West Hills Wolfpack 28, Monte Vista Monarchs 7
I don’t know which ended sooner: the pulled pork sandwich I had from the snack area or Monte Vista’s chances at doing anything in this game. West Hills cruised to a 28-7 victory over the Monte Vista Monarchs on Friday night and it wasn’t even that close. The win gave the Wolfpack a.5-5 overall record. While Monte Vista (2-8) wrapped up a regular season where they struggled to move the ball on offense and stop anyone on defense, a bad combo in any sport.
The Monte Vista fans were really into the game too, with such chants as "Mmmmmmm Vvvvvvv" and "There ain’t no party like an M.V. party because an M.V. party don’t stop." However, all they kept seeing was stops from their offense and their defense chasing Wolfpack players down the sidelines. Players like West Hills’ senior quarterback, Spencer Moyer, and junior running back, Griffin Guinn, who led the way for the Wolfpack. Guinn finished with two touchdowns on the ground.
Playoffs? Playoffs? You kidding me? No way! West Hills heads into the post-season with a lot of momentum, but Christian High School (7-3) is waiting and ready to start another playoff run, so we will see if who reigns supreme out east. Meanwhile, Monte Vista will travel down 125 and 805 to Chula Vista where they will battle with Castle Park (6-4). Catch all the playoff action on the PPR Friday night and social media throughout the week, leading up to the games.
PREVIEW: Our clocks have changed and it is finally safe to wear a hoodie. That can only mean one thing: It is the final regular game of the PPR season! This game features two east County foes as the West Hills Wolfpack head south to take on the Monte Vista Monarchs in Spring Valley. Both teams have something to prove heading into their final regular season game.
West Hills (4-5) is coming off a wild 45-42 win over Santana last week. Those two teams are always up to the task because of their long-standing rivalry. Can the Pack bring that kind of intensity again this week with a chance at the post-season? West Hills head coach, Casey Ash, says they will be ready to go and doesn’t expect anything but their best. We sure hope so!
Monte Vista (2-7) will hope to defend home turf and score some points along the way too. Last week, the Monarchs were blasted 30-0 by Granite Hills. Monte Vista would love to closeout their season with a win, but a serious lack of defense could be their downfall yet again. They give up more than 33 points per game. We could be in for a high-scoring game if that continues Friday night.
According to KUSI weather extraordinaire and my former college professor at San Diego City College, Dave Scott, we will have clear skies and warm weather to look forward to this weekend. So why not grab the family and make a night of it at the field in Spring Valley? Then head home for the Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 p.m.