Week 3: University City Centurions 56, Mission Bay Buccaneers 0
This Friday night, I had the pleasure of traveling out to University High School where the Centurions hosted the Mission bay Buccaneers. Both teams came into Friday’s matchup at .500 trying to use this week’s momentum to catapult themselves on a playoff push this early in the season. The Centurions wasted no time getting on the board, with quarterback Gunnar Grey connects with Ben Bruce from 7 yards out to start the scoring. After that, the Centurions offense continued to roll with six first half touchdowns and Gunnar Grey was responsible for four first half touchdowns via the air. Casey Granfors added two touchdowns to his campaign, with one from eighteen yards out on an end around keeper, as well as a beautiful post route that resulted in reservation for six from fifty two yards out. The Centurions offense was not limited to just the air, the ground game was clicking as well. Running back E’lonie Rico had a seven yard touchdown scamper that sealed the game for University City. AT halftime, the Centurions were up 42-0 which resulted a rolling clock for the whole second half. In the end, the Centuirons offense proved too much for the Buccaneers and they rolled to a 56-0 final score.
This Friday, I will be traveling out to University City where the Centurions will host the Mission Bay Pirates. The Centurions are coming off a division IV championship rematch where they fell short to Monta Vista 48-20 and are looking to bounce back this week. The Centurions are no stranger to having a solid aerial assault with one of the best quarterback/wide receiver combos in the county with Gunnar Grey and Casey Granfors. Quarterback Gunnar Grey has over 3100 passing yards and 28 passing TDS in his 18 career games, which is almost three touchdowns a game. Out wide, Casey Granfors has put up just as impressive numbers, in his thirty five appearances he has over 3000 all purpose yards and twenty nine touchdowns. The Centurions offense doesn’t skip a beat on the ground either. Senior running back E’Lonie Rico has moved the rock extremely efficient on the ground with 1600 yards rushing and twelve touchdowns on eighteen games throughout his career. On the other sideline , the Bucs are coming off of a loss as well, but are looking to use this game to gain momentum to start a playoff push. The Bucs are looking to get back to winning ways under first year coach Dane Roman. Coach Roman got his team to open the season vs San Ysidro 38-14. Quarterback Nick Tropio looks to rally his offense and get his receivers like Evan Aguon and Sean Edwards some touches early to get the passing game going. Will the Bucs be able to hold the Centurions high power offense under control or will Nick Tropio lead his Bucs to victory.