Week 3: Escondido Cougars 19, Chula Vista Spartans 12
The Cougars pounced on the Spartans in Week 3, allowing them to gain their first away win.
Minutes into the first quarter Escondido’s, Fabela Dominic took it in for a 28 yard touchdown run. 7-0 Escondido.
Soon after, Brody Mossbarger added to the scoreboard by completing a two yard touchdown run. 13-0 Escondido.
That wasn’t the last of Mossbarger, as he completes a 17 yard touchdown run for the Cougars. 19-0 Escondido.
Late into the third, The Spartans got on the board with the help of a field goal, kicked by Jorge Villa. 19-3 Escondido.
The game seemed to be in the favor of the Cougars, until Spartans Alex Guzman catches a 15 yard touchdown pass. 19-9 Escondido
In the fourth quarter, with the Spartans down by seven, Karlos Jimenez will take it all the way for 57 yards, giving the Spartans the opportunity they needed to make a come back.
In the final play, Quarterback Omar Perez threw to the end zone, but is intercepted by Cougars Fabela Dominic, sealing the win for the Cougars. 19-12 Escondido
The third week’s the charm in high school football. Some teams have started off strong with victories, while others are still finding their groove. All is well because there’s plenty of football left to be played.
This week the Escondido Cougars (1-1) travel down I-15 to play against the Chula Vista Spartans (0-2) for a non-conference matchup. Last year, the Cougars pounced on the Spartans in a 31-7 win at home.
The Spartans are coming off of a tough 44-7 home loss against Mount Miguel.
Although the Spartans have started the season with two losses, they are very capable of coming out on top. With a heavy junior and senior roster, it’s a plus for them. They know the game and each other’s strengths.
Key players to watch on the Spartans side are junior quarterback Omar Perez, who has three passing touchdowns and 510 total yards, and senior wide receiver and captain Dylan Sallee, who has two receiving touchdowns under his belt.
Escondido conquered over their long-time rivals, Orange Glen, in an impressive 49-29 win.
Junior quarterback Robert Ramos had an impressive game last week with seven total touchdowns. His dominating performance was paired well with his right-hand man, junior wide receiver Tajae Brooks, who caught four of the seven touchdowns.
In order to get add another victory to their campaign, Ramos and Brooks need to keep the momentum going.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Chula Vista High School.
Tune in at 10:45 p.m. for the 1st and 15 and stay until 11 p.m. for the PPR, where we will highlight Escondido vs. Chula Vista as well as 27 other games from across the county.