Mt. Carmel Sundevils 42, Escondido Cougars 17
The Mt. Carmel Sundevils (2-0) are on a 2-game wining streak going into Week 3 after beating the Escondido Cougars (0-2) Friday night, 42-17. This was the second year in a row that these two teams have faced each other in the per-season, but it looks as if not much has changed since last year.
The Sundevils scored in the first minute and a half with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Lucas Johnson to Kion Gould. After 4 more touchdowns from the Sundevils and a 40-yard field goal from Escondido kicker Nick Ortega, the end of the first quarter was 28-3. The Cougars were never able to come back after that first quarter, but they put up a good fight.
Before the game, Sundevils’ senior quarterback Lucas Johnson talked about how his coach gave them a great game plan and that all they had to do was execute and play together as a team to get the win. Johnson was lights-out tonight, completing 9 of 13 passes for a total of 188 yards and 4 touchdowns. He only played the first half, saving his arm for Week 3 against Mira Mesa.
Sadly, a few of Escondido’s best players we’re out this game due to injuries: senior wide receiver Nick Butts and senior lineman Frank Medrano. Coach Bridges is excited for them to get back out onto the field soon and finish their last season as Cougars.
The Cougars will be traveling to San Marcos High School next Friday for Week 3, and the Sundevils will be hosting Mira Mesa.
PREVIEW: The Mt. Carmel Sundevils (1-0) are traveling to Escondido this week to face the Cougars (0-1) in a rematch of last years match-up, which the Sundevils won 33-6. Although last year’s blowout seemed to have a more one-sided score, this year’s game should be an exciting one.
Sundevils’ coach, John Anderson, expressed that last year the Cougars had some injured players and is expecting the score to be a lot closer. “Coach Bridges is a great coach; we’re prepared for a tough fight.”
Sundevils’ senior quarterback, Lucas Johnson, will be a key player this Friday night when it comes to putting points on the board. This SDSU commit not only can throw the ball well, he can run with it too. Last week he totaled 8 carries for 123 yards, leading both teams in rushing yards. If the Escondido defense can stop him, we’re looking for an upset this Friday night. That will not be an easy feat though.
Make sure you come on down to Escondido High Friday night to watch the Mt. Carmel Sundevils face the Escondido Cougars at 7:00 PM. If you can’t make it, tune into The Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 PM, on KUSI, for all the best highlights and scores.