Mar Vista Mariners 37, Castle Park Trojans 14
First Friday night at Mar Vista and it was filled with amazing carries. After four quarters, the Castle Park Trojans fell short of the Mar Vista Mariners, 37-14.
First drive of the game, Mar Vista gets picked off in the end zone by Tyshon Peters. Castle Park gets stuck on their own 10-yard line before throwing an interception where Jacob Hinojosa would then take it in for a 17-yard touchdown.
From there on out, it was Khalil Spruill’s night. In the second quarter, Spruill broke through tackles and carried the ball for 45-yards to set up a 3-yard run touchdown from Noah Berry making the score 16-0.
With 7:23 left in the third quarter, Spruill carried the ball into the end zone for 25 yards extending Mar Vista’s lead 23-6. Also in the third quarter, Spruill dodges defenders on a 33-yard run as he adds touchdown #2 of the night.
In the fourth quarter, Castle Park’s back up quarterback Eleazar Cruz would complete a pass to the end zone and another pass for the two-point conversion decreasing the score to 37-14.
Mar Vista’s Khalil Spruill had an amazing night and continued to push those legs to make big plays. He led the night with 215 yards on 14 carries as well as two touchdowns. In addition, Noah Berry also played a solid game with a total of 40 yards on 3 carries and two touchdowns as well.
It had been quite some time since the Trojans last faced the Mariners but the outcome was no different. The Mar Vista Mariners continue to stay perfect while the Castle Park Trojans fall 0-2. Next week the Mariners take a business trip to Decatur High and the Trojans will host Santana.
PREVIEW: This week the Castle Park Trojans head towards Imperial Beach to face the Mar Vista Mariners. The last time both schools faced each other for football season was October of 2012 where the Mariners dominated the Trojans 36-0. A battle like this is set to be an interesting one.
Castle Park looks to earn their first win of the season. Based off last week’s performance, the Trojans need to hold onto the ball and move the sticks. Last week’s game against Hilltop showed some struggle on the Trojan offense and we should see some adjustments. Castle Park does have a newer team but need to build quickly if they want to exceed last year’s record of 7-5.
With the Mariners explosive offense last week, it’s safe to say all fans should be expecting the same performance if not more. Because of Mar Vista’s loss in the CIF San Diego Section Division 4 Semi-Finals last year, we can expect this team to show up every game and play their heart out. They came up short last year and don’t plan on letting it happen again this year.
October 2012 may have left bad blood between Castle Park and Mar Vista but that just means another competitive game under the lights. As Mar Vista looks for another win, Castle Park plans on handing them their first loss at home this Friday at 7 pm. Be sure to tune into The Prep Pigskin Report on Friday night for highlights, scores, and more!