Quite an interesting match tonight. The El Capitan Vaqueros took a trip to Rancho San Diego and took on the Steele Canyon Cougars. The Cougars were fresh off of impressively shutting-out Valhalla, and it was fairly evident that they were very confident about the game.
The game began with Steele Canyon quickly hitting the board thanks to a 67 yard touchdown run from Kenneth Watson. When El Capitan gained possession Vaquero quarterback Antonio Olivieri threw an impressive 58 yard first down pass to Star Iuli. However, the Cougars responded to the first down with an impressive sack by Billy Tellous. The first quarter ended with Steele Canyon punting away. Shortly after the second quarter began, the Cougars regained possession and Thomas Fishburne threw a 23 yard touchdown pass to Perry Steel. The Vaqueros responded with Olivieri rushing for a 5 yard touchdown leaving the score at 14-7 at halftime.
The second half opened with Olivieri completing another impressive first down pass, this time to Donny Green for 60 yards. After some going back and forth, in the fourth quarter Steele Canyon regained possession and Fishburne forced his way into the end-zone from the 1 yard line. The final score of this game came out to be Steele Canyon 28 and El Capitan 7.
It is now week 11 and most schools are entering their final week of the regular season which means the playoffs are approaching, but before they begin, this week the Red Jackets will be watching the El Capitan Vaqueros play against the Steele Canyon Cougars.
So far the Cougars haven’t done too bad. Last week, they shut-out Valhalla with a final score of 45-0. So far Steele Canyon’s offense has been lead by senior quarterback Thomas Fishburne however, Fishburne also jumps on the defensive side to play safety. The Cougars are currently 5-4.
El Capitan has had a pretty fair season with some bumps here and there. Last week, the Vaqueros unfortunately lost a nail-biter against West Hills with a final score of 10-3. However, they have had their moments. The week prior to the West Hills game, El Capitan beat Valhalla with a final score of 51-14. Also senior quarterback Antonio Olivieri has achieved 605 passing yards. The Vaqueros are 3-6 so far.
Steele Canyon is currently ranked 6th in Division 2, while El Capitan is ranked 13th in Division 2. The game will be held this Friday November 3rd at 7:00 at Steele Canyon High School. Also the highlights will be shown Friday night at 10:30 and follow @redjacketarmy on Twitter for scoring updates.