San Marcos defeats Vista in CIF Football
San Marcos Knights comes back after 10-0 deficit and wins big over Vista
By David A. Willauer-Contributing Writer
San Marcos High School-San Marcos, CA-Friday, August 25, 2017-After a 2016 opening day win over the Panthers at Vista High to spoil the new football stadium along with a very key win over Vista at San Marcos in the next round in the CIF 2016 Football playoffs, after a 3 fumbles for the Knights and a good defensive effort by the Panthers that caused the turnovers and jumped out to an early 10-0 lead on Josh Sellers 23 yard field goal and Desmond Taua’s 30 yard fumble return.
In the 2nd quarter, the Knights got on the board as QB Mike Hastings (18 completions out of 33 attempts for 241 yard and 1 interception threw a 13 yard pass to Quinn Roth for a TD and came within 10-7. The Vista offense started the ball on their 32 yard line and Quinn Roth’s 23 yard fumble return for a touchdown with 2 PAT’s Good put the Knights up and led 14-10 at the half.
In the 3rd quarter the Knights took control of the game as Bill Belinski scored on a 2 yard run, Josh Barnes (7 carries for 42) scored on a 5 yard run and a 25 yard run by Ethan Cline (1 rush for 25 yards) put the Knights up 35-10 .
In the 4th Quarter after Caleb Mancini connected on a 35 yard field goal to go up 38-10 the Panthers struck back as Dan Hall (4 carries for 53 yards) scored on a 2 yard touchdown run and teammate Tyler Davies his 2nd touchdown pass as he threw a 23 yarder to the very talented Desmond Taua (1 reception for 23 yards) for 23 yard as time ran out to make the final score 38-22.
The San Marcos Knights improve to 1-0 and will be at Bonita Vista next Friday Night September 1, 2017 while Vista falls to 0-1 and will take on San Pasqual at home next Friday Night September 1, 2017 starting times for both games 7:00 pm.
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