The San Diego Cavers (3-0) took it to the Montgomery Aztecs (2-2) winning the Week 4 matchup 41-0.
From the start, it was all San Diego, Quinn O’Connor threw a 45-yard pass to James Henderson. Then the Aztecs got a heavy dose of Raiden Hunter. He broke out a couple runs including a scamper into the end zone. The Cavers jumped out to the quick 13-0 lead in the first quarter
San Diego switched it up and Jayden Wickware started to get touches that lead to an 11-yard touchdown run.
Up to this point, the Montgomery offense had been stalling as they had a total of negative 3 yards in three drives.
After another punt, Quinn O’Connor went back to work for the Cavers. He hit Thomas Marcus for a 27-yard touchdown pass. Marcus broke a couple tackles and scampered his way into the end zone to extend the Cavers’ lead to 27-0.
Then Thomas Marcus went in as quarterback and he got his chance to be on the throwing side of things. He hit Daniel Thomas for a 30-yard touchdown.
Right before half, the Cavers put the game out of reach when O’Connor threw his third touchdown pass of the day. He hit Jayden Wickware for a 71-yard screen pass that ended in the end zone.
The second half was back and forth but ended with no points. The final score was 41-0 giving the Cavers their third win of the season. The Aztecs go to 2-2 and host Clairemont in Week 5.
PREVIEW: The Week 4 matchup between the Montgomery Aztecs (2-1) and San Diego Cavers (2-0) features two teams with winning records. It is the first time these teams will meet in over a decade.
For Montgomery, they are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and end the regular season with a winning record for the first time since 2010.
So far, the Aztecs have gotten off to the start they were looking; their only loss on the season coming in Whittier, California against the Pioneer Titans.
The Aztecs’ success is based on how well they can run the ball. Calling Montgomery a “run-heavy” team is an understatement. The Aztecs have attempted 6 pass plays this season. The offense comes down to two words, Hunter Joseph.
Senior Hunter Joseph has 5 touchdowns the team has 7. Joseph has 710 all-purpose yards the team has 947. Joseph has 116 kick return yards the team has 193. Joseph has all the team’s 86 punt return yards. Some may say that Hunter Joseph is a key part of the Montgomery attack.
As for the defense, Junior Victor Ayala leads the team with 22 tackles. As a team, the Aztecs have 19 different players with at least one tackle this season.
Ultimately, the Montgomery Aztecs will be looking for senior leadership as almost half of their 31 players are graduating at the end of the season.
For San Diego High, they have already matched the 2-win mark that the team put up in the 2016 campaign.
Montgomery will be the first team that San Diego has seen this season with a winning record.
The Cavers are more focused on having a balanced attack on offense, running 29 pass plays against 52 run plays. The highlights of the offense are three juniors, Quinn O’Connor, Raiden Hunter, and Jayden Wickware.
O’Connor has gotten off to a good start as the Cavers quarterback. He has thrown for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns. As for the ground game, it is a “double trouble” attack with Hunter and Wickware. Hunter has rushed for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns on 18 carries. While Wickware has rushed for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries.
The Cavers defense also highlights a member of the class of 2019, Eric Orfanos. Orfanos has 18 tackles on the season in just their first two games.
The winner of the Montgomery Aztecs and the San Diego Cavers matchup will have won their third game in a row.
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