Week 5 North County Game of the Week: San Pasqual Golden Eagles 28, Orange Glen Patriots 22
The San Pasqual Golden Eagles get to keep the “Bear Trophy” for one more year after they defeated the Orange Glen Patriots, 28-22, in the 45th annual Battle of the Bear.
There was no question both teams were fired up, but the offensive strength of the Eagles soared their way into another win.
The Patriots were the first to get on the board with a quick 5-yard touchdown run by Orange Glen quarterback Ethan Villalobos.
Soon after the Eagles would soar either way into the end zone as quarterback Trevor Jungman showed his speed as he kept the ball and ran it in from 48 yards out to take the 7-6 lead. Later Jungman showed off his powerful arm as he found Kody Ketcham for a 39-yard touchdown.
The Patriots slowly made their way down the field late in the second quarter by giving the ball to Cael Patterson. He eventually found the end zone once Orange Glen got to the 1-yard line and the Patriots tied up the game at 14-all.
Right before the half, Jungman got the Eagles the lead as he ran it in for the 21-14 lead.
The Patriots started the second half almost like they did with the first half, as Villalobos found DJ Harris and he took it to the house for a 56-yard touchdown run, but it wouldn’t be enough to get the win or the Bear Trophy.
Eagle powerhouse Mark Santar got the last touchdown of the game leaving many Patriots disappointed for another year.
San Pasqual will host Ramona next Friday night and the Orange Glen Patriots will host Army-Navy.
The North County Game of the Week takes us out to Orange Glen for the first time this season, as the 1-2 Patriots host the San Pasqual Golden Eagles (3-1) in Week 5 of the Prep Pigskin Report for the 45th Annual “Battle of the Bears.”
San Pasqual leads the series 29-14-1 dating back to 1972.
Not only is this game a Valley League matchup, but this is also the rivalry game of Bear Valley Parkway, as these two schools are separated by only 4.2 miles and just a quick and easy seven-minute drive.
San Pasqual is coming off a tough loss to Torrey Pines, 24-14, but look to bounce back and keep the “Bear Trophy.”
Unlike past seasons, the Eagles look like a completely different team, returning three starters on defense and four on offense.
The offense will be lead by quarterback Trevor Jungman, a second-team All Valley-League Pick. Johnny Vega, an inside linebacker, is and has been the Eagles’ leading tackler ever since his freshman year.
When it comes to Orange Glen, the Patriots are coming off a tough loss to San Diego, 56-43, and look to take back the “Bear Trophy” for the first time since an upset win in 2003.
The Patriots, who won the San Diego Section Division V title, have six returning starters on offense including the league’s offensive player of the year, ranked No. 19 on our 2019 PPR Top 30 Seniors List, senior running back Cael Patterson.
Not only do the Patriots have returning starters on offense, but they also have three on defense, including middle linebacker Julien Lesa, the league’s defensive player of the year.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. this Friday night at Orange Glen High School.
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