For the past two years this South Bay matchup has gone into overtime, but this year it was much different. Clairemont’s defense was too much too handle for the Aztecs, as they took down Montgomery, by the score of 14-0. With the win, Clairemont is now back in the win column and it extends its overall record to (3-2) on the season. Montgomery with the loss will fall to (2-3) and will have to wait one more week to have another shot at victory.
The Chieftains got things done early on the defensive side of the ball, as Edyel Morales took a Montgomery fumble 35 yards to the house, which put Clairemont up 7-0 in the first quarter.
On the ensuing possession, the fumble bug bit the Aztecs again, as Clairemont’s Jay Rensfield was able to recover the loose ball. Just nine plays later Rensfield, capitalized on his recovery by bulldozing his way in for a 7 yard score. Which extended the Chieftain lead to 14-0.
The Chieftains, due in large part by their stellar defensive play in the second half, held the Aztecs under 100 yards of total offense in the final two quarters.
Montgomery will have another home game next week, as they square off with the Calipatria Hornets at 7:00 pm. Whereas, Clairemont will be back on the road next week, where they’ll take on the San Diego Cavers at 6:30 pm.
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Week 5 kicks off with a non-conference matchup between the (2-2) Montgomery Aztecs and the (2-2) Clairemont Chieftains. The Chieftains will play their third away game in a row, after taking the loss against Santana 31-0 in last weeks matchup. The Aztecs are also coming off a big defeat as they suffered a 41-0 loss to the hands of San Diego High.
Both teams are focused on the run and are led with great play makers. Hunter Joseph, who has 5 touchdowns and is averaging nearly 150 yards per game this season, headlines Montgomery’s running back group. While, Clairemont is led by a three-headed monster running attack with quarterback, Griffin Catarius, and running backs, Austin Rice and Devon Rensfield.
The Clairemont coaches will have their team ready to play. “Our team does not shy away from a challenge or adversity. They have had to overcome a lot with injuries these past few weeks. There is no quit in this team, they are going to finish what they have started. If we get healthy we are a team that is going to surprise some people down the stretch of the season and playoffs.” said Clairemont head coach, Manuel Diaz.
Both teams will be fighting for a victory Friday night. Montgomery looks to get back in the win column. The Aztecs have lost two straight games after starting the season 2-0. The Chieftains will look to avoid their third straight loss in this critical Week 5 matchup.
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