Week 9: Oceanside Pirates 27, Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns 7
The Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns hosted the Oceanside Pirates for a non-league game that was suspended with 8:34 to go in the second quarter, when Oceanside was leading 27-7, due to lightning.
Later, Oceanside was declared the winner.
While the game was cancelled for lightning, the portion of the contest that was played was an impressive showing of offensive efficiency from the Pirates. Oceanside earned a first down on 16 of their 20 plays run up until the delay and eventual cancellation.
The Pirates began the game with a drive that did not see them reach second down, capped off by a 16-yard touchdown run by receiver Keilan Duson.
The Longhorns responded with a touchdown drive of their own on the next possession, when running back Dorian Richardson, San Diego County’s leading rusher, scored on a 12-yard touchdown run. During the five play scoring drive, Richardson was the only player on the Longhorns to gain positive yards.
This proved to be the only drive ending in a score for the Longhorns, however, Oceanside would score three more times before officials and coaches decided to call the game.
Pirates running back Kavika Tua had two rushing touchdowns before the first quarter was over, and quarterback Kyrin Beachem would tack on the final score with a 67 yard rushing touchdown.
Moving forward Oceanside has an Avocado League game against Torrey Pines next Friday. RBV will play a Valley League game at Ramona High School.
The Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns (3-4) will host the Oceanside Pirates (4-5) in a non-league game this Friday at 7 p.m. at RBV High School.
The Longhorns return home to Vista this week after a 42-24 loss at San Pasqual. They can take this non-league matchup as an opportunity to regroup, and fine-tune their team before making a final push in their last two Valley League games against Ramona and Fallbrook.
The Longhorns offense will undoubtedly be centered around another run-heavy game plan that utilizes their standout running back, and scorer of all but two of their touchdowns on the year, senior Dorian Richardson.
So far this year, Richardson has turned 201 carries into 1,721 yards and 17 touchdowns. That comes out to about 250 yards per game. With their running back generating these types of numbers, it makes sense that the Longhorns resort to throwing the ball only 14 times per game.
The Oceanside Pirates have an elite scorer of their own in senior quarterback Kyrin Beachem. Beachem has generated 237 yards of offense per game for the Pirates in their last two matchups against Mission Hills and Carlsbad.
Beachem is using his arm and his legs to move the chains this year. In the Pirates’ game against San Marcos, Beachem managed to throw for 195 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to his 25 carries for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
You can expect to see heavy doses of both Richardson and Beachem when the Longhorns and Pirates will showcase these impressive seniors in their contest on Friday night. For highlights, tune into the Prep Pigskin Report on KUSI, Friday at 11 p.m. To get live updates throughout the game follow us on Twitter @RedJacketArmy.