Castle Park Trojans 55, O’Farrell Charter Falcons 6

Unlike your typical start to the football season, Friday’s matchup between Castle Park and O’Farrell carried a higher amount of nerves. It wasn’t just because of the pressure to begin the season with a win, but because for one team, it was the beginning of their history. The O’Farrell Falcons faced their first football opponent ever, and the Trojans had a less than pleasant way to welcome the football rookies to the world of Friday night lights. It was by handing them their first ever loss, 55-6.

Only six players on O’Farrell’s roster of 35 players had football experience, and it quickly showed. They had no way to stop the Trojan offense who put scored three touchdowns in the first quarter alone. Diego Martinez had two of those thanks to a 64-yard and 20-yard touchdown run.
Falcon’s Coach Tim Baxter said before the game that if there’s something he wanted others to know about his tough group of guys, it’s that they’ll always keep fighting. Despite being outmatched, the fighting spirit could be seen throughout the night as they refused to lay on their backs against the better team.

O’Farrell will play now play it’s second game when they visit 0-1 Calipatria. Castle Park will look to carry their momentum from the win when they visit 0-1 Mar Vista High down in Imperial Beach. For more highlights, tune in to the PPR Friday nights or visit


The kickoffs, the Friday night lights, and the drama on the gridiron. It’s all finally back this Friday all across San Diego. Down in the South Bay, the Castle Park Trojans will start their season at home as they host O’Farrell Charter Falcons.

Castle Park will be looking for its first win in over a year after dropping every game on the schedule last season. Now with a fresh start and a new beginning, they’re carrying new hopes to forget the past and take the first steps to a better season.

On the other side, the Falcons are starting the season with a three-game road trip before being able to play in front of their home crowd.

The game begins at 7:00 P.M.

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