Scripps Ranch 32, San Diego 7
It was homecoming night as Scripps Ranch, the Cavers and Falcons were ready to go to battle.
San Diego had a quick 3 and out on their first possession and were forced to punt away. On Scripps Ranch’s first play from the line of scrimmage, Falcons ran the halfback option from Joshua Fish to Desmond Simmons and scored an easy touchdown. Unfortunately it was called back due to an ineligible man down field. The special thing about this play is that the coaches had dedicated it in memory of fallen Falcon, Jordan Clark. Fans in the stands commented on how they had never seen anything like this from the coaching staff before, proving its significance.
The Falcons took that dedication as inspiration throughout the game. The first half ended with a 9-0 lead, thanks to a touchdown and safety, for the Falcons over the Cavers. Halftime festivities included the homecoming ceremony in which, oddly enough, siblings Lauren and Conner Fisher were nominated as Homecoming king and queen; the crowd chanted “Fish! Fish! Fish!” in honor of the brother sister duo elected to royalty.
Second half was all Scripps Ranch, only allowing San Diego to score once. The game ended with the Falcons atop the Cavers, 32-7. Scripps Ranch, now 2-1 on the season, moves on to face Bonita Vista next week which should be an easy win for the Falcons. However, San Diego drops down to 1-2 and will have a bye this following week.
Even if Scripps Ranch couldn’t execute the first play dedicated to Jordan Clark, they were able to win in honor of the Falcon that was taken too soon.