Week 4: San Diego Cavers 40, Montgomery Aztecs 6
Mo Jackson and Co. were to hot to handle in Week 4, as San Diego High improved to 3-1 on the season after dismantling Montgomery, 40-6.
San Diego’s offense was hitting on all cylinders as they scored on their first offensive play.
Raiden Hunter ran with a purpose, spinning off a tackle then stiff-arming a defender to find open space for a 57-yard touchdown. The team’s leading rusher added a three-yard touchdown run later in the half.
Jackson made an immediate impact on the Cavers’ second drive.
On a 3rd-and-17, the sophomore beat two defenders on a post route for a 58-yard score. Jackson would waste no time on their third possession taking the first play for an 80-yard touchdown. He would later in the third quarter add a 60-yard touchdown giving him three scores on the night.
Quarterback Quinn O-Conner brought his ‘A’ game, as well.
The senior was on the money on his 58- and 24-yard touchdown passes and threw no interceptions.
It’s easier to pass the ball when the running game is so effective, but O’Conner stands tall and confident in the pocket with weapons to throw to.
Freshmen running back Christian Venegas as he scored his third touchdown in four games for Montgomery (1-3).
This offense runs better with Venegas in the backfield as he sets the tone with his hard running.
The Aztecs will look to get back on track next week as they play Army-Navy.
After beginning the season with a win, the Montgomery Aztecs (1-2) are on a two-game slide looking to rebound at home against the San Diego Cavers (2-1) in Week 4.
The Aztecs had a great comeback victory against Hoover in Week 1 behind the hard running of Christian Venegas. The freshman running back scored the only two Aztec touchdowns on the night – both in the second half.
In Week 2, Montgomery had a heart-breaking loss to Classical Academy and the following week got beat by Francis Parker. They will need to rely on their offensive line to open holes for the speedy Xavier Brown, who averages a notch over 5 yards per carry.
The engine to get this offense in motion is Keoa Gumataotao. The dual-threat quarterback throws a nice deep ball and displays shades of Russell Wilson in the open field.
Gumataotao’s favorite target is tight end Agelu Meredith. The senior averages 18.8 yards per reception and receives high praise from his coaches due to his size and athletic ability.
San Diego has a trio of backs that supply the offensive power for the Cavers.
Senior Raiden Hunter leads the team with 245 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.
Senior Jayden Wickware is only touching the ball about five times a game, but is taking full advantage of it, averaging 10.5 yards per carry.
The early surprise is Mo Jackson. The sophomore running back is averaging a team best 11.4 yards per carry on 21 attempts totaling 240 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
In the two wins, the Cavers were able to control the game early with their rushing attack. They will look to do the same against Montgomery.
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