For openers, the Grossmont Foothillers played nearly perfect football Friday night at Patrick Henry.
Fact is, the Foothillers scored 52 points — all in the first half. The game ended with a running clock in the second half, and the game ended with a 52-27 Grossmont victory.
Not surprisingly the star of the show for the Foothillers was senior quarterback Anthony Lawrence, who completed 16-of-26 passes for 252 yards and five touchdowns, and also ran for a sixth. He never touched the ball in the second half.
It took Grossmont less than two minutes to take a 14-0 first-quarter lead.
The Foothillers pounded out a 35-14 lead by the close of the first period. The first half took one hour and 45 minutes.
Grossmont’s Christian Brooks caught a team-leading nine passes for 149 yards and a touchdown.
J.T. Barnes caught three passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns, and closed the Grossmont scoring with a 38-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.
Granted, it’s only one game, but the Foothillers have definitely established themselves as one of East County’s best, if not the best team.
Of course, Grossmont coach Tom Karlo isn’t ready to do any bragging just yet.
Patrick Henry quarterback Morgan Hatch played the whole game and completed 21-of-47 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns.