This week the PPR took a little road trip to El Centro to watch the Kearny Komets face the Central Spartans. Both teams are fresh off of impressive wins and the winner of this game is going to go to round 3 of CIF playoffs.
The game began with Central kicking off to Kearny and the Spartan defense started very strong causing a fumble and recovering the ball. Shortly after, Jonathan Medina from Central rushed for an 8 yard touchdown. Eventually the Spartans regained possession and quarterback Deniro Osuna threw a 52 yard touchdown pass to Tyrese Marsh bringing the score to 13-0. After some going back and forth, Kearny gained possession which lead to Kenyon Williams throwing a 35 yard touchdown pass to Veon Carroll. Central responded and made it to the five yard line, and Jonathan Medina rushed for a 5 yard touchdown. By the end of the first quarter the score was 20-8. At the start of the second quarter, the Komets made their way on the board with Williams throwing an 8 yard touchdown pass to Devon Jones. However the Spartan offense was taking no prisoners. Osuna threw a 32 yard touchdown pass to Angel Nava-Esparza. Kearny regained possession but was forced to punt, but the punter dropped the snap and Central recovered the ball. Shortly after, Nava-Esparza forced his way into the end zone from the one yard line. The Spartans regained possession after Joseph Castillo picked off a pass. Osuna then threw a touchdown pass to Tyrese Marsh. At halftime, the score was 41-15.
When the second half began, the Komets’ defense stepped up their game. However this didn’t stop Osuna from hitting Adrian Atando with a 5 yard touchdown pass. Afterwards, Joseph Castillo of Central rushed for a 15 yard touchdown. After some going back and forth, Castillo rushed for a 60 yard touchdown which was the final touchdown of the game. The final score of this ball game came out to be 61-15 in Central’s favor. Central is now moving on to round 3 against San Diego next week.
Round 1 of playoffs in San Diego came out with very surprising results. Round 2 is now underway and this week the Red Jackets are taking a trip down to El Centro to watch the Kearny Komets take on the Central Spartans.
Last week the Spartans got a win against Brawley with a final score of 22-15. Sophomore quarterback Deniro Osuna also achieved 226 passing yards. So far this season, Osuna has thrown for a total of 2,232 yards. On the Spartans’ defensive side, Andres Garcia leads with a total of 118 tackles including solos and assists. The Spartans are 9-1 so far.
As for Kearny, they haven’t done too bad themselves.Last week, the Komets achieved an impressive win against Calexico with a final score of 45-6. Junior quarterback Kenyon Williams has achieved a total of 2,080 passing yards this season while senior halfback Brenton Bell has achieved a total of 1,769 rushing yards this season. As for the defense, sophomore linebacker Josh Negron Riollano has achieved 93 total tackles. The Komets are 9-2.
Central is currently ranked 2nd in Division 4, while Kearny is currently ranked 7th in Division 4. Whoever wins this ball game will move on to round 3 of Division 4 playoffs. The game will be held this Friday November 17th at 7:00 PM at Central Union High School. If you happen to miss the game, catch the highlights Friday night at 10:30. also follow @redjacketarmy on Twitter and Instagram for scoring updates.