West Hills Wolf Pack 31, Mt. Miguel Matadors 16
The West Hills Wolfpack conquered their Grossmont Valley League rivals, the Mt. Miguel Matadors, 31-16, and improved their league record to 3-0 as they close in on the end of the 2018 regular season.
The Matadors came out strong on their first drive, scoring a touchdown on a 13 yard pass from quarterback Jacob Laverdiere to receiver Jaheim Allen-Pompey. Unfortunately for the Matadors, these would be their only first half points.
The Wolfpack responded with a touchdown drive of their own, capping it off with a 20 yard touchdown pass from Jordin Young to receiver Kole Klingerman to tie things up at seven a piece early in the first quarter.
West Hills increased their lead further with two more scores generated by Young, one on a five yard touchdown pass to Hunter Gauthier, and the other on a nine yard rushing touchdown of his own.
Young’s three total first half touchdowns proved too much for the Matadors to handle as the score was 28-10 Wolfpack at the half. West Hills finished the fight in the second half, containing the Mt. Miguel offense and allowing only six more points to end the night victorious.
Next week both Mt. Miguel and West Hills will travel to their last regular season games. The Matadors will play the 5-4 Del Norte Nighthawks in a non league game, and the Wolfpack is set to face off against the Monte Vista Monarchs, who are also 3-0 in league play, for the deciding game of the Grossmont Valley League.
PREVIEW: The West Hills Wolf Pack (7-1) will face the Mt. Miguel Matadors (3-5) at home this week in a Grossmont Valley League matchup.
Coming into this one, these two teams are both vying for league superiority as the postseason fast approaches.
While their total record is 3-5, Mt. Miguel is 2-1 in against their league opponents, with the highest total points scored in Grossmont Valley League play (101). This high-scoring Matadors team will be looking to add a loss to the Wolf Pack’s 2-0 league record.
The Matadors are coming into Wolf Pack territory hot off a 41-0 win against El Cajon Valley, in which they threw for 268 yards and four touchdowns on 25 attempts. This passing attack is led by sophomore quarterback Jacob Laverdiere.
Over the course of the 2018 season, Laverdiere has thrown for 2,288 yds, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
With Laverdiere leading the Matadors in a successful passing game, they refrain from leaning towards the run game. Last week against El Cajon Valley the Matadors only rushed seven times, and two of those attempts were by Laverdiere.
West Hills is opposite the Matadors in offensive strategy. The Wolf Pack stick to the run, and it has worked for them, as their 7-1 record shows.
West Hills quarterback Jordan Young has under 100 passing attempts this season and the Wolf Pack ran 28 times in their 24-7 win against Escondido last week.
This league game will be a battle of offensive philosophies. Mt. Miguel boasts the higher passing and scoring numbers, but the Wolf Pack bring a 2-0 league record and just one loss overall on the season.
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