 24-12 and 31-19. But Palomar allowed the Panthers to quickly navigate down the field to score three times just after the Comets scored, in just 41 seconds; 1 minute and 15 seconds; and in 2 minutes, 52 seconds. In each case, that allowed Chaffey to get back to within striking distance and, in Early’s words, “keep the game interesting”.

    Woods’ record for two blocked conversions in one game equaled the Palomar mark set by Chris Boudreaux against Southwestern in 2008. Boudreaux later was an All-Mountain West selection at Nevada and went to camp with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent. Dyer, a freshman from Australia, shattered Palomar’s records for punts in a game inside the 20-yard line (6 of his punts, compared to the old mark of 5). For the record Dyer’s 7 punts went to the 12-yard line but was returned out to the 32, the 8-yard line, the 8 again, the 7, the 8 again, the 1-yard line and the 11. Dyer averaged 41.7 yards per punt with a long of 52 yards.

    Johnson contributed six receptions for 99 yards icluding the touchdown catch. Issiah Aguero had five receptions and three kickoff returns for 64 yards and rushed for ad addional 57 yards, and Rashad Harper had two catches for 59 yards and two punt returns for 52 yards.

  15. LaCosta Canyon spoils El Camino on Youth Football Night
    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Friday, October 6, 2017-Herb Meyer Stadium-El Camino High School-Oceanside, CA:
    The Lacosta Canyon Mavericks improve their record to 6-0 on the season always known as a traditioned football team with a quick offense and a fast defense proved themselves today as they defeated the Wildcats of El Camino HIgh School by a 38-21 in a well contested battle that was held at Herb Meyer Stadium.
    Karron Lippert led the Mavericks with 21 carries for 134 yards rushing, teammate JaQuan Carroll carried the ball times for 113 yards and scxored 1 touchdown run of 7 yards, Jake Newfield 11 completions out of 12 attempts for 127 yards scored 3 touchdown runs of 2, 2, and 13. Jake Sheck threw a halfback pass to Zach Monihan (3 receptions for 86 yards) for 7 yards. Field Goal kicker Boyd Taro connected on a 29 yard field goal for the win.
    Sean Sovocol Lacosta Canyon Head Football Coach: “It was a good game today I was surprised on how we won but battled hard tonight as our squad is like a family and I’m thankful for these guys, they played good solid football tonight.” “We are ready for Mission HIlls next week in a big contest at our stadium.”
    Jaden Casey 27 completions out of 42 passes for 349 yards along with 2 touchdown passes of 70 yards to Malachi Russell (8 receptions for 91 yards) and to 2 yards to Kameron Bullock (3 receptions for 34 yards. Chris Brown 10 carries for 13 yards scored the other Wildcat touchdown on a 4 yard run.
    The Mavericks of LaCosta Canyon will host the Grizzlies of Mission Hills in a battle of undefeated team while the Wildcats of El Camino go to 3-3 will host Fallbrook High School.

  16. Revised Story-LaCosta Canyon spoils El Camino on Youth Football Day-By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Friday, October 6, 2017-Herb Meyer Stadium-El Camino High School-Oceanside, CA:

    The Lacosta Canyon Mavericks improve their record to 6-0 on the season always known as a traditioned football team with a quick offense and a fast defense proved themselves today as they defeated the Wildcats of El Camino HIgh School by a 38-21 in a well contested battle that was held at Herb Meyer Stadium.

    Karron Lippert led the Mavericks with 21 carries for 134 yards rushing, teammate JaQuan Carroll carried the ball 7 times for 113 yards and scored 1 touchdown run of 7 yards, Jake Newfield 11 completions out of 12 attempts for 127 yards scored 3 touchdown runs of 2, 2, and 13. Jake Sheck threw a halfback pass to Zach Monihan (3 receptions for 86 yards) for 7 yards. Field Goal kicker Boyd Taro connected on a 29 yard field goal for the win.

    Sean Sovocol Lacosta Canyon Head Football Coach: “It was a good game today I was surprised on how we won but battled hard tonight as our squad is like a family and I’m thankful for these guys, they played good solid football tonight.” “We are ready for Mission HIlls next week in a big contest at our stadium.”

