Small School Game of the Week: Tri City Christian Eagles 37, Army-Navy Warriors 13,

It was Friday Night Lights out at Try-City Christian for their second home game with their new stadium lights. The Eagles (3-3) soared their way into another win over the Army-Navy Warriors (2-4) 37-13.

In the first quarter, Try-City Christian was the first team to score. Christian Salibo runs the ball in 3 yards for a touchdown. Moments later Warriors Hadi Assi runs the ball 33 yards to the 8 yard line. Next play, QB Dylan Zipse keeps the ball and runs it in for a 6 yard touchdown tying up the score 7-7.

In the second quarter Try-City has the ball but Warriors Vito Durant intercepts the ball and turns it around. But wait, Eagles Landon Navarro intercepts the ball right back which soon lead to Zach Reitmeyer throwing a 10 yard touchdown pass to Christian Sabilo. Eagles lead 14-7. 

Still in the second quarter, Eagles Landon Navarro intercepts the ball again. Soon after Reitmeyer throws a 29 yard pass to Salibo which lead to Reitmeyer throwing a 10 yard touchdown pass to Eric Wojnowski. At the end of the half, Eagles up 21-7.

Now in the third quarter Eagles again with the ball, this time Roman Gonzalez with the 15 yard touchdown run changing the score 28-7 Eagles. Right before the the end of the third quarter, the Warriors Hadi Assi breaks through tackles and stays on his feet for the 45 yard touchdown run 28-13 Eagles still ahead. It wouldn’t be enough for the Warriors to take the lead or tie. Try-City Christian wins the game 37-13. 

The win advances the Eagles 3-3 and the loss drop the Warriors 2-4. Army-Navy will travel to Marantha Christian and Try-City Christian will travel to Escondido Charter next Friday. 

PREVIEW: The Small School Game of the Week in Week 7 of the Prep Pigskin Report takes us up north to Try-City Christian where the Eagles will take on the Army-Navy Warriors.

This is the Pacific League Opener for both schools. Both teams have a (2-3) record and looking for their third win of the season. Army- Navy is coming off a loss against Classical Academy 21-14. The Warriors have a solid offense led by with Hadi Assi as running back and Vito Durant as wide receiver. Assi has rushed for 305 yards and 4 touchdowns so far this season, while Durant has rushed for 112 yards so far.
On the other side of the field, Tri-City Christian is also coming off a loss but against La Jolla Country Day 32-8. Head coach Shane Goodwin is in his 3rd year with the Eagles. Goodwin says Marciano Wills is his go to clutch receiver. Wills spent his freshman year at Rancho Buena Vista where he didn’t start or really play much at all. Wills has 154 receiving yards so far this season.
Tri-City Christian has around 208 students who attend the school and around 36 athletes of the football team. Goodwin spoke on how the Eagles have had a tough non league schedule, playing teams like Carnegie, Coronado and La Jolla Country Day. Goodwin said since their team has played tougher opponents, one of the things they struggle with is the athletes over compensate and do too much and try new things when going up against tougher teams and that for this game they need to stick to what they know and have practice in order to secure the win against the Warriors. 
Don’t miss the Small School Game of the Week at Tri-City Christian. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00p.m. on Friday. Check out the highlights and more on KUSI’s 60-minute Prep Pigskin Report Friday at 10:30p.m.
Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Archive, 2016 PPR Features Part 1, 2016 PPR Features Part 2, 2016 PPR Features Part 3, Week 7: Friday October 6, 2017