Week 5 East County Game of the Week: Christian Patriots 31, Central Spartans 28
This match up started on the opening drive when Jack St. Fleur turned on the wheels and takes the ball 85 yards back for score and the very early 7-0 Christian lead.
But a few minutes late, this ball looking like it is going to Christian Salacup, but Angle Nava-Esparza leaps in to pick the ball and go into the endzone to know this one up at 7.
However, Salacup does come through for Christian when he walks this ball right in for the 14-7 Christian lead.
2nd quarter now, Patriots quarterback Gabe Krug with the quarterback keeper taking it up the middle to the house and putting the Patriots up by 10.
But, the play of this game going to the Spartans Michael Sullivan who does not let anything break his stride, as he takes this one 69 yards to bring Central within three.
Gabe Krug comes through again however as he takes another one in himself, this time for 47 yards as Christian extends their lead.
The final 31-28 Christian High.
Preview: Friday night, it is a battle of the Spartans and the Patriots at Christian’s home field at Granite Hills High as Christian welcomes in Central from El Centro.
Christian coming off of a pretty dominating victory of Monte Vista on the road last week, 43-6.
That win came off of a tough loss facing one of the highest-ranked football teams in Alaska. But, the Patriots are coming into their own under head coach Matt Oliver as they look to continue their success against a historically strong Central team.
Some players to look out for on this team include Nate Stine, who had three touchdowns last week against Monte Vista, as well as, Christian Salacup, who also had a pair of his own.
As far as Central is concerned, the Spartans are coming off of a 12-1 season last year with a 5-0 league record and are continuing their success so far as they are 3-1 under head coach David Pena.
Central fell to Morse in the Division III Championship last year, so the Spartans are ready to continue a strong 2019 season as they take the drive out west to face the Patriots.
This game will start at 7 on Friday night.
But, most importantly, tune in for the highlights from this game starting at 10:45 p.m. for the 1st and 15 followed by the one and only Prep Pigskin Report.