    Jaden Casey 27 completions out of 42 passes for 349 yards along with 2 touchdown passes of 70 yards to Malachi Russell (8 receptions for 91 yards) and to 2 yards to Kameron Bullock (3 receptions for 34 yards. Chris Brown 10 carries for 13 yards scored the other Wildcat touchdown on a 4 yard run.

    The Mavericks of LaCosta Canyon will host the Grizzlies of Mission Hills in a battle of undefeated team while the Wildcats of El Camino go to 3-3 will host Fallbrook High School.

  17. Golden West College upsets Palomar 47-27 in football

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Escondido High School-Saturday October, 20, 2017. In a CCCAA Junior College Conference showdown, the Rustlers of Golden West College at 3-5 behind the 2 touchdown performance of Joe Pyle as he carried the ball 8 times for 68 yards, Tavon Valdes 19 carries for 52 yards and Jonathan Earl’s 5 receptions for 37 yards scored on a touchdown run of 28 yards upset the Comets of Palomar College by a 47-27 win and ended a 3 game losing streak.

    Other Rustlers performers:

    QB Joe Pyle had 22 completions out of 31 attempts for 341 yards and threw 3 touchdown passes, 1 to Sheldon White (5 receptions for 51 yards) Xavier Smith leading receiver 7 carries for 124 yards, Derrick Deese (3 receptions for 78 yards) 1 long touchdown reception of 51 yards and Ben Ratzleff (2 receptions for 37 yards) 1 touchdown run of 27 yards

    For the Palomar Comets at 4-3, Issiah Aguero carried the ball 10 times for 48 yards. Former Oceanside High and Comet Matt Romero who leads all junior college passers in the nation threw 17 completions out of 35 attempts for 180 yards and threw touchdown passes of 32 to Marquis Williams (6 receptions for 53 yards) Nate Johnson scored 1 touchdown for 32 yards (3 receptions for 53 yards) Bryce Walker (3 receptions for 16) scored on a reception for 10 yards.

    The Comets of Palomar will host the top ranked Junior College Team in the country in the Fullerton JR College next Sunday in Wilson Stadium at Chick Embry Field in Escondido High School

  18. Utah bound Jack Tuttle 5 passes paces Mission Hills in Discovery Bowl win over rival San Marcos

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Jack Ashley Field at Grizzle Stadium-San Marcos, CA-Friday, November 3, 2017: After a 14-10 win on the Knights Field at San Marcos High School things went the Grizzles way on their home field as the Discovery Bowl Most Valuable Player and University of Utah bound Jeff Tuttle known for his scrambling and touchdown passes tonight threw for 17 completions out of 33 attempts for 322 yards threw 2 touchdown passes of 50 and 38 yards to wide receiver Chris Olave (6 receptions for 150 yards) 2 to Maurice Jones of 18 and 23 yards (3 receptions for 55 yards) and 1 touchdown pass to Quinton Hadnot for 48 yards (4 reception for 78 yards) defeated their rival the San Marcos Knights by a 49-27 score to claim the 2017 Discovery Bowl Trophy.

    Jack Tuttle qb for Mission Hills on the win over San Marcos: “It was a team effort we had a good work week to prepare ourselves for this game.” On the 5 passes my touchdown passes were great as I give credit to my offensive line and receivers I am delivering the ball on MVP I dont pay attention who does what we i love my team this is what I have to focus on we have to take things one day at a time then we find out who we play

    For the Myles Hastings 17 completions out of 30 attempts for 310 yards threw 3 touchdown passes of 11 and 70 yards to Discovery Bowl MVP Kyle Webb along with a 62 yarder to Kyle Phillips. San Diego State bound Josh Bornes led the Knights in rushing as he carries the ball 11 times for 56 yards

    The Grizzles reclaim the 2017 Discovery Bowl Trophy and lead the series 12 wins to 2 losses. The MVP’s went from each school for San Marcos goes to Kyle Webb and for Mission Hills is Jeff Tuttle. Details on the upcoming CIF Sections playoff will be decided tomorrow.

