With a trip to the Division 3 semi-finals and a chance to send a fierce rival home on the line, this wasn’t your ordinary rematch. The San Pasqual Golden Eagles ran over the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns 48-6 in their regular season matchup, but the Longhorns were not going to allow a repeat of that. It took the entire 60 minutes for the Eagles to pull off the victory this time, as late game heroics led to a 27-25 win for San Pasqual.
San Pasqual threw the first punch hanks to a 15 yard touchdown connection between Westin Erdman and Sean Carter. RBV’s Matthew Llerenas found Isaac Jiminez for 20 yards shortly after but a blocked point attempt would make it 7-6. Saud Carillo carried the ball in from 7 yards out to give the Eagles a 14-6 lead, and that would take the game into halftime.
The Llerenas-Jiminez connection once again showed up, this time in the third quarter for a 17 yard touchdown. Now up 14-21, Erdman made it 21-12 by finding Cameron Young on a beautiful 67 yard touchdown pass. The fourth quarter could have been all Dorian Richardson had it not been for Erdman’s heroics. Richardson scored two touchdowns in the final quarter, including a 3 yard score with a minute left to put his team up 25-21. It’s hard to top last week’s 499 yards and 8 touchdowns, but Richardson’s 231 rushing yards on 32 carries were no small feat. It unfortunately wasn’t enough as Westin Erdman connected with Cameron Young in the endzone with no time left on the clock. San Pasqual would take the nail biting victory 27-25, they now have their eyes set on Santa Fe Christian and a potential trip to the Division 3 Championship. Tune into KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report next week for CIF football’s semi-final games!
PREVIEW: CIF football’s playoffs officially kicked off last week, and it was everything football fans were hoping for! Some teams left with crushed dreams while others continued their journey for a championship. One of Division 3’s second round playoff games features both a rivalry and a rematch all in one as the 6-5 Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns take on the 6-4 San Pasqual Golden Eagles.
San Pasqual may have taken 2017’s original matchup between the two by a 48-6 margin, but this is a much different RBV team ever since last week. Someone must have changed the game settings to rookie for the Longhorn’s Dorian Richardson as he ran all over the Santana Sultans for 499 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns! If he can produce even half of that then RBV will be in good hands.
3rd seeded San Pasqual are the favorite as the hosting team, but their defense will determine who moves on to the next round. Dorian Richardson was “only” able to run for 150 yards and RBV’s lone touchdown in their last game, but that’s definitely a lot better than 500 yards of offense. San Pasqual won’t be able to fully stop him, but if they’re able to contain him then they could very well nab two victories in a row against their rivals. Tune into the Prep Pigskin Report this Friday to see which teams can win their playoff battles!