San Pasqual Golden Eagles 48, Sweetwater Red Devils 7
The San Pasqual Golden Eagles entered Friday night’s game with some offensive uncertainty as they only returned three starters from 2017 to their offense, all of whom are offensive linemen. However, they did their best to throw any negative speculation out the window in their season opener against the Sweetwater Red Devils.
The San Pasqual offensive line did their job and kept their quarterback upright, allowing junior Trevor Jungman to throw for four touchdowns in his San Pasqual varsity debut. San Pasqual head coach Tony Corley told PPR before the game that junior receiver DJ McNeal “will open some eyes,” and he did, catching two of Jungman’s four touchdown passes, as the Golden Eagles routed Sweetwater 48-7.
San Pasqual will face the Rancho Bernardo Broncos next Friday, who are coming off a loss to Madison High School this week, and will be out for redemption against the high flying Golden Eagles.
Sweetwater heads to Fallbrook next week to play the Warriors, who were defeated by two scores at home against Del Norte High School in week one. Sweetwater will be playing in their second away game in a row to open this season. This time around though, they will be facing a team within their own division, instead of a San Pasqual team two divisions ahead of them, so they have a better chance at going home with a W.
PREVIEW – The San Pasqual Golden Eagles will open their 2018 campaign with a non-league home game against the Sweetwater Red Devils. The Golden Eagles are coming off a season in which they fell one game short of reaching the Division 3 San Diego Section CIF Championship, and they will have a tough task ahead of them if they are to reach the postseason again in 2018.
In addition to moving up from Division III to Division II in the San Diego Section, San Pasqual returns just seven starters from last year’s squad, four on defense and three on offense. Defensively, they return starters on the defensive line, linebacking corps, and defensive backfield. On the offensive side however, all three returning starters are offensive linemen.
With an entirely new stable of starting players at the skilled positions, including quarterback, the growth of the Golden Eagles’ offense will be important to watch.
On the visitors’ side, Division IV Sweetwater makes the trip to the North County coming off a 2-8 season in 2017, including a 1-2 finish in the Metro-South Bay League. The Red Devils graduated their leading passer and their leading rusher from 2017, which leaves a production void to be filled.
As the first kickoff of the season approaches, this inter-divisional match-up could be the catalyst for a new generation of Red Devil and Golden Eagle standouts.