Week 1: El Camino Wildcats 37, Point Loma Pointers 33

It was a roller coaster ride between the El Camino Wildcats and Point Loma Pointers as high-flying offense was the name of the game.

Early in the first quarter, El Camino’s Joey Armentrout threw to Jacob Gathright for a 36-yard touchdown.

Then the Wildcats kept the heat with a smoke pattern from Gathright, who scored his second touchdown of the game.

El Camino maintained a strong lead over the Pointers through the first quarter.

As the teams headed into the second, Point Loma showed signs of life with help from quarterback Jason Peres, who connected to Tristan Shafer.

Then, Kaden Gill’s running game helped get Point Loma on the scoreboard with a one-yard touchdown.

The Wildcats answered, as quarterback Armentrout connected with Jordan Wilkins, who shook off defenders for a 55-yard touchdown pass.

El Camino held the lead going into the fourth 30-26, but Point Loma put up a fight.

Landon Green intercepted the ball paving the way to a Pointers touchdown, giving Point Loma its first lead of the game, 33-30.

As all roller coaster rides must come to an end, as the Wildcats found their way back into the end zone, taking home the win, 37-33, over the Pointers.


Week one of Friday night lights wouldn’t be the same without the annual match-up between the Pt. Loma Pointers and the El Camino Wildcats. The Wildcats take on the Pointers this Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Chatsworth Boulevard.

The Division II El Camino Wildcats currently sit at No. 372 in the state.

This Friday’s game will be El Camino’s only Division II matchup, as the Wildcats will be playing Division I schools for the remainder of their season. Returning players for the Wildcats include O-linemen Issac Tinoisamoa and Jonathan Tuitasi. Another key senior to look out for is in Zion Jackson coming off of 25 total tackles last season.

The No. 98 state-ranked Point Loma Pointers will host the season kickoff.

Pointers head coach Mike Hastings anticipates a solid ground attack from his running backs and six starters return to the Pointers’ defensive line.

Impact player Alejandro Barragan-Peterson is expected to continue a leadership role on the defensive and offensive line.

Wide receiver in Tristan Shafer returns and helps the Pointers on both sides of the ball.

A special salute to first responders will take place during halftime.

Be sure to point your attention to KUSI’s PREP PIGSKIN REPORT on Friday night following the game.

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