  19. By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Friday, November 10, 2017-Oceanside High School-Oceanside, CA: In a game with a lot of turnovers, interceptions and miscues the Pirates found a way after trailing 13-7 came back and led for good on Furious Andrede’s 36 yard interception Alex Miller’s (4 completions out of 6 yards for 102 yards) threw a 32 yard pass to Kyrum Beacham along with a 41 yard pass to Kellan Duson (2 receptions for 52 yards), Kavika Tuai 1 yard touchdown run (14 carries for 112 yards) paced the Pirates of Oceanside High School to a 35-19 win in the first round of the Division I CIF Football Playoffs.

    Dave Rodriguez Head Football Coach of Oceanside High: “When we trailed 13-7 in the game, our defense made some big plays tonight especially Furious Andrede’s interception gave our squad the momentum as we battled Bonita Vista, the Pointers have nothing to be ashamed of they came to our place and played to win.”

    “Kavika Tua, a freshman on our squad is going to be a special ballplayer, when we upset El Camino last week he has to learn to learn to hold on the ball and will be more wiser for the weary.” “When we played Point Loma at our place 2 years ago, it came down to the last play of the game as we have our hands full with the Pointers and we have to get better for next week’s game.”

    For the Barons of Bonita Vista as they finished their season at 0-11, quarterback Franklin Forbes 9 completions out of 26 attempts for 105 yards and 12 carries for 54 yards threw a 11 yard pass to Isaac Hernandez (2 receptions for 44 yards) Running Back Taj Stewart 17 for 168 yards scored 1 touchdown run of 47 yards

    Oceanside with the win improves their record to 5-6 on the season and will take on Point Loma at a site to be determined on Friday, November 17, 2017

  20. Jeff Tuttle’s 4 touchdown passes paces undefeated Mission Hills in win over Grossmont 52-42

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Jack Ashby Field at Grizzly Field-Mission Hills High School-San Marcos, CA-11-17-17-After a 49-48 win over the Foothillers of Grossmont High School in last years CIF quarter final round down in El Cajon, the miracle Grizzlies of Mission Hills pulled a rabbit out of the hat but on the key plays on the passing of Jeff Tuttle as the Utah bound qb had 17 completions out of 35 attempts for 328 yards along with 4 touchdown passes of 82 and 8 to Chris Olave 7 receptions for 193 (scored on a 60 yard punt return), 1 pass of 7 yards to Chris Jones 4 receptions for 93 yards and running of Damon Wigand carried the ball 17 times for 66 yards as he contributed as he ran 5 yards for a touchdown, Isaac Anderson scored on a 1 yard run, on the defensive side Chris Calhoun scored on a 10 yard interception for a score as they defeated the Grossmont Football (7-4) by a 52-42 score.

    For the Foothillers of Grossmont High School Shevill Sterling carried the ball 24 times for 172 yards and surprises on defense, So Jamie Odom 12 completions out of 36 attempts for 121 yards threw 2 touchdown passes of 8 yards to teammate Josh Moala (4 receptions for 22 yard) plus off Grizzly turnovers, Erik Shanks scored on a 34 yard interception and a 32 yard fumble return by Julien Sanderlin and a Chris Callahan 10 yard interception.

    I expected to win tonight as we watched the films on Mission Hills in last years quarterfinal loss at our school as you saw the score tonight our defense played lights out football as we battled the number one team in the county for 2 years in a row I couldn’t be prouder of these kids for their performance on the field tonight.” said Tom Carlo Head Football Coach at Grossmont.

