Escondido, CA

Local football rundown

With the football season well underway, let’s check out how the local teams fared last Friday as well as those that enjoyed an off-week.

Calvin Christian – The Crusaders’ record fell to 0-3 when they lost a rare double forfeit game against Public Safety Academy (San Bernardino). In a nutshell, what that means is that both teams will be charged with a loss.

Classical Academy – The Caimans ran into a buzz saw in the form of La Jolla Country Day as the visitors scored 27 points in both the second and fourth quarters en route to a 60-26 victory. Not only did five turnovers undermine Classical but Torrey quarterback EJ Kreutzmann had a spectacular outing while tossing for 496 yards and five touchdowns.

Escondido – The Cougars (2-1) forged a comfortable halftime margin and that was more than enough as Esco earned its second straight win with a 19-9 road triumph over Chula Vista. The pacesetter on offense was receiver Victor Seneres who gathered in six catches good for 119 yards.

Escondido Charter – In a nice bounce-back performance after a narrow loss in their opener, the White Tigers (1-1) showed plenty of resolve in an eventual 41-22 conquest over host O’Farrell Charter. Accomplished coach Jon Goodman got his first win as EC’s head man as QB Chase McMahon threw for 209 yards and running back Rhiggs Relatores rushed for another 75. The D had its share of heroes in the personages of Beau Hegeman (3 fumble recoveries, 6 tackles), sophomore defensive back Keith Loper (5 tackles, fumble recovery for TD) and safety Shane L’Etoile (2 fumble recoveries, 1 score).

Orange Glen – Given a bye, the Patriots (1-1) will look to rebound and shake off the effects of a recent loss to intracity rival Escondido. This week’s opponent will be a San Diego club (2-0) that figures to be a stiff test but as long as OG has stellar back Cael Patterson totin’ and catchin’ as well as manster linebacker Julien Lesa anchoring the defense, the Pats should be in good shape.

San Pasqual – In a defensive battle if there ever was one, the G. Eagles (3-0) parlayed a rushing touchdown relatively late in the fourth quarter into a hard-fought 6-0 win over host Westview. SP’s stingy D continues to be a major factor in the team’s success as that unit has surrendered just 31 points thorough the season’s first three games. Next up will be visiting Torrey Pines, a stalwart Division I squad that will be looking to put an end to SP’s impressive start to 2019.

San Pasqual Academy – Perhaps the local feel-good story so far, coach Andrew Serrano has guided his Dragons (2-0) to decisive victories over Calvin Christian (34-2) and St. Joseph Academy (28-0). Getting great production from both sides of the ball, SPA hopes to keep the good times rolling this Friday when it matches up with Calvary Christian Academy of Chula Vista.

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