Week 1: Mater Dei Crusaders 32, El Capitan Vaqueros 6

Mater Dei secured their first win of the season at home against El Captian, 32-6, on Friday night.

The score remained blank for the first half but soon picked up in the third quarter.

Early in the third quarter, Trevor Appelman threw a short pass to Raymond Romero, who then turned it into a 56-yard touchdown, making it 6-0, Crusaders

Quarterback Wick Hauser threaded the needle to find Sean Dickson in the end zone for a three-yard touchdown. Putting their first points on the board, but it was still 13-6, Crusaders

Still in the third, Trevor Appelman threw to Jesse Campbell for 62 yards.

Right after, Appelman found Campbell, who finished the drive by catching a jump ball in the end zone, making it 19-6, Crusaders


Friday night lights are among us again, as Mater Dei host El Capitan on August 23 at 7 p.m.

Both teams are competing for their first win of the season, to start off on the right foot.

The last time the Crusaders and Vaqueros met face to face on the field was in the 2018 season. It was a neck to neck game, but the Crusaders had managed to win, 37-35.

The Crusaders are predicted to utilize wide receiver Jacob Cannon. Cannon being able to play both sides of the ball will also be an advantage for Mater Dei. 

The Vaqueros are coming into Friday’s game with their top returning quarterback, Wick Hauser. Hauser has been starting quarterback for El Capitan all of his high school career, so his experience will be a plus for his team.

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