Fallbrook Warriors 6, El Camino 13
The undefeated El Camino Wildcats improve their record to 4-0 after beating the Fallbrook Warriors last night, 13-6. Fallbrook falls to 2-3 on the season after losing to a very good team that is ranked #5 in the county.
Aris Jackson, a senior from El Camino, started off the game with a huge 37-yard run, which eventually set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Christopher Brown. The score at the end of the first quarter was 7-0 Wildcats.
In the second quarter, Baeu Gallegos threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Dhante Hill to make the score 13-0 at the half. The score could have easily been 20-0 at the half, but Fallbrook senior, Taylor Padilla, had a huge interception in the end zone to keep El Camino from scoring again.
The second half of the game started to get a little messy for both teams. There were numerous fumbles and interceptions, causing the possession of the ball to change quite periodically. Taylor Padilla intercepted the ball again from Beau Gallegos, and returned it for quite some yardage. This eventually set up a field goal by Joe Bishop, putting Fallbrook’s first points on the board. The score at the end of the third quarter was 13-3 Wildcats.
In the fourth, Joe Bishop kicked another field goal, bringing the score to 13-6 Wildcats. Fallbrook almost came back to beat the Wildcats, but time eventually ran out on the clock.
The #5 El Camino Wildcats (4-0) will travel to San Pasqual (1-3) next week to face the Eagles in non-conference play. The Fallbrook Warriors (2-3) have a bye week next week. The will travel to Escondido High School during Week 7 to face the Cougars.
PREVIEW: Week 5 features a match-up between the undefeated El Camino Wildcats (3-0) and the Fallbrook Warriors (2-2). The Wildcats are currently ranked #5 in the county on PPR’s Top 9 List and show no signs of stopping there.
El Camino had a bye during Week 4, so when Friday rolls around they will have had two full weeks of preparation for the game this Friday. When asked about what they have been focusing on, Coach John Roberts commented “We have been focusing on playing a good game. We have not done that yet.”
One Wildcat player, however, has been playing exceptionally lately – John Armentrout. Armentrout is currently on the Silver Pigskin Watch-List and is leading the Avocado (West) League in receiving yards (229) and interceptions (4). Coach Roberts stated that he is one of the hardest workers in the program. “He has a knack for making explosive plays on both sides of the ball and in the kicking game. He has a superb attitude and is a joy to coach.”
Spencer Katoanga, of the Wildcats, has also been a huge player. He is currently leading the team in tackles, and leading a defense that only gives up just 10 points a game. Kataonga currently has an offer from Navy.
Fallbrook is getting prepared for this tough match-up by focusing on their blocking, tackling, and discipline in the secondary. Head Coach, Kyle Williams, stated that “these are the things we want get better at, which will help us to better defend our Valley League title whether we win this game or not.”
Fallbrook Senior, Parker Martin, is on the Silver Pigskin Watch-List as well. Fun fact, this is Martin’s first year being on Fallbrook’s varsity team. Why you may ask? He’s been chilling in Alaska the past two years, literally. After his freshman year at Fallbrook he moved to Alaska, but now he’s back for his senior year and has been putting in work on the field.
Head on out to El Camino this Friday to see if the Fallbrook Warriors can take out the undefeated Wildcats. Kick off is at 7:00 PM, but if you can’t make it make sure to tune into The Prep Pigskin Report on KUSI News at 10:30 PM.