One more week. One more week and then each division will have its champion. This week, one of the teams competing to be the Division 2 champion earned their spot in next week’s final game. The Otay Ranch Mustangs payed a visit to the Ramona Bulldogs, and the Bulldogs were ready for them from the start. Whoever won this game gets to go on to the Division 2 championship game next week.
The game kicked off with a strong start from the Ramona defense. When the Mustangs were forced to punt, Christian Gabriel of the Bulldogs blocked the punt and recovered the ball in the end zone resulting in an early touchdown for Ramona. When Otay Ranch regained possession, Gabriel Stallman of the Bulldogs made an impressive sack on the quarterback which eventually lead to the Mustangs having to punt at the end of the first quarter. At the top of the second quarter, Ramona regained possession and made their way to the 1 yard line. Caleb Berman then ran in the 1 yard touchdown making the score 14-0. Shortly after, the Ramona defense came in clutch causing another turnover followed by the Bulldog offense being down at the 1 yard line once more. This time it was Sean McDonald who scored the next touchdown. By halftime, the score was 21-0.
At the start of the second half, Otay Ranch stepped up their game a bit. The Mustangs made their way to the 12 yard line, and then quarterback Jonte “Puka” Stewart hit Gus Espiritu for a 12 yard touchdown pass. However this didn’t phase the Bulldogs. Quarterback Casey Buggeln threw a 65 yard touchdown pass to Cameron Necochea. Leading into the fourth quarter, there were interceptions left and right from both teams. Sammy Paranada of the Mustangs was able to record 2 for himself. However, Joaquin Gonzalez of the Bulldogs found his way into the end zone with a 23 yard rushing touchdown. The final score of this match came out to be 42-14 in Ramona’s favor. The Bulldogs remain undefeated and will be facing Steele Canyon next week in the CIF Division 2 championship game.
Week 14 has arrived and this week the PPR will watch the Otay Ranch Mustangs take on the Ramona Bulldogs. This game is part of the Division 2 semi-finals which means that whoever wins will go on to play in the Division 2 championship.
The Ramona Bulldogs are fresh off of their quarter-finals win against Westview with a final score of 40-27. Senior quarterback Casey Buggeln threw for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns. Buggeln has thrown for 1,260 yards so far this season. As for the Bulldogs’ defense, senior linebacker Jack Drews has achieved 86 total tackles this season. Ramona is undefeated this season with 11 straight wins so far.
The Mustangs haven’t done too bad this season as well. Last week, they won the quarter-finals against Lincoln with a final score of 49-26. The Mustangs offense has been lead by junior quarterback Jonte “Puka” Stewart who threw for 105 yards last week which makes 990 passing yards for the whole season. On the defensive side, senior linebacker Leusumanu “Manu” Ta’a leads the defense with 86 total tackles. The Mustangs are 8-3 so far this season.
The Bulldogs are currently ranked 7th while the Mustangs are ranked 12th. Whoever wins this week will play against either Steele Canyon or Granite Hills and after next week, one of these teams will be presented as the San Diego Division 2 champions. The game will be held this Friday November 24th at Ramona High School at 7:00 PM. The highlights will be shown on Friday night at 10:30 on KUSI. Also follow @redjacketarmy for scoring updates.