East County Game of the Week: Santa Fe Christian Eagles 42, Mount Miguel Matadors 32
The Santa Fe Christian Eagles soared their way to another win in Week 4 of the Prep Pigskin Report against the Mount Miguel Matadors, 42-32.
It was a slow start for both teams trying to get their momentum going early in the game.
Santa Fe Christian (3-1) would be the first ones to score with a quick 50yard touchdown run to get the Eagles on the board 7-0.
Later, the Eagles’ Will Littlejohn had an 8-yard touchdown run for a 14-0 lead. The Eagles led at the end of the first quarter.
Santa Fe Christian carried their momentum into the second quarter as Kian Hogan gots on the board with a fly sweep left for a 15-yard touchdown run and a 21-0 lead.
Mount Miguel (1-3) found its way later in the second quarter as Jacob Laverdiere found Erik Graham, who fought his way down the field for an 80-yard touchdown pass to get the Matadors on the board, 21-6.
The Eagles answered right back with a quick 3-yard touchdown run by Littlejohn, giving the Eagles the lead, 28-6.
The Matadors wouldn’t let that stop them as they answered right back, this time with a 53-yard touchdown pass from Laverdiere to Allen and a score of 28-12.
In the fourth quarter with the Eagles leading 35-12, another touchdown run by Littlejohn would make it a 30-point goal.
The Matadors put up a fight trying to make the comeback with three touchdowns in a row but couldn’t catch the Eagles.
Santa Fe Christian takes home another, as the Eagles will have a home game next Friday against Christian and Mount Miguel will have another home game, this time against Imperial.
PREVIEW: The El Cajon Ford East County Game of the Week in Week 3 of the Prep Pigskin Report takes us to Mount Miguel where the Matadors (1-2) host the Santa Fe Christian Eagles (2-1) for a non-league game.
The Santa Fe Christian Eagles are trying to move past the devastating loss to El Centro Southwest in the San Diego Section Division III finals on the final play of the game.
The Eagles use this loss as motivation to keep their focus on this season and the future games to come.
It seems to be working as the Eagles won in week three, 16-14, against the La Jolla Vikings.
Head coach John Wallace is in his 7th year at Santa Fe Christian and doesn’t have much rebuilding to do with the Eagles.
Quarterback Michael Linguadoca returns to lead the offense and already has 137 passing yards for one touchdown, but the Eagles rely on the running game as Chase Baptista is quick on his feet.
The Eagles are pretty packed defensively. Two names you will hear a lot of defense are Carson Drake and Austin Rossetti.
On the other side of the field, the Mount Miguel Matadors are coached by first-year head coach Troy Starr.
Coach Starr was previously at Helix High School for about eight years before he took some time off and helped out with the Prep Pigskin Report as a commentator with Paul Rudy on the PrePR on the 5 and 6 p.m. sportscasts.
Coach Starr is taking over a team which also lost to El Centro Southwest but in the Division III quarterfinals.
The majority of the Matadors offense graduated after last season but coach Starr still has 31 returning players.
Mount Miguel has a young quarterback rising to lead the offense by the name of Jacob Laverdiere.
The Matadors are coming off their first win of the season against Valhalla 25-13 and hope to carry that momentum into Friday’s game against Santa Fe Christian.
Make sure you watch the highlights of the El Cajon Ford East County Game of the Week on KUSI or KUSI.com. The Prep Pigskin Report officially starts at 11 p.m. but don’t miss the 1st and 15 starting at 10:45 on KUSI.