El Capitan Vaqueros 0, Grossmont Foothillers 37
Week 7 came to an end with the Grossmont Foothillers defeating the El Capitan Vaqueros 37-0. The Foothillers remain undefeated after tonight’s win.
The stands were packed, the cheerleaders were dressed in pink for breast cancer awareness month, and the Red Jackets were there to cover it all.
In the first quarter of the game, the Foothillers did not waste any time putting points on the board. Hunter Gaines threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Domonique Guevara to give Grossmont an early 7-0 lead. Grossmont then recovered their own kick return covered by Jonnathan Salazar, but the Vaqueros shortly picked it off. The Foothillers quickly turned the ball around after Andrew Mink recovered a fumble, which lead to Hunter Gaines throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Domonique Guevara to give Grossmont a 14-0 lead.
Still in the first quarter, Hunter Gaines threw an interception picked off by Javier Vidalez but they just couldn’t get the ball down the field for the touchdown and the first quarter ended.
In the second quarter, the offense from the Foothillers continued to push down the field and increased the points on the board. Gaines threw a 30-yard touch down pass to Zak Farris. The first half was still going strong for Grossmont at this point. Hunter Gaines threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Zach Jones. The first half ended with the Foothillers up 30-0.
The Foothillers came out strong and pushed their offense down the field to beat the Vaqueros. Grossmont will have another home conference game vs. Valhalla next Friday night. The El Capitan Vaqueros will have a home conference game vs. Helix.
PREVIEW: The Red jackets head out to Grossmont High School this Friday night to see the Foothillers take on the El Capitan Vaqueros in Week 7.
The Vaqueros (3-2) are entering the game with another win under their belt beating the Granite Hills Eagles 17-16 in the final seconds of the game. This is the third win in a row for the Vaqueros after starting the season a little rocky with two losses.
El Capitan quarterback Phoenix Cates is averaging 201.4 passing yards a game, 1,007 total passing yards and 9 touchdowns. Cates left the game last week with a lower leg injury. Back-up quarterback Antonio Olivieri took over in the second half. Olivieri has 128 passing yards and 1 passing touchdown. The Vaqueros favorite offensive target is wide receiver Javier Vidalez who has 22 receptions for 422 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. When the Vaqueros want to get the ball down the field quickly they can rely on Connor Roosa who has 81 carries for 379 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns.
El Capitan has a knockout defense lead by linebackers Oscar Valenzuela and Dylan Helmholtz. These two have a combined total of 93 tackles and are two huge forces on the field.
The Foothillers (5-0) enter another home game with an undefeated record for the second straight season. Quarterback Hunter Gaines takes control of the offense and is averaging 238 passing yards a game, 1,194 total passing yards and has completed 11 passing touchdowns. Gaines is not afraid to throw the ball to his main target Domonique Guevara who has 32 receptions for 484 yards and 7 receiving touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. Two other offensive key players are running backs James Mackey and Shevell Sterling Jr. Mackey has 311 yards on 59 carries and 5 touchdowns while Sterling had rushed for 527 yards on 66 carries and 4 touchdowns.
The Foothillers defense is a tough group to compete against. Nathaniel Tiapula and Noah Sanders lead the defense with a combined total of 48 tackles.
The Vaqueros hope to advance their record to 4-2 and the Foothillers hope to keep an undefeated record. Kick off is set for 7p.m. on Friday night at Grossmont High School. Catch the highlights and more at 10:30 p.m. Friday night on the KUSI Prep Pigskin Report.