Rancho Buena Vista High School (4-1) come out as winners in their Week Five match-up against Escondido (2-3), outscoring the Cougars 15-10.
The Longhorns senior running back Dorian Richardson was the star of the game tonight, leading his team on offense and to their first league win.
To start the game, Richardson found a gap in the Cougars defense to go 41-yards into the end zone, scoring the first points of the night. After a penalty on the extra-point, the Longhorns were placed on the 1-yard line. Richardson ran the ball in for the 2-point conversion, increasing the Longhorns lead 8-0.
The running back also made a big play in the second quarter to set up another Longhorns touchdown. Richardson broke away from the Cougars defense for a 23-yard gain, putting them just yards away from the end zone.
The Longhorns had a hard time capitalizing, putting them 4th and goal. RBV sent in their kicking team to play it safe and garner a field goal, but a bad snap resulted in the opposite. However, not for the worse.
Scott Meyer recovered the snap and scrambled in the back field, eventually finding Quintin Burton in the end zone.
The Longhorns lead heading in to halftime 15-0.
Escondido fought to come back the second half, bringing it as close as 5 points, but weren’t able to finish.
The Cougars will travel back home for Week 6 in a non-conference match-up against Hilltop (2-3), who is coming off a 50-14 win against Castle Park. RBV will be staying at home, facing Imperial High School.
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These two North County football teams have a history that dates all the way back to 2006, with Rancho Buena Vista outnumbering Escondido in match-up victories six to one.
The only time Escondido (2-2) has taken down RBV (3-1) was back in 2011, but the Cougars are feeling confident this year as they head into Week Five of the Prep Pigskin Report.
Two-year veteran head coach, Jud Bordman, has a few stand-outs on his 2017 roster, headlining senior running back Kevin Nunez and freshman quarterback Robbie Ramos Jr.
In the 119 years of football at Escondido High School, this is the first time a head coach has started a freshman at quarterback. Bordman said this “was not a tough decision,” and that Ramos Jr. shows an extremely high football IQ for such a young age.
Kevin Nunez continues to tear team defenses’ apart, with his most recent victim being Serra High School. The senior scored a total of five touchdowns on the night and still said he “could have done better.”
Friday’s match-up against the Longhorns will commence league play for both teams.
RBV heads in to Friday coming off a win against Mission Bay, 34-20. The Longhorns are coached by Joe Meyer, who also has only held this title for two years.
No injury report has been reported for either team. Both Escondido and Rancho Buena Vista are expected to be playing with a full roster.
Highlights of this game and 30 others from around San Diego County can be seen on the Emmy-Award winning high school football show "Prep Pigskin Report." Kick off is at 10:30 every Friday night during the fall on KUSI-TV Channel 9/51. Live streaming of the show will also be available on KUSI.com.