Fri, Sep 14 2012 02:31 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents
The offensive yardage compiled by Otay Ranch in last Friday’s non-league game at Mt. Miguel was not overly excessive: 138 passing yards and 130 rushing yards. But what the Mustangs did was capitalize on turnovers en route to posting a 37-12 victory and a 2-0 start to the 2012 season.
In all, Otay Ranch collected five turnovers and three sacks.
Chris Martin and Jeremy Gula each picked off passes, while Gula, Deondric Cunningham and Rasheed Farha each made fumble recoveries. Jordan Peterson, Cunningham and Angel Tegardine each had one sack.
Martin scored two touchdowns — one receiving and another on a 51-yard return of an onside kick. He also had one 49-yard kick-off return and returned three punts for 34 yards. He also punted four times for a 38-yard average.
His teammates were equally busy.
Anthony Williams rushed for 93 yards on 21 carries and scored twice. Quentin Bell also scored on a 36-yard pass play.
Quarterback Kyle Hawkins competed seven of 14 passes for 138 yards; he also rushed five times for 25 yards. Martin had two catches for 50 yards; Bell had four receptions for 69 yards.
Andres Burgoin kicked a 40-yard field goal and also tacked on four extra-point conversions to round out the Mustangs’ scoring.
Justin Doton led the visitors with nine tackles.
Otay Ranch, with two victories against quality opponents in hand, now travels to take on a Mar Vista team coming off a 35-7 non-league victory at Serra.
The Mariners (1-1) rushed for 267 yards. Landon Clark completed both passing attempts he made on the evening for touchdowns while also adding a rushing score.
Clark threw TD passes of 39 yards to Kenny Nieves and 50 yards to Steven Contreras. Nieves rushed nine times for 103 yards.
Keevin Moore scored on a two-yard run and Alejandro Akerlundh returned an intercepted pass 42 yards for another MV touchdown.
In Otay Ranch’s 2-0 start, Williams has rushed for 246 yards and scored four touchdowns while the Mustang defense has recorded six sacks.
Around the South Bay: Eagles, Crusaders stay unbeaten
•Olympian upped its record to 2-0 by downing visiting Pt. Loma 38-10. Christopher Humphrey passed for 145 yards and two touchdowns — both to Sergio Bailey (five catches, 136 yards) — while Benito Montano scored one rushing touchdown and Christein Humphrey (55 yards) and Rey Osuna (80 yards) both had interception returns. Angel Garcia had a 26-yard field goal and converted five PATs.
•Mater Dei Catholic (2-0) remained undefeated after topping visiting Escondido Charter, 44-6, in a non-league match-up. Alonzo Aluza scored two rushing touchdowns, while brother Sebastian scored once, quarterback Joe Legrete threw for one score (to Iman Chatman-Dixon) and ran for another to build a 34-0 first quarter lead. The hosts then added a field goal and interception return.
•Eastlake (1-1) picked up its first win of the season, 42-0, over host Scripps Ranch as Isiah Olave scored three times on runs, Aaron Baltazar scored twice (including a 40-yard punt return) and Pete Nelson hauled in a 57-yard scoring pass from Arnett Klugh.
•Castle Park won its first game of the season by munching on visiting Instituto Mexico, 65-9, behind three touchdowns by Daniel Hernandez (12 carries, 88 yards), two by Aaron Leon and one each by David Anderson, Adrian Tolbert, Rey Garza, Jordan Danielson (five carries, 99 yards) and Angel Juarez. QB Juan Luna passed for 153 yards and three TDs and also kicked nine PATS and teed up eight kickoffs. The Trojans (1-1) had three sacks and one fumble recovery.
•San Ysidro’s David Diaz passed for 120 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 92 yards and scored three times to lead the Cougars (1-1) to a 47-19 victory against the visiting Rock Academy. SY had 368 rushing yards — 153 by Michael Thomas. John Crowder and Gilbert Suarez each caught scoring passes while Lonnie Hester and Thomas also scored rushing TDs.
•Bonita Vista (1-1) fell from the ranks of the unbeaten despite 190 passing yards by Austin Kane and touchdowns by Atal Khaliq and Francisco Valdez in a 40-14 non-league loss at Lincoln. Turnovers, however, stung the Barons.
PREP FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD
Friday, Sept. 7
Chula Vista 42, Sweetwater 14
Eastlake 42, Scripps Ranch 0
Mar Vista 35, Serra 7
Mater Dei Catholic 44, Escondido Charter 6
Otay Ranch 37, Mt. Miguel 12
San Ysdiro 47, Rock Academy 19
Castle Park 65, Instituto Mexico 9
Olympian 38, Pt. Loma 10
Lincoln 40, Bonita Vista 14
El Cajon Valley 30, Montgomery 7
Patrick Henry 17, Hilltop 0
Holtville 21, Southwest 19
Mojave 54, Lutheran 36
Saturday, Sept. 8
Chula Vista Calvary Christian Academy 47, Lake Mead Academy 0
Faith Baptist (Canoga Park) 42, Ocean View Christian Academy 14
Thursday, Sept. 13
Chula Vista Calvary Christian Academy 46, San Diego Jewish Academy 3
Friday, Sept. 14
Lutheran at Julian, 3 p.m.
Borrego Springs at Ocean View Christian Academy, 4 p.m.
Chula Vista at Hilltop, 7 p.m.
Bonita Vista vs. Grossmont at Otay Ranch High School, 7 p.m.
El Camino at Olympian, 7 p.m.
Otay Ranch at Mar Vista, 7 p.m.
San Diego at Castle Park, 7 p.m.
St. Augustine at Mater Dei Catholic, 7 p.m.
Foothills Christian at San Ysidro, 7 p.m.
Eastlake at Escondido, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater at Monte Vista, 7 p.m.
Montgomery at San Marcos, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs. Rock Academy at Helix High School, 7 p.m.
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