Torreys Stand Tall! Mistakes Doom the Lancers.


After one quarter of play the La Jolla Country Day Torreys led the Francis Parker Lancers by a score of 7-3. Four points was as close as the Lancers would get. It turns out that the beginning of the second quarter would also be the beginning of the end for the Francis Parker Lancers.

An offensive barrage orchestrated by quarterback Carson Greene would have the Torreys comfortably ahead for the remainder of the game. Greene’s offensive attack would lead to twenty-eight unanswered points, and that once manageable deficit turned into a thirty-two-point hole that the Lancers couldn’t dig themselves out of. Carson Greene ended up with four touchdowns on the night and even added an interception on defense, en route to a 42-11 victory.

Despite having lost by more than thirty points there are actually a lot of positive things to be said about the Lancers. The score suggests complete domination, but the Lancers moved the ball well, completed tough passes and showed the ability to apply pressure on offense. So, why only eleven points to show for all the effort? The answer is, costly turnovers. It seemed like every time the Lancers were getting ready to answer back they would end up turning the ball over. The turnovers would prove to be complete momentum killers, and with the Torreys capitalizing on every mistake the game quickly slipped away from the Lancers. Credit the La Jolla Country Day defense for creating turnovers and converting them into points, but the Lancers never gave themselves the chance to sneak back into the game.

Friday’s Game has the La Jolla Country Day Torreys back on the winning track as they prepare to face off against the Tri-City Christian Eagles. Meanwhile, the Francis Parker Lancers will continue to fight for that first win of the season when they take on the San Ysidro Cougars. Both games are scheduled to take place Friday September, 29 at 7:00 P.M.

PREVIEW: Friday’s game at Francis Parker High School will give both teams competing the opportunity to end a couple of bad losing streaks. The La Jolla Country Day Torreys are on a three-game losing streak, but will look to Friday’s game to return to their winning ways.  For the Francis Parker Lancers, it will be a chance to play at home and pick up their first win of the season after having lost their first three contests.

After starting the season on the right track with a win over Classical Academy, the La Jolla Country Day Torreys lost three games in a row and are looking for a way to get back to the winning column. Some losses were close and some not so close, however one thing that is certain is that the Torreys do no lack offensive power. In all but one of their games the Torreys have managed to score over twenty points. Unfortunately for La Jolla Country Day, their opponents have simply managed to score more. If the Torreys are struggling to stop their opponent, then they must rely on their offense to produce even more; for some teams the best defense is a good offense.

The Francis Parker Lancers could benefit from taking a page or two out of their opponent’s playbook. The Lancers have allowed over two hundred rushing yards in every game this season and have struggled mightily on offense. So far this season the Lancers have failed to get their score into double digits, and have only scored once in each of their contests. To find success against La Jolla Country Day, the Lancers must give their defense rest when needed and it starts with getting a little more production out of their offense.

Kick-off takes place 7:00 P.M. Friday at Mount Carmel High School. For postgame coverage, don’t forget to watch the Prep Pigskin Report Friday at 10:30 P.M. where you’ll see all the latest team news and highlights. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @KUSIPPR and @RedJacketArmy for live updates and all kinds of PPR exclusives. 

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