Week 6: Oceanside Pirates 33, Olympian Eagles 3
Fans at Olympian High School might have gotten a taste of cool autumn weather tonight but the Oceanside Pirates brought the heat to the game.
The Pirates conquered the Olympian Eagles, 33-3.
Early in the first quarter, Trejan Apodaca intercepted Eagle quarterback Lakas Hamilton. This setup the Pirates for a 36-yard, fourth-down touchdown pass to Nicholas Williams. This would be the first of three touchdowns connections by the Hamilton-Williams duo.
Olympian’s own Anthony Gilpin also picked off an interception in the second quarter. This turnover placed the Eagles in field-goal territory, where Olympian was able to add some numbers to their score.
Olympian’s defense worked tirelessly to put a stop and a hold to the Pirates’ offense. Although their efforts were great, Kavika Tua still managed to find holes and break away. Particularly in the third quarter, Tua juked defenders and ran 61 yards into the end zone.
As the clock ran out, Olympian fell short.
Next week, Oceanside will face the Mission Hills Grizzlies in an away conference game. Olympian will have a conference game against Mater Dei at home.
Week 6 of high school football is underway in San Diego as the Olympian Eagles (1-4) will host the Oceanside Pirates (3-1) this Friday night.
The Pirates earned a win last week against La Costa Canyon in quadruple overtime. A key player of the game for Oceanside was Kavika Tua, who ran his way in the end zone to end the game. Tua averages 195.8 total yards-per-game. Also with the Pirates is Rich Jaime and Kamron Beachem, who are key receivers for Oceanside.
For Olympian, a notable Eagle is quarterback Lukas Hamilton, who has 62 completions and 905 yards to show for it. On the receiving end of those passes, Anthony Gilpin Jr. leads the team with 382 receiving yards. The two are a duo the Oceanside defense will have to keep their eyes on.
Friday night’s non-conference game will be the first matchup between these two teams. Both the Eagles and the Pirates are comparable in terms of their running game and average points scored per game. The true difference comes in their passing and tackling averages, where Olympian thrives over Oceanside.
This game might not go into quadruple overtime, but it could be a close one.
For game highlights from around the county, tune into the Prep Pigskin Report this Friday night at 11 p.m.
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