Classical Academy Caimans 20, Army-Navy Academy Warriors 7
In Week 7 of the Prep Pigskin Report, the Army-Navy Academy Warriors (4-1) made their way from Carlsbad, CA to Escondido, CA to take on the Classical Academy Caimans (1-4). Going in to the game, the Warriors were trying to extend a three-game winning streak. This was only the second time these two schools had faced each other and their last meeting resulted in a 22-21 nail biting victory by the Caimans in 2014. This time around would Army-Navy be able to come out on top under the direction of their new head coach? Unfortunately the answer to that question is no. Classical Academy came away with the victory by a score of 20-7.
It was a slow 1st quarter for both teams as the scoreboard remained scoreless. But then in the 2nd quarter things got interesting. Classical Academy’s quarterback Caleb Moen took a 53-yard run for a touchdown on a quarterback keeper to give his team the lead. Going in to halftime the score remained close as the Caimans had a 7-0 advantage over the Warriors.
Three minutes and fifty-one seconds into the 3rd quarter Classical Academy’s offense was able to continue their momentum and add another touchdown run under their belt. This time it was running back Jake Gilbert who ran 57-yards for a touchdown to put his team up 14-0. But the Army-Navy Warriors were not going down without a fight.
In the 4th quarter, Army-Navy quarterback John Carter was able to find wide receiver Eric Fisher for a 42-yard completion to put the Warriors on the board. At this point Classical Academy’s lead was cut to 14-7. Although the Warriors were able to put some points on the scoreboard, the strong running backs from Classical Academy were too much to handle.
Running backs Jaxon Racciato and Jake Gilbert had strong performances. Their hard running allowed their team to get into the red zone and they were responsible for many of Classical Academy’s first downs. Along with their quarterback Caleb Moen who was not done running the ball on his own. He would score once more, this time from 2-yards out to put the icing on the cake. In the end, the Caimans were able to earn a hard fought victory with an effective running game. However, there is always room for improvement.
I believe the number one rule in football is to protect the football and this was something was not done on four different occasions. The Caimans fumbled the ball four times in the game and Army-Navy recovered the ball on every fumble. Two of these turnovers were especially costly as they occurred in the red zone when the Caimans were getting ready to score a touchdown.
Next week the Classical Academy Caimans will take on the Tri-City Christian Eagles who are 3-2 on the season. The Eagles are coming off of a 40-0 loss in Week 7. As for the Army-Navy Academy Warriors, they will return home to face the Lutheran Knights. The Lutheran Knights are coming off of a 61-12 loss in Week 7. Be sure to tune in next week to the KUSI Prep Pigskin Report, San Diego County’s home for prep football highlights and features!
PREVIEW: Coverage of over 30 high school football games will be coming your way in Week 7 of the Prep Pigskin Report. One of those games will feature the Army-Navy Academy Warriors (4-1) taking on the Classical Academy Caimans (1-4). The Warriors will travel to Escondido, CA to face the Caimans at Orange Glen High School for a 7 PM Friday night showdown. Will Army-Navy Academy add another win to their current winning streak or will Classical Academy be able to use their momentum from last week’s first win of the season to come out on top?
The Army-Navy Academy Warriors are off to a great start of the 2015 season. Under new head coach Nehemiah Brunson the Warriors have transformed their football team from having a 1-9 record last year, to beginning the season 4-1. Their only loss came in their second week of play against Vincent Memorial High School. Since then Army-Navy has not looked back and they continue to move forward in the right direction, as they are currently on a three-game winning streak. After defeating Calipatria High School last week by a score of 27-19 the Warriors will face Classical Academy High School in hopes of keeping that streak alive.
The Classical Academy Caimans are coming off of a momentous win. Last week, the Caimans won their first game of the season by beating the Holtville Vikings 27-13. Sophomore wide receiver Jake Gilbert had a strong performance for the Caimans after recording two touchdowns on the night and an interception in the 2nd quarter. Look for him to have a big game this Friday.
This match up is only the second time these two teams have faced each other in school history. The first meeting came last year on October 24th at Orange Glen High School and it was a thriller. The Caimans were able to defeat the Warriors at home by a score of 22-21 after kicking a game winning field goal. What will happen this year as these two teams go head to head? Will the Army-Navy Academy Warriors (4-1) keep their winning streak alive or will the Classical Academy Caimans (1-4) come away with the victory? Find out this Friday at 7 PM at Orange Glen High School. After the game is over, be sure to tune in to KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report, San Diego County’s home for prep football highlights and features!