Week 4: West Hills Wolf Pack 34, Chula Vista Spartans 14
The story of the night was the excellence of the Klingerman twins. Kole hauled in two receiving touchdowns and Kip caught another as the West Hills Wolf Pack breezed to a 34-14 victory over Chula Vista’s Spartans.
However, it wasn’t all bad for Chula Vista. Quarterback Omar Perez showed poise in the pocket and the team looked exceptional on certain runs and throws down the field, but the Spartans could not string these plays together to score on any drives except for two.
The West Hills defense looked outstanding as well on the night, with Steven Cristini intercepting Perez in the second quarter, as well as, multiple sacks and tackles for loss throughout the game, showing why the Pack is a team to keep an eye on in the Grossmont Valley League.
Chula Vista falls to 0-4 but will look to pick up their first win next week as they visit Mater Dei Catholic, a non-league opponent but still a South Bay rival.
West Hills will play rival El Capitan and look to improve on their now 2-2 record and gain momentum heading into Grossmont Valley League play, where they will look to best Mount Miguel, Santana, El Cajon Valley, and Monte Vista to earn their spot in CIF.
After three straight losses to begin the season, the Chula Vista Spartans are hopeful, coming into Week 4, that they can break their losing streak and begin a winning streak to catapult them into league play.
Coach Howard Bannister has to feel a lot better about his teams’ chances after keeping the final result against Escondido in Week 3 within one touchdown, and he will likely look to apply a similar game plan to combat the West Hills air attack bolstered by senior wide receiver Kole Klingerman.
On the other side of the field, signal-caller Casey Ash will use the quarterback tandem of Braden Oberg and Gerardo Hernandez to find Klingerman and twin brother, Kip, to keep the Spartan secondary scrambling for answers all night long.
When the Spartans find a way to shut down the passing game, the Wolf Pack will likely turn to senior running back Jake Maheu, who has 184 rushing yards on the season, averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
The Spartan offense is highlighted by junior quarterback Omar Perez, who has been a bright spot for the Spartans this fall with 699 passing yards, ranking him seventh in the section at an average of 15.5 yards per attempt.
If you’re a fan of the passing attack, come out to see this one at West Hills on Friday or check out the highlights on the Prep Pigskin Report this Friday at 11 p.m.