Week 5: Santa Fe Christian Eagles 51, La Jolla Country Day Torreys 28
This Friday night offenses were on full display at Santa Fe Christian School. The Santa Fe Eagles defeated the La Jolla Country Day Torreys, 51-28.
The game plan for the Eagles was run junior running back Stephen Britton over, and over, and over again. Britton ran for a total of 295 yards and five touchdowns. At the end of the first quarter, Britton had 140 yards.
With all the rushing yards Santa Fe earned, the Torreys needed to counter with something, and their answer was quarterback EJ Kreutzmann. Kreutzmann gave La Jolla Country Day an early lead when he threw a dime to wide receiver Daniel Rosenberg.
However, that lead wouldn’t last as the Eagles countered with a 35-yard touchdown run by Britton and by halftime, Santa Fe led, 36-22. Santa Fe’s defense came out with a vengeance as they only allowed six points in the second half.
Britton didn’t lose a step coming out of halftime he added another 13-yard touchdown run and a 6-yard touchdown run. The Eagle running back averaged a whopping 14 yards-per-carry.
The ballgame was sealed by Santa Fe when Nate Carlson sacked Ej Kreutzmann on fourth down resulting in a turnover on downs. The Eagles would score a late touchdown giving Santa Fe the 51-28 victory.
Football fans, the weather is getting cooler and we are already at the halfway mark of regular season play.
This week, one of the featured games will be La Jolla Country Day (4-0) traveling up Interstate 5 to play Santa Fe Christian (3-1) in a non-conference matchup.
Last year, the Eagles flew high over the Torreys, winning 56-3.
Santa Fe Christian’s run game has been dominant through all four games so far thus season, and that probably won’t change anytime soon. The Eagles are an old school playing team, but nothing is wrong with traditional football. Even with one loss, it’s allowed the Eagles to be a force not just on the field but in the county.
One of the key players to watch on the Eagles side is junior running back and linebacker Stephen Britton, who has four rushing touchdowns on 66 carries and 374 total rushing yards. Another is senior quarterback Kian Hogan, who had three rushing touchdowns in last week’s game alone.
La Jolla Country Day has been a team to be reckoned with. The Torreys stand tall as one of the only few schools left in the county with a perfect record. After finishing 2-8 last year, the Torreys look like a brand new team built from the ground up. If they keep up the momentum, speed, and accuracy, LJCD is on the path to victory over and over again.
One of the stars of the Torreys is senior quarterback EJ Kreutzmann, who has already thrown 131 passes for 1,834 yards and 19 touchdowns to add to his stats record and it’s barely Week 5.
Another player to watch out for is senior running back and linebacker Nicholas Albert, who has an impressive nine touchdowns.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Santa Fe Christian in Solana Beach.
Will the Eagles soar over the Torreys or will the Torreys tower over them and remain undefeated?
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