Although the Pirates discovered a win against the Wildcats in the regular season, it was El Camino that conquered Oceanside tonight in the CIF San Diego Section Division I Semi-Finals.
The Pirates put up a hard fought battle as expected, with the final score resulting as 49-42.
This game had a feeling to it that whoever was to have the ball as time expired would likely be the winner.
It was a constant back and forth shootout, but Jaden Casey of El Camino rushed in a 1-yard touchdown with 0:13 seconds left on the game clock.
Casey finished the night with 328 all-purpose yards and 7 touchdowns both on the ground and through the air.
Next week, the Wildcats will be facing the Eastlake Titans out of Chula Vista, CA. The Titans were victorious over the Carlsbad Lancers 24-21 tonight, improving their record to 10-2.
Putting records aside, the only game that matters at this point is the CIF San Diego Section Division I Championship.
Thank you for tuning into the Prep Pigskin Report all season and we hope you have your calendars marked for the Silver Pigskin Gala, that will air on December 12th at 6 p.m. on KUSI.
PREVIEW: Whereas many Americans are focused on turkey this week, there are also a select few who have their attention towards Pirates and Wildcats.
In the City of Oceanside, there is no greater rivalry game than the one between the Oceanside Pirates and the El Camino Wildcats. Earlier in the regular season, the two teams faced each other and the Pirates won on a 25-yard field goal by Jose Aguirre, as time expired.
Last week, The Prep Pigskin Report Game of the Week featured The Pirates as they traveled to Point Loma and defeated the Pointers 51-35. Kyrin Beachem, of Oceanside, scored 4 touchdowns as a quarterback and one as a wide receiver. Although Beachem prefers playing wide receiver, he mentioned in a post-game interview that, “I like to make plays for my team, so I think [playing] quarterback is best for my team.”
On the other side of town, in the City of Oceanside, the El Camino Wildcats hosted the Olympian Eagles and beat them 29-21. The quarterback for the Wildcats, Jaden Casey, was the Player of the Game and claimed in the post-game interview, “it wasn’t just me, the whole team around me, we all played well, everybody helped out, and we’re ready for this next game.”
A win this week for Oceanside, or El Camino, entails a 2017 CIF San Diego Section Division 1 Championship game against the Lancers of Carlsbad or the Titans of Eastlake.
To see who will be headed to the championship, tune into the Prep Pigskin Report this Friday at 10:30 p.m. Also, please remember to mark your calendars for the Silver Pigskin Gala that will air on Tuesday, December 12th, at 6 p.m. on KUSI.