San Ysidro Cougars 41, Coronado Islanders 14
The San Ysidro Cougars proved that victory is not feeling of the past. Returning league champs proved to be worthy of the title as they dominated the Coronado Islanders 41-14.
First half of the quarter the Cougars lead 7-0, they double the score when Giovanni Castillo caught a tip interception and ran it inside the 5-yard line. Jeremiah Martinez would run the ball for a 6-yard touchdown to make the score 14-0 Cougars. Six minutes remained in the 2nd quarter and a 25-yard pass was completed which resulted in a touch down! With three minutes remaining until half time the Islanders responded with a (10 yard) touch down ending at half time 21-7 Cougars.
The beginning of the 3rd quarter Coronado turned over possession on downs. Now in possession, San Ysidro made a 2-yard rushing touch down that gave the Cougars a 28-7 lead. By the beginning of the 4th quarter the score remained 27-8 until San Ysidro intercepted a pass by Coronado. Alejandro Bonneau rushed the ball to increase the lead to 34-7. Fifteen minutes later Bonneau responded with another run to give the Cougars 6 more points, extending the Cougars lead 41-7. Coronado did not give up without a fight, with a minute remaining in the 4th quarter a pass completion resulted in a touchdown ending the game with the final score of 41-14 San Ysidro.
PREVIEW: It’s week 1 of the high school football season that mean PPR is back in session! This week’s assignment takes me to the South Bay where San Ysidro High School will be hosting Coronado High School.
Last year this face off the Coronado Islanders dominated the game 39-12 in their home turf. For the 2017 season, this non-conference rematch game will be at San Ysidro Cougars home field. Can the Islanders sail their way into another win?
Returning players, now a junior, Max Baker rushed 21-yard this same game a year ago. While Braeden Laughlin received a 19-yard pass, with his return to the season as a senior it can be imagined the hunger to improve and gain yardage are in sight. Senior running back Trent Chapman has been mentioned as player to watch on this offensive team as well. On the Defensive side Senior Center Defensive End Josh Wink has also been mentioned as a player to watch in stopping the Cougars from getting touchdowns.
Senior Quarterback Christopher Macias will be the Cougar’s backbone this opening game of the season.
Last year San Ysidro went 5-6 in the season, 3-0 in league, 2-2 at home, and 2-4 away. Coronado went 9-3 in the season, 4-0 in league, 6-0 at home, and 3-1 away.
Will the Islanders repeat history or will the Cougars defend their territory? Tune in into PPR this Friday night for the results!