Vista 13, Jesuit 6
The Eagles ended their 2016 season with an exciting victory. Speedster running back Jake Knorr put the Eagles on the board in the first half with a 62-yard TD run. Knorr was also a beast for the Eagles’ defense throughout the entire game. Other standout players on defense: Samir Spikes with a fumble recovery, linebacker Justen Womack and defensive linemen Lucas Garcia and Jack Granrud. Jesuit evened the score late in the fourth quarter with a touchdown run. Womack denied Jesuit's extra point. Eagles’ wide receiver Brayden Miller then took the ball on a sweep play and flew 60 yards down the sidelines to paydirt. Running back Jack Cromwell added the extra-point run, sealing the Eagles’ victory. Thank you families, coaches and cheer for your support this season.
Vista 26, Jesuit 13
The Eagles’ season-finale victory did not lack excitement. The Eagles’ offense went to work quickly with quarterback Matt Long and running backs Drew Ewey and Jasen Womack. Long scored on a QB keeper from three yards. Ewey added the extra point. Long and Johnny Koett were laying some big hits for the Eagles’ defense in the first half. Jesuit responded with a TD run and extra point, tying the game 7-7. Ewey had a three-yard TD run, followed by Taylor Allen with an extra point. The Eagles then put their passing game on display. Long hooked up with Jack Cantelme and Koett, finishing with a 10-yard TD strike to Womack. The Marauders refused to go away and took the second-half kickoff in for a touchdown. Cornerback Will Anderson had a great interception, stopping Jesuit's offense in the middle of the fourth quarter. Long punched it in from the goal line to put an exclamation point on the game and great season for the Eagles. Thank you to our coaches, parents and cheerleaders who gave such great support all season.
Jesuit 53, Vista 46
The Vista Jr. Eagles Junior Midgets capped off their season with a nail-biting battle royale with the Jesuit Jr. Marauders. Shortly after kickoff the slugfest started and it didn’t let up. Touchdowns from Jakob Hollingshaus, Nolan Goodwin, Michael Granrud, and Drew Anderson brought the normally reserved Vista crowd to their feet. Each side brought their best offense today, combining for hundreds of rushing yards. With minutes left in the game, Jesuit squeezed out the win 53-46. Thanks to Head Coach Vince Pallari and his staff for their leadership and hard work throughout the season. A final thanks to all of the parents and families who made this a great year of football.
Jesuit 47, Vista 14
The No. 2 Jr. Eagle Midgets traveled to the first-place Jesuit for their final regular season game of the year. The Eagles’ defense started off well, containing the Marauders for the first quarter with good coverage by Brycen Santero, pressure on the QB led by Nick Silver and Jack Goyeau, and an early interception by Davin Griffin. However, the Eagles struggled to stop the high-powered Jesuit offense for the remainder of the game. The Eagles had an atypical performance on offense, as they struggled to find the end zone for most of the game. The highlight of the offense came late in the fourth quarter on a 70-yard drive with key plays by Santero, running back Grant Roush, and capped off with a leaping touchdown reception by wide receiver Carson King. Special teams saw the remainder of the highlights when Zach Corbitt returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown and a blocked PAT attempt by Matt Moura. The Eagles will advance to the first round of the playoffs next weekend hosting Capital Christian at Livermore Field. Kickoff at 4 p.m.