Orange Glen Patriots 0, Valley Center Jaguars 45

This Valley Center-Orange Glen match-up was everything a rivalry game is supposed to be – rowdy fans on either side, school spirit reaching unattainable heights, and two teams going at it for four straight quarters, not taking a play off. The Valley Center Jaguars (7-3) walked away with the rivalry win against Orange Glen High School (4-6), beating the Patriots in a shutout, 45-0.

The Jaguars hosted a huge celebration before the game including huge inflatables, free food, and a bonfire put on by Cal Fire. Around the bonfire, the band played a couple songs and the cheerleaders pumped up the crowd. The band then lead the student body out onto the field and made a huge tunnel for the football team to run through as they entered the stadium. All of this was part of “Hick Week” that the Jaguars put on before every rivalry game against Orange Glen. Orange Glen has been known to call Valley Center ‘Hick Town,’ so the Jaguars took in the name and embraced it. After the game they always host a huge Ho-down dance for everyone to attend for free.

Tonight was also senior night for the Jaguars, and one senior stood out amongst the rest – Jake Newman. Jake scored 3 touchdowns in the first 6 minutes of the game and rushed for 124 yards. After being up 28-0 at that point, the Jaguars decided to rest him for the night and wait until playoffs next week to use him again.

Jake Newman ran for 56-yards to score the first touchdown of the game. His teammate, Brock Moffitt, scored one of his own after receiving a 34-yard touchdown pass from Reilly Rhett. Jake Newman scored two more times, one run being for 7 yards and the other being for 30-yards. After these four touchdowns, the score was 28-0. Kicker, Rod Rodriguez, kicked a 21-yard field goal to make the score at the end of the first quarter 31-0.

Patriots’ defense held the Jaguars to one touchdown in the second quarter. Gordie Arres-Silva ran for 11-yards making the score at the end of the first half 38-0.

In the third quarter, Daniel Belcher intercepted the ball from the Patriots quarterback, Bailey Blaine, putting them on their own 29-yard line. This eventually set up another 14-yard run by Gordie Arres-Silva. The score at the end of the third quarter was 45-0.

The fourth quarter was scoreless for either team, keeping the score at 45-0 and giving the Jaguars the rivalry win.

Tomorrow morning, November 7th, football teams in San Diego County will find out if there season will continue into playoffs. If the Jaguars and the Patriots both make it into playoffs, the Jaguars will be competing for the Division 3 title and the Patriots will be competing for the Division 4 title.

Tune into The Prep Pigskin report next week for highlights of all the games across San Diego County competing in their first week of playoffs at 10:30 PM.  

PREVIEW: Week 11 of The Prep Pigskin Report brings you a fun-filled line up of rivalry games all across San Diego County. Valley Center High School (6-3) is preparing to host their rival school, the Orange Glen Patriots (4-5), on Friday evening at 7:00 PM. This is not only a Valley League match-up, but also the last game of the regular season for both teams.

Since this is the last game of the regular season, it’s also the last game of the year for some teams who will not be making it into the playoffs. No team has a guaranteed spot in play-offs, but teams will find out Saturday morning whether or not if their season will continue on.

This Jaguar-Patriot rivalry has been brewing for the past 11 years, but the record is a little one-sided. The Jaguars are 10-1 against the Patriots, with the only loss occurring in 2012. The score of that game was a close one, 42-38.

The Patriots have been known to call the Jaguars ‘hicks,’ so Valley Center High School has created an annual Hick Week before every rivalry game against Orange Glen.

“We don’t take offense to the name, we embrace it!” as stated from Jaguar head coach, Rob Gilster.

The Valley Center student body hosts numerous activities after school leading up to the game, and on Friday night they dress up for the occasion. After the game, Valley Center’s ASB hosts a Ho Down party to bring Hick Week to an end.

Since playoffs aren’t guaranteed and this is a rivalry game, you can expect both teams to be playing like it’s their last. Energy will be high for both teams, and you can expect a great fan base to show up as well.

Head on out to Valley Center High School to watch the Jaguars and Patriots battle it out on the field. If you can’t make it to the game, make sure you tune into The Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 PM to see how this rivalry turns out. 

Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Features, 2015 PPR Features Part 2, Week 11: November 6, 2015