Mission Bay Buccaneers 49, Clairemont Chieftains 14
The Mission Bay Buccaneers were trying to snap a two-game losing streak going into tonight’s game against Clairemont. Not only did they snap their losing streak, they did it in true Mission Bay fashion. The Buccaneers went on to win the game 49-14 in front of their home crowd.
The first play of the drive for Mission Bay wasn’t too promising. A bad snap almost ended up in the end zone, but it was recovered at their 6-yard line. Luckily for the Buccaneers, Christmas came early and on the ensuing play Keyon Holiday went 94 yards to put them up on the scoreboard 7-0. Mission Bay never looked back and they never relinquished the lead. The Buccaneers went on to score seven more touchdowns by four different offensive players. Overall it was a great team win.
The Clairemont Chieftains were on the losing end of tonight’s matchup. After starting the season 2-0, they have now lost back-to-back games to even their record at 2-2. Next week they will go back home to host the Montgomery Aztecs (1-3). The Aztecs lost this week’s game against Santana, 59-8.
As for the Mission Bay Buccaneers, they also even their record at 2-2. Renovation Realty Player of the Game Keyon Holiday said it best after the game, “We had a minor setback for a major comeback.” Lets see if Mission Bay can come back and put them in a position to finish what they started last year, which is return to the CIF Championship. Next week they will travel to Kearny High School to take on the Komets, who had a bye week this week. 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: The Prep Pigskin Report enters its fourth week of the season, which will include coverage of 30 San Diego County high school football games. This week the Clairemont Chieftains (2-1) will travel to Mission Bay (1-2) to take on the Buccaneers at 6PM. The last time the Chieftains beat Mission Bay was in 2004. Will they be able to come away with the victory or will Mission Bay continue their dominance over the Chieftains?
Last week, Clairemont suffered their first loss of the season to El Cajon Valley and it was a close one. Four points separated them from the Braves in the final score. In the first two weeks of the season, Coach Kim and his team had bulldozed over their opponents in a high scoring affair. They beat the Gabrielino Eagles 40-27 and the Francis Parker Lancers 53-7. In both of these victories it was their run game that separated them from their opponents. Look for Clairemont’s dynamic duo and twin brothers Jay Rensfield and Devon Rensfield to have a big game this week.
The Mission Bay Buccaneers started their season the right way by winning their first game of the season against Escondido. However, since then they’ve suffered back-to- back heartbreaking losses. In Week 2 they lost 26-25 to University City and last week they lost 21-14 to West Hills. Coach Hastings and his team need to go back to the basics and do what they do best, which is run the football. Since the departure of Derrick Clark, Kenyon Sims has filled in nicely at the running back position for the Buccaneers. In order for them to win Friday night, he will need to get going early on in the game.
The Chieftains have accomplished something this season that they hadn’t done in four years, which is began the year with a 2-0 record. Twelve years have passed since they beat the Mission Bay Buccaneers, 13-10. Will the numbers be in their favor Friday night or will the Buccaneers put an end to their two-game losing streak? Find out this Friday at 6PM at Mission Bay 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!