Scripps Ranch Falcons 21, Mission Bay Buccaneers 34

The boys of the bay have done it again. This time, the Buccaneers defeated the Scripps Ranch Falcons 34-21. 

The winning streak remains.

If you’re not impressed yet, you should be. Mission Bay’s offense is fun to watch. In the first quarter, quarterback Jaiden Correa tossed a pass to Keyon Holiday, who then launched it down field to Michael Sanders. Sanders bobbled it, but safely secured it before running into the end zone. Mission Bay leads 7-0.

Still in the first, Correa found another one of his favorite targets. The Buccaneer down field this time was Niegil Harness-Anderson. Anderson made the impressive catch and run for the 58-yard touchdown. Buccaneers lead 13-0.

In the second, Zach Podraza came in at quarterback for Kyle Mullin.

It gave the Falcons some momentum, but the Buccaneers defense was all over Scripps Ranch. 

Before the half, Correa had some more halfback magic. The multi-talented Derrick Clark would get in on the action. He threw a long pass to Jhavari Ransom, who scored on the 60-yard catch and run to put Mission Bay up 20-0.

In the third, the Falcons were able to score on a 45-yard catch and run by Reid Norberg. They added a couple more touchdowns and came within striking distance in the fourth, but in the end, the Buccaneers were too strong.

Scripps Ranch will try to get back in the win column next week against Point Loma. 

Mission Bay will try to improve to 8-0 when they travel to San Diego High.

PREVIEW: The Scripps Ranch Falcons (2-4) are heading to Buccaneers territory this Friday to face the undefeated boys of the bay.

That’s right, there is a lot of talk about another undefeated Mission (Hills, if you didn’t know), but Mission Bay (6-0) is quietly putting together an impressive season. 

The wins haven’t all come easy, though. Last week, the Buccaneers edged out a 14-13 victory over La Jolla. For once, Mission Bay found trailed in a game they were expected to dominate.

What really stands out the most about this team is the complete team effort it puts in each week.

Yes, Mission Bay has their offensive weapons with Derrick Clark, Niegil Harness-Anderson and Cristian Zamudio, but the defense has really stepped up, too.

The Buccaneers defense has only allowed 73 points this season. No team has scored more than two touchdowns against them in a game.

That is not good news for the Falcons, who have been inconsistent on offense.

Don’t count out quarterback Zach Podraza. Two weeks ago, Podraza orchestrated a perfect two-minute drill against Hoover in order to send the Falcons into overtime.

The last time these two teams met was in 2010, when the Falcons beat the Buccaneers 36-0.

Hopefully the Falcons can tap into that same 2010 energy because Friday is also Mission Bay’s Homecoming Game.

With an undefeated season on the line, and the schools first homecoming on the new field, Buccaneers fans are sure to make their voices heard.  

Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Features, 2015 PPR Features Part 2, Week 8: October 17, 2015