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Serra Conquistadors 52, Clairemont Chieftians 14

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The Serra Conquistadors wrapped up the regular season with a dominating 52-14 victory over the Clairemont Chieftans.

Serra Head Coach Dru Smith felt this was his team's best performance of the season.

"We've been waiting for this all season to put those four quarters together," Smith said. "Now that we've put those four quarters together we're kind of firing on all cylinders right now and it's at the right time going into the playoffs."

Sophomore quarterback Timmy Zebroski contributed in a major way, finishing with four passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdowns.

Zebroski credits his offensive line for his team's success.

"The o-line did some great blocking up front," Zebroski explained. "I had enough time to scramble if I needed to. They gave me enough time to make passes and enough to give us that dub."

Zebroski opened the scoring for Serra (5-5) in the first quarter with a 27 yard touchdown pass to Dayne Spangler. Ryan Pratt doubled the lead after a 37 yard touchdown run.

Clairemont cut the lead to 14-7 in the second quarter when quarterback Griffin Catarius connected with Donovan Fitzgerald on a 31 yard touchdown pass.

That was as close as the Chieftains (5-5) would get.

The Conquistadors would score the next 17 points and the last 21 of the game. It was as complete a game Serra has played all year. It comes at a perfect time according to Coach Smith.

"We got to try to keep it rolling," Coach Smith said. "We've worked hard and we're kicking butt right now. But all of that really doesn't matter because now we're in one and done season so we got to keep it going."

This game had playoff seeding implications for both teams. More importantly for the Conquistadors, it gives them a confidence heading into the playoffs.

"Gives us that spark," Zebroski said. "It gives us that little jump to go in the playoffs with a good mentality and I feel like we're going to take more dubs.

PREVIEW: The Serra Conquistadors and the Clairemont Chieftains will close out the season when they meet this Friday night in a showdown between division 4 teams.

This match-up has playoff implications for both sides as each team will look to improve their playoff seeding. 

Serra, 4-5, is coming off a dominating 42-6 victory over Hoover. It was a big win for Head Coach Dru Smith and the Conquistadors against a division 4 opponent.

The Chieftains, lead by Head Coach Manny Diaz, are also coming off a win over a division 4 school. They defeated Coronado last week 36-7 to improve to 5-4.

Serra will rely on their rushing attack to finish the season at 500.  It will come against a tough Clairemont defense that allows just under 17 points per game and, in their 5 wins, have recorded two shutouts and held opponents under 13 points.

Serra is averaging 27 points per game.

On offense, the Chieftains are averaging 19 points per game. The Conquistadors are allowing just under 30 points per game. 

The strengths and weaknesses of each team will go head-to-head.

Who will impose their strength Friday night? The Serra offense or the Clairemont defense?

Which unit will step up to put their team in a better playoff position? The Serra defense or the Clairemont offense?

Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m.

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