West Hills Wolf Pack 24, Escondido Cougars 7
Week 9 of the Prep Pigskin Report has wrapped. The 6-1 West Hills took on the 3-4 Escondido Cougars in a rainy Homecoming game.
In memory of West Hills coach Jeff Armstrong, both teams sported “JA” decals on their helmets. Coach Armstrong unexpectedly passed away last week. One of the Cougars’ coaches is a graphic design artist and created the memento for both teams to wear during tonight’s matchup.
The first quarter of the game was scoreless.
In the second quarter, West Hills was ready to turn that around.
The Wolf Pack hustled down the field. Jordin Young’s pass to Travis Deal helped set up Jake Maheu’s 6-yard touchdown.
The Cougars tried to respond. Robbie Ramos sneaked from “out of the den” to find Matthew Torres for an 18-yard reception, but it led to nothing.
The third quarter equaled rain showers and lightning bolts but the mighty blue and black team fought on. Young found Hunter Gaither in the endzone for a 21-0 lead over Escondido.
At the start of the fourth quarter, officials and coaches delayed the game by 30 minutes until the rain and lightning passed.
During the rain delay, the Homecoming crowning was moved to the school’s gym. Trevor Grover and Tessa Anderson are the 2018 King and Queen.
After nearly an hour break, coaches from both Escondido and West Hills decided to resume the game starting in the fourth quarter.
The final score was 24-7, West Hills.
Next week West Hills will take on Mt. Miguel, while Escondido has a game against Valley Center.
The West Hills Wolf Pack head into Week 9 of the Prep Pigskin Report celebrating Homecoming, as they take on the Escondido Cougars during a non-conference game.
The Cougars are coming off of a loss against Ramona last week. The orange and black team is currently 3-4 for the season, with only one league match-up under their belt.
Meanwhile, the Wolf Pack is having a strong season. The blue and black squad has only lost to their rivals El Capitan, and leads the Grossmont division.
This week will be the first time these two teams are meeting on the gridiron.
Head coach Casey Ash leads the Wolf Pack, and the Cougars are led by Coach Jud Bordman.
On offense, senior quarterback Jordin Young is a threat to the Cougars. So far this season, Young has more than 400 total yards and seven touchdown receptions. Last week, he led his team to an early 26-yard touchdown after a fumble recovery, and later on threw deep for a 70-yarder.
Can the Escondido Cougars level out their total wins and losses this week, or will the mighty Wolf Pack keep their winning streak alive?
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