Orange Glen Patriots 47, Hoover Cardinals 7
The Orange Glen Patriots ran past the Hoover Cardinals, 47-7, in their Week 2 matchup on Friday night.
The Patriot offense scored early and often and took over the game.
There are two words that San Diego County needs to know and they are: Cael Patterson.
Patterson dominated in every aspect of the game but especially on the ground, rushing for 256 yards and five touchdowns.
On the first possession Patterson went to work quick, rushing for three straight first downs then putting it in the end zone from 25 yards out.
After a quick Hoover three-and-out, Patterson again took over running for a second touchdown of the night. Patterson extended the Patriot lead when he ran it in from 21 yards out and then again from 14 yards out.
As the first half clock expired, Hoover was finally able to break through when Derrick McCullough ran it in from 3 yards out. The score at halftime was 28-7 Orange Glen.
The second half started the same way the first half did, Cael Patterson.
Patterson scored from 15 yards out and then again from 3 yards out for his fourth and fifth touchdowns, respectively.
The win bumps Orange Glen up to 2-0.The loss drops Hoover to 0-2.
Preview: One of the most intriguing Week 2 matchups features two exciting schools. The Hoover Cardinals (0-1) will be traveling up north to face off against the Orange Glen Patriots (1-0).
These two programs last saw each other just a season ago when Hoover scooted past Orange Glen 17-14.
The Patriots will be looking to avenge last season’s loss and capitalize on their Week 1 win against Clairemont. They were able to push past the Chieftains because of their offensive dominance.
Sophomore Quarterback Ethan Villalobos went 11 for 20 for 192 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Head Coach Jason Patterson said, “He [Villalobos] is a natural leader, a hard-worker, kids react well to him.” As for Villalobos’ Week 1 performance Patterson said, “It’s what we expected.”
Junior Running Back Cael Patterson also dominated the Chieftains defense. Cael ran for 225 yards on 27 carries. Patterson also caught 6 balls for 123 yards, finding the end zone twice on his feet and once on a reception.
Jason Patterson said in regard to the Week 1 game, “The offensive line blocked really well, and on defense they tackled great.” The defense did step up just like the offense. Dylan Ewing and Julien Lesa each had 6 tackles and were forces for the Patriot defense.
Patterson’s biggest goal for the season, “Just get better each week.”
As for the Hoover Cardinals, they look to bounce back after a disappointing Week 1 loss to Montgomery 6-12.
It was a defensive battle all night. Hoover’s only score came in the first half when Derrick McCullough returned a fumble he recovered 75 yards for a touchdown.
Hoover is a program that was just in a CIF Title game only a few seasons ago. Since their 2014 run to the championship Hoover has a combined 3 wins over the last 3 seasons.
They are a team looking to bounce back this year. Head Coach Jimmy Morgans said, “We want to go to the playoffs.” It is a big goal but one that the team believes is achievable.
As for their Week 1 performance, Morgans said, “We need to recognize and then fix our mistakes. We missed a few blocking assignments and our running backs need to read blocks.” Coach Morgans said, “We have been coming off the ball better and aren’t just standing straight up.”
The Orange Glen and Hoover matchup is one of the most anticipated games of Week 2 and both teams know how big a win would be.
Be sure to tune in to the Prep Pigskin Report at 10:45 on KUSI for highlights from this game and matchups from all around the county. You can also follow PPR on social media @redjacketarmy for live game updates throughout the night!