Two fierce competitors, one streak continued and one lost. Carlsbad High School and Mission Hills High School were both undefeated, until this Friday when Mission Hills emerged as the winner. Mission Hills is now 4-0 undefeated, while Carlsbad has lost their stride.
Mission Hills dominated the first half, with a 31 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jack Tuttle to Chris Olave. The dynamic duo also made the second big play of the night, this time with Tuttle throwing an impressive 49 yard pass to Olave. In the second quarter, senior Damon Wigand scored a 7 yard touchdown run for the Grizzlies, bringing their score up to 14-0. Quarterback Jack Tuttle came back into play, throwing a 10 yard touchdown pass to Damon Wigand, landing Mission Hill's third touchdown. Tuttle ended the half strong, throwing another touchdown pass for 27 yards to Maurice Jones, bringing the score to 28-0, Grizzlies, at halftime.
Mission Hills may have dominated the first half, but Carlsbad had a couple plays of their own in the second. Grizzlies' Maurice Jones scored Mission Hill's fifth touchdown after a 36 yard touchdown pass from Jack Tuttle. After that, Carlsbad took back the field with a 21 yard pass from quarterback Troy Bloomquist to Noah Vella. Carlsbad scored in the final quarter, with a 6 yard touchdown pass from Troy Bloomquist to sophomore Noah Vella, ending the game at 35-7, Mission Hills. Although Carlsbad's winning streak has come to an end, Mission Hills walked away as a fierce competitor to be watched this season.
Preview: The Game of the Week will be traveling to North County as the Mission Hills Grizzlies travel to the beach to face off against the Carlsbad Lancers. Both of these teams have an undefeated record at 3-0 and will be the first Avocado League game for these two teams. Last two seasons the Grizzlies were able to defeat the Lancers, but Carlsbad is all about breaking curses, like the one against St. Augustine that was not broken for eight years!
The Lancers are coming off a big win over Sweetwater high school, 49-0, and are looking to win their fourth consecutive win. By the looks of their team stats they may just come out on top. On the offense side of the ball Quarterback Troy Bloomquist has already thrown 481 yards in his three games played, who most of the time will be throwing to Joe Fontenot 183 receiving yards and Jacob Turner 131 receiving yards. If Bloomquist is not throwing the ball, you’ll most likely see him handing it off to our week 2 Jack in the Box Player of the game, Joel Lazaro, who has rushed for 283 yards, Nate Mills rushing for 125 yards, or Tony Torres rushing for 100 yards.
The Grizzlies, too, are coming off a high scoring win over the Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders last week scoring 56 points and only giving up one touchdown. Mission Hills’ senior squad consisting of Jack Tuttle (QB), Chris Olave (WR/CB), Sam Dixon (RB/LB), Maurice Jones (CB/WR) and Damon Wigand (RB) were on their A game and are looking to keep their season in perfect shape.
Will the Grizzlies be able to keep their streak in beating the Lancers for the third straight season, or will the Lancers break yet another losing curse against Mission Hills? We’ll show you on the Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 pm, or follow the game for live updates on Twitter @RedJacketArmy!