Carlsbad Lancers 38, Cathedral Dons 28
One year removed from an undefeated season and a State Championship, the #6 Cathedral Catholic Dons 2017 season ended last night with a 38-28 quarterfinal loss to the #3 Carlsbad Lancers.
The first half was an offensive explosion by both teams as they traded touchdowns. The Lancers would start the scoring off as Troy Bloomquist connected with Jacob Turner from 13 yards out to put Carlsbad on top 7-0. Cathedral would answer right back when Zavien Watson would rush 13 yards for his own TD and tie the score at 7.
In the second quarter, Carlsbad’s Luke Armstrong ran it in from 12 yards to put the Lancers on top 14-7. But the Dons would storm back and tie it at 14 when Watson goes 23 yards for his 2nd TD of the game. Watson would get the hat trick and score a 3rd rushing TD before halftime.
Turnovers would decide the game in the 2nd half as the Dons would turn the ball over and Carlsbad would capitalize on the errors in dramatic fashion. In the 3rd quarter Jacob Turner would get an interception and return it to the house 100 yards for a pick 6 touchdown.
That score and a field goal would decide the game as the Lancers would prevail by 10 points. Carlsbad moves on to the Division 1 semi finals and will travel to take on Eastlake. If you can’t make it to the game, be sure to tune into the Prep Pigskin Report for highlights of this game and all the playoff games from around the county.
The Carlsbad Lancers finished the 2017 Regular Season at .500 with a 5-5 record. Because of that, they were rewarded with a bye in the first round of the CIF San Diego Section Division 1 Playoffs.
Their opponent this week is the Cathedral Catholic Dons, who are coming off a 63-0 dismantling of the Mt. Carmel Sundevils in Cathedral’s first round . The Dons have had to deal with injuries to some of their key players and play makers all season long. They finished the 2017 Regular Season with a record of 4-6 and 1-3 in the very tough Western League.
Carlsbad will be well rested and prepared for the Dons who finished last season undefeated and won a State Championship. If you can’t make it out to the game, be sure to tune into the Prep Pigskin Report Friday night for highlights of this game and all the playoff games from around the county.