Granite Hills Eagles 45, El Cajon Valley Braves 0
Last week, the Granite Hills Eagles became Grossmont Valley league champion for the third time in a row. They showed off why they have been champions for three straight seasons Friday night, flexing their muscles in a 45-0 shutout against the El Cajon Valley Braves (2-8).
Granite Hills took off offensively in the first quarter, as senior quarterback Jacob Siegfried kept the ball and, after breaking through some tackles, fought his way into the end zone for a 33 yard touchdown run. Siegfried would find the end zone again, but this time by scrambling out of danger and rifling a pass to Chris Hamilton, who rumbled his way into the end zone to make the lead 14-0 in the Eagles’ favor. El Cajon Valley and their offense had no answers for Granite Hills’ defense, as linebackers Noah Espinoza and Jaden Longoria stormed the backfield on different occasions and collected sacks.
El Cajon Valley would continue having problems in the next quarter, as quarterback Atlantas Eidejus’ pass was picked off by Eagles defender Josh Fechter and returned it for a solid return. The offense would cash in on another Siegfried touchdown pass, who this time slung the football to Dylan Rutter for a 14 yard score. More problems would occur for the Braves on offense, as they were backed up to their own end zone and were forced to absorb a safety, making the score 23-0 into the half.
The third quarter saw the Eagles ramp up the tempo, leaving the Braves in the dust. After a Bryan Anderson touchdown run, junior quarterback Chris Gonzalez entered the game. After driving down the field, he threw a pass to David Gonzalez who sprinted his way for a 44 yard touchdown pass. El Cajon Valley would allow one more safety to occur, and with a stagnant offense, never got back into the game. Granite Hills closed the game with two field goals and ended their season with a gem of a victory.
Both teams now wait for the coming days to determine their future. While Granite Hills is a near lock for the playoffs, El Cajon Valley will be anxiously waiting for their future to be told.
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PREVIEW: High school football is racing towards the final few games of the regular season. An exciting game awaits the county, as the El Cajon Valley Braves (2-7) will go up against the Granite Hills Eagles (7-2), who sit at the top of the Grossmont Valley league.
El Cajon Valley certainly has not had the season they wanted too, but they can still end their season in style with a win against their rivals. However, that is easier said than done and the Braves are coming into this game with a four game losing streak. El Cajon Valley have scored 39 points in those four games, and have allowed 198 points to score. While Ronald Hollum has two touchdowns in this slide, but if the Braves want to beat their rivals, the defense has to step up and make some plays while the offense must strike with precision and tenacity.
Granite Hills, meanwhile, has had a fine season while sitting pretty at the top of the standings in the Grossmont Valley. They are in prime position to make the playoffs and are currently on a hot streak, winning their past five games and playing in front of their home crowd where they have yet to disappoint, winning all four of the games they have played there. The running has been particularly unstoppable, as sophomore Keyvon Martin has collected 464 rushing yards and six touchdowns in the four games he has played and senior quarterback Jacob Siegfried has been the definition of a dual threat quarterback, collecting 743 yards through the air and 911 yards on the ground. With 14 rushing touchdowns and seven passing touchdowns, Siegfried will lead his offense in the game, but they still can’t overlook the Braves and a potential upset in this game.
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