San Pasqual Eagles 62, Orange Glen Patriots 31
This was the 42nd meeting between these two teams with the first game coming in 1972. Both teams are only separated by 4 miles for what has been called the battle for bear valley parkway as the patriots of Orange Glen traveled to San Pasqual to take on the fighting Eagles.
San Pasqual came out of the gates running as quarterback Nick Hurst scores the first points as the Eagles lead 7-0 first quarter. The patriots weren’t able to connect on a big pass to start the drive and ends in a quarterback sack. Eagles take over on offense and drive down the field and score from 8 yards out 14-0 San Pasqual.
2nd quarter the Patriots were able to get on the board with a Jose Mesa 24 yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-3. San Pasqual thrived in the second quarter with quarterback Nick Hurst finding Sam Serrato for the 33 yards touchdown 21-3 Eagles. Next Patriots possession quarterback Blaine Bailey drops back and is picked off by Thomas Delmastro, very next play Hurst takes it up the middle untouched 89 yards Eagles lead 28-3. Ensuing kickoff Malachi Russell goes 95 yards down the sideline for the patriot touchdown 28-10 San Pasqual.
Sam Serrato wasn’t done on this night as he gets the hand off cuts left and goes 45 yards for the Eagles score 34-10 San Pasqual. Then it’s Serrato again this time from 53 yards as he takes the pitch right side tip toes the sideline for the touchdown Eagles lead up to 41-16. Then late in the 3rd quarterback Blaine Bailey tries to pitch the ball to running back Tyrone Hickson but its fumbles and defensive lineman Jaden Pabloff scoops and scores from 17 yards out and the route is on, 48-16 San Pasqual. The Eagles went on to win big 62-31, and will host Fallbrook next week for homecoming. While the Patriots will play host to El Cajon Valley next week.
PREVIEW: This week 4 match up takes us up the North County to the city of Escondido, where we have a rivalry that dates back to the 1970’s. The (2-1) Orange Glen Patriots will be traveling the 4 miles down Bear Valley Parkway to face off against the (1-2) San Pasqual Eagles in what is known as the "Battle of the Bear". Dating back to 1998 the Fighting Eagles have dominated this rivalry winning 15 out of the last 16 times these two schools matched up, with Orange Glen’s last win back to 2003 when they upset a very experienced Eagles team at home 26-20.
The Patriots are coming off a big win on the road at Francis Parker 61-24 with senior quarterback Blaine Bailey completing 16 of 27 passes for 245 yards and 4 touchdowns. His senior mate in the backfield Tyrone Hickson had himself a game rushing 16 times for 270 yards and 4 touchdowns also. The Patriots have a very balanced team with upperclassmen and speedy team on both sides of the ball.
The Eagles are coming off a tough road game at Ramona as the Bulldogs won 35-14. San Pasquals triple option offense is lead by senior Nick Hurst who had to take over play calling duties because of an injury to the regular starter who is out with a broken collarbone suffered in the teams scrimmage prior to the start of the season. The Fighting Eagles are much improved from a year ago, with a ton of underclassmen last year. The Eagles defense is powered by Jake Salaheddine and Cole Harden their best defensive player which is a tradition of wearing the number 86.
With some much history, bragging rights, and the winner getting to hold on to the "Bear" trophy till next season. Look for both team to really bring it. For highlights of this game and others be sure to tune into the Prep Pigskin Report Friday at 10:30 PM only on KUSI.