Poway Titans 61, Mt. Carmel Sun Devils 20
Stakes were high as the Kiwanis Cup was up for grabs between the Poway Titans and the Mt. Carmel Sundevils. The rivalry game ended with a score of 61-20, Poway.
Before the game began, each member of the Mt. Carmel football team was introduced with a school faculty member of their choosing. Staff members from counselors to teachers, athletic trainers to coaches were all included as they each have played a role in impacting the Sundevil student-athletes.
Once the game was underway, the Titans quickly put their first touchdown on the scoreboard. The first impressive touchdown run was brought in 83-yards out by Tor Stansbury.
It wasn’t until the second quarter that Mt. Carmel was able to put some points up. It all began when defensive lineman Jamie Antoun intercepted a Poway pass and picked up some yardage. Way to represent the linemen! This incredible interception set up Ty Virgin for a short touchdown run.
Before the half was over, Poway’s very own Josh Butler took the ball for a sweet 77-yard touchdown run. Butler’s name was not foreign to the game’s commentator during this game. Tonight, Josh Butler had 13 carries for 252 yards and 6 touchdowns. This season, Butler has had an impressive 94 carries for 1,004-yards and 14 touchdowns.
As the game came to an end, the Titans defeated the Sundevils with a score of 61-20. Tonight, Poway went home with the Kiwanis cup and another win to add onto their now 5 game winning streak.
This Friday, the Poway Titans (5-2) will hit the road to Mt Carmel to take on the Sun Devils (0-6). The matchup begins at 7 p.m.
The last time these two teams matched up, the Titans took a 38-21 win against the Sun Devils. The Titans are currently on a four-game winning streak and they are looking to take home another win.
Mt Carmel leads the two teams in passing yards, while Poway leads in rushing yards. The game could come down to the defense. The Sun Devils average more tackles per game compared to the Titans. Although the Sun Devils have a six-game losing streak, they have a fighting chance to hold down the Titans and earn their first winning game of the season.
Josh Butler and Maximus Brown are two players to keep an eye out for on Poway’s offense.
Last week, Brown, the quarterback, showed no fear carrying out a few trick plays.
Josh Butler had 20 carries last week against Vista and had an impressive 230-yard rushing game.
Although only a sophomore, Carson Taumoepeau leads the Sun Devils as their starting quarterback. He averages more passing yards in comparison to his opponent this week.
Friday night’s game should be a great matchup as the Sun Devils seek to put their first win on their record this season, ending the Titans’ hope to continue their four-game winning streak.
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