Mira Mesa Marauders 41, Mt. Carmel Sundevils 34

The Mount Carmel Sundevils (2-1) had their first home game of the season tonight and hosted the Mira Mesa Marauders (2-1). Everyone expected the Sundevils to win, but the Marauders stunned the world, beating Mount Carmel 41-34.

The first score of game came from Mount Carmel’s Quarterback, Lucas Johnson. With only fifty seconds into the first quarter, he had a quarterback keep which resulted into a 60-yard touchdown.  A couple minutes later, Mira Mesa responded with a 9-yard touchdown run from Gio Herrara. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 6-14 Mira Mesa.

In the second quarter, Mira Mesa came up on top with another touchdown run from Gio Herrara. After this touchdown, the score was 6-21, but Mount Carmel didn’t give up. Lucas Johnson had another quarterback keep for an 11-yard touchdown, and Kevin Benavente had a 12-yard touchdown run. At half time, the score was very close with Mira Mesa up 23-20.

Mt. Carmel was neck and neck with Mira Mesa all night, but never was able to come up on top. The Marauders were unstoppable tonight and didn’t let anything take them down.

I guess that Navy Seal training did pay off for them.

Mira Mesa will be hosting Morse High School (0-2) next week who is still looking for their first win.

PREVIEW: The boys of fall are officially headed into Week 3! The Mira Mesa Marauders (1-1) will be traveling to Mt. Carmel (2-0) this Friday night to face the Sundevils at 7:00 PM. These two teams battled against each other last year in non-conference play, which the Sundevils won 28-23. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Marauders were up 17-7 and ended giving up 21 points that quarter allowing the Sundevils to win. This Fridays night match-up should be a good one – the Marauders seem to have some unfinished business.

The Marauder’s have been putting in lots of work this off season, after going 3-7 last year. This summer they went through intense Navy Seal Training on the beach and were apart of many passing leagues, which they did remarkably well at.

Marauders’ junior quarterback, Tristan Hughes, is confident in his team this week and is prepared for the fight. Hughes said, “Our coaches have spent hours putting together a game plan and if we execute that, Week 3 will be ours.” Junior wide receiver, Steffon McKnight, was out last week due to injury and is not sure if he will return onto the field this Friday. Coach Blevins said that McKnight’s return will be a game day decision.

The Sundevils are coming off a big win, beating the Escondido Cougars 42-17. Senior Quarterback, Lucas Johnson, had a great game last week, going 9-13 with 4 touchdown passes. Johnson is on the Silver Pigskin watch list and is constantly racking in huge stats. If the Marauders can tame him, we’ll be seeing an upset this Friday night.  

Tune into The Prep Pigskin Report this Friday night at 10:30 PM on KUSI to see if Mira Mesa’s Navy Seal training was enough to take down the Mt. Carmel Sundevils.

Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Features, 2015 PPR Features Part 2, Week 3: September 11, 2015