Hoover 63, San Diego 0
On Friday night, the Hoover Cardinals traveled to San Diego to play in the oldest rivalry in the city of San Diego, starting nearly 80 years ago. Hoover was 7-2 coming into the game and San Diego was 1-8.
San Diego High opened in 1882 and with Hoover opening long after in 1930. This game was first played in 1933, in which San Diego won 33-0. In 1947, the Hoover vs. San Diego game garnered a crowd of 27,000 people, the largest crowd to ever watch a prep game in the city of San Diego.
From the very first play of the game on Friday, it was clear who the winners were. On the opening kickoff, Cardinal Daevon Bazzo returned it 75 yards to the house, putting Hoover up 7-0 in just a few seconds.
Following a three and out by the Cavers, Cardinals marched down the field once again scoring off of a 24 yard pass from Zyair Velazquez to Thomas Spears. Cardinals lead 14-0 midway through the first quarter.
After another San Diego three and out, Hoover answered with yet another touchdown pass, this time to Da’quan Walker for 12 yards.
Before the end of the first quarter, Hoover scored two more times. First from a 35 yard punt return for a touchdown by Bazzo; second was a 53 yard td run by star running back George Jones.
This game was all Hoover as they went on to win it 63-0. Next week, Hoover will move onto the Division three playoffs.