Week 3: Mira Mesa Marauders 26, Mt. Carmel Sundevils 13

The Mira Mesa Marauders beat the Mt. Carmel Sundevils, 26-13, in Week 3 of Friday Night Lights.

Mira Mesa’s quarterback Teige Barrett started the Marauders off with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Tajon Evans.

The score was 7-0 going into the second quarter.

Mira Mesa’s Elijah Thomas carried the football 44 yards, which set him up for a 15-yard run into the end zone for the touchdown.

Mt. Carmel’s Jake Ventimiglia caught a 30-yard pass from quarterback Carson Taumoepeau, which gave the Sundevils their first points of the game. Mira Mesa held onto the lead, 14-7, as eight minutes remained in the second.

In the third quarter, the Sundevils showed no signs of stopping, when Jayden Virgin ran the ball 50 yards for the touchdown, which brought the score to 14-13, in favor of Mira Mesa.

Three minutes were left in the third quarter when Mira Mesa’s Elijah Thomas rushed a 24-yard touchdown.

As the Marauders headed into the fourth quarter, Thomas brought the score to 26-13 with a 51-yard interception return for a  touchdown.

Thomas finished this game with a total of 30 carries and 208 yards rushing.

The final score was 26-13, giving the Marauders their first win of the season. They will face Scripps Ranch next week.

The Mt. Carmel Sundevils record moves to 1-2 and will take on Ramona.


PREVIEW

The Mt. Carmel Sundevils are preparing to head south to take on the Mira Mesa Marauders for Week 3 of Friday Night Lights.

This Friday will be the sixth seasonal match-up between Mt. Carmel and Mira Mesa.

Every year, these two teams battle down to the wire, recalling their 2017 season game was sent into overtime.

Needless to say, both head coaches are anticipating another great game,

Mt. Carmel head coach John Anderson says he’s looking to step up the team’s running game and get back on the winning track.

Returning senior tailback Ty Virgin is expected to be a key asset to the Sundevils’ success moving down the field. Anderson says he’s also looking forward to Jayden Virgin starting at wide receiver.

Coming off last week with a 0-2 record, the Mira Mesa Marauders are hungry for the win, as head coach Chris Thompson looks to secure their first season victory.

Mira Mesa’s young roster puts the Marauders at a disadvantage in the first couple weeks.

Thompson says the team is still in its infancy stages with only three impact seniors returning from last season.

Regardless, the coach says Friday’s match poses as a great opportunity for the Marauders to get a win.

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