SANTEE For the fifth year in a row, the Jack Dale Cup will reside at West Hills High. The visiting Wolf Pack came through with a 31-20 victory over crosstown rival Santana on Friday night.
Early on, West Hills was able to capitalize on the Sultans’ miscues. Santana coughed up the football three times in the first quarter alone, also throwing an interception in the second quarter.
Two plays after the first fumble, the Wolf Pack scored on a 31-yard touchdown run by Jovan Bea. Not long after that, West Hills found the end zone again, as Hayden Roach connected with Mitchell Carlin for a 25-yard touchdown pass.
Later in the first quarter, Roach found 6-foot-2 tight end Jason Villasana in traffic for a third score, giving the Wolf Pack a 21-0 lead.
Santana came into the second half hot. Workhorse running back Bobby Wallace broke through for a 6-yard touchdown run to put the Sultans on the board in the third quarter.
West Hills responded with a 20-yard Cade Weaver field goal, but Santana was determined to claw back into the game. Late in the third quarter, the Sultans scored on a touchdown pass from Josh Oedewaldt to Anders Tolhurst to make it a 24-14 game.
The Wolf Pack added another score early in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard QB sneak by Roach.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Wallace ran for his second TD for the Sultans, cutting the deficit to 31-20.
Since the rivalry’s inception in 1990, the Wolf Pack hold a 20-7 advantage over the Sultans in Jack Dale Cup games.