La Jolla Country Day 27, Montgomery 13
Facing a third down in the 4th quarter and nursing an 8 point lead with 2 minutes left, La Jolla Country Day quarterback Braxton Burmeister took the ball right and broke through the line for a 30 yard touchdown, clinching a 27-13 victory over the Montgomery Aztecs.
Burmeister and sophomore receiver Brennan Goring hooked up for three first half touchdowns but would have to convert key third down conversions to lead their team to victory.
On the games first possession Burmeister rolled left to find Goring wide-open in the end-zone for a 31-yard strike. They connected again on the next possession off a play action fake inside the ten-yard line that left the defense looking. Burmeister rolled right this time and found Goring in the back corner, for a 14-0 lead.
Aztec running back Charles Crawford responded, carrying the ball down the field and capping the drive off with an 11 yard touchdown, the PAT was no good but the lead was cut to 14-6.
Goring found pay-dirt again for the Torreys, this time from 11 yards out, shaking off a defender after a methodical drive by the offense. La Jolla Country Day had a chance to extend the lead even further right before the half, but the Aztecs made a goal-line stand at the 2 to make it 21-6 Torreys at the half.
Nate Aragon scored on a quarterback keeper from the one-yard line to cut the lead to 8 after Crawford ran them in the red-zone. After a failed fourth down conversion by the Torreys, Montgomery drove down the field to have a first and goal at the 1 and in position to close the gap. A holding penalty however, moved the offense back. On fourth and goal Aragon’s pass to Anthony Parra feel just off his fingertips, resulting in a turnover on downs.
La Jolla Country Day ran the clock from there, converting on three big third down plays, ending with the touchdown run by Burmeister to clinch it. The Torreys will host Army-Navy next week, while Montgomery will head to face an old rival, Sweetwater.