Vista Jr. Eagles vs. Del Campo Jr. Cougars
Del Campo 27, Vista 0
The Vista Jr. Peewee Eagles took on a talented Del Campo squad that controlled the game throughout the day. The Del Campo rushing attack was strong, but mitigated by a strong Eagle defense led by Brody Layton, who had several unassisted tackles in the second half to keep Del Campo’s attack at bay. In the end, the Eagles competed valiantly but fell short.
Vista 28, Del Campo 12
Hard work and preparation paid off, as the Eagles defeated the previously undefeated Del Campo Jr. Cougars. Special teams made a huge difference, starting with Will Greene taking the opening kickoff 76 yards to set up a nine-yard TD run by Jasen Womack. Jack Tate had an impressive blocked punt deep in Cougar territory, and the kicking tandem of Nico Biagetti and Trevor Kaestner went two-for-four on PATs. The Eagles’ run game was established early on behind the offensive line of Brandon Nazworth, Logan Murray, Joseph Musk, J. Tate and Aschlei Andrade. Receivers Carson Ward and Carson Anglesey provided great downfield blocking, and J. Womack scored his second TD on a 43-yard tightrope run down the left sideline. Matt Werpy had a fantastic cutback run of 45 yards to score again for the Eagles, and Josiah Ramos grinded out the yards up the middle, including a four-yard TD run of his own. Defensively, J. Ramos and M. Werpy combined for many tackles and contributed to Vista’s defensive prowess. B. Nazworth was a beast on both sides of the ball, and had a devastating quarterback sack in the fourth quarter. Will Anderson delivered some devastating hits, while also accounting for 68 yards in total offense. Brenden Miller battled at cornerback and made several great stops. L. Murray helped set the defensive tone with many great stops at middle linebacker, and Justen Womack made a huge interception to stop a Cougar drive. The 28-12 win for the Eagles moves them into first place, as they head to Nevada Union for the final game of the regular season.
Vista 30, Del Campo 16
Vista Jr. Eagle fans were treated to a phenomenal athletic competition on Saturday at Livermore Field. The undefeated Jr. Cougars from Del Campo challenged the Jr. Eagles in all three phases of the game in this battle to decide the regular season league champion. Turnovers and miscues plagued the Jr. Eagles early, allowing the Jr. Cougars to take the early 8-0 lead. A 30-yard touchdown reception by Camden King tied the game at eight and was the first touchdown given up by the Jr. Cougars this season. The Jr. Eagle defense led by Mason Starkey, Max Vota, Mikey Granrud and Matt Long held the Jr. Cougars to just one touchdown and delivered six sacks on the day. Vota and Long were at it again on special teams when Vota blocked a punt which was scooped and scored for 40 yards by Long. Behind the steady offensive line of Anthony Camarillo, Nick Alkire and Mason DePetrillo, the offense got it going in the second half, scoring twice with the go-ahead score coming on a creative play with a pass from Long to Lyam Edwards. Down by two scores, the Jr. Cougars went to the air only to be intercepted twice in the fourth quarter by Krew Santero and Logan Goldsmith to seal the win and the regular season league championship for the Jr. Eagles.
Vista 51, Del Campo 14
The Vista Midgets took the field for the last home game as a Jr. Eagles. The players along with their parents gave an emotional start to what would become the last home win for the boys who have played their hearts out each and every game. Offense got off to a quick start moving the ball down the field, capped off by a rushing TD by Jackson Foster. David Clark showed off his running skills as well, as the Eagles took an early lead. The Vista offense was ready for the challenge, led by Jack Ratto, Jake McKewon, and Darion Williams. Adam Bridge rushed for a TD behind a huge block made by Williams. Joe Carrera and Ryan Koenig were in on several key tackles to make way for TDs by Kole Simon, Foster, and Williams. Moving the ball effectively was Drew Anderson, Kai Wallen, Jadon Wallen along with the one-hand grab made by Sam Anderson, and a TD reception by Gio Uribe and Nolan Goodwin. The defense held strong against the Cougar attack. Standouts were Matt Baird, Patrick Biggs, and Maverick Smith with key defensive stops. The 7-0 Eagles head to Nevada Union next Saturday to complete the regular season.