Monday, September 29, 2014

2014 Prep Football Rankings: Week Six


Games of the Week

#3 Cathedral Catholic Dons (3-1) at #5 Eastlake Titans (3-2)

Senior running back Isaiah Strayhorn ran the ball 21 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns to help his Titans pitch a 23-0 shutout to St. Augustine. The Titans look to earn their second straight win over a ranked opponent when they host Cathedral Catholic's visit to Chula Vista.

Coming off a signature win over Helix, the Dons found themselves in a see-saw battle at Newbury Park (CA). They put up 21 fourth quarter points (including 14 unanswered) to pull away with their second intersectional victory of the season.

This will be the fourth meeting between the teams with Cathedral leading the all-time series 2-1. The last game took place in 2011 with the Dons upsetting the then number one ranked Titans, 22-7. Eastlake's only win of the series came in 2010 when they edged the Dons 24-22.

Granite Hills Eagles (5-0) at #6 El Capitan Vaqueros (4-0)
 
Two of the best teams in the East County will fight to keep their perfect seasons alive in what should be a clash of explosive offenses. Granite Hills survived a scare in a 24-21 win over visiting Hoover last week, while El Capitan is coming off a bye.

The Vaqueros are powered by a highly productive offense led by quarterback Brad Cagle (10 total TDs), running back D.J. Smith (357 yards, 5 TDs, 10.8 YPC), and receiver Isaiah Capoocia (17 RECs, 276 yards, & 4 TDs). The Vaquero defense, that's given up only 14 points this season, will try to hold off Eagles' duel-threat QB Seth Collins and his favorite target Michael Ledesma, who is also a key player on defense.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Williams' last second TD to Bell stuns Marist


POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (09/27/2014) Trailing 13-16 with five seconds left to play, the San Diego Toreros (3-1, 1-1 PFL) found another way to steal a win from the Marist Red Foxes (0-5, 0-2 PFL).

Facing 4th down-and-6, quarterback Keith Williams found senior receiver Reggie Bell wide open for the 36-yard game-winning touchdown.

This marks the second straight contest between these teams to be decided within the final seconds of the game. Last season David Last nailed a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give USD a 35-33 win at Torero Stadium.

The Toreros are now 10-0 all-time against Marist with the last five of six games being won by seven points or less.