San Marcos (7-1, 3-1) overcame a furious comeback by La Costa Canyon (5-3, 2-2) to win 41-34. They are also in line for a chance to play for the Avocado League title against Mission Hills in week 11.
The Knights dominated the 1st half of the game, thanks to QB Miles Hastings who threw for two 1st half scores, and RB Josh Bornes Rushing TD.
Second half a different story, The Mavericks 1st drive of the half lead to a Jake Neufeld to Cole Miller TD pass to put them on the board. After an exchange of turnovers Cade Madeira picked off Hastings, Leading to the 1st of three Neufeld rushing TD's.
The Knights and Mavericks traded scores, Neufeld tying it up at 34 with his 3rd score of the game. That's when the Knights turned to Bornes, who powered his way to 79 rushing yards, and his final TD of the game with less than a minute left.
Next Friday San Marcos will host Mount Carmel in a non-league contest, while La Costa Canyon will host Oceanside in an Avocado League game.
Preview: The Tri-City Medical North County Game of the Week takes us to San Marcos (6-1, 3-1) for a second time this season when the Knight host La Costa Canyon (5-2, 2-1). The game has huge implications both in the Avocado League as well as the Open Division standings.
As it sits right now, the Mavericks would be the #4 seed in the Open Division, while the Knights would be the 6th seed. LCC is coming off a tough 28-13 home loss to Mission Hills who are ranked #1 in the PPR Poll. While San Marcos is coming off a 38-12 win at Carlsbad where quarterback Miles Hastings threw for 353 yards and four TD's, UCLA bound WR Kyle Phillips catching three of those for 168 yards and two TD's.
San Marcos also has a great defense, look for #37 Josh Bornes who is headed to SDSU. While he is being recruited as a linebacker he is a playmaker on both sides of the ball, offensively playing running back. And senior tackle Andrew Meyer is one of the guys that grades the road in front of him.
La Costa Canyon has several play makers starting with QB Jake Neufeld who does it with both his arm and legs, and he is complemented by RB Karson Lippert who averages more than 10 yards a carry, as well as scoring 11 TD's in seven games.
The Mavs run a very unique defense for high school, very similar to the San Diego State Aztecs. They are great at disguising bliztes, and what they lack in size they make up for with speed. SS Isaac Scoville and LB Christian Estrella lead the charge for LCC's Defense.
We will have highlights of this game and 32 other games across the county on the one and only "Prep Pigskin Report" only on KUSI-TV. The fun kicks off at 10:30pm on channel 9/51 or you can stream us at KUSI.COM.