Chick-Fil-A Game of the Week: La Jolla Country Day 42, La Jolla Vikings 23

In the battle of the jewel of San Diego, the La Jolla Country Day Torreys took down the La Jolla Vikings 42 to 23. And for the first time in school history, the Torreys have beaten the Vikings. The reason being that the Torreys competed in 8 man football for a while.

The Torreys got the scoring started in the first quarter when Braxton Burmeister threw a 30 yard touchdown to Brennan Goring. The Vikings responded by driving down the field, and quarterback Conner Dimich connected with wide receiver Tanner Watson for an 8 yard scene for the touchdown.

Throughout the rest of the first quarter the Vikings defense was giving the Torreys offensive line trouble, proceeding Burmeister to be hurried and stop drives from developing.

The second quarter, to the rest of the game went all in favor to the Torreys. Burmeister went off in a astounding offensive display throwing 4 touchdowns to multiple receivers.

The Vikings, unfortunately, could not get their offense going after the first quarter. The Torreys defense kept controlling the line scrimmage while also putting pressure in Dimich every chance they got.

Burmeister capped off his amazing night with a touchdown run and another passing touchdown to Brennan Goring.

The Vikings offense in the fourth quarter managed to score twice with Dimich running for a touchdown and Alex Dockery capping off the scoring with a 13 yard running touchdown.

Burmeister finished the game completing 19 of 27 of his passing attempts for 384 yards and 6 total touchdowns. He now has 986 yards for the season and it is only week 3. Burmeister will try and chase former Grossmont quarterback Anthony Lawrence passing record of passing yards in a season, and at this rate he is looking better good at being that new record holder.

The Torreys next week will visit the University City Centurions, who are 2-1 and coming off a 35 to 19 loss to Scripps Ranch.

The Vikings, meanwhile, will be hosting the Coronado Islanders, who are 2-1 and coming off a 42 to 0 blowout over Escondido Charter.

Preview: This week our Game of the Week takes us to the “Jewel of San Diego” where we have a city school versus private school match-up where the La Jolla Country Day Torreys take on the La Jolla Vikings.

The Torreys are coming into this game with a record of 1-1; with a big 56 to 21 win over Orange Glen last week. The only blemish on the Torreys record was 27 to 19 loss against the 9th ranked team in Hawai’i, ‘Iolani.

The Vikings, under new head coach Matt Morrison, are off to a 1-1 start; with a 43 to 0 blowout win over Montgomery in week 1 and a heartbreaking 24 to 21 loss against Hilltop.

The Torrey offense is led by University of Arizona commit, quarterback Braxton Burmeister. Burmeister has already harvested 602 passing yards with 5 touchdowns and an interception, while also carrying the ball 27 times for 156 yards and 4 touchdowns. With a trio of wide receivers led by Casey Mariucci, Burmeister will look to put the air raid on the Vikings defense.

The Vikings, on the other hand, come into this game with a focus on the ground game. The running back duo of Alex Dockery and Daniel Mccoll have combined for 234 yards and 4 touchdowns. When the Vikings want to air the football out they can rely on quarterback Cole Dimich who has passed for 233 yards, 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions.

The Torreys defense is led by linebacker Brennan Goring who leads the team with 20 tackles. Goring also runs the ball for the Torreys offense when they want to go to the ground game.

Joshua Reyes cements the defensive line and will look to control the line of scrimmage against the Vikings.

Defensively, the Vikings are led by linebackers Daniel Mccoll and Dane Hansen who have combined for 32 tackles this season. The Vikings defense has given up an average of 10.5 points per game this season and looks to shut down the dynamic quarterback Burmeister.

The keys for the Torreys to win this game will have to be to push the ball down the field on offense and control the line of scrimmage on defense and make a struggling quarterback to try and beat them with his arm.

The Vikings need to contain play maker Burmeister by staying disciplined on defense and, on offense, pound the ball straight down the middle of the Torrey defense.

The game kicks off at 6:30pm at La Jolla High School.             

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