Week 4: Torrey Pines Falcons 24, San Pasqual Golden Eagles 14
Both teams played rough in the first half but the sparks began to fly in the second half and once the dust settled, the Torrey Pines Falcons gave San Pasqual their first loss of the year, 24-14.
The first half breezed by in 20 real-time minutes with neither team being able to put points on the board.
Midway through the second quarter, Torrey Pines was finally able to throw three points on the board with a Mo Vanderweil field goal and the relatively stagnant first half ended 3-0 in favor of the Falcons.
Both teams really picked it up in the second half.
The Falcons were able to take the ball down the field when their sophomore quarterback Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi scrambled to his left and threw a strike to Logan Gutzwiller from 17 yards out that increased their lead to 10-0.
The Golden Eagles came right back as quarterback Trevor Jungman hit fullback Mark Santar on a wheel route with no defenders in sight. Santar took the pass 44 yards to the house and cut the lead to 10-7.
San Pasqual got a quick defensive stop and got the ball back to their offense.
Jungman didn’t waste any time and lofted a beautiful 23-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ethan Huffman and that gave them their first lead of the game, 14-10.
The Falcons then did what they always do, keep the ball on the ground and work the running game.
After a couple of good gains, running back Cael Helfrich was able to shake free on a 43-yard scamper to the end zone. Torrey Pines retook the lead, 17-14.
On their next possession, San Pasqual fumbled the ball and gave the Falcons the lead with great field position on their opponents 20-yard line.
After a couple plays Helfrich was able to breakthrough again on a 13-yard touchdown run to give Torrey Pines some cushion and a 24-14 advantage. This lead would ultimately hold up and stand as the final score.
Trevor Jungman led the way for San Pasqual and finished with two touchdown passes. Helfrich, on the Torrey Pines side, ran well the entire game and finished with two rushing touchdowns.
The loss puts San Pasqual at 3-1 as they look to rebound against crosstown rival Orange Glen in the Battle of the Bear on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Torrey Pines will take their own 3-1 record on the road next week, as well, when it travels to face El Camino.
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Two vaunted running attacks go head-to-head in what should be an excellent matchup as the 2-1 Torrey Pines Falcons take their show on the road and face the undefeated San Pasqual Golden Eagles (3-0).
San Pasqual came into the season with a couple of question marks considering they lost a good amount of starters on both sides of the ball from the year before.
But one of the starters that did return to the team was their leader on offense, quarterback Trevor Jungman. He leads the Golden Eagles signature option running attack and has done a masterful job of orchestrating the offense.
Just last week the Golden Eagles had to slug it out in a barn burner against Westview but came away with the 6-0 victory in the end. Credit their defense, which is led by linebacker and three-year varsity starter Johnny Vega.
San Pasqual was able to shut out its opponent for the second time this year and these kinds of defensive performances have to put a smile on coach Toney Corley’s face.
This makes for an interesting matchup. Torrey Pines essentially likes to play the same way San Pasqual does; run the ball and be physical while letting the defense impose their will and keep the score low.
The Falcons executed this strategy in their game last week when they beat Olympian 10-7. The score was 3-0 at the end of the first half which saw Torrey Pines hold a significant lead in the time of possession department.
The scoring finally picked up in the second half, capped off by a fourth-quarter touchdown run by running back Dorian Lewis that ended up being the game-winner. A strong defensive unit led by linebacker Grant Anderson will look for a repeat performance on the road this week.
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