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ECPREPS PIGSKIN PICK’EM WEEK 3

ECPREPS PIGSKIN PICK’EM WEEK 3

BY ADAM PAUL

ECPREPS.COM

 EL CAPITAN @ #3 MADISON, 630 PM

The Vaqueros travel this week to take on the Warhawks who are coming off of a 62-0 victory over the Barons of Bonita Vista in which Ke’ontae Springs had 3 touchdowns.

El Capitan on the other hand is coming off a 37-35 loss to Mater Dei Catholic in which Yaphet Yokley caught a 75 yard score and Donnie Green amassed 209 total offensive yards.

Last year these two teams met in the opener with Madison winning 47-19. Predictions amongst the media on social media don’t expect this contest to be close and in fact over by halftime.

However if Wick Hauser can find his groove and the offensive line is able to block for Green and give him something to run through the Vaqueros should be able to put some points on the board.

So with that in mind can the Vaqueros withstand the Warhawk barrage??? MADISON 48-21

 

PATRICK HENRY @ MONTE VISTA, 7 PM

The Patriots travel to Spring Valley to take on the heavily favored Monarchs and I say heavily favored because of their convincing win last week against University City.

Last year when these two teams met in Spring Valley the Monarchs pulled out a 34-27 victory.

For the Monarchs last week Jahmon McClendon ran for 273 yards on 27 carries and found the end zone 6 times.

The defense did the rest for the Monarchs as they stymied the Centurions offense for the majority of the night holding them under their scoring average.

Patrick Henry on the other hand has yet score this season after being shut out by both Mira Mesa and Morse and giving up 85 points in combined in both contests.

With this in mind look for the defense of Monte Vista to continue their brand of football and also for McClendon to run up and down the field.

However could a repeat occur like it did last year where the Patriots who had nothing to lose come in and give the Monarchs a game?? MONTE VISTA 48-14

 

KEARNY @ EL CAJON VALLEY, 7PM

The Komets come inland to take on the Braves in a non-league contest. The Komets had the bye last week while the Braves are coming off a 76-0 road loss to Coronado.

Kearny in their first game of the season shutout the Bulldogs of Calexico 57-0 in which quarterback Kenyon Williams threw for 354 yards and 5 touchdowns.

El Cajon Valley due to key injuries last week had a hard time moving the ball and against the speedy Komets might have another hard time moving the ball.

KEARNY 35-14

 

MOUNT MIGUEL @ VALHALLA, 7PM

Both teams come into the contest winless and on paper it looks like a pretty evenly matched contest.

Last week the Matadors were defeated by the Spartans of Chula Vista 20-7 while the Norsemen were defeated by West Hills 24-7.

Valhalla features Kegan Baker who had a long kickoff return and also Kiare Worthy who scored the lone touchdown against West Hills.

Mount Miguel features J.D. Laverdiere at quarterback and Jadd Mallard at wide receiver.

Both teams defenses feature some pretty good talent as well. So in light the contest will come down to who makes the least amount of mistakes and is able to execute at the most opportune of times.

Based on the records and also scores VALHALLA 24-17

 

SANTANA @ CHRISTIAN (GAME TO BE PLAYED AT GRANITE HILLS), 7PM

Last year these two teams met and the Patriots won convincingly in Santee 48-7. However this season both teams are quite different with graduation hitting both squads.

Both teams come into the contest having won their first two games and the previous contest both very close as each team’s game was decided by a couple of points.

The Patriots come into the contest with everyone gearing to go and also looking to knock off another East County foe as they already beat El Capitan in the season opener.

Sean Iverson for the Sultans also threw a 76-yard score in the victory last week against Serra.

Quarterback Owen Easley for Christian will look to use both his legs and arms to do damage against the Sultans.

Receiving wise the Sultans are led by Randy Smith who has hauled in 4 touchdowns including the 76-yarder last week. He also had 150 yards with 7 catches. Besides Smith the Sultans have Chaz Baker who also caught a touchdown on a nice over the shoulder stride catch last week.

If the Sultans are going to have any chance in the contest they will have to pick up the running game and also the defense will have to step things up as they did in the second half last week.

Christian on the other hand has some speedsters at the receiving position in both Bryce Riepl and Alexander Gonzalez.

Defensively the Patriots are quick and can cause turnovers as they showed against the Vaqueros as they forced four of them.

It’s a contest that might not matter come playoff time as both are in different divisions but both would love to have the victory in their pockets.

CHRISTIAN 45-24

 

SANTA FE (SANTA FE SPRINGS) @ WEST HILLS, 7 PM

The Chiefs out of Santa Fe Springs travel the long way to Santee to take on the Wolf Pack who are on somewhat of a roll having won their first two contests.

Santa Fe comes off a 27-7 loss to Crescenta Valley while the Wolf Pack comes off a 24-7 victory over Valhalla.

Offensively the Chiefs use a balanced offense as they run a lot of plays in their games. Last week they threw the ball 24 times and ran the ball 31 times.

West Hills on the other hand is led by quarterback Jordin Young who last week had over 200 total offensive yards and also threw for a score and rushed for one. Jake Maheu last week had 100 yards on the ground for the Pack.

The defense did the rest for the Pack as they limited the Norsemen to 7 points

WEST HILLS 35-10

 

SATURDAY

HONOR BOWL @ CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC

SAGUARO VS #4 HELIX, 4 PM

The #3 Sabercats out of Arizona travel to San Diego and come into the game with a 1-1 record as do the Helix Highlanders who easily defeated Arroyo Grande 34-3 last week.

Last year when the Highlanders played in the Honor Bowl it was over 100 degrees but this year the temperatures won’t be close to crazy heat of last year. Also it was their only loss of the regular season as they used it as a springboard for the rest of the year.

Saguaro is coming off a 22-12 loss to Liberty out of Nevada in which they were limited to under 200 yards of offense.

One of the big questions will be for the Highlanders is if Elelyon Noa will play as he sat out last week. However the Highlanders showed they can play without their leader and many said that it showed they were a balanced team in doing so.

One of the big leaders last week was Delshawn Traylor who scored 4 touchdowns and had 70 yards on the ground. The defense caused some havoc as Jagger Giles caused a fumble and Josh Meredith had a recovery.

As a total unit on offense the Highlanders put up about 400 yards and if they can repeat this performance they can possibly win convincingly.

Defensively the Highlanders have shown glimpses of dominance as last weeks performance showed and that will have to continue. The defense led by Michael Shawcroft and company will be up to the task as Coach Owens will have his team ready to roll.

HELIX 42-28

 

 

 

 

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