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By Adam Paul

West Hills 34, Santana 7

 Santee – It was a busy day on both the East and West side of Santee as both sides of town were preparing for the big annual cross town rivalry game.

On the West side at West Hills they prepared for the KUSI PPR Alarm Clock Pep Rally in the early morning with rowdy students, while on the West side they did their thing with a little rally at lunch.

Both teams were coming into the big game in opposite directions. On one hand you had the Sultans who were coming off their victory over the Castle Park Trojans while West Hills was looking to rebound off their loss to El Centro Southwest.

However a week was a big difference for each team as the Wolf Pack in front of their crazy crowd made up of the Black-and-Blue-Crew and just took the contest by the horns on their way to the convincing 34-7 victory. The victory for the Pack was the sixth in a row and also upped the series marker to 21-8.

Taking his big star in the rivalry series was West Hills Jordin Young who on the night passed for 125 yards on 13-for-16 and a couple of touchdown strikes. He was also deadly on the ground out of the option as he finished with 66 yards on 13 carries including a 14-yard score.

Coming off the JV team that finished 9-0-1 last season, Young looked to make his mark and many people were not sure what to expect as in the first game of the season he only passed for 47 yards with three completions.

“He threw very well tonight.” Ash said. “If he can go 13-for-16, that is a great game. It isn’t something he will do every week but I do expect him to run well as he showed tonight.”

The Wolf Pack offense was completely different this week than the previous week in which they were pretty much shut down. West Hills took advantage of their opportunities as they were able to score on six of seven possessions. They scored on their first four possessions.

Do it all Cade Weaver who not only catches but kicks extra points caught four balls for fifty yards which including half of that coming on a touchdown score. His legs did the job as well as he was 4-of-4 on PATs and also kicked FGs of 28 and 30 yards respectively.

“Santana is our rival school and we don’t ever want to lose to them.” Weaver said. “Taking the Cup home is the greatest feeling ever. It puts our class in the record books. Another plaque on top.”

It wasn’t just the offense that had a big game but also the Wolf Pack defense as they limited Santana quarterback Josh Oedewaldt to 47 yards on 7-of-15 passing. The previous week against Castle Park he had tallied 283 yards as the offense clicked for over 500 as a unit.

Santana looking for a spark put in the relief late in the game. In came Ryan Jaggard who finished 2-of-5 including a TD score to Colton Snipes.

The run game was limited on the night as well as Dale Genshaw had only 26-yards. On the night the Sultans only mustered 69-total rushing yards.

West Hills actually led 20-0 at the break which included a 30-yard field goal to end the half.

The Sultans were not able to put points on the board until 2:45 remaining in the contest.




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