Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns 14, San Marcos Knights 49
The San Marcos Knights (4-2) will be having a little more fun at homecoming Saturday night after beating the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns (0-6) in the homecoming game, 49-14. Spirits were high at San Marcos High School Friday night due to homecoming being the next day. The whole crowd was dressed in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including the San Marcos football team. All the players were decked out in pink jerseys and put on a huge show for the city.
With only two plays into the game, Knight’s senior, Terrell Burgess, scored on a 38-yard touchdown pass from Bryson Bolin. Shortly after, Josh Bornes, of the Knights, recovered a fumble against RBV, which placed them on the 33-yard line. This set up a 30-yard touchdown pass from Bryson Bolin to Terrell Burgess again. Later on in the quarter, Bryson Bolin had another touchdown pass for 65-yards to Hoby Teets, to bring the score to 21-0 at the end of the first.
In the second quarter, Tyler Rogers, of the Knights, ran 10-yards for a touchdown. At the end of the half, Bryson Bolin finds Tyler Rogers again for a 25-yard touchdown pass. The score at the end of the half was 35-0.
During the third quarter, RBV quarterback, Ace Roach, was sacked by San Marcos sophomore Kyle Webb. This caused Roach to fumble the ball, and was eventually recovered by San Marcos senior Josh Bornes on the 40-yard line. This then sets up another touchdown for the Knights, a 40-yard pass from Bryson Bolin to Terrell Burgess.
Rancho Buena Vista put their first points on the board during the third quarter after junior Anthony Bowman ran 8-yards for a touchdown. The longhorns scored one more time during the fourth, but not enough to beat the Knights. The final score was 49-14.
Terrell Burgess had 6 carries for 133 yards and 3 touchdowns. On defense, he had 5.5 tackles and one TFL.
The Knights will travel to Del Norte next week to face the Nighthawks (1-5) in another Avocado East League match-up. The Longhorns, who are still searching for their first win of the season, will travel to Mission Hills next week to face the undefeated Grizzlies (6-0).
PREVIEW: Week 7 brings us an Avocado East League match-up between the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns (0-5) and the San Marcos Knights (3-2). Both teams had a bye during Week 6, so each team will have had two straight weeks of practice by Friday night. Rancho Buena Vista is still searching for their first win of the season, after facing some big power houses such as Oceanside High School and Westview High School. San Marcos is coming off a tough loss against Westview, after giving up 8 points in the fourth quarter to lose 36-30.
“I think having two weeks thinking about that loss helps.” San Marcos Head Coach, Jason Texler, has been keeping his boys focused these past two weeks as homecoming approaches this Saturday. “I have continued to mention that NOTHING else about Homecoming matters if you lose the game. The game is the most important part of all the festivities. It’s why we have homecoming in the first place.”
Senior Terrell Burgess will be an in-studio guest this week on The Prep Pigskin Report. He is currently on the Silver Pigskin watch-list and leads San Diego County in receiving yards at 606. Burgess has several offers, including San Diego State, Wisconsin and University of Arizona just to name a few. Not only is he active on the field, but he also is extremely involved in school activities and volunteer work. Burgess is involved in his high school’s ASB and volunteers at a local organization called Shooting Stars. In Shooting Stars, Burgess is paired up with a kid that has special needs and plays basketball with him and acts as a mentor. Keep up the good work Terrell, we just might see you at the Silver Pigskin Gala at the end of this season.
San Marcos also has another kid you need to look after. Bryson Bolin is currently a junior starting at Quarterback for the Knights. Not only is that an accomplishment in itself, but he also leads San Diego in Passing Yards at 1560. Bolin not only gets work done out on the field, but also in the classroom. He currently has a cumulative GPA of 4.12. Bryson is the definition of a student-athlete.
Rancho Buena Vista has had some players out the past couple weeks due to injuries, but Head Coach, Paul Gomes, said “everyone that was out will be back this week, which will help us.” After asking him about what they’ve been focusing on the past 2 weeks, he responded “we have been stressing the importance to each player on what they are suppose to do each play.”
RBV senior, Dominic Taylor, is also on the Silver Pigskin watch-list. In his past two games, he has compiled a whopping 773 rushing yards. He had 436 yards against Steele Canyon, and then 337 yards against Oceanside High School.
Head on out to San Marcos High School Friday night to watch the Knights face the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns for their Home coming game. Kick-off is at 7:00 PM. If you can’t make it to the game, make sure you catch all the highlights on KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 PM.