San Pasqual Golden Eagles 52, Granite Hills Eagles 7
By Ashley Ross
Granite Hills traveled up to San Pasqual to kick off Week One of the regular season.
San Pasqual jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. A few minutes into the game, quarterback Westin Erdman avoided what could have been a sack for a loss, and turned it into a 42 yard touchdown pass to Connor Davis.
San Pasqual’s run game was on full display in their 52-7 victory over Granite Hills Friday night. The Golden Eagles had three different running backs score at least one touchdown. Brett Sayers had a 52 yard touchdown run in the second quarter to put his team up 14-0. Shawn Carter would open up the third with a 79 yard touchdown, and Saud Carrillo went full “beast mode” scoring not one, but two touchdowns from the 1 yard line.
Granite Hills would try to make a comeback in the third quarter with a 2-yard walk in touchdown by quarterback Jacob Siegfried, but by that time San Pasqual had put too much of scoring gap between the two teams.
After going (1-0), next week San Pasqual will travel up the road to take on Vista. Granite Hills (0-1) will look to even out their record against Valhalla next Friday at home.
Highlights from all the games around San Diego County can be seen on the Emmy-Award winning high school football show "Prep Pigskin Report." Kick off is 10:30 every Friday night during the fall on KUSI-TV Channel 9/51, you can also watch the show live streaming on KUSI.com.
This week’s season opener against Granite Hills and San Pasqual could be featured on an episode of “Game of Thrones.” This game is a battle of the Eagles, with both teams having something to prove.
For San Pasqual, this is a game of redemption. Having lost last year, in the CIF playoffs to Granite Hills, the Golden Eagles are ready to show they can hold their own against strong competition. For Granite Hills, this is not the same team that shut out San Pasqual last year in the CIF playoffs, and advanced to the second round. Only four starters from their playoff team will be returning this season.
“This is a completely new team,” said Granite Hills Coach Kellan Cobbs.
They will look to rely heavily on quarterback Jacob Siegfried, who helped lead them to a 7-5 record last season. On the other side of the ball, look out for defensive duo William Burton and David “Tyler” Gonzalez. Both are quick off the ball and are able to get to the quarterback with ease. On Granite Hills side, this game will establish how quickly all the new pieces can gel together.
San Pasqual has many reasons to be optimistic going into their home opener. Coming off a 6-5 season, not only are they looking to avenge their playoff loss against Granite Hills, this game holds great significance for quarterback Weisten Erdman. Erdman was supposed to be the Golden Eagles quarterback last season, but due to an injury, his time was cut short. Now he is healthy and eager to get the season started! On defense, Head Coach Tony Corley had nothing but praises for senior linebacker Michael Carey.
“He has emerged as a real leader on the team,” said Corley.
San Pasqual will look to build on the success they had last season, while finally being able to highlight some new offensive weapons.
Both teams get a new opportunity to write how their season will go.
Kickoff starts at 7:00p.m. at San Pasqual High School.
Highlights of this game and 26 more from around San Diego County can be seen on the Emmy-Award winning high school football show "Prep Pigskin Report." Kick off is 10:30 every Friday night during the fall on KUSI-TV Channel 9/51, you can also watch the show live streaming on KUSI.com.