Grossmont Snaps 5-Game Losing Streak

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Grossmont Foothillers Senior ATH #1 Giovanni “Burn Baby” Burns & Family- Grossmont High School Oct. 15, 2021

 

The Grossmont Foothillers snapped a 5-game losing streak in a 24-14 win over the Granite Hills Eagles on Friday night.  After starting the 2021 season off 2-0, the Foothillers dropped 5 straight losses, but that didn’t stop them from pulling off an exciting win on senior night and to start off the league season.

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Grossmont Foothillers LB Ryan Odom- Grossmont High School Oct. 15, 2021

They were led by CB Joseph Benavente, LB Ryan Odom and the rest of the Foothillers defense who as a unit acquired 6 turnovers and at least 3 sacks. The ‘Hillers defense only gave up 2 touchdowns, 1 in each half, both of which were short runs.

Granite Hills’ RB Joaquin Thomas Jr. claimed the first points of the game on a 3 yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter, but both teams were held silent in points the rest of the 1st half. After entering the locker room at halftime down 7-0, the ‘Hillers’ ATH Thomas Warsaw tied things up in the 3rd quarter. The following drive,  Eagles’ RB Corey Thompson-Miller stole the lead back on a 4 yard run up the middle.

 After Thomson-Miller’s score, the Foothillers outscored the eagles 17-0. The ‘Hillers defense was on point securing 2 of their 6 turnovers, 1 of which being a game sealing interception in the endzone by Grossmont’s LB Brennan Sanders

Prior to this matchup, CIF had the Foothillers ranked behind the Eagles in Division 1 by 5 spots, Grossmont being at #12 and Granite Hills being at #7. After this game, the rankings were bound to be readjusted. The Foothillers are now ranked at #8, while Granite Hills has dropped to #11.

Securing this win gives the Foothillers a chance to earn their first league title since 2005. They will travel to Helix next week to take on the Highlanders.

Watch the Raw Footage of the Game here
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