    “For these kids there were sad faces but as the head coach I couldn’t be prouder of what they did.” “My running back Sheveil Sterling played like a warrior as our offensive line played well for him these kids care about each other.” “My quarterback Jamie Odom is a sophomore so we have underclassmen returning for us next season.” said Coach Carlo

    The Grizzles of Mission Hills outgained the Foothillers of Grossmont on total offensive yards 427 to 401 yards

    The Grizzlies next opponent will be a familiar opponent they played during the season as they will play the Falcons of Torrey Pines a 40-0 winner over the Mavericks of LaCosta Canyon. Mission Hills will host Torrey Pines next Friday night kickoff is at 7:00 pm

  21. Jeff Tuttle’s 2nd half Miracle Magic sparks Mission Hills to CIF Open Division Finals

    By David A. Willauer-Jack Ashby Field at Grizzly Stadium-Mission Hills High School-San Marcos, CA-11-25-17-After a bunch turnovers things went right for Torrey Pines as they went ahead 10-0 on a blocked punt return of 30 yards by Quinton Smith and on a fumble recovery recovered by the Falcons as they settled for a 38 yard field goal by Justin Kaplan.

    In the second half the Grizzlies cut the Falcon lead to 10-7 as Jeff Tuttle 19 completions out of 33 attempts for 197 as threw a 10 yard pass to Chris Olave (9 carries for 91 yards) with the PAT good. Damon Wigand (19 carries for 116 yards) followed with a touchdown as he scored on a 6 yard run put the Grizzlies for their first lead of the game at 14-10.

    The Falcons regained the lead at 17-14 as qb Jason Henke 14 carries for 40 yards scored on a 6 yard run with the PAT good

    With 1:12 left in the ballgame qb Utah Bound qb Jeff Tuttle known for his passing and scrambling threw a 16 yard pass to Quinton Hadnot to make the final score 20-17 in favor of 12-0 Mission Hills.

    Coach Chris Hauser: ” Twice we came back and fell behind because of our turnovers,Torrey Pines had made the plays that they did but we battled from 2 scores down to get the lead.” “Gives credit to our kids for the fight that they showed after they blocked the punt on us made big play for their first score we had 2 holding penalties which took our initial flame away but that is part of the game”

    ” On Jack Tuttle’s 10 yard pass to Chris Olave for the 10-7 score those two have work so well together and have a tendency to look for each other.” “On Jason Henke’s 6 yard touchdown for their lead we were patient to drive our offense down the field, on the winning score by Quinton Hadnot from Jack Tuttle we worked on the formation in practice many times it was a good spot to push him vertical on the snap as Jack threw the ball well.” “It’s a privilege and an honor to play in our 3rd CIF final whoever it is we are ready to play.” said Coach Hauser

    These 2 teams played during the regular season at Torrey Pines as Mission Hills won by a 24-23 score.

    Jack Tuttle on his performance: “It feels good to get the win tonight as we played a good team in Torrey Pines, after trailing 10-0 I felt that we could win the game tonight as things always happen.” On the 2 touchdown passes of 10 yards to Chris Olave and to 16 yard to Quinton Hadnot they were fantastic plays for us but give credit to our offensive line as they did a good job blocking that’s how we won the ballgame.”

    The Grizzlies of Mission Hills will be appearing in their 3rd trip to the CIF Open Division Finals(2nd Open Division Final). In 2013 Mission Hills defeated Oceanside 36-14 for the Open Division Finals, lost to Eastlake in 2012 by a score of 21-14 in the Division I Finals.

  22. San Pasqual opened up boys basketball season and loses to Monte Vista

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Wednesday, November 29, 2017-The Golden Eagles of San Pasqual opened up their basketball season in the first round of the Santana Basketball Shootout which was held at Santana High School as they were defeated by the Monarchs of Monte Vista by a 76-66 score.

    Jax Longwell led the Golden Eagles with 13 points and 6 boards
    Luke DuBois contributed with 11 points and 10 boards
    Noah Miller also with 11 points and 10 points by Jacob Toledo.

    The Golden Eagles with the loss go to 0-1 and will take on the Eagles of Granite Hills on Friday, December 1st.

  23. Mission Hills football suffers first loss to Helix

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Devore Stadium-Southwestern College-El Cajon, CA-12-2-17: The Mission Hills Grizzlies known for their heroic highlights along with coming from behind wins on the miracle passing on Utah bound Jeff Tuttle and the running game of Damon Wigand and the good fleet hands of Chris Olave and for the time after winning the 2013 CIF Open Trophy but 4 years later in tonight’s championship round it was a different story.

