Week 6: San Marcos Knights 35, Mt. Carmel Sundevils 0

San Marcos was firing on all cylinders and thoroughly dominated their opponent tonight. The Knights took down the Mt. Carmel Sundevils. 35-0.

The Knights wasted no time getting their offense going in the first quarter.

On their second play from scrimmage, quarterback Emmett Brown faked a handoff and took the ball into the end zone on a 14-yard touchdown run.

The Sundevils got the ball back but backup quarterback Ethan Costa threw an interception near the end of the first and the quarter ended with San Marcos up, 7-0.

San Marcos came back in the second quarter and only needed one huge play to get on the scoreboard again.

Running back JT Dozier took the handoff on his own 15, burst through the offensive line, got to the second level, made a couple of defenders miss, bounced it to the outside, and took the ball down the sideline, on his way to an 85-yard touchdown run. The magnificent play put the Knights up, 14-0.

After another defensive stop, the ball was punted and Jalen Bainer of San Marcos got the ball into plus territory for the Knights.

With the ball on the 29-yard line, Brown threw the ball in a one-on-one situation and allowed his receiver Trey Bradford the opportunity to make a play. With the defender losing sight of the ball, Bradford took advantage of the miscue and secured the ball to give San Marcos a 21-0 lead to close out the first half.

The second half featured more of the same dominance from the San Marcos side.

The Knights got the ball on their fourth possession of the third quarter and sustained a five-play drive that ended with a 17-yard touchdown catch by Jalen Bainer.

One more touchdown in the fourth quarter cemented the final score in this one.

The San Marcos Knights move to 2-3 on the year and will look to carry the momentum from this win into next week when they go on the road to face the La Costa Canyon Mavericks. Mt. Carmel will look to get its team healthy as they go into their bye week; the Sundevils will take on the Poway Titans in two weeks on Oct. 11.

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PREVIEW

A couple of teams looking to get their seasons back on track face off on Friday night as the Sundevils of Mt. Carmel go on the road to take on the San Marcos Knights.

Mt. Carmel comes in with a record of 2-3 after coming off a loss to Vista last Friday, 49-17. The Sundevils have been dealing with a number of injuries to start the season.

Coach Henderson said he’s already had at least ten players sit this year because of the injury bug.

Regardless, Mt. Carmel is a tough and gritty group led by their running back Ty Virgin, who leads the team in rushing with 392 yards and three touchdowns. His brother, Jayden Virgin, is a sophomore and a key contributor on defense patrolling the secondary. The Virgin brothers also share the backfield, as well, with both lining up behind the quarterback on several different occasions throughout the game.

The offense is led by quarterback Carson Taumoepeau, who has impressed the coaching staff with his growth and leadership from his sophomore to junior year. He has a better grasp on the entire offense and has done a better job at taking care of the ball this season.

Another standout player to watch for is senior Mateo O’Sullivan. He plays on both the offensive and defensive line and stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 220 pounds. This is also his first year playing football, waiting until his senior year to do so. He is a standout on the Sundevils’ baseball team as well. Coach Henderson describes O’Sullivan as a delight to coach and is very thankful he took a chance at playing football this year.

San Marcos is coming off a 28-7 loss on the road to Carlsbad and, as a result, its record dropped to 1-3 on the year. Coach Derek Stank is in his first season and is still trying to get his team acclimated to his new coaching style.

The Knights have new coaches all across the board and are trying to implement a new offensive scheme that has taken a bit of time to incorporate. They still have talented players, however, to offset some of that learning curve.

Jalen Bainer and Zavion Reese are two players who were included in the Prep Pigskin Report Top 30 Seniors list and when either of them gets their hands on the football, they have a shot of taking it to the end zone.

Emmett Brown is their quarterback and is an accurate thrower down the field. For San Marcos to turn it around and get a victory it will need its offense to keep the sticks moving and score touchdowns when the opportunities are presented

Kickoff starts at 7:15 p.m. at San Marcos High School. Be sure to tune in to the Prep Pigskin Report to check out the highlights of this game along with highlights from all the schools across San Diego County. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter, as well, @RedJacketArmy.

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