Tri-City Christian Eagles 21, Maranatha Christian Eagles 0
The Tri City Christian Eagles extended their Pacific League record to 2-0 with a 21-0 shutout over the Maranatha Christian Eagles.
TCC established the run early with a 45 yard quarterback keeper from freshman Kiah Reed. Five plays later, Christian Salibo would punch in a six yard touchdown run to put TCC up 7-0.
Salibo and Reed led their team’s rushing attack with three combined touchdowns on the ground, one by Reed and two by Salibo. This performance from the two, along with a dominant showing from their defense, was enough to push TCC past their Pacific League rivals.
This is TCC’s first win against Maranatha in the last three times they have hosted them. Prior to this win, the two Eagles teams had traded away wins for four years straight.
Next week Maranatha, now 1-2 in league play, will face Escondido Charter as they try to regain a .500 record in the Pacific League. TCC will host Francis Parker for the Eagles’ senior night.
Francis Parker is also in 2-0 the Pacific League, after a 22-0 win this week against Army Navy. TCC’s matchup against the Lancers next Friday could set up a league championship for the victor, as no other team in the Pacific League has maintained an undefeated record.
PREVIEW: The Tri-City Christian Eagles with host the Maranatha Christian Eagles for a Pacific League contest this Friday at 7 p.m.
Tri-City Christian has come out strong this season and they are currently ranked at No. 4 in Division 5 of the CIF San Diego Section according to MaxPreps. In their last two games, Tri-City has defeated La Jolla Country Day, 39-22, and Escondido Charter, 40-14. With the latter of the two being a league matchup, Tri-City is 1-0 in the Pacific League.
Tri-City has relied on a staunch rushing attack thus far, generating 266 yards per game on the ground. Part of their success on the ground can be attributed to their senior running back, Christian Salibo.
Over the course of the 2018 season, Salibo has generated 911 rushing yards on almost 11 yards-per-carry through Tri-City’s six games. In addition to his rushing totals, Salibo has helped his team get it done through the air as well, with 221 receiving yards. In all, Salibo has been good for 246 total yards per game.
Maranatha comes into this matchup having gone 1-1 in their last two games, both against Pacific League opponents, with a 37-0 loss to Classical Academy and a 13-10 win against Army Navy. Should Maranatha hand Tri-City their first league loss, they’ll maintain a shot at the Pacific League title.
In order to get the win going away, Maranatha will certainly be looking to their own outstanding senior, Logan Godwin. Godwin has covered 817 yards carrying the football this season, with 13 rushing touchdowns.
These teams have been successful on each other’s turf in recent years, with both teams winning their last two away games against the other. This time, Maranatha travels to Vista to try and continue their winning streak on Tri-City’s field.
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