Preview: Bonita Vista Barons 26, Otay Ranch Mustangs 10
By Julia Way
It may have been homecoming for the Otay Ranch Mustangs, but it was the Bonita Vista Barons who went home with the 26-10 win, their second win of the season.
Starting out in the first quarter, Otay Ranch’s Cristian Zamudio linked up with Darian Williams for a 28-yard gain. It wasn’t enough for the Mustangs to get on the board. Bonita Vista’s Dean Klaser got it done for his team, scoring on a 48 YD touchdown run. On that play, Otay Ranch’s Eric Matos was injured. The game stopped for nearly 20 minutes, while Matos waited for medical attention. After he was taken off the field by ambulance, the game picked up again. The Barons went for the PAT, but it was no good. Next, Zamudio sent it 10 yards to Devin Lloyd for the Mustang touchdown. The PAT was good, and the Mustangs were up 7-6 at the end of the first.
After a quiet second quarter and a lively homecoming halftime, Bonita Vista got on the board early in the third. After Jacob Rozar and Keenan Ellis scored a touchdown apiece, the score was 19-7 Barons. They sealed the deal with another Keenan Ellis touchdown, this time on an 85 yard run. Otay Ranch got on the board one last time with a field goal, to make the score 26-10.
Bonita Vista advances to (2-7) and will travel to face off against the Eastlake Titans next week.
PREVIEW: This week, the Bonita Vista Barons (1-7) will travel to the home of the Otay Ranch Mustangs (3-6).
Bonita Vista is coming off a tough 42-14 loss to Division II favorites, the Mater Dei Crusaders. Despite the loss, the Barons were able to put up a good fight. With an early turnover and ensuing downs, Bonita Vista was able to score first. QB Anthony Posada was able to link up with Diego Torres for the Barons’ first touchdown. Their second score of the night was a touchdown in the final seconds of the game by Quentin Frazier. Posada, who has over 1200 passing yards under his belt this season, has no shortage of receivers for those passes. Robert Cota, Keenan Ellis and Jacob Rozar have all racked up over 300 receiving yards this season.
The Barons will faceoff against the Otay Ranch Mustangs, who are coming off a 28-21 loss to the Olympian Eagles. A key player for the Mustangs in that matchup was Devin Lloyd, who scored 2 of the Otay Ranch touchdowns last week. Lloyd has racked up over 450 receiving yards this season. This game marks the last game for the Mustangs, so they’ll be looking to advance their record to 4-6.
By Friday, both of these teams will be hungry for a win. To see who comes out on top, watch the Prep Pigskin Report Friday at 10:30 p.m.