Eastlake Titans 57, Hilltop Lancers 7

 

The Eastlake Titans rebound from last week’s 13-0 loss and defeated the Hilltop Lancers, 57-7, in a Week Two contest on Friday night.

The Titans (1-1) took their offensive frustrations out on the Lancers with more than 400 yards of offense. The running game would get it going early as Ryzhon McCoy, AJ Hernandez, and Roman Coe would score in the first half on the ground. Quarterback Richie Colmenero would throw two touchdown passes in the first half. His first would be a deep bomb to Adrian Hinojosa and right before the half would connect with Jordan Walker-Melillo on a 9-yard slant.

Hilltop (0-2) would end the second half on a good note as Joey Castillo would find an open Micaiah Faiivae-Iuli on a stop and go for a 29-yard touchdown. There were multiple drives where Castillo and the offense would move the ball, but they could never connect on a big play other than their only score. Kudos goes to the Eastlake defense as it’s one of the best they’ve fielded in recent years, but I could easily see the Lancers lighting up the scoreboard as the season progresses.

Kudos goes to the Eastlake defense, as it’s one of the best they’ve fielded in recent years, but one could easily see the Lancers lighting up the scoreboard as the season progresses.

In Week 3, the Lancers will head to San Ysidro (0-2) to play the Cougars, and the Titans will take on Santiago (1-1).

 

PREVIEW

Two old-foes battle it out to find their first win of the season as the Hilltop Lancers (0-1) ride into Eastlake (0-1) to take on the Titans.

Both programs were shell shocked at home in Week 1 as Hilltop lost a first-half lead to Escondido and Eastlake was shutout by Torrey Pines. In Week 2, we will get a better idea of how good Eastlake is and if Hilltop can continue its winning ways.

Third-year Head Coach Andrew Westling has brought a winning environment to Lancer land as they have had more wins than losses (7-5) in back-to-back seasons. That is the first time that has happened in 20 years. So it is safe to say Westling is making an immediate impact at a program adding excitement on campus. In order for the Lancers to get to the next step, they need to beat a program like Eastlake. Coach Westling knows it and everybody in the South Bay knows if you want to contend with the big boys south of the 54 freeway you have to beat Eastlake.

An old-familiar face has this program on track to continue their reign of success in the South. Head Coach John McFadden is back in the saddle after leaving for a handful of years. McFadden has as much to do with the rich football tradition at Eastlake than anybody else. Something Westling is trying to accomplish.

In order for Westling to make a name for himself and his program these are the games they need to win. I doubt Eastlake has that in their cards this time around as Hilltop lacks the size and big-play ability to stay with the Titans.

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