Eagles Soar to New Heights on Senior Day
By Andrew Smith
San Diego (10/24/2015) – For those who aren’t familiar with Santa Fe Christian, it may come as a shock that they broadcast their games online at SFCTV.net (all right reserved). What’s even more breaking news is that for the first time in their 10-year broadcast career they actually made a bright insight when they proclaimed, “It doesn’t matter who we were going to play today…it was the wrong day to mess with the Eagles.”
That proclaiment couldn’t be heard any louder after 21 junior starters laid an absolute beat down on the reigning Coastal League champs with an authoritative 51-8 victory over Bishop’s on “Senior Day.”
““It was a huge win for us and it just brings us more motivation going into next week’s game against La Jolla Country Day,” said GAVIN DILL after registering 3.5 of the Eagles’ 10 quarterback sacks on the day. “They were a good team and we had extra motivation form last year’s 35-3 loss…so revenge and playing for a league title this year was definitely on our minds.”
The opening drive for the Knights (4-4, 1-1 Coastal League) began with such promise as they gained 33 yards on six plays, but little did they know that was quietly going to be the end of the road for them.
“We put in a lot of hard work and perparation this week at practice to get this win,” quarterback CONNOR WHITTON admitted. “Our coaches crafted a perfect game plan and everyone did a great job of executing it.”
Whitton scored the game’s first touchdown on a quarterback sneak, but the flood gates were left wide open after that. HANK ONTIVEROS had a pair of rushing touchdowns and R.J. WALKER added another. DEMITRI WASHINGTON also had a big day on defense forcing the Knights’ QB to scramble on what seemed like every single down.