Week 3: Torrey Pines Falcons 35, Olympian Eagles 0
It’s easy for the No. 1 team in the county to overlook a winless team. But before Friday night’s game, Torrey Pines head coach Ron Gladnick was on to something as he mentioned the poor performance in Week 1 against Eastlake would not repeat itself a second time in the South Bay.
The sixth-year head coach was right in his assumption as the Falcons flew into Olympian and clipped the Eagles 35-0.
Torrey Pines (3-0) was held under their season average of 413 rushing yards per game, but they still put up points and controlled the tempo of the game with the rushing attack.
The Senior trio continued their dominance. Mac Bingham started the scoring on the Falcons opening drive with a 14-yard touchdown. On their following possession, running back Evan Galluzzi scored on an end-around four yards out.
Jason Heine called his own number with a QB keeper for a 9-yard touchdown to go up 21-0 in the second quarter.
Later in the quarter, Heine would connect with Galluzzi for a 56-yard touchdown. The senior quarterback would be tonight’s player of the game, adding another touchdown throw in the third quarter for three total touchdowns on the night.
Olympian (0-3) would move the ball in the air on multiple possessions.
Quarterback Lukas Hamilton throws a nice-easy ball and has built some rapport with Anthony Gilpin Jr.
The Junior duo connected on a few slant and post routes and in another year will be a legitimate tandem.
Unfortunately, they went up against one of the best defenses in the county. And talking about guys to look out for, defensive lineman Marco Notarainni and Dewey Egan dominated tonight’s game in the trenches and both are only sophomores.
Torrey Pines will head back home to take on San Pasqual (2-1), and Olympian will travel to Hilltop (1-2) to take on the Lancers.
The No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines Falcons (2-0) will test their wings against South Bay foe, the Olympian Eagles in Week 3.
Torrey Pines is off to one of the best starts under sixth-year head coach Ron Gladnick and the pre-season hype is living up to expectations.
The Falcons lead the county in rushing averaging at 413 yards per game with Mac Bingham leading the way, averaging 197 rushing yards per game.
In Week 2 against San Clemente (1-1), the senior running back rushed for 273 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries.
While Bingham is great between the tackles as a downhill runner, Evan Galluzzi is a great complimentary back averaging 9.8 yards per carry, totaling 234 rushing yards in two weeks with most of the damage occurring outside the tackle box.
Quarterback Jason Heine also adds another dimension to the ground game, rushing for 117 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in Week 2.
The senior quarterback also keeps defenses honest because of his passing ability which allows more running lanes for the offense.
Speaking of running lanes, the Falcons offensive line might be the best in the county due to their size and athleticism.
After two tough road tests losing to Poway 14-0 in Week 2 and falling to Sante Fe Christian in overtime 28-25 in Week 1, Olympian will have its home opener against the county’s best team according to the Prep Pigskin Report rankings.
Relative to most South Bay schools, the Eagles have always been able to compete with bigger programs because of their athleticism and discipline.
On paper, this looks like a bit of a mismatch, but the Eagles’ first two weeks on the road should be an indication to not count them out.
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