North County Game of the Week: Santa Fe Christian Eagles 49, Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns 27
Santa Fe Christian (7-3) senior Michael Linguadoca had himself the game of his life in 1 49-27 division 3 playoff win over Rancho Buena Vista (4-7) in the Prep Pigskin Report North County Game of the Week.
Linguadoca who does it all for the Eagles, returned a fumble 98 yards for a score on defense as well as intercepted two RBV passes. He also added two passing touchdowns as well as two rushing touchdowns on offense for Santa Fe Christian.
Longhorns senior running back Dorian Richardson accounted for all four of RBV four scores, while rushing for 222 yards breaking the school rushing record, as well as moving himself into the top five for rushing yards in a season with 2623 yards in 2018, he also is top 15 with his 33 rushing touchdowns this year.
Next week, the #6 seeded Eagles will fly into Spring Vally to match up with #3 seed Monte Vista Monarchs and UCLA commit Jahmon McClendon.
PREVIEW: The Prep Pigskin Report North County Game of the Week is a division 3 1st round match-up between #8 seed Santa Fe Christian and #9 seed Rancho Buena Vista.
The one player that stands out in this game is the counties leading rusher Dorian Richardson. The Longhorns senior is averaging 240 yard per game and has scored 29 touchdowns. In his 1st playoff game last year, as a junior he set the record for rushing yards per game with 499, while tying the touchdowns in a game with 8. This season he has a 493 seven touchdown effort, he also has run for more than 100 yards in nine of the 10 game RBV has played.
Santa Fe Christian is a perennial contender in the playoffs. They have done it with their ground game as well, and theirs is running back by committee, averaging 244 yards a game, with senior running back Jack Miles as their leading rusher, accounting for 717 yards on the ground.
Expectations for this one, don’t be late to Carlsbad high School (where the game is being played), because kick off time is 7:00 Pm and this one may be over by 8:15 PM considering how much both these teams run the ball.
Highlights from this game and 19 more will be on the playoff edition of the Prep Pigskin Report, kick off Friday night at 11:00 pm. You can also follow me on Twitter for scoring updates as they happen @Rickwillis99.