The Mater Dei Crusaders and Eastlake Titans went heads up tonight for Week 10 of the Prep Pigskin Report. The Crusaders came out on top with a final score of 49-7.
It was Senior Night at Mater Dei, and a handful of their Seniors definitely gave it all they had for their special night. Christopher Jones, Senior, threw a total of 281 passing yards with 4 touchdowns. Another Senior starter, Cj Verdell also had a some impressive stats for tonight's performance. Verdell had a total of 204 rushing yards with 2 touchdowns. The final Senior that deserves some recognition is Elijah Shelton who had 4 receptions, a total of 159 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns. Although the Titans fell short of a couple of touchdowns, they still played hard through out the entire game. In the 3rd quarter, down 28-0, Micah Pietila-wiggs returned a 99 yard touchdown, getting his team on the scoreboard. Nicholas Klugh, Senior, had a great defensive game tonight. He had a huge sack during the first half of the game, giving his team momentum to stop the Crusaders during that same possession.
Next week, Mater Dei has a very important game to be ready for versus the Olympian Eagles (6-3). These two teams are currently 3-0 in their conference. Next week will determine which team will come out on top of their conference. Eastlake will be hosting the Bonita Vista Barons (2-7) for Week 11 in hopes to earn a big win in their conference.
PREVIEW: There's a huge rivalry game happening down in Chula Vista for Week 10 of the Prep Pigskin Report that you don't want to miss. The Mater Dei Crusaders (7-1), ranked 6 in the KUSI Top 9, will be hosting the Eastlake Titans (2-6) this Friday October 28th.
The Mater Dei Crusader's offense is unstoppable this season as they have scored at least 5 or more touchdowns 7 out of the 8 games they have played. These Crusader athlete's stats definitely prove their success so far. Running Back, C.J. Verdell has rushed a total of 970 yards so far this season, averaging 138.6 yards per game. Another key offensive player is Wide Receiver Elijah Shelton who has a total of 331 receiving yards. Also, the Titans have to be ready for the Crusader's Quarterback Chris Jones who has a total of 3,562 passing yards and has thrown a total of 37 touchdowns.
The Crusader Nation may have a solid offense, but they better be aware of the Titan's Middle Linebacker Declan Fernandez. This Titan Senior has a total of 101 tackles this season, 61 of them solo tackles. Right behind him with total tackles is Outside Linebacker Manny Velarde with a total of 86 tackles, 34 of them solo tackles. These Crusader's have to be ready for what's coming with these hard hitting linebackers coming their way.
Kick-off starts at 7:00 PM at Mater Dei Catholic High School. The Crusader Nation has respectfully asked their guests to come out Friday night in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and wear their PINK! So be sure to come dressed in your school colors as well as your favorite shade of pink. You can catch the best highlights and more by watching the Prep Pigskin Report every Friday night at 10:30 PM!