San Marcos High School improves to (8-1, 4-1) on the season after a lopsided victory against the Mt. Carmel Sundevils (3-6, 2-3), defeating them 38-7.
This marks a three game winning steak for the Knights, keeping them ranked at No. 4 in the Prep Pigskin Report’s Top 10.
The first score of the game was converted off of a Mt. Carmel fumble. The Sundevils fumbled the ball on their own one-yard line, setting up an easy touchdown for the Knights. San Diego State commit Josh Bornes ran in the one-yard to take an early 7-0 Knights lead.
The second score of the game would come with less than a minute to go in the first quarter. Mt. Carmel quarterback Sean Casey was picked off by San Marcos Jalen Bainer and returned 40-yards for a Knights touchdown. Heading in to the second quarter, San Marcos was up 14-0.
The Knights were able to find the end zone one more time make the score 21-0 at the half, sealing the win for San Marcos. The Sundevils tried to come back, but the Knights finished the game ahead 38-7.
Coming up next week, the long anticipated rivalry schedules are finally here. San Marcos will be traveling across town to not only face the number one team in the county, but their rival school – the Mission Hills Grizzlies (9-0, 5-0). The Sundevils will be traveling back home to take on their rival school, the Westview Wolverines (5-4, 3-2).
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PREVIEW: The Mt. Carmel Sundevils (2-5, 2-3) will be spending their Friday night at San Marcos High School this week, trying to take down the No. 4 ranked Knights (7-1, 4-1).
In game history these two teams have crossed paths a total of nine times, with the Sundevils on top with seven wins. San Marcos has not beaten Mt. Carmel since 2012, but history could soon change this year as the Knights continue to be a dominating force throughout the county.
The Knights have only suffered one loss this season, but with a record of (7-1) and a roller coaster of a win against La Costa Canyon last week, they come ranked in at No. 4 on the Prep Pigskin Report’s Top 10.
Led by 6-year veteran head coach Jason Texler, the Knights are currently ranked second place in the Avocado league, just below the undefeated Mission Hills Grizzlies. UCLA commit Kyle Phillips leads the team in all purpose yards (1032) and has seven touchdowns so far this season. The wide receiver went on an official visit to UCLA this past week according to 247sports.com and is also on this years Silver Pigskin Watch-list.
Knights running back Josh Bornes is also a player to watch out for this Friday. The San Diego State commit leads the team with 519 rushing yards and has 11 touchdowns through eight games. Last week against LCC, Bornes scored two touchdowns on the night to help San Marcos garner the win.
Mt. Carmel will have their hands full this Friday, but if Head Coach John Anderson can get his team focused and on the same page, there's a possibility the Sundevils could pull the upset.
There is no injury report for either team and both are expected to be playing with full, active rosters.
Highlights of this game and 32 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.