Game of the Week: Oceanside Pirates 51, Point Loma Pointers 35
The cliché goes, “jack of all trades master of none.” When it comes to Junior QB/WR Kyrin Beachem you can change that to master of all trades. The Oceanside Pirates rode Beachem to a Division I Quarterfinal victory over the Point Loma Pointers 51-35 and a rematch with rival El Camino.
The first half was a back-and-forth affair. Pointers QB Kyle Grady accounted for 3 touchdowns; a 36-yard rushing TD and two passing TD’s to J.L. Skinner of 65 yards and 46 yards respectively. Oceanside kept pace thanks to a 59-yard catch and run by Beachem for a touchdown. Freshman RB Kavika Tua and Senior RB Mikah Linnan each added rushing touchdowns and the score was 28-21 Point Loma at halftime.
Beachem took over in the second half. His 21-yard touchdown run midway through the 3rd quarter gave Oceanside a 34-28 lead and one they would not relinquish. As if a rushing TD and a receiving TD were not enough Beachem then threw for a pair of touchdowns; both went to Senior WR Armand Fesili for 14 yards and 60 yards respectively.
The finals stats for Kyrin Beachem show his versatility; 6 carries for 20 yards 1 TD, 2 receptions for 85 yards 1 TD, and 7 of 10 passing for 105 yards 2 TD. Tua pitched in 9 carries for 133 yards 2 TD. The Pirates will head to the semi-finals at El Camino next week in a rematch from two weeks ago. Oceanside won that game 27-24.
PREVIEW The Game of the Week will be reporting from Point Loma High School as the Pointers (6-4) host the Pirates from Oceanside (5-6) heading into the second week of playoffs. These two teams are playing for San Diego Section Division I Champions.
The Pointers are coming off a bi week due to their 6-4 season which has given them plenty of time off to take on the Pirates. Off to a rocky start at the beginning of the season, Point Loma has taken down some pretty tough teams, as well as scoring a lot of touchdowns in many of their games. In their last league game the season they lost a tough match to the Christian Patriots by one touchdown.
Oceanside is coming from one of the toughest leagues in the county, the Avocado League, which is why they may have not had the best record but they did make it in to the playoffs where they defeated Bonita Vista 35-19.
To find out who will be able to claim the Division 1 Championship tune in to the Prep Pigskin Report Friday night at 10:30pm and follow live Tweets during the game @RedJacketArmy!