Week 4: Granite Hills Eagles 20, Westview Wolverines 0
Friday Night Lights was one to remember in more ways than one.
It started off with a touching moment where the Granite Hills Eagles honored an adorable 8-year old named Luke Hayworth, who was an “honorable team captain” and got to walk the field with the guys for the coin toss.
The crowd cheered so loud, bringing a smile to Luke’s face and tears in many eyes. Luke and his family also had special reserved seating for the game.
In the first quarter, Granite Hills made some big-yardage plays but were intercepted by the Wolverines defense.
That wouldn’t last long when Granite Hills regained control of the ball and Eagle wide receiver James Johnson gained 15 yards.
During the second quarter, quarterback Justus McComb would add another 22 yards to the mix before keeping the ball to himself and scoring an 18-yard touchdown. The kick was good and score was 7-0.
Westview’s offense would get great yardage, but couldn’t get on the board before the whistle blew at the end of the second quarter.
Halftime score: Granite Hills 7-0.
Going into the third quarter, McComb would add another touchdown to his stats for the night with a 3-yard quarterback keeper. The kick would be no good and Eagles were up 13-0.
The rest of the game would be called “The Justus McComb Show.”
Westview tried with all their strength and might, but McComb and the Eagle offense held their own till the very end.
Final Score: Granite Hills soared over Westview, 20-0.
Next week, Granite Hills travels to Southwest and Westview goes to Poway to play the Titans.
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This Friday night, the Granite Hills Eagles will host the Westview Wolverines in a non-conference matchup. The Eagles are coming off a 39-29 loss to Madison last week while the Wolverines lost to San Pasqual, 6-0.
The Eagles are coming off a season last year where they were tri-champs in the Grossmont Hills League with Helix and Steele Canyon before losing to Division 2 champion Lincoln. Last year marked four straight league titles, now this year they have moved up to Division 1.
Granite Hills will look to lean on junior quarterback Justus McComb in this game. McComb threw a couple of touchdown passes to senior wide receiver James Johnson in last week’s game, and that duo looks hard to stop once they get on a roll.
On defense, the Eagles are led by senior Ethen Bishop at safety and four fierce defensive linemen, led by Zoseph Cuero, who is a third-year starter for coach Kellan Cobbs. Westview needs to know where senior DB/RB Richard “Juni” Harris is at all times, as he runs a 4.3 40-yard dash and is drawing college interest.
The last couple of years, the Wolverines have adopted a fast pace offense which resulted in 184 yards passing per game. This year the offense changed as they have focused on a run-oriented game plan. Westview will look to junior quarterback Aidan Ford to dictate the pace the Wolverines want to run against the Eagles.
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