El Capitan Vaqueros 33, Chula Vista Spartans 13

What an amazing night of football here in Week 5 of the 2016-17 season. The El Capitan Vaqueros improve their (1-2) record giving them even record on the season. The Chula Vista Spartans fall to (3-2) on the season, after a tough loss Friday night. Most people had them as favorites going into tonight’s game, but the Vaqueros fought from opening kickoff to maintain control of the game.

The Vaqueros senior quarterback Phoenix Cates made all the big plays for his team tonight. He led the game with 4 touchdowns, two in the first quarter and the other two in the third quarter. He set the tone early in both half’s, getting his team off on the right foot. Senior wide receiver Ryan Dumas was his favor target on the night, catching two of his four touchdown passes. Running back Yaphet Yokley had a huge 83 yard kickoff return to end the first half, giving his team about a two touchdown lead and they never looked back.

The Spartans put up a valiant effort tonight, especially in the first half of the game. The senior quarterback Paul Escobar did everything he could to keep his in striking distance. Senior wide receiver Cameron O’Neal helped out by catching mostly everything caught in his direction, making the Escobar’s job easiest as possible when the Vaqueros sent pressure most of the night.

Next week both teams will have a chance to improve and keep moving in the right direction. The Vaqueros host Granite Hills and the Spartans host Eastlake. Tune into the Prep Pigskin Report on Friday night at 10:30pm for all the highlights.

PREVIEW

Kicking it off for Week 5 the Chula Vista Spartans are taking their (3-1) record on the road, to challenge the (1-2) Vaqueros of El Capitan. The Spartans only loss of the season thus far has come on the road, while the Vaqueros are still looking for their first victory at home of the season.  These Spartans may be on their way to an impressive 2017-17 season. Contrarily the Vaqueros will need this win, to even out their record and get things headed in the right direction.

The Vaqueros actually average almost double the passing yards as their challenger this Friday. Passing is obviously their best weapon on the offensive side of the ball. Senior quarterback Phoenix Cates leads the way, accounting for 236 of the teams 319 total yards per contest.  In this pass heavy offense, basically the goes as he goes. Junior running back Connor Roosa rushes in another 64 yards per game, doing his part to keep the defenses honest.

 The Spartans seem to be the favorite in Friday’s game, but it’s more than just a better record. They have a great rushing attack lead by senior Sergio Figueroa’s 72 yards per contest. More staggering is the team 222 rushing yards almost triple their counterpart’s average this season. With multiple players averaging around 40 yards a game, it’ll be hard to completely slow down this run dominant machine.  

Two completely different teams here. One main focus is running while the other prefers to air it out, leaving the usual question. Who will be able to impose their will on the game and come out victorious? Make sure to watch which style of play will get the job done this Friday night, tune into Prep Pigskin Report this at 10:30pm. 

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