El Camino Wildcats 48, San Pasqual Golden Eagles 21
The El Camino Wildcats were able to come into enemy territory and handle business on Friday night, beating San Pasqual, 48-21, to advance to the San Diego CIF Division II semi-finals.
The first quarter was packed with action from both teams.
El Camino got the ball first, but San Pasqual’s defense forced a fumble and recovered it to put their offense in a great position. That led to the Golden Eagles striking first, coming on an 11-yard touchdown run from quarterback Trevor Jungman.
It didn’t take long for El Camino to answer.
On the Wildcats’ ensuing possession, quarterback Kiah Reid found receiver Alexander Fetko for a long 74-yard touchdown pass to tie things up at 7-all.
The Golden Eagles responded with a long touchdown pass of their own from Jungman to receiver Kody Ketcham to regain the lead.
El Camino finished off a wild first quarter with yet another long touchdown pass. This one from Reid to receiver Jacob Gathright tied things up at 14-all heading into the second quarter.
Early in the third quarter, Jungman found receiver Joey Chappelle to put the Eagles into scoring position once again. Jungman finished off the drive with a 5-yard score to take a 21-14 lead, which they would take into halftime.
El Camino came out of the break with a vengeance. Reid got things started with yet another passing touchdown to Fetko.
After a defensive stop late in the third, running back Noah Sega took a handoff 51 yards to the house to take a 27-21 lead going into the fourth.
San Pasqual fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, leading to another Sega rushing touchdown from six yards out. A successful two-point conversion made the lead 35-21, and the Wildcats kept extending their lead from there.
El Camino would find the end zone two more times after that, and their defense successfully shut out the San Pasqual offense in the second half.
San Pasqual’s great season comes to an end with the loss.
El Camino will now face the Vista Panthers next week in a CIF Division II semifinal.