EC Preps





When doing the season previews and watching some of the Wolf Pack’s practices you could see something was different about this year’s squad. It was something that a finger couldn’t be put on.

But a new perspective was given after talking to both veteran players Jordin Young who is in his second year at the helm and a senior and also Hunter Gauthier a target for Young and also is a senior. That new perspective and attitude was that they were a pretty good team and one to not overlook. This perspective and a new attitude for the Pack has shown quite formidable as they have now opened the season with three straight victories.

The Chiefs from Santa Fe High out of Santa Fe Springs didn’t know what hit them as Young and company barraged them out of the double-wing attack that head coach Casey Ash loves to run.

With his night, Young who accounted for five touchdowns which included three rushing and two passing showed why he shouldn’t be overlooked in the conversation of top quarterbacks in the East County.

Photo Gallery for purchase of the Santa Fe – West Hills game from Alejandro Oceguera Photography

One of those touchdowns came early to start the scoring as Young was able to scamper his way up the middle for a 24-yard keeper.

Jordin Young looking for more

Not to be outdone by the offense the Pack defense decided they wanted in on the act and they were able to contribute to the scoring as they procured a safety by Austin Ruiz-Castaneda. Leading, Young, and the offense went back to business and again he was able to find his way to the house as he zipped his way through the Chiefs defense for a 68-yard touchdown and a 16-6 lead.

West Hills would again get the ball back and again take advantage and march down the field where Young would find Kole Klingerman for a 26-yard touchdown strike. The touchdown catch by Klingerman wasn’t your average run of the mill simple catch but a SportsCenter worthy top 10 play consideration.

The catch by Klingerman was a Top 10 highlight-worthy catch due to the fact that the ball would bounce off the defender’s helmet while Klingerman would reach over the defender from behind and would catch the ball off the deflection.

While this crazy touchdown catch by Klingerman would bring out the loud roar of the Wolf Pack faithful they would have more to cheer about as the defense again came up big by forcing a turnover. The turnover would lead to another Wolf Pack score, this time on a Young 1-yard plunge for his third rushing on the night to give West Hills a 30-6 lead heading into intermission.

Young in the second half would throw another touchdown pass as he found Brycen Williams on a 10-yard haul to extend the lead 37-6.

The Pack’s defense came up big against Chiefs as they were able to harass their quarterback all night long and accumulate multiple sacks.

Not only did the defense dominate but the offense was able to put up some nice numbers as well which included Young rushing for over 100 yards for the third straight game.

Next week the Wolf Pack travel down South to take on the Spartans of Chula Vista who are considered a top contender in Division IV.



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