Vista Jr. Eagles midgets advance to championship game

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Vista 46, Capital Christian 6

The second-seeded Vista Jr. Eagles opened up the first round of the playoffs hosting the number-three seeded Capital Christian Cougars. The Eagles’ offense was firing on all cylinders putting up touchdowns on six of their eight possessions. The offensive line of Blake Harville, Ryan Goff, Bryler Digman, Carter King, Kellen Murphy and Noah Case dominated the trenches, allowing quarterback Aydan Edwards to go 13-of-20 in the air and throw for five touchdowns. The big target of the day was receiver Jacob Vencer, who caught three touchdown passes of 55, 80, and 30 yards. Edwards found Zach Corbitt and Ethan Menezes for two other scores. Menezes, who controlled the running game with Erik Johnson, had two scores, one by air and one via the ground. The defense, which allowed 32 points in their previous showdown with the Cougars, held them scoreless for most of the game, allowing just one touchdown late in the fourth quarter. They started off with a fumble recovery by Jack Goyeau on the Cougars’ first play of the game. Every time it looked like the Cougars were starting to get going, the defense would come up with a big play, including interceptions by Brycen Santero and Carson King. Nick Silver and Goyeau led a defense that put tremendous pressure on the Cougars. With their 46-6 victory, the Eagles will advance to the SYF championship game vs. the Jesuit Jr. Marauders Saturday. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. at Inderkum High School in Sacramento. Come on out and cheer the team on as they look to repeat their championship performance from 2015.