Montgomery Aztecs 0, at La Jolla Country Day Torreys 51
Week five in the books and La Jolla Country Day runs their mark to 4-1 on the season after defeating a depleted, decimated, dejected Montgomery Aztecs team 51-0 on Friday night at Torrey stadium. Montgomery falls to 0-5 at the halfway point of the season. The night belonged to LJCD junior quarterback, Braxton Burmeister the young man who verbally committed to the University of Arizona to spin the pigskin for the Wildcats. He accounted for six touchdowns on the night, five rushing, and one throwing. The runs came from 3, 8, 1, 14, 11 and the lone passing touchdown was to Trevor Randolph down the sideline from 49 yards out that gave the the Torreys a 14-0 lead. LJCD erupted in the 2nd quarter scoring 34 points. The only blemish being on a special teams miss on a point after try. Otherwise, for the most part they played a flawless game.
The Aztecs could never get anything going on either side of the ball in the teams fifth loss in five games and have been shutout in all except a loss Sept. 11th loss against Clairemont 27-26. Montgomery will have a chance to turn it around however, jumping into Metro-Pacific play October 9th when they will host Mar Vista. With two weeks to prepare with a bye next Friday night October 2nd. That will give the Aztecs a much needed break to heal up and rest some of their players. Most of their kids go both ways on offense and defense and all play special teams as well. As for LJCD they are sitting as pretty as they want to be right now after losing their first game of the season against La Jolla they have not lost since. Scoring over 40 plus points in every game this season even in defeat against the Vikings losing a shootout at home 52-42. Up next they also have a bye next Friday night and will play at San Ysidro October 9th. If they should win that contest that will put them at 5-1 on the season.
PREVIEW: A week four matchup pits a team that is trying to find their identity on both sides of the ball, that would be Montgomery. The Aztecs lack depth but fight to the bitter end from the snap of the ball to the whistle that blows the play dead. But, at 0-4 they have a truly daunting task of trying to win a road game this week at La Jolla Country day who has scored at least 42 points in all four of their games this season and their only blemish was a loss against La Jolla to kickoff the season 52-42. So in doing the math scoring at least six touchdowns in every ball game is going to give you a great chance to win on a weekly basis. Montgomery, however has only scored 26 points once in four games. That was against Clairemont back on September 11th in a one point loss against the Chieftans 27-26. The other three games so far this season they have been shutout. The Aztecs have some play makers, but what hurts them is they get off schedule when their on offense and instead of 2nd down and manageable its usually ten or more on quite a few occasions.
Their last game against Santana is a prime example and the Sultans then teed off on senior QB Israel Dorame. His go to target and probably best athlete on the Aztecs team is Junior Receiver/DB Anthony Parra. Montgomery could possible leave LJCD with an 0-5 mark halfway through the season with five to play. While LJCD would have a ton of momentum moving forward heading into a bye week with a win they would be 4-1 and head into their October 9th game at San Ysidro in really good shape for the final five games and possibly the playoffs. You can watch highlights from this game and a plethora of other games from around the county on PPR only on KUSI at 10:30pm.