Week 4 North County Game of the Week: Mission Hills Grizzlies 24, Carlsbad Lancers 21

The Prep Pigskin Report North County Game of the week was fueled with emotion after the passing of Mission Hills defensive line coach Erik Quamme, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday.
 
Mission Hills (1-3, 1-0) clawed out a 24-21 win scoring a touchdown with just 11 seconds left in the game to beat Carlsbad (2-2, 0-1) and avoid going 0-4 for the first time in school history.
 
The last two minutes of the game saw the most scoring in the entire contest.
Lancers quarterback Keoni Quintana found University of Washington-commit Asa Turner in the flat to cut the Mission Hills lead to 17-14.  
The Lancers then recovered the onside kick, only to score two plays later on a blown assignment as Quintana found a wide open Noah Vella, who raced to the end zone for a 21-17 lead.
 
The Grizzlies, fueled by the spirit of Coach Quamme, found enough left to come back from behind for the first time this season.
First Danny McMahon threw a perfect strike to Quinton Hadnot that took Mission Hills down to the 3-yard line.
That eventually set up the game-winning score on a quarterback sneak by junior QB Joey Armentrout for a 24-21 lead and their first win of the season.
 
Next week Mission Hills will host their fifth straight home game when Ramona comes to town, while Carlsbad will travel to San Marcos for an Avocado League affair.

Preview

The Prep Pigskin Report North County Game of the week takes us to Mission Hills for the first time this season, as the Grizzlies (0-3) host Carlsbad (2-1) in the first Avocado League game of the season for each program.

Mission Hills is coming off a 23-3 loss at home to Chaminade, which is ranked 12th in California. In fact, this will be the first team from San Diego County that Chris Hauser’s squad will see this season. Don’t let the Grizzlies 0-3 record fool you, they still have some really good players on their team starting with senior TE Jadan Washington, as well as, junior WR Quinton Hadnot.
When you talk about Carlsbad, which is ranked 8th in the PPR Top 9, you have to start with senior WR/DB Asa Turner, who is committed to the University of Washington. He is a rare player who has been recruited at three different positions receiver, defensive back and linebacker.  The Lancers’ lone loss came to Desert Vista, out of Arizona, which is ranked 18th in the state.  Senior QB Keoni Quintana runs the offense that is averaging 41 points per game.
 
Highlights of this game plus 30 more on Friday night on the Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30 PM.  You can also follow me on Twitter at @Rickwillis99 for up to the minute scoring updates.
Categories: Game of the Week – North County, This Week’s Games