Week 5: Poway Titans 20, Westview Wolverines 0
On Military appreciation night, the Poway Titans took care of the Westview Wolverines, 20-0.
The game was a grind-it-out defensive battle throughout at Poway High School.
The first quarter had no score thanks to a fumble by Poway on the Westview 2-yard line, which was recovered by Matt Ricci of the Wolverines.
Poway eventually broke the deadlock with the first play of the second quarter as Andrew Wiesley hit DJ Owens on a screen pass for a 21-yard touchdown to put the Titans up 7-0.
After that, the score stayed the same all the way up to halftime.
Both defenses were ferocious all night during this conference battle.
The second half opened up with punts by both teams and then Poway added another touchdown courtesy of Josh Butler on a 66-yard touchdown run out of the wild cat formation, putting the Titans up 14-0 with 5:31 to go in the third quarter.
Fumbles by Poway kept Westview in the game, however, Poway’s defense was too much for the Wolverines.
Westview ended up punting on their own 3-yard line on 3rd-and-8 in the third quarter.
That’s how dominant Poway’s defense was in this game.
After an offensive struggle throughout the fourth quarter, Poway put the nail in the coffin.
With 3:11 left in the fourth quarter, running back Colby Kopacz put the Titans up 20-0 with a 32-yard touchdown run.
Poway did not allow Westview past midfield the entire game in a defensive domination by the Titans.
Westview falls to 1-4 on the season and takes on Del Norte to get back on track.
Poway gets to 4-1 on the season and takes on Tesoro from Rancho Santa Margarita in am out-of-conference game.
The Westview Wolverines will clash with the Poway Titans in a Week 5 conference matchup this Friday night at Poway High School.
Westview comes into the game with a record of 1-3 after a 20-0 loss against Granite Hills in its previous contest.
The offense for the Wolverines will look to get back on track after being shut out last week.
It starts with running back Oliver Webster and he will sometimes play quarterback, as well.
The Wolverines run more of a Wing-T offense and look to win the battle in the trenches with their linemen.
Two linemen to look for in this game are offensive tackles James Fordham and Mandela Tobin, who are both juniors and will look to set the tone against a stingy Titan defense
The leader for the defense is Matthew Ricci, who plays defensive end and could make impact plays throughout this game.
Also, on the back end of the defense, look for free safety Hunter Bohannon to provide support for this Wolverine defense.
Poway comes into this contest at 3-1 on the season and is on a three-game win streak.
Coach Scott Coats will rely on quarterback Andrew Wiesely, who is a transfer from Westview and will look to show his former school what they’re missing.
Along with Wiesely, the Titans have a pair of star receivers in DJ Owens and Vance Jefferson.
The key part of this offense, as well, is running back Josh Butler, who is averaging 128 yards rushing per game so far in the season.
On defense, the Titans will look at defensive back Willie Blanco, who is averaging six tackles per game through this short season.
In the middle of the defense, Poway will also look at linebacker Colby Kopacz, who is averaging 1.3 sacks per game.
Westview is last in the Palomar League and will look to climb the standings this week.
Poway will look to keep its lead atop the Palomar League standings and look for its fourth win in a row.