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After blowing early lead, Olympian rallies to beat Poway

09/08/2017, 10:30pm PDT
By Oscar Terrones

CHULA VISTA, September 8, 2017 | Olympian's Donovan Bercasio runs for a touchdown after catching a p

Treyvion Davies’ 11-yard touchdown run capped a late comeback as Olympian scored a thrilling 42-41 win Friday night over short-handed Poway.

The Metro Mesa League Eagles (2-1) had to rally after squandering a 13-0 first-quarter lead.

Olympian quarterback Nico Mendoza, erratic for most of the game, delivered big plays when they mattered. He had two touchdown passes, the first to wide receiver Mikael Tyler on a 43-yard strike that him in stride. The second came early in the fourth quarter to wide receiver Isaiah Williams after the Titans (1-2) had taken a 41-28 lead.

No touchdown was bigger than Davies’ score. The running game powered the Eagles’ game-winning drive, with running back Albert Robinson breaking a tackle for a vital 13-yard carry that put the ball on the 11. Davies took care of the rest with a cut-back scamper into the end one.

The Titans came into the game severely handicapped after the flu prevented nearly half of head coach Scott Coats’ roster from playing. Coats was proud of his team’s effort in the face of adversity.

“All that matters is how we reacted,” Coats told his team after the game. “Are you going to point the finger or are you going to come together as a team.”

Poway quarterback TJ Elkinton masterfully orchestrating the Titans’ up-tempo offense, throwing for two touchdowns and running one in from 14 yards.

Terrones is a freelance writer.

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