    In the second quarter, the Grizzlies got their first lead of the game as Ezekiel Mata connected on a 19 yard field goal to go up 3-0. Helix regained the lead as Eleyon Noa 29 carries for 164 scored his first touchdown of the game with the PAT blocked to go up 6-3. Sam Dixon scored on a 2 yard run with the PAT good put Mission Hills up 10-6

    Helix regained the lead at 12-10 as qb Carson Baker 8 completions out of 12 attempts for 110 yards connected to wide receiver Isaiah Wooden 2 receptions for 36 yards on a 32 yard pass with 30 seconds left in the half with the 2 point PAT failed.

    In the third quarter, the Grizzlies regained the lead as qb Jeff Tuttle known for his passing and his speed as he threw 23 completions out of 43 attempts for 295 yards threw a 7 yard pass to the fleet footed Chris Olave 12 receptions for 150 yards for a 7 yard score with the PAT no good made the score 16-12. Eleyon Noa known for his power run up the middle and breaking tackles scored his second touchdown of the game on a 1 yarder with the PAT good put the Highlanders up 19-16.

    In the fourth quarter, after the Mission Hills offense had trouble scoring the Grizzlies tied the game at 19-19 on Ezekiel Mata’s 26 yard field goal.

    The Highlanders came back and won the game as Eleyon Noa scored the winning touchdown on a 4 yard run with the PAT good by Elijah Laing as they won by a 26-19 scored as the Grizzlies eleven game winning streak comes to an end at 11-1.

    Chris Hauser on Mission Hills’ Miracle season: “It was a great journey for our squad as I’m proud of these kids for what they did tonight.” “It’s very demanding on so many of our but a lot on the student athletes.” “Here we are on December 2nd and started our training camp on July 31 which is a long season for football.” “This was a great season for us but it was a hard loss for us tonight, but the kids played their hearts out and have shared a lot of fond memories this year.”

    This is Mission Hills 3rd trip to the CIF Open Final as they are now 1-3. The Grizzlies end their season at 11-1

  24. Mission Hills High School 12-1 Football team honored at annual banquet

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Green Gable Estates-San Marcos, CA: The Mission HIlls Football team of 2017 known for their heroic plays and miracle comeback wins were honored at the 2017 football banquet that was held at the Green Gable Estates in San Marcos, CA. The following players were honored with various awards and conference honors.

    Other outstanding achievements that the Grizzlies were honored as they finished in 2nd place with a 12-1 season as they suffered their first lost in the CIF Open Division San Diego Section Final Game to Helix to a well played 27-19 win at Southwest College in Chula Vista, CA, along with being crowned Avocado League Champions and defeated the Knights of San Marcos for the 14th Annual Discovery Bowl Trophy.

    MH Offensive Credentials:
    Jack Tuttle’s qb stats 227 completions out of 336 attempts for 3452 yards
    Chris Olave WR 93 catches scored 23 touchdowns for a total of 1764 yards which is a CIF San Diego record.
    Damon Wigand RB rushed for 1050 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.

    MH Defensive Credentials:
    9 games kept opponents under 70 yards rushing and allowed 14.1 points.

    MH Special Teams:
    Nate Barraza kicked and punted after 3 kickers on MH transferred to other schools. The punt return team scored 4 touchdowns total 2 by Maurice Jones, 1 td by Chris Olave and Max Milner ran for a 70 yard return for a td.

    Ezekiel Matta on field goals 66 PAT’s which is a school record kicked the ball total 80 times made one of the punts for 70 yards.

    2017 Avocado All League Team for Mission Hills
    1st team
    Isaac Anderson DL
    Enrique Lamas OL
    Jared Leapart DL
    Maurice Jones DB
    Chris Calhoun III LB
    Chris Olave R
    Jack Tuttle QB Avocado Offensive Player of the Year.

