The Grossmont Foothillers (3-2) are known for their high scoring offense and long drives. The Buena Park Coyotes (1-3) got a taste of that offense, as Grossmont cruised to a 56-17 victory over the Coyotes.
Play began rather simplistically, as the first quarter saw Buena Park quarterback Jordan Simpson throw a 27 yard pass to receiver Alijah Allen, who made an impressive bobbling catch to give Buena Park the lead to begin the game. Grossmont would eventually intercept an errant Simpson pass, but would ultimately squander the opportunity and head into the second quarter trailing 7-0.
Unfortunately for Buena Park, Grossmont and sophomore quarterback Jaime Odom quickly found their groove. By alternating between quick pass plays and having tailback Shevell Sterling Jr power his way past the line of scrimmage, the Foothillers wore the Buena Park defense down. Odom was more than happy to pick apart a weary Coyote secondary, as he threw three touchdown passes to wide out Josh Moala, who easily burned past the defensive backs and ran nearly uncontested into the end zone for each touchdown. The Foothillers defense made themselves known as well, picking off another Simpson pass while denying Buena Park a touchdown by making a defensive stand on their own 1-yard line. Buena Park was unable to make it past Grossmont’s hulking defensive linemen and were forced to settle for a field goal.
The third quarter saw even more woes for Buena Park, as this time it was the Foothiller’s special teams looking to join in on the fun. Andrew Lira received a punt, broke away from tacklers, made some nifty moves, and bolted his way into the endzone for a 68-yard touchdown return, but Grossmont wasn’t done yet. A fumble recovery became a 60-yard touchdown, Odom would find Moala again for his fourth passing touchdown, and backup QB Dylan Smith scampered into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown. By the time kicker Amber Huff made the score 56-10 with her eighth extra point, Buena Park’s fate had been firmly sealed. Even though they would score one last touchdown, they would leave battered and bruised as Grossmont handily took the victory.
Grossmont looks to take the momentum they gained to Lakeside as they do battle against El Capitan, and will leave Buena Park to lick their wounds as the Coyotes prepare for a game against St. Francis.
PREVIEW: Week 5 of high school football is upon us and it promises to bring football fans more exciting action under the Friday night lights. One game to be on the lookout for is the Grossmont Foothillers (2-2) at home as they take on the Buena Park Coyotes (1-2)
Grossmont saw their two game win streak snapped last week with a 32-19 loss to the Eastlake Titans which saw Jaime Odom throw for 259 yards and two touchdowns, yet also throw six interceptions as the Grossmont offense was throttled by the Titans defense. Thomas Magnum and Desmond Carter will look to continue their excellent performances on the receiving end, while Shevell Sterling Jr brings balance to the Grossmont offense. The defense will undoubtedly bring pressure to the Coyotes as players such as Daisean Carter will look to build on an impressive effort. Carter himself was a threat virtually everywhere on the field, as he had 19 tackles to go with a deflected pass and a sack. Buena Park will have to tread carefully against the Footiller’s defense and stave off a powerful offense.
The Coyotes had a game to forget last week as they endure a 51-20 thrashing at the hands of the Warren Bears. They have the opportunity to wipe the slate clean this week and certainly have the potential to do so. Quarterback Jordan Simpson averaged 23.5 yards per pass last week with a majority of those passes being caught by senior Alijah Allen. Linebacker Jakob Burnett and sophomore Jaden Allen had impressive showings last week and will lead a defense that is hoping to contain the high scoring offense of Grossmont. As for the offense, they will be hoping to gain the early momentum by taking a quick lead and controlling the pace of the game.
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