Tri-City Medical North County Game of the Week: Mission Hills Grizzlies 49, San Marcos Knights 27

The Mission Hills Grizzlies (10-0, 6-0) finished their 1st perfect regular season in school history with a convincing 49-27 win over San Marcos (8-2, 4-2) Friday night in the Tri-City Medical North County game of the week, to claim the Avocado League title, and take back the "Discovery Bowl" trophy they had for the 1st time since the school opened back in 2005.

Utah bound quarterback Jack Tuttle showed why he considered one of the best players in the state, throwing five touchdown passes to push the Grizzlies to a 35-7 lead early in the 3rd quarter.  Two of those TD passes went to Maurice Jones, while the other two went to blue-chip recruit Chris Olave.

While RB Damon Wigand ran for almost 200 yards, and two scores in the 4th quarter to ice this one.  Mission Hills should get the top seed in the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs, while San Marcos should drop to no worse than 4th in the Open Division. Both Teams will have next Friday off before starting the playoff on November 17th.


Discovery Bowl 2017, has more implications than just neighborhood bragging rights, it will be for a share of the Avocado League title and Open Division playoff seeds, and it is your Tri-City Medical North County Game of the Week. After nine games, Mission Hills (9-0, 5-0) sits at #1, while San Marcos (8-1, 4-1) is 3rd in the Open Division Rankings.

The Grizzlies as many play makers as any team in the county. It starts with Utah Bound Jack Tuttle. A starter since his freshman year, Tuttle is as polished a high school quarterback as you will find. His main target on offense is WR Chris Olave, who is complemented by Maurice Jones. In the backfield Navy Bound Sam Dixon and Damon Wigand complement each other very well.

Defensively the Grizzlies are stout and it starts up front with two underclass men tackles Junior Daniel Anderson and sophomore Shiloh Seau.

The Grizzlies will have their hands full trying to stop the Knights offense, Junior QB Miles Hastings averages 233 passing yards a game and has 21 TD tosses as well.  His main target is UCLA Bound WR Kyle Phillips who has caught 7 of those touchdowns and is already over the 1,000 yard receiving mark for the season.  While San Marcos is a pass 1st offense, San Diego State bound Josh Bornes is a load to take  down when he runs the ball.

From 2005 to 2015 this game was hardly a rivalry as the Grizzlies won 11 straight all by double digit margins, but in 2016 the Knights got just their second win against the Grizzlies, the other coming in 2004 when Mission Hills first opened.

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Categories: 2014 PPR Archive, 2015 PPR Archive, 2016 PPR Features Part 1, 2016 PPR Features Part 2, 2016 PPR Features Part 3, Game of the Week – North County, Week 11: Friday November 3, 2017