    2nd team All Avocado
    Shiloh Seau, DL
    Damond Wigand RB
    Sam Dixon, LB

    3rd Team All Avocado
    Quinton Hadnot R
    Lincoln Ingle LB
    Gabe Cruz OL
    Max Milner DB
    Louie Flores DB

    Honorable Mention
    Victor Buckingham OL
    Jadan Washington TE
    Raul Dealba DE
    Bryan Barraza LB

    2017 San Diego All CIF Team

    Isaac Anderson DL
    Maurice Jones DB
    Chris Calhoun III LB
    Chris Olave R
    Jack Tuttle QB San Diego All CIF Offensive Player of the Year and KUSI Silver Pigskin Winner

    Union Tribune Scholar Athletes
    Jr 3.0 Donovan Piro
    Jr 3.04 David Kranz
    Jr 3.8 Justin Castro
    Sr 3.11 Chris Olave
    Jr 3.21 Vic Buckingham
    Jr 3.24 Ben Stetz
    Jr 3.27 Toby Trayer
    Jr 3.27 Logan Mundt
    Sr 3.5 Jared Leapart
    Sr 3.58 Leonardo Rodriguez
    Sr 3.67 Sam Dixon
    Jr 3.69 Alex Hernandez
    Sr 3.94 Adam Barraza
    Sr 3.95 Jack Tuttle
    Sr. 4.0 Trent Kaylor
    Sr 4.03 Brian Barraza

    The Following Players earn the following awards at the banquet.

    Co Captain’s Awards-Jack Tuttle, Sam Dixon and Bryan Barraza
    Newcomer Special Teams Award-Travis Seau
    Offensive Newcomer of the Year Award-Clint Hadnot
    Sportsmanship Award- Sam Espenesa
    Coaches Award for 2017 Luke Flores
    Comeback Player of the Year Damon Wigand
    2017 Ironman Award Sam Dixon who will be going to the Naval Academy
    2017 Spirit of the Grizzly Award Gabe Cruz
    2017 Scout Defensive Player of the Year Award Lincoln Engle
    2017 Scout Offensive Player of the Year Award Toby Trayer
    2017 Most Inspirational Award Bryan Barraza
    2017 Defensive Lineman of the Year Jared Leapart recorded 54 tackles in 84 plays
    2017 Offensive Lineman of the Year Enrique Lamas
    Outstanding Jr on the squad Isaac Anderson recorded 62 tackles 16 tackles for loss yardage
    2017 Special Team Player of the Year Maurice Jones
    2017 Defensive Player of the Year Chris Calhoun
    2017 Offensive Player of the Year Chris Olave
    2017 Avocado League Scholar Athlete of the Year 4.0 Bryan Barraza
    2017 MVP 4 year aware Jack Tuttle who will be going to University of Utah

  25. —-Rancho Buena Vista a Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-The Rancho Buena Vista Cougars behind the 12 point performance of Aiden Ross and Noah Fields as they defeated the Imperial Bulldogs for the Cougar Classic Boys Basketball Title by a 64-17 score.

    With the win the Longhorns improve to 8-3 and ride a 6 game win streak and also went 5-0 in the Cougar Classic Basketball Tournament.

  26. Vista Boys Basketball wins in first round of The Classic Basketball Tournament at Damien High

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-The Vista Panthers behind the 28 performance of Dartmouth College bound Taurus Samuels, 15 by Isaiah Morris, 10 each by Maikah Morris and Jordan Hilstock defeated the Jackrabbits of Long Beach Poly by a 73-70 score.

    With the win the Panthers improve to 8-2 and will take on the Fallbrook Warriors on Friday, January 5th at Fallbrook.

  27. Torrey Pines advances in boys consolation round.

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Editor-In a Senators Division Consolation contest, the Torrey Pines Falcons Boys Basketball Team after 2 one point losses to St. Augustine and Brighton High School from Utah came back behind the 33 point performance of Bryce Pope defeated Cooper High School of Texas by a 90-63 score.

    The Falcons improve to 11-2 on the season.

  28. North County Boys Basketball Wrap By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-1-31-18

    The Frogs of Guajome Park Academy park at 15-5 beind the 26 point performance by Ty Ballard, 22 by Michael Simmons and 16 by Cristian Garrett defeated the Firebirds of Del Lago Academy from Escondido by a 86-45 score.

