Olympian Eagles 49, Sweetwater Red Devils 0

The Olympian Eagles (1-1) swooped into Red Devil territory and continued the onslaught of scoring crushing Sweetwater 49-0. During their last five contests, Olympian has outscored Sweetwater 226-42.

The Eagles had one of their better rushing days in coach Van Nostrand’s time with the program rushing for seven touchdowns with three of those runs going for more than 40 yards per touch.

The success of the ground game came at a cost, however, as the Eagles had a wing in their artillery fall out losing senior running back Adrian Samano to a broken ankle in the fourth quarter. The crushing blow came after Samano rushed for two touchdowns – a 42-yard run on the Eagles first offensive play of the game and a 50 yard touchdown in the second quarter.  

Once again, Sweetwater (0-2) failed in many aspects of the game for the second consecutive week. The Red Devils have now been outscored 88-0 to start the season – the worst start to coach Hay’s career at Sweetwater.

Before the game, Hay had mentioned not only is his team young, but they have too many injured players at this point in the season. “It’s going to be a tough game for us. Olympian is really good. One of the better South Bay teams this year and we are missing a lot of players.”

Olympian opened the second half with a four play, 57-yard drive with all four plays going to running back Noah Lacsina as he capped the drive with a 6 yard touchdown.

To respond, Sweetwater muffed three snaps in a row while their kicker whiffed on the kick after another bad snap. It went south from that point on for the Red Devils as they couldn’t get anything going offensively or defensively.

In Week 3, Olympian will head back home to play Morse (0-1) and Sweetwater will look to redeem themselves at home as Mission Bay (2-0) comes into town. 


In Week 2, the Olympian Eagles (0-1) out of the Metro-Mesa League travel a few miles north to Red Devil territory to take on Sweetwater (0-1) in a non-league matchup.

Olympian had a heartbreaking Week 1 loss to Mt. Carmel, 14-13, after missing a PAT late in the fourth quarter. Head Coach Paul Van Nostrand said, “We got to get back to the things that need improving. Blocking and tackling are critical to our success. We also need to play all four quarters to the fullest. Both the offense and defense played good halves, but we had breakdowns that need to be worked on.”

The Eagles look to rebound against a team they have dominated the last four times they have played. Although the teams didn’t play each other the last two seasons, from 2009-2012, the Eagles torched the Red Devils outscoring them 177-42. The third-year head coach has yet to face the Red Devils but looks to carry the torch from the Gil Warren era in the same ground and pound fashion. They will get that done from the legs of Junior running back Noah Lacsina and Senior quarterback Garry Cannon who both looked sharp Week 1.

On the other side of the ball, Sweetwater struggled to find any groove Week 1 as they were dominated by Santa Fe Christian 39-0.

It remains to be seen, but the early outlook is it is going to be a long year for third-year Head Coach Brian Hay who went 10-1 last season and 9-4 winning a Section Championship in 2013.

Make sure to catch the highlights of the South Bay matchup on the Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 PM Friday night.

Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Features, 2015 PPR Features Part 2, Week 2: September 4, 2015