Escondido Cougars 27 Fallbrook Warriors 13
Escondido Cougars 27, Fallbrook Warriors 13
Though not indicative in the score, two one win teams laid it all on the field Friday at Fallbrook’s Warrior Stadium. The Escondido Cougars (2-5) and Fallbrook Warriors (1-6) combined for 8 officials time outs solely due to player injuries. No one was seriously hurt, however the effort given was clear by the aching bodies on the field all night long.
Escondido would strike first on the scoreboard when workhorse tailback Taveous Vasquez rumbled into the endzone on an 18 yard run. Fallbrook would counter with two second quarter field goals by Joe Bishop, making the score 7-6.
Both defenses made solid runs all night, however the Cougars running game proved to be overwhelming. Vasquez would go onto score three touchdowns, and his cohort in the backfield Marcio Souffront would add one.
The Warriors certainly have a lot of positives to take from the loss, proving they can play outstanding pass defense and run the ball effectively. Escondido stuck to their guns and will most likely keep pounding the ball for the remainder of the season.
Fallbrook will play host the El Camino Wildcats next week, while Escondido travels to take on the Del Norte Knighthawks. Tune into KUSI at 10:30pm every Friday for highlights and interviews!
Preview: Escondido Cougars (1-5) vs. Fallbrook Warriors (1-5)
Mid season form. A term widely used in the sporting world finds two desperate squads searching for their collective identity. Victory can change the outlook of the remaining season, and defeat might put the first proverbial nail in the coffin.
Typically a game featuring two teams with only a win each may seem awfully trivial.
That doesn’t seem to be the case this Friday night when the Escondido Cougars (1-5) travel to battle the Fallbrook Warriors (1-5) under the Friday night lights at 7 pm.
Fallbrook is coming off an impressive 48-0 victory last week when they hosted the Hoover Cardinals. Escondido has gotten of to an interesting start themselves, recently having to officially forfeit their September 16th game to Serra High School due to undisclosed circumstances.
The guiding light for both squads is their recent display of defensive prowess and surprising offensive firepower. While the Warriors shut out Hoover, they seemingly put up points effortlessly against tough odds. Escondido will have its work cut out for them on offense Friday night, however Fallbrook shouldn’t ignore the upstart Cougar offense.
The Cougars and Warriors square off at Fallbrook High School Friday night at 7 pm. Tune in to watch The Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 pm for highlights!