For those of you who were unable to attend last nights “Battle of Oceanside” game at Oceanside High School, you missed one heck of a game. A battle this game was indeed. The Oceanside Pirates (3-6) took on their county rivals, the El Camino Wildcats (5-4). After battling a rough season, the Pirates walked away from their last home game with a hard-earned 27-24 victory.
In the beginning, the Wildcats took this game and made it their own…or so we thought. With a 68yd touchdown by Malachi Russell here and 98yd touchdown by Wayne Steward there we really believed El Camino had this game in the bag. But in true Oceanside fashion, they kept their climatic comeback calm and collected.
With a game tossing back and fourth in both teams favor every quarter, fans we’re left at the edge of their seat the entire game. Last week El Camino clenched a last minute win with 22.5 seconds left in the 4th quarter. This week, it was the Pirates who clenched the last minute win with a mere 8 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Oceanside can thank their 5’2 sophomore kicker, Jose Aguirre for the incredible 25yd game-winning field goal. How one that young can handle that much pressure in so little time still amazes us here at PPR.
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PREVIEW: The Prep Pigskin Report welcomes you into the 11th week of San Diego high school football. With the end of season quickly approaching and playoff’s right around the corner, we’re finally getting an idea of what teams we’ll be seeing in playoffs. This week we’ll see the “Battle of Oceanside” as the El Camino Wildcats (5-4) take on the Oceanside Pirates (3-6). The Pirates will host the Wildcats on their home turf this Friday at 7pm.
This year, the Oceanside Pirates have had a rough season and have struggled to clench much-needed wins. With players such as Donovan Laie and Jonathan Segi on their roster, the Oceanside Pirates are more then capable of crushing their weekly competitors. This week’s matchup against El Camino gives the Pirates a fair and fighting chance to take back victory. With El Camino pulling in a last second win last week against Carlsbad- literally with 22.5 seconds left in the game the Wildcats, like the Pirates have also had a rough season. The team has faced some of North County’s elite teams such as Mission Hills and San Marcos.
We look forward to seeing how these evenly matched teams will compete against one another. But only under the Friday night-lights will we know who comes out on top. Tune in to the Prep Pigskin Report Friday at 10:30pm to catch highlights, final scores and so much more. You can also follow LIVE game day updates and mentions on our Twitter/Instagram @RedJacketArmy.