City Game of the Week: St. Augustine 41, Otay Ranch 7
The Saint Augustine Saints were involved in two games last night – a laugher against Otay Ranch, and a proving ground against common wisdom.
“We knew coming into the game that they were on their high horse being 3-0,” the Saints Frank Buncom said. “People were starting to doubt us because we’re one and two, but we played some really difficult games. We knew we just had to lay within ourselves and we’d be successful.”
Success was easy to come by in the 41-7 victory at Mesa College. Buncom scored twice in the affair, all late in the second quarter. The highly touted recruit also came down with a 32 yard catch inbetween two Mustang defenders. Senior Thomas Goodridge would throw thee touchdowns on the night, the first to Jacob Baker on the second drive of the game.
The Saints should be considered the best 2-2 team in the county and a potential Top 5 selection. It seems odd to put both monikers in one sentence, but its hard to find a team that’s played a more difficult schedule. They have faced three perennial powers in Oceanside, Madison, and Loyola out of Los Angeles, which currently has 13 alumni on Pac-12 teams.
“Our coach wanted us to schedule tough this year,” Buncom said. “He wanted us to challenge ourselves and be able to come out strong so we can continue to play well into the playoffs.”