David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer-Chick Embry Field at Wilson Stadium-Escondido High School-Escondido, CA: After 9 straight losing seasons from 2010 to 2018 and 4 under current head football coach Jud Boardman, the football tradition is back!
The Cougars prowl once again and the offense proved themselves today on Chick Embry Field at Wilson Stadium. Quarterback Rob Ramo’s rushed for 50 yards scored 2 touchdowns of 3 and 2 yards each and passed for 76 yards to wide receiver Tajae Brooks (130 yards catching), Josue Flores 30 yards field goal. Pacing (6-4) Escondido High School to a 31-7 over their school rival Caimans of Classical Academy at 5-5.
Jud Bordman on the win over Classical Academy: “Tonight vs. Classical Academy our squad hadn’t turned the ball over 10 times in the last 2 games but our defense played well. “We did great at managing tonight’s game on both sides of the football.” “Rob Ramos is a good athlete as our 3 year starting quarterback, he makes good reads and did a good job at scrambling in the end zone along with the 76 yard throw to Tajae Brooks. The way how he executed the play and looked for him at the right time for the score. I give credit to our offensive line protecting our runners and passers throughout the game.”
” James Duncan is a good athlete and does well under pressure plus a good size at 6’5″ with a good arm.” “Coming up we have top seed Santana and they had a great season, they are coached well. We have to get healed up and do our homework to prepare for the Sultans.”
For the Caimans of Classical Academy quarterback James Duncan threw for 122 yards including a 15 yard strike to Max Brown. Luke Mizel led in rushing with 73 yards and 70 yards receiving.
This was Escondido’s first CIF First Round win since 2009 when Paul Gomes was the head football coach and they defeated Mira Mesa 47-21 score. That year in the quarter final round of the CIF Division Tournament we fell short to Eastlake 35-14.
This game is a part of the “2019 CIF SAN DIEGO SECTION FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS – DIVISION IV” tournament.
The Vista (CA) varsity football team has a home playoff game vs. Christian (El Cajon, CA) on Friday, November 15 @ 7pm in Vista.
This game is a part of the “2019 CIF SAN DIEGO SECTION FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS – DIVISION II” tournament.