Saturday, October 18, 2014

Toreros avoid second half rally to top Butler

Sophomore CB Jamal Agnew (#26) picked off two passes against Butler, he has four on the season.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (10/18/2014) The University of San Diego Toreros (5-1, 3-1 PFL) led 21-0 going into halftime, but the Butler Bulldogs (3-4, 1-3 PFL) rallied back in the second half outscoring the Toreros 21-6. Thanks to a pair of field goals by David Last and a defensive stand during the closing seconds, the Toreros managed to escape with their fourth straight win.

Quarterback Keith Williams, who sat out last week's contest with a hand injury, completed 20 of 28 passes for 251 yards and a four-yard touchdown to freshman tight end Ross Dwelley that gave the Toreros a 7-0 lead with 6:44 left in the half.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Prep Football Games to Watch (Week 8): Rivalry Edition

#3 Helix Highlanders (5-1) at Mount Miguel Matadors (3-3)
All-Time Series: Helix leads 41-16

The Highlanders are coming off three consecutive shutouts, the latest being a 41-0 trashing of then-undefeated Steele Canyon. They now travel to Spring Valley to take on the Matadors, who are looking to bounce back from a 38-26 loss to Valhalla. These teams will face off for the Claymore Sword, a trophy that's been in the Highlanders' possession since 2010.

Players to Watch: Quarterback Michael Austin and halfback Nathan Stinson powers an offensive track meet that helped Helix outscore their last three opponents 125-0. Last week the speedy duel combined for four touchdowns.

Orange Glen Patriots (6-0) at San Pasqual Golden Eagles (0-5)
All-Time Series: San Pasqual leads 25-14-1

Orange Glen will be looking to go 7-0 for the first time since 1988, but first they must break a seven-game losing skid to cross-town nemesis San Pasqual in the "Battle of Bear Valley Parkway". Since their overtime loss to Cathedral Catholic in last year's San Diego Section Division I championship game, the Golden Eagles have fallen on some hard times. They're still in search of their first win of 2014 after losing 21 seniors and returning only two starters from last season's 11-2 finish.

Player to Watch: Junior running back Roger Rickman leads Orange Glen's ground attack with 913 yards (4th in the county) and 12 touchdowns (tied for 3rd). He rushed for more than 130 yards in his last five games, and is averaging 152.2 on the season.