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LA MESA – On the season the offense for the Grossmont Foothillers has been really hot. In fact, it has been so hot that a few have said it is possible that not even the best defense in the county could stop it.

So far on the season, the Hillers have scored 43, 59, 52, and now 38 points vs Valley View on Friday night. Not only have the points been plentiful but so has the yardage as they broke the total offense record (It was broken 8 days later by the Bishop’s).

On the night against Valley View the Hillers tallied up 38 points and 436 yards which would be a great performance for most high school offenses but for Grossmont, they can do that with a running clock and no starters in for most of the second half.

Grossmont would get the scoring started a few minutes into the contest with an 18-yard touchdown run by Jaime Odom. An Axel Gonzalez 38-yard field goal and an Odom to Brody Schicker 37-yard connection made the game a 17-0 one after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Hillers would extend their lead when Jahmal Nevels scored from 1-yard out, Odom and Robert Tucker also would add rushing TDs. They would continue their scoring attack and go onto lead 38-0 at the break.

With Madison looming in the wings the Hillers after a long missed field goal would bring in the backups as they didn’t want any pointless injuries.

On the night the offense was led by Odom who finished 14-of-20 for 220 yards and ran for 57 yards on 5 carries and scored twice. His main targets were Schicker who hauled in 5 balls for 87-yards and a TD and Adam Richmond who caught 3 passes for 60-yards.

On the ground, Tucker who racked up serious yardage the week before finished with 92 yards and a touchdown and caught 3 passes for 44 yards.

It wasn’t just the offense of the Hillers that carried them to the victory but also the defense had a hand in the shutout which is rare these days especially with the type of offense ran.

With a high powered offense and a defense who can shut out teams and slow them down, they look like a dangerous team not only in East County but in the entire county. Voters have shown how dangerous Grossmont is by voting them #8 in the Union-Tribune poll and will likely be #7 or maybe #6 in Monday’s poll.

Grossmont will have a great chance next week to show voters and the county that they are just as dangerous as people think when they take on a top 15 team in Madison.



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