Calvin Christian 41 – San Pasqual Academy 8 – The Crusaders (5-0) score 34 points in the first half to put things away. QB Matt Lafler has an efficient afternoon, completing all four of his passes, one of which is a touchdown strike to wideout Jordan Thomsen. Lafler also tallies on a run. Daniel Esquerra continues to be a factor with a pair of rushing scores while Wesley Salzman and Evan Senti also find paydirt on the ground. The CC defense contributes mightily to the cause paced by the 9 total tackles of Salzman while Senti chips in with 7 more. Lafler, Luke Bousma, Nico Brower and Anthony Coseo each register a tackle for loss.
Santa Fe Christian 63 – Classical Academy 0 – The Caimans (2-4) are shut out for the second straight contest. The Eagles go wild in the second and third periods, scoring a combined 42 points. SFC inflicts massive damage on the ground, scoring a hefty seven touchdowns via the rush.
Escondido 27 – Fallbrook 13 – The Cougars (2-5) secure a much needed Valley League win. Leading just 7-6 at halftime, Esco scores 14 points in the final quarter to close the deal. Running back Taveous Vazquez shows plenty on 18 and 9-yard touchdown jaunts. Not to be outdone, Marcio Souffront also finds the end zone on a pair of critical runs.
San Ysidro 27 – Escondido Charter 0 – It’s another challenging night for the White Tiger offense as the visiting Cougars score in every period to earn the victory. The loss is the sixth straight for EC.
Orange Glen – Returning from their bye week and trying to build off a dominant win over Montgomery, the Patriots (3-3) will host Santa Fe Christian in a huge Pacific League encounter. Thus far this season, the OG offense has been quite productive led by prolific QB Blaine Bailey and a cadre of talented receivers in Malachi Russell, Billy Mercado and Brandon Montes. And don’t sleep on running back Tyrone Hickson, who’s also been a real contributor.
San Pasqual – As of late, the Golden Eagles (4-2) have been on an absolute roll, winning their last three games while outscoring the opposition by a whopping 143-41. Coming off a bye, SP will travel this Friday night to always tough Valley Center (5-1) in a premier North County contest that could very well determine the eventual winner of the Valley League. This game has all the earmarks of a classic tussle.