La Serna 14, Eastlake 13

In Week -1- of the Prep Pigskin Report the South Bay powerhouse Eastlake Titans hosted the La Serna Lancers. Despite a rumor of Fridays game almost being canceled because former head coach of La Serna was let go this week. New head coach Andy George whom took over on Tuesday said everything would continue as scheduled.

The first quarter was a slug fest as both teams would go 3 and out on their first couple of drives. Nothing would come from this quarter but a couple of hard hits from the Titans and Lancers.

The La Serna would gather themselves in the 2nd quarter and drive down the field. QB Jonathan Ceballos would get things going hitting his targets and taking off down field as needed to help the Lancers get into the red zone. La Serna would draw first blood as Anthony Garcia would punch in the ball from 2 yards out to take the 7-0 lead into the half. 

Eastlake would open the 2nd half with the ball and hope to get things going on offense but the Lancers defense had other things in mind. Izzack Morales pass would be intercepted by Daniel Campos and the big man would rumble down the field to the Titans 11. Two plays later QB Jonathan Ceballos would took the ball for an 11 yard touchdown run. La Serna would go into the 4th leading 14-00.

With 5 minutes left in the game Eastlake would finally find the end zone when QB Izzack Morales would connect with WR Chris Olave for a 9 yard touchdown pass, 14-7 La Serna. Two minutes later the Titans would put the ball in their running backs hands as Traylon Reed would finally break a big 29 yard run for a touchdown. The Titans would try and go for the win by going for the two point conversion. Traylon Reed would take the hand off to the outside and get stuffed at the line as La Serna holds on to win it, 14-13.

Next week Eastlake will play its first away game as they travel to El Toro High to take on the Chargers at 7pm. As for La Serna, they travel back home to play their first home game vs the Lakewood Lancers at 7pm. 

Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Features, Week 1: August 28, 2015