Poway Titans 23, Westview Wolverines 0

The Westview Wolverines will most certainly Remember the Titans as the Poway Titans came into their house and stuffed them 23-0 on the strength of a punishing defense.

The Titans drew first blood as quarterback Maximus Brown connected with Willie Blanco in the back of the endzone for a touchdown in the first quarter. Blanco showed off some impressive footwork to stay in bounds, but the extra point attempt sailed wide and the score would be 6-0.

Westview (1-4) tried to answer back and came extremely close as Oliver Webster took a screen pass all the way to the one yard line. Unfortunately, the Wolverines wouldn’t find real estate in the endzone and were forced to kick a field goal. A botched snap, however, caused the Poway defense to pounce on the holder and prevent Westview from getting on the board.

Josh Butler would serve up points on a silver platter on the next drive, taking a shovel pass and swinging to the left side of the field. With blockers in front of him, Butler raced down the field and into the endzone for a huge 91-yard score.

Butler wasn’t satisfied with one touchdown; he wanted another. He would get his cake and eat it too, slicing through the Westview defense and scoring a 13-yard touchdown, making the score 20-0 at halftime.

Westview wasn’t going to just lie down and take the loss. With their student section “The Black Hole” causing a raucous in the background, the Wolverines defense would step up to the plate to bring some pain.

Senior Abdul Deeb would swat away a field goal attempt by Poway (3-2), while Omar Krichati got back-to-back sacks to stop a Poway drive.

Poway’s defense, however, was much more punishing, stuffing the Westview running game so much it could’ve been mistaken for a Thanksgiving turkey. Even quarterback Andrew Wiesley had trouble staying in the pocket, as he was continuously flushed out and forced to scramble or dump passes off.

The pressure caused many a bad throw and, in one case, an interception. Blanco, on defense this time, broke up a play and slightly bobbled the thrown pass before securing it for an interception. Chris Sanchez would chip in a field goal, and this would be the final nail for Wolverines, as they lost their fourth straight game.

Westview will be making the trip to Del Norte High School to take on the Del Norte Nighthawks (3-2), while the Titans will make the journey to Grossmont High School to do battle with the Grossmont Foothillers (1-3).

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Preview: The Prep Pigskin Report is back for Week 5 as the Poway Titans (2-2) travel down to Westview High School to square off with the Westview Wolverines (1-3).

After weeks of close games, the Titans got their first big win with a 39-0 defeat of the Escondido Cougars.

Employing a committee of running backs, junior Josh Butler picked up two touchdowns on 136 yards of rushing and will most likely get the lion’s share of carries.

Quarterback Maximus Brown had an impressive debut against the Granite Hills Eagles in Week 1, going 15-for-26 with 196 yards of passing while tossing a touchdown, but he has seen his role reduced, as Poway has been going with a run-oriented offense.

In the past three games, he has gone 17-for-30 with 111 passing yards. The Wolverines cannot overlook Brown, as he could provide good balance with the running game of Butler.

After winning their first game against Rancho Buena Vista, the Wolverines have fallen on hard times, losing three in a row including a double-overtime heartbreaker against Granite Hills.

After an injury to their starting quarterback, Beau Nelson took over and nearly rallied the Wolverines to victory, but a last-second field goal ended the game for Granite Hills.

While the defense held strong, the special teams has a secret weapon in return man Elijah Johnson, a fleet-footed speedster who can outrun many a defender. The Titans will not be allowed any quarter and will have to keep up their guard on special teams.

Poway have outscored their opponents, 80-37, while Westview has been outpaced, 93-74, on the season.

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