Fans who enjoy defense were in for a treat Friday night, as the West Hills Wolf Pack (6-3) held on to a 10-3 victory over the El Capitan Vaqueros (3-6) while spoiling El Cap’s homecoming night.
West Hills began the first quarter of play quite sloppily, muffing a punt and coughing the ball up on a run play. Both fumbles occurred on West Hills’ own territory, leaving the door wide open for El Cap to get some points courtesy of the Wolf Pack’ fumbles. However, the defense stepped up to the plate when it had to, keeping the Vaqueros offense out of the end zone and leaving them to take field goals. However, Ryan Jewell blocked the first field goal attempt and Danny Estrada was unable to convert on a second try later on, and the score remained knotted up 0-0.
West Hills and their defense wanted their own turnover, and they got one after Noah Quigley picked off Antonio Olivieri’s pass in the endzone, giving the Wolf Pack possession. Jordin Young would take care of the rest, charging through the Vaquero’s defense for a 45 yard run, then gunning a pass to Cade Weaver for a 30 yard touchdown. While Star Iuli would return the ensuing kickoff 64 yards while stuffing would-be tacklers, El Cap couldn’t get any offense going and went into the half losing 7-0.
The second half of the game was pretty quiet as both defenses commanded the field and halted the offenses from entering the endzone. West Hills collected three more turnovers, including an interception by Ryan Jewell. The game started to get interesting in the final quarter, as both teams swapped field goals and El Cap found themselves with the ball in the final five minutes. However, this is where West Hills would collect their third and final turnover of the half, locking up the game and picking up their sixth win of the season.
While West Hills’ defense came to play today, their offense has to step up as they take on a strong Grossmont team. El Cap will look to finish their season on a positive note as they take on Steele Canyon.
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PREVIEW: High School Football keeps rolling on as two rivals get ready to face off. The West Hills Wolf Pack (5-3) will travel to the home of the Vaqueros to take on El Capitan (3-5).
El Capitan had a good win last week against the Valhalla Norsemen as they took the game with ease 51-14. Both the offense and defense were solid and quarterback Wick Hauser looks to continue his strong performance. He’ll have plenty of options to throw to with Antonio Olivieri and Yaphet Yokley readily available and he’ll be complemented by Connor Roosa as the tailback. The defense will look to remain stout and field a tough secondary led by Chance and Chase Lovato. Everything must click in order for El Cap to win this ballgame, but if they can continue the momentum from last week, they’re sure to pick up a win.
West Hills is on a bit of a slide recently, as they have lost two games in a row. Last week was not a bright spot in the schedule as they were beaten easily by the Helix Highlanders 59-0. However, this team is still a talented squad led by dual-threat quarterback Jordin Young with Ryan Jewell and Cade Weaver ready at the receiver position. West Hills was on a five-game winning streak before their slide, so the potential is there for a win, especially if the offense can step up and take control of the game.
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