Week 6: Mount Miguel Matadors 42, Sweetwater Red Devils 14

The Mount Miguel Matadors defeated the Sweetwater Red Devils, 42-14, on Friday night thanks to another impressive night from starting quarterback JD Laverdiere.

Laverdiere, a junior, threw three touchdowns while also scoring three rushing touchdowns.

Mount Miguel (3-2) pulled away in the second half, scoring 35 unanswered points to clinch the win, putting them above .500 for the first time in the Troy Starr-era.

Sweetwater (1-4) looked good in the first half, jumping to a 14-7 lead behind two Mario Villa rushing touchdowns. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, they would not find the end zone for the rest of the game.

The Red Devils had no answer for senior receiver Jahiem Allen-Pompey. Allen-Pompey had two receiving touchdowns, as well as, three long receptions that led to touchdowns. He opened the scoring on a 65-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. In the third quarter, Allen-Pompey had receptions of 51 and 34 yards that led to scores.

Laverdiere to Allen-Pompey has become one of the county’s best QB-WR duos. They have connected for 12 touchdowns halfway through the season. They will look to keep the momentum going entering Grossmont Hills League play.

Sweetwater will next take on Vincent Memorial next week.

Mount Miguel will welcome Santana to Spring Valley to open up league play. This game will have major implications, with the winner improving their chances significantly of winning the league.


This Friday night in Spring Valley, a Division IV battle will feature the Sweetwater Red Devils taking on the Mount Miguel Matadors.

With the CIF-SDS rankings debuting this week, this game will have big implications in seeding the playoffs. Sweetwater (1-3) currently is rank 13th in D4, while Mount Miguel is 2-2 and sitting at eighth.

A “home game” for Sweetwater, the Red Devils are coming off two crushing losses, giving up a total of 83 points while only scoring 14. Head coach Bryan Wagner will look to get junior quarterback Isaiah Atayde and junior running back Mario Villa going to get points on a Mount Miguel defense that gives up 27.5 points per game.

The Matadors have arguably the best QB-WR tandem in the county. Junior quarterback JD Laverdiere and senior receiver Jahiem Allen-Pompey have been terrorizing defenses all season long, connecting for 10 touchdowns through four games this season.

Mount Miguel head coach Troy Starr has built a prolific offense in his second season leading the helm. A win Friday night will be the first time the Matadors are above .500 during the Starr-era.

The Sweetwater defense against the Mount Miguel offense will be the matchup to watch. Laverdiere, coming off a seven touchdown game (three passing, four rushing) will look to keep the momentum going. The Red Devils will have to find a way to slow him down if they hope to win the game.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

For highlights of this game and others around the county, be sure to tune into Season XXI of the Prep Pigskin Report this Friday at 11 p.m.

Also, prior to the PPR, be sure to tune in every Friday night at 10:45 p.m on KUSI for 1st and 15.

This week’s PPR Viewing Party will feature the top-ranked Helix Highlanders with Coach Robbie Owens.

The second PPR Viewing Party stop will feature the undefeated Castle Park Trojans at La Bella Pizza Garden.

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