San Diego County CA— The Carlsbad Lancers got off to 3-0 start then dropped two straight before ending the losing skid with a 31-20 win over Oceanside, Friday night.
The Lancers struck first when Carlsbad QB, Troy Bloomquist hit senior TE, Cameron Thomas for a touchdown on the opening drive. They added three more on Shyan Rader’s 27-yard field goal in the second quarter. After taking over on downs at midfield with 8.1 seconds left in the half, the Lancers were poised to take a 10-0 lead into intermission.
Instead of taking a knee to end the half, the Lancers lined up to take one last shot at the end zone. After the snap, Troy Bloomquist had to scramble when pressure from the Oceanside defense forced him out of the pocket. Pirate LB Johnny Egler stripped the ball from Bloomquist which was recovered and returned, by Oceanside, for a TD to pull within three.
Junior RB, Tony Torres scored twice for the Lancers in the second half on rushes of 1 yard and another of 45 yards. Carlsbad’s Jacob “Asa” Turner added a pick 6 to round out the Carlsbad scoring. The Lancer defense held the Pirate offense scoreless through three and a half quarters.
With the win, Carlsbad improves to 4-2, 1-2 in league play and will host San Marcos (5-1 (2-1)), which lost at home to Torrey Pines (4-2 (1-1)), 38-12.
The Pirates drop to 2-4 (0-3) and travel to Torrey Pines next Friday.
El Camino Falls at Home
By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer
El Camino (3-3 (1-2)) dropped one at home to La Costa Canyon (6-0 (2-0)) 38-21. La Costa Canyon’s win sets up a battle of undefeated teams when the Mavericks host Mission Hills 6-0 (2-0), 42-0 winners over Rancho Bernardo, next Friday.
The Lacosta Canyon Mavericks improve their record to 6-0 on the season. Always known as a traditioned football team with a quick offense and a fast defense proved themselves on Friday as they defeated the El Camino HIgh School Wildcats 38-21 at Herb Meyer Stadium.
Karron Lippert led the Mavericks with 21 carries for 134 yards rushing, teammate JaQuan Carroll carried the ball 7 times for 113 yards and scored 1 touchdown, a run of 7 yards. Jake Newfield was 11 completions out of 12 attempts for 127 yards and scored 3 touchdown runs of 2, 2, and 13. Jake Sheck threw a halfback pass to Zach Monihan (3 receptions for 86 yards) for 7 yards. Field Goal kicker Boyd Taro connected on a 29 yard field goal in the win.
Sean Sovocol Lacosta Canyon Head Football Coach: “It was a good game today. I was surprised on how we won. Our squad is like a family and I’m thankful for these guys, they played good solid football tonight. We are ready for Mission HIlls next week in a big contest at our stadium.”
Jaden Casey was 27 of 42 passes for 349 yards with 2 touchdown passes of 70 yards to Malachi Russell (8 receptions for 91 yards) and to 2 yards to Kameron Bullock (3 receptions for 34 yards. Chris Brown had 10 carries for 13 yards scored a touchdown on a 4 yard run.
The El Camino Wildcats host Fallbrook (1-6 (0-2)) next Friday, the 13th. Fallbrook lost to Escondido (3-4(1-1)) , 17-0.
Valley Center- 33
Tri-City Christian- 37