The intensity of a rivalry game coupled with heightened emotions of the regular season finale made for a nail-biter at Mt. Carmel High school. But it was the Westview Wolverines who escaped the matchup by the skin of their teeth by overcoming the Sundevils 19-18.
During the third, the Sundevils led 6-18, but they would spend the rest of the game chipping away at the deficit. Beau Nelson threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to CJ Franklin to cut the led down to five.
The Wolverines finally grabbed the lead in the fourth thanks to Kwame Wolder’s five-yard touchdown run. They would go on to miss the two-point conversion.
Mt. Carmel now down 19-18 with a minute and a half left, had one more chance to get it done before the Wolverines ran the clock. Quarterback Sean Casey draws back to find the first down. He flings it down the left sideline to his receiver, but it would be a black jersey that came off with it. Jackson Nau caught the game-winning interception to ice the game.
The always loud black hole crowd in the away bleachers drowned the stadium with their cheers. Westview would walk away with the comeback and a one-point victory.
Despite the loss, Mt. Carmel still advances to the division one playoffs as the 11 seed. They will face sixth seed Cathedral Catholic. Westview also continues their season in the division two playoffs as a nine seed to play the eighth-seeded Christian.
The regular season may have ended but the best of the PPR is still to come. Make sure to tune in to KUSI at 10:30 PM to watch coverage of CIF games all around San Diego.
For some players, it will be their last high school football game ever while for others it will be the end of another football chapter. But for, all it will be an opportunity to conclude the regular season with heads held high. Add two rival teams to the equation and you’re looking for a fun matchup at Mt. Carmel High. The 3-6 Sundevils will host the 5-4 Westview Wolverines in this week’s Palomar League matchup.
The visiting Wolverines are entering the week in third place in league and just one game behind Rancho Bernardo. Last week they defeated the Vista Panthers led by senior quarterback Beau Nelson. Amongst his weapons is senior wideout Connor Simpson. Highlighting their plays was a 71-yard touchdown pass in the last game.
The Sundevils are playing their last game of the season. The team has struggled offensively, scoring only 17.33 points per game. They're allowing a season average 27 points per game. Currently, they are tied with Poway High for fourth place in league.
Amongst their standout players is senior running back Spencer Jackson, who will likely carry a big load Friday along with senior quarterback Sean Casey.
The regular season finale starts at seven p.m. And of course, you can catch the highlights of this game and more with Poppa Pig at 10:30 at night on the PPR.