Woodland 15, Vista 12
The Vista Jr. Peewee Eagles took on Woodland this past Saturday in a low scoring and entertaining affair. The Jr. Eagles had a tough go of it in the first half with three promising drives stopped by turnovers. Woodland converted two of those mistakes into touchdowns to take a 15-0 lead into the locker room. The Eagles awoke in the second half with a swarming defense that held Woodland scoreless for the rest of the afternoon. Jack Granrud had several long runs for the Eagles, including two for second half touchdowns. Jordan Price added a reception and long run on offense to compliment the Eagle attack. Jacoby More turned in another terrific defensive performance with an interception to go with two pass break-ups. The Eagles fought hard and closed the gap to 15-12, but ultimately ran out of clock. The Jr. Peewee Eagles travel to Cordova next week to take on the Lancers.
Vista 29, Woodland 0
The Vista Jr. Eagles continued their balanced efforts en route to another dominant victory. The prolific offense, led by quarterback Nico Biagetti, combined for 29 points. The Eagle offensive line (Brandon Nazworth, Joseph Musk, Jack Tate, Logan Murray and Lorenzo Becerra) provided protection, giving Vista QBs adequate time to pick apart the Woodland defense. The first half was highlighted by a 44-yard touchdown run by RB Matt Werpy with great downfield blocking by Tate. Biagetti then connected with WR Cade Greenmun for a 60-yard TD down the left sideline. Vista’s defense gave the Wolves trouble throughout the game with solid pressure and devastating hits from Nazworth, Joseph Sotelo, Tate and Murray. Jasen Womack finished the game with an amazing run, cutting through Woodland’s battered defense for a 38-yard touchdown. The Eagles now begin a three-game road schedule with Cordova next weekend.
Vista 36, Woodland 0
The 12-and-under Vista Jr. Eagles are now 3-0 to open the season after another dominating performance against the visiting Woodland Jr. Wolves. Scoring on their opening five possessions, Vista had the scoreboard turned off with 3:04 remaining in the first half. The Eagles gained every yard available to them on just 18 offensive snaps with five different guys scoring touchdowns, including Jacob Florance’s first of the year and Mikey Granrud’s first on offense. On the season, nine different Eagles have scored touchdowns and Saturday’s scores were led by outstanding blocking by Mason DePetrillo, Anthony Camarillo, Camden King and Gavin Green. Defensively, the Eagles only allowed two first downs and just over 40 yards of offense. Great team defense was present all day with Logan Goldsmith, Keaton Martell, and Hunter Williams making many tackles and plays on the ball. For the season, the Eagles defense hasn’t been scored on after three games.
Vista 21, Woodland 0
The Vista Midgets earned the win after a very heated battle. The game was a back-and-forth tug of war until QB Jakob Hollingshaus found Nolan Goodwin for the first receiving TD of the game. The PAT kicked by Bryce Pando was good and the score was 8-0. Kole Simon was relentless on both sides of the ball, as he was in on several key tackles and carried the ball for another Vista TD. Other defensive standouts were Jake McKewon, Lucas Burrage, and Kai Wallen; defending Vista territory without letting Woodland score. Offensively, the QB tandem of Hollingshaus and David Clark III moved the ball up the field, throwing passes to several Eagle players including Patrick Biggs and Darion Williams, while Jackson Foster ran the ball deep into Woodland territory. The crowd was on their feet when Clark intercepted a Woodland pass and ran it back for a very exciting pick-six. Scoring the point after was set up to trick the defenders with place holder Aidan Santos passing to Sam Anderson in the end zone. The game was a battle and was won by the Jr. Eagles.