South Bay Game of the Week: Morse Tigers 42, Hilltop Lancers 14

The Week 12 South Bay Playoff  Game of the Week features the Hilltop Lancers (5-5) hosting the Morse Tigers (6-4).

Lancer quarterback Joey Castillo has had a great year in showing he is not afraid to throw the ball. Over 320 attempted passes he has achieved 213 completions resulting in over 2,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. While his throwing arm is not extremely powerful, he is a very accurate passer. The challenge for Castillo this night: Throwing into a Morse defense featuring Shamar Martin who has committed to UCLA as a cornerback and who tonight will also play quarterback. Martin gives the Tigers the lead in the first quarter with a 42-yard touch down run.

Minutes later Martin runs 87 yards for his second touchdown of the first quarter.

Late in the second quarter Isiah Thompson runs it in for a 4-yard score to make it 22-0 Tigers.

Joey Castillo throws a nice touchdown pass to Micaiah Iuli to make it 22-6 Tigers. Minutes later things get testy when Hilltop’s Marcos Deanda and Morse’s Lawrence Nelson are both ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct where a punch is thrown.

In the third quarter Martin scampers 56 yards for his third touchdown of the game. Minutes later Martin runs it in for his fourth rushing touchdown.

The Tigers emerge as the victors in this Division 3 play-off game with the final score at 42-14. They will face Bradley next week.

PREVIEW – The Week 12 South Bay Playoff  Game of the Week features the Hilltop Lancers (5-5) hosting the Morse Tigers (3-4 according to Max Preps).

Lancer quarterback Joey Castillo has had a great year in showing he is not afraid to throw the ball. Over 320 attempted passes he has achieved 213 completions resulting in over 2,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. While his arm is not overpowering he is extremely accurate.

Marcos Deanda has not only been great on offense but defense as well in recording 10 sacks. The Lancers are coached Drew Westling who played quarterback at San Diego State.

The Tigers are coached by Tracy McNair who is in his tenth year. Isiah Thompson has been a real offensive leader for Morse; on defense the Tigers are lead by Devin Brown who at 6’2” and 210 pounds,has wracked up 66 solo tackles.

Another defensive star for Morse is Shamar Martin who has committed to UCLA as a cornerback.

Please be sure to catch all of the South Bay playoff action at just a few minutes after 11!

Categories: Game of the Week – South Bay, This Week’s Games