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EAGLES SOAR INTO SEMIS AS THEY CLAW BULLDOGS

2018 EASTCOUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

CIF DIVISION II QUARTERFINALS

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

#1 GRANITE HILLS 27, #8 RAMONA 14

For the second straight season, the Granite Hills Eagles (10-1) were in the position to advance to the semi-finals and host once again.

For the second straight year, the Eagles will soar into the semi-finals as they took care of business against Ramona on Friday night.

Starting quarterback Chris Ostreng took the offense onto his shoulders on the first drive as he was able to run for 71-yards which would lead to a 5-yard score to make it 7-0. The Eagles would add to their lead later in the quarter as once again Ostreng figured into the score when he hooked up with James Johnson for 50-yards which put them up 13-0 after the extra point was no good.

Ramona wouldn’t go away in the second quarter when Derek Diamond scrambled and was able to find Ace Jones for the 37-yard touchdown haul to pull within 13-7. Later on, in the second quarter, the Bulldogs thought they were in excellent shape when they picked off Ostreng but they would fumble the return and the Eagles would recover to get the ball back which ended up as a negative 29-yards. Granite worked their way down the field and once again it was Ostreng as he scampered from a few yards out to extend the lead 20-7.

Granite Hills would tack on another score in the third quarter when Ostreng hit Dylan Rutter for 32-yards to make it 27-7. However, the Bulldogs wouldn’t go down without a fight and pull within 27-14 as Diamond again hooked up with Jones.

Ostreng on the night would pass for over 200 yards and also rush for over 150 yards while Johnson hauled in several balls for over 100 yards.

Diamond for the Bulldogs passed for over 150 yards and the two scores.

For the second straight season, the Eagles will play in the semi-finals at home. Last season they lost a heartbreaker 28-27 contest to Steele Canyon. This year they will host the #5 Lincoln Hornets.

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