Week 4: Grossmont Foothillers 52, Olympian Eagles 28
The Grossmont Foothillers defeated the Olympian Eagles by a 52-28 final score on Friday the 13th! The win gave head coach Tom Carlo his 100th win at Grossmont High School.
Robert Tucker had a very impressive night putting up nearly 400 yards of total offense, including a Play of the Week nominee in the fourth quarter. The play in question was a simple 1st and 10 at the Foothiller three. Grossmont was already up 45-28 and there was less than three minutes to go in the game. All Grossmont was trying to do was get a little breathing room, instead Robert went berserk and scored.
The Eagles got on the board first with a 10-yard run by Daniel Humphrey to give them a 7-0 lead.
Grossmont closed out the first quarter with a 30-yard field goal by Axel Gonzalez to make it 7-3 Olympian at the end of the first quarter.
Tucker visited the endzone for the first time on the night, giving Grossmont the 10-7 lead with 9:02 left in the first half.
Olympian returned to the lead with a 75-yard pass from Lukas Hamilton to Berry Buxton III for a 17-10 lead with just 13.3 seconds to go in the first half.
Grossmont received the second half kickoff and turned it into another Jaime Odom to Tucker 16-yard score to re-take the lead 17-14 Grossmont, a lead they would never relinquish.
Odom decided to punch it in himself from 32-yards out making it 24-14 Foothillers.
Tucker put another Foothiller touchdown on the board with just under six minutes to go in the third making it 31-14.
In a weird timing situation, Olympian scored with 13.3 seconds left in the second consecutive quarter. Alijah Robinson gutted out a two-yard run to pull the Eagles to within 10 again at 31-21.
Grossmont’s Jaime Odom passed 5,000 career passing yards on a screen pass to Tucker from 30-yards out to make it 38-21.
Hamilton would connect with Olympian’s leading receiver Anthony Gilpin Jr for a 10-yard scoring strike to make it 38-28. That is as close as Olympian would get.
Odom and Tucker would combine on a 30-yard catch and run to make it 45-28 Grossmont and set up the incredible last second play by Tucker.
PREVIEW — The Olympian High Eagles will travel to the Grossmont High Foothillers on Friday (Sept. 13) in an interdivisional matchup.
Olympian competes in Division II, while Grossmont is in the top division in the CIF-San Diego Section.
Olympian began the season with a big win over the Ramona Bulldogs, but in the two weeks since, rookie Head Coach Ryan Van Nostrand’s club has dropped both games and are coming off a hard-fought defensive struggle against Torrey Pines.
Senior Lukas Hamilton (QB, 5’ 10”) is averaging about 250 yards through the air with 2.5 touchdowns and an interception each game. Fellow Senior Anthony Gilpin Jr (6’1”, WR) is the leading target with 7.5 receptions for 143 yards per game and nearly 150 yards of All-Purpose yards per contest.
On the defensive side, Diego Sanchez leads the club with 10.5 tackles per game.
Grossmont on the other hand is coming off their bye week in week 3.
In their first two games, they have cruised to two victories over Mira Mesa and Mater Dei Catholic.
The Foothillers have yet to hit the road this season and won’t have to worry about the travel budget until Grossmont Hills League action commences on the first Friday of October.
Jaime Odom (QB, 6’ 2”, SR) is second in San Diego County — and ninth in the entire State — with 371 yards per game with nine touchdown passes compared to zero interceptions.
Robert Tucker (WR, 5’ 8”, JR) is just shy of 100 yards receiving per game and has caught a touchdown in each of Grossmont’s games so far.
Both Tucker and Odom have gained 159 yards on the ground.
Grossmont enters with a plus-62 scoring differential thru two games. Meanwhile Olympian enters with a minus-2 scoring differential thru three games.