Santa Fe Christian Eagles 55, Chula Vista Spartans 0
By Julia Way
In the first week of playoffs, the Santa Fe Christian Eagles put up 55 unanswered points over the Chula Vista Spartans. The Eagles will fly down to play the Lincoln Hornets in the DIII quarterfinals.
Starting things off in the first quarter, Chula Vista’s Sio Pongia got some good hits in, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Eagles. Santa Fe Christian’s Matthew Mcroskey came in clutch with the Eagle’s first INT. That set things up for a Josh Thompson 33-YD run, which led to Demetri Washington’s first TD score of the evening. The Eagles went into the second quarter leading 7-0.
Washington picked up his second touchdown early in the second off a 10-YD run. Another Eagle touchdown by Mcroskey, and Santa Fe Christian was up 20-0. A 20-YD touchdown run by Joe Burich, and the Eagles went into halftime 27-0.
In the second half, Conner Whitton hit a 24-YD pass to Mcroskey, which put the Eagles on the two yard line. Isaiah Love ran the ball in for the 2-YD TD run, putting the Eagles up 34-0. Burich found the endzone once again, for his second touchdown of the night. Jack Miles and Chase Baptista would also score for their team. Santa Fe Christian took home the win 55-0.
The Eagles will travel to the home of the Lincoln Hornets for the quarterfinals next week. For the highlights of that game and many more, watch the Prep Pigskin Report Friday at 10:30 p.m.
PREVIEW: In the first week of playoffs, the Chula Vista Spartans and the Santa Fe Christian Eagles will travel to Torrey Pines High School in their pursuit of the DIII championship.
The Chula Vista Spartans finished the regular season at an even 5-5. In their last game, they suffered a 40-12 loss to the Mar Vista Mariners. Sergio Figueroa has been instrumental to the success of his team this season, with over 750 rushing yards. Figuera and QB Paul Escobar scored their team’s two touchdowns last week. Escobar has 1378 passing yards under his belt. he Spartans will no doubt be looking to these two to keep their season alive. Despite the loss to Mar Vista, Chula Vista won big three weeks ago against their rivals at Sweetwater High School 40-29.
The Spartans will find a tough matchup against the Santa Fe Christian Eagles, who are going into the playoffs with an 8-2 record. The Eagles are coming off a 49-21 win over the La Jolla Country Day Torreys. The Eagles two losses this season were suffered at the hands of the Olympian Eagles and the Bishop’s Knights. Santa Fe Christian made quite the impression early this season, upsetting the Torrey Pines Falcons 31-0 in Week 2. Key players for the Eagles this season are Conner Whitton, Hank Ontiveros, and Caleb Phillips. Whitton has racked up over 780 passing yards, Ontiveros 611 rushing yards and Phillips 473 receiving yards. It will be up to the Spartan defense to stop a tough Santa Fe Christian offense.
The winner of this matchup will play the Lincoln Hornets in the quarterfinals next week. For the results and highlights of this game, watch the Prep Pigskin Report Fridays at 10:30 p.m.