La Jolla Country Day Torreys 21, Southwest (EC) Eagles 14
By Alvaro Castillo
Week 14 of the PPR has come and gone and so have the playoffs as the finals are now set. It was a cold night out out in the Valley, as the stand started to get full and people cheered on both sides before kickoff. Tyler Saikhon of Southwest El Centro of ready to lead his Eagles to the promise land but Silver Pigskin Finalist Braxton Burmeister had the same goal in mind.
At the end of the 1st quarter the Eagles Cameron Jungers would find Saikhon for a 80 yard touchdown on the first play to take a 7-0 lead. On the Eagles next drive, on the first play of the 2nd quarter, Jungers would now find Justin Cordova for a 63 yard touchdown pass for a 14-0 Southwest lead.
It looked to be a long night for the team from San Diego, but Caleb Petry would find the end zone for the Torreys from 15 yards out to cut the lead in half before the break, 14-7 Southwest El Centro.
On La Jolla Country Days first drive of the second half Silver Pigskin Finalist Braxton Burmeister would do what got him on the podium when he found David Wylie for a 45 yard touchdown to tie the game at 14. Late in the fourth Burmeister would call for Petrys number as he handed him the rock for a 4 yard touchdown run and the game winner, the final 21-14 La Jolla Country Day Torreys.
Silver Pigskin Finalist Braxton Burmeister finished the game with 326 total yards (227 passing/ 99 rushing) and 1 touchdown.
LJCD will now play in the championship game next Friday December 2nd at Southwestern College vs Santana. We will have all your championship coverage on the ASR at 10:45 pm.
It's Week 14 and we're all ready for some semifinal action on the PPR. This week the schedule takes me to the Valley yet again where the #1 seeded Southwest El Centro Eagles will play host to the #5 seeded La Jolla Country Day Torreys in D IV. Both teams didn't play each other in the regular season but do have one common opponent that both teams beat.
The 9-3 La Jolla Country Day is lead by Silver Pigskin finalist Braxton Burmeister whom has broken several CIF records over his four years as the starting quarterback of the Torreys. Braxton leads them with an average of 291.3 yards in the air per game and a total of 380 total yards per game.
Southwest El Centro on the other hand had a bye last week in the first round with an 8-2 record. The Eagles offense pounds the ball on the ground as they average 272 yards on the ground per game, scoring an average of 36 points per game. The team is lead by RB Tyler Saikhon who rushed this last week scored 3 touchdowns, a two point conversion and 2 interceptions on Defense.
To see who moves on to the Finals of Division IV make sure to watch the PPR this Friday night at 10:30 pm only on KUSI!