    Del Lago was led by Wesley Coul with 13 points.

    Guajome Park will host Rock Academy on Friday, February 9th in a 7:00 pm tipoff

    The Torrey’s of LaJolla Country Day School at 16-7 behind Jason Taylor’s 27 point performance, 18 by Ryan Langborg and 14 by Ben Daugherty by a 79-73 win over the Patriots of Orange Glen High School at 15-7. The Patriots were led by Angel Nieves with 18 points, 16 by Damien Miller, 14 by Andres Tovar and 12 by Caden Palmer.

    Orange Glen’s next game will be at Francis Parker on Friday, February 2nd. Tipoff is at 7:00 pm

  29. Francis Parker High School defeats Orange Glen 54-52

    By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-The Patriots of Orange Glen High School fell to Francis Parker Lancers by a 54-52 score and continue to ride a 2 game losing streak.

    The 15-9 Patriots were led by Damien Miller with 16 and Adam Nieves with 10 and their next game will be o Wednesday, February 7th when they host Army Navy Academy on Wednesday, February 7th in a 7:00 pm showdown.

  30. Former San Diego Area MLB Baseball Highlights 4-8-18

    Former LaCosta Canyon standout Mickey Moniak for the Clearwater Thrashers went 1 for 4 with a single and scored a run as they were defeated by the Dunedin Blue Jays by a 4-3 score.

    Former Morse High School product Adam Jones led the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-7 hard fought ball game at Yankee Stadium vs. the talented New York Yankees. Jones went 3 for 6 with 3 hits and scored 1 run.

    Former Valhalla High product Greg Garcia came in and pinch hit for the St. Louis Cardinals as they were defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks by a 4-1 score. Garcia struck out in the game.

    Former Rancho Bernardo product Cole Hamels was starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers as they were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays by a 7-4 score. Hamels is currently 1-2 for the Rangers as he pitched 5 1/3 innings gave up 8 hits gave up 7 runs 5 earned 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.


    Former Palomar Comet Tyler Saladino appeared as a Designated Hitter and went 0 for 3 at the plate with 1 strikeout as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeated the Chicago White Sox by a 5-4 score.

    Former LaCosta Canyon Mickey Moniak went 0 for 4 for the Clearwater Thrasher as they were defeated by the Jupiter Hammerheads by a 9-4 score.

    Former Palomar product Tyler Saladino started at third base for the White Sox of Chicago as they were defeated by a 6-5 score by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. With the bat, Saladino went 2 for 3 with a double and a single.

    On Saturday, April 7, 2018 former Vista High product Trevor Cahill is currently with the Nashville Sounds on a rehab assignment he made his debut against the New Orleans Babycakes and was defeated by a 2-1 score. The former Panther pitched 4 innings gave up 3 hits 2 runs 1 earned 3 walks and 3 strikeouts.


    Former Palomar Comet James Hoyt made an appearance on the mound for the Houston Astros as they defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-8. Hoyt pitched 1/3 of an inning gave up 1 hit and walked 1 batter.

    Former Palomar Comet Nick Vincent registered his first win of the season at 1-0 as he pitched 1 inning as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Kansas City Royals by a 4-2 score.

    The Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 13-5 score. Former University of San Diego product Kris Bryant went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles 1 single 2 rbi’s and scored 1 run.

    Former Lacosta Canyon product Mickey Moniak went 1 for 4 with a single for the Clearwater Thrasher as they were defeated by the Jupiter Hammerheads by a 6-4 score

  31. Former Rancho Bernardo product Trevor Williams pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they defeated the Cubs by a 6-1 score. The Former Bronco improves his record to 3-0 on the season and pitched 6 innings gave up 4 hits 1 run 1 earned 1 walk 5 strikeouts and 1 home run.

    Former Valhalla product Greg Garcia came in and pinch hit as he went 0 for 1 with a walk and scored 1 run in the St. Louis Cardinals 13-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers defeated the Round Round Rock Express by a 3-1 score. Former Granite Hills product Travis Tajeron went 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts

    Former Mission Hills product River Stevens made his debut as a pinch runner in the bottom of the 10th inning for teammate Kyle Overstreet scored the winning run on a fielder choice by teammate Rod Boykin on a throwing error by shortstop for Arkansas Chris Marisol.

