Fri, Oct 18 2013 12:11 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents
In a key Metro-Mesa League contest with Division I playoff berth implications, the visiting Olympian Eagles out-dueled the Otay Ranch Mustangs, 37-14, to go up 1-0 in league play.
The victory was the second for Olympian in as many meetings with Otay Ranch in the teams’ fledgling O’s Bowl rivalry series.
“It was an excellent second half and a big team win for us,” noted Eagles head coach Paul Van Nostrand, whose team broke a 14-14 halftime standoff with 23 second-half points.
Olympian (5-2 overall) controlled the ground game with 289 total yards on 37 carries, led by Will Lampkin with nine carries for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
Manny Rodriguez continued his strong start to the season by rushing nine times for 104 yards; he also had one catch for 71 yards.
Rodriguez proved to be a catalyst with two touchdowns for Olympian, including a 70-yard rushing score.
Eagles quarterback Gary Cannon also scored on a one-yard run.
The Mustangs (1-5) carved out an early 14-7 lead on a pair of scoring passes from Damien Wyzkowski — a 24-yarder to Malik Williams and a 40-yarder to Quentin Bell.
Castle Park 63, Southwest 32
The visiting Trojans (3-3) scored six rushing touchdowns, including two each by Mylik Steen (eight carries, 75 yards) and Jordan Danielson (six carries, 67 yards). Eric King (five carries, 107 yards) and Fernando Vieyra (13 carries, 93 yards) each scored one rushing touchdown.
Danielson also completed four of 10 passing attempts for 135 yards and a touchdown to Adrian Tolbert (two catches, 105 yards). Castle Park’s strength was its ground attack with 367 rushing yards.
The Trojans scored nine touchdowns in the game, adding kick-return scores by Steen (one for 101 yards) and Felipe Liborio, who also booted nine PATs in the non-league contest. The CP defense amassed three sacks and two interceptions.
Southwest dropped to 0-6 on the season.
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