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EAGLES GROUND GAME RUMBLES TO VICTORY

PHOTO BY RAMON SCOTT

EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

By Adam Paul

ECPREPS STAFF WRITER

EL CAJON – This year there would be no blocked field goals or extra points to decide the outcome this year between the visiting El Capitan Vaqueros and the home team Granite Hills Eagles.

It was homecoming out at Granite Hills so all the alumni were out to see the mighty Eagles do their thing and that they did as Granite Hills senior quarterback Jacob Siegfried completely took over the ballgame.

On the night, Siegfried was able to torch the Vaqueros defense for 228 yards on the ground on 23 carries in which he scored three TDs in the second quarter alone. It wasn’t just Siegfried who was able to rumble his way for yardage on the ground.

For the Eagles, Tyler Gonzalez who is considered one of the best players in the county rumbled his way to 156 yards on 14 carries. Of those yards a big chunk came on a 73-yard rumble to the house to cap the Eagles night.

Siegfried who usually is able to accumulate yards passing didn’t really need to on this particular night. In fact he only finished 6 of 9 for 39 yards and was picked off.

Things didn’t start out bad for the Vaqueros as they actually led 7-0 on a 21 yard TD strike from Antonio Olivieri to Dylan Burke. Unfortunately that would be one of the only highlights for the Vaqueros.

On the night for the Vaqueros, Olivieri finished 14 of 26 for 171 yards and the touchdown. Burke who had the touchdown catch for El Capitan finished with 5 catches for 77 yards.

SCORE: Granite Hills 28, El Capitan 7

RECORDS: Granite Hills (3-2), El Capitan (2-3)

PIVOTAL MOMENT: Granite Hills scoring when Jacob Siegfried ran it in for 19 yards to tie the score.

QUOTABLE I: “One thing I did see from the defense tonight was that they were hungry and could see it in their eyes.” Said Eagles quarterback Siegfried.

QUOTABLE II: “The linebackers, defensive backs were great tonight. It was a solid night defensively for us.” Said Eagles David Tyler Gonzalez.

NOTES: The Eagles defense limited the Vaqueros run game to only 55 yards total. Granite Hills on offense shredded the Vaqueros defense for a total of 431 yards including 392 on the ground

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