What an exciting week of high school football! Week one of the Prep Pigskin Report featured more than 20 games from San Diego County. One game, in particular, was the Mater Dei Crusaders vs. the Ramona Bulldogs.
The first points of the game were scored in an unorthodox way when Mater Dei was aligned to punt, but the snap was muffed and Ramona recorded a safety. After that, the Bulldogs offense was led by their running back, Tristan Stacy. He ended the game with 3 touchdowns, 2 of which were over 25 yard plays. Last year, Stacy rushed for 432 yards and 5 touchdowns. This year, Stacy should well exceed those numbers, judging by how he played Friday night.
Mater Dei seemed to struggle to get the offense going, despite a 74-yard touchdown run by their quarterback, Cameron Smith, in the 2nd quarter.
Next week, Ramona will be hosting Point Loma for their Pop Warner Night. Point Loma beat Ramona last year in Week 2, 27-21. As Ramona starts the season 1-0 and Point Loma starts 0-1, this will definitely be a must watch game.
Make sure to tune into the Prep Pigskin Report next Friday at 10:30 pm to catch all of the highlights from your local San Diego high schools.
The long and anticipated wait is over football fans, we are back! Prep Pigskin Report plans to kick off Season 19 this Friday, August 25th, as the High School football season is underway. One matchup we will be covering is the Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders taking on the Ramona Bulldogs at 7 pm.
Although this is a non-conference game, both teams will be coming out of the gates hot to start their seasons. The Ramona Bulldogs will be led by head coach Damon Baldwin and running back Tristan Stacey as this year they will be looking to mimic last season and make another CIF playoff push. The Bulldogs will be sure to put a fight as they hope to better last year’s 5-6 overall record and start the season off with a win.
Mater Dei Catholic who lost former Silver Pigskin recipient, CJ Verdell, to the University of Oregon, will look to start the season off with a win under head coach John Joyner. Last year the Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders lost just 1 game all year and became the CIF Division II Champions. The Crusaders will be sure to attempt to show the Ramona Bulldogs how champions start off a season.
Please feel free to tune into Week 1 for the 2017 Season of Prep Pigskin Report on KUSI. Also, find us on Twitter and Instagram @RedJacketArmy for in game updates.