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Eagles blast Wildcats in second quarter

11/21/2013, 11:25pm PST
By John Maffei

San Pasqual seals win with 28-point barrage.

— For the second year in a row, the El Camino football team traveled 30 miles east to San Pasqual for a San Diego Section quarterfinal playoff game.

The result was the same as San Pasqual scored five times in the first half, two aided by El Camino turnovers, en route to a 42-9 Division I victory Thursday.

The top-seeded Eagles (10-1) host Carlsbad on Wednesday night. El Camino’s season ends at 5-7.

San Pasqual’s defense held El Camino to a field goal until a sloppy, end-of-the-game drive. El Camino rushed for just 62 yards and passed for 96.

“The game plan was to get in their face, be physical and play smash-mouth football,” said San Pasqual defensive end Michael Andrade. “They played us tough last season, so we didn’t overlook El Camino, not in the least.”

San Pasqual linebacker Kyle Hendrickson was all over the field, making 12 tackles to go along with a sack.

Andrade had two sacks while Blaise Wier added two and Jack Hofstetter one. Hofstetter added an interception.

“We owe it all to the Doggies (San Pasqual’s term for its defensive linemen),” Hendrickson said. “They got a great push up front and made it easy for the linebackers.

“We played our kind of football. We trusted one another. Defense wins championships.”

San Pasqual led 7-0 after the first quarter, but the Eagles put up 28 points in the second 12 minutes.

Peter Ricardez started the onslaught by scoring his second touchdown of the night on a 2-yard run, and, after the Wildcats fumbled a punt away at their 10, Grant Huffman sped in from three yards out.

“That was a real good effort,” said San Pasqual coach Tony Corley.

“We had a bye last week, and as a coach you’re always afraid you’ll lose momentum. But I could tell Tuesday we were ready to play.

“El Camino is a big, physical team, but our group has been together a long time — some since Pop Warner. They really trust each other.”

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