    Former LaCosta Canyon product Mickey Moniak went 1 for 5 with a double but the Clearwater Thrashers were defeated by the Jupiter Hammerheads 8-4

  32. Girls Basketball-Oceanside 58 Orange Glen 20-Oceanside performers 12 each by Zamiah Johnson and Alexes Dyer, 10 by Heaven Saigao.

    San Marcos 55 El Capitan 43-17 by Izzy Flores and 10 by Megan Roberts for San Marcos.

    Bishop’s School defeated Eastlake 76-27-Bishop’s School performers Angie Robles 35 15 by Aaliyah Stanton and 13 by Renee Chong.

    Boys Basketball St. Joseph Academy 63 San Diego Jewish Academy 46-St. Joseph Academy Mikey Murray 25 22 by Ian Scott.

    Oceanside 81 Aliso Niguel 78-Oceanside performers Clyde Harris 23 14 by Raine Allums

    Del Norte 64 Sage Creek 54-15 points by Jamie Ellenstein, 10 each by Zach Chandler and Blake McLaren

    Carlsbad 75 Coronado 62-Carlsbad performers 36 by Jailen Nelson, 12 by Carson Frincke and 10 by Kyle Vassau.

    Balboa School of Escondido 59 Franklin 46-Emmett Neal 19 points for Balboa and teammate DeShaun Cooper with 10.

    Pacific Ridge defeated Wildwood of LA 61-25 Reid Celeston 18 for Pacific Ridge and teammate Matt Olaffson with 12.

    St. Joseph Academy 63 San Diego Jewish Academy 46-St. Joseph Academy Mikey Murray 25 22 by Ian Scott.

    Oceanside 81 Aliso Niguel 78-Oceanside performers Clyde Harris 23 14 by Raine Allums

    Del Norte 64 Sage Creek 54-15 points by Jamie Ellenstein, 10 each by Zach Chandler and Blake McLaren

    Carlsbad 75 Coronado 62-Carlsbad performers 36 by Jailen Nelson, 12 by Carson Frincke and 10 by Kyle Vassau.

    Preuss UCSD 76 Crawford 54 19 by Abdulah Ahmad for Preuss UCSD 17 by Richard Nguyen and Abdelrahman Abdallah with 10

    Foothills Christian 89 University City 69-University City performers Allan Kohlenberg 16 Luke Minnick 10 23 by Francky Naguidebe

    Torrey Pines 57 Santa Fe Christian 39 Brandon Angel led Torrey Pines with 28 points and Nick Herrman with 10.

    LaJolla Country Day School 51 University City 46-17 by Francky Naguidebe

    Scripps Ranch 64 Grossmont 52 Nick Dolan 18 for Scripps Ranch.

    Lincoln 78 Southwest San Diego 30 Reggie Everett 48 points for Lincoln.

    Balboa School of Escondido 59 Franklin 46-Emmett Neal 19 points for Balboa and teammate DeShaun Cooper with 10.

    Maranantha Christian 76 El Cajon Valley 55 MC 25 by Sean Mangan, Micah Steigerwald 16 and 15 by Grant Mahler.

    San Ysidro 108 Brawley 61-Mikey Williams 51 points, 31 by Kailen Rains, 12 by Jurian Dixon for San Ysidro

    Calexico defeated El Capitan 58-53-Calexico was led by Aaron Tabarez with 23 points and 15 by Julian Beltron.

    Pacific Ridge defeated Wildwood of LA 61-25 Reid Celeston 18 for Pacific Ridge and teammate Matt Olaffson with 12.

    Mount Carmel defeated Monte Vista 82-45. MC was led by Blake Dean with 22 points.

    Southern California Yeshiva 68 Liberty Charter 61-Yeshiva was led by Nathaniel Levi with 22 points.

    Valley Center 70 Imperial 55-Malachi Avia 25 points for Valley Center, 14 by Isaac Contreras and 11 by Ethan Backman.

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