The biggest test is on the horizon for undefeated Westview after the Wolverines held Torrey Pines’ wing-T in check all night Friday in posting a 10-7 nonleague football victory at home.
By winning, Westview (4-0) set the stage for next week with a chance to post a second 5-0 start in school history at San Marcos.
The last time the Wolverines opened a season with five wins was 2008. Oceanside ended that streak.
The Wolverines scored the winning points on 5-foot-11 sophomore quarterback Beau Nelson’s 18-yard touchdown pass to Ben Ratzlaff with 2:30 to play in the third quarter. Senior linebacker David Myung’s interception set up the 7-yard drive.
Trailing 10-0, the Falcons finally scored on the first play of the fourth quarter on Caden Kelley’s 34-yard scoring strike to Tristan Alesi with 11:53 to play.
The eight-play, 90-yard march by Torrey Pines closed the deficit to 10-7.
Westview clinched the win with a 12-play drive that covered 75 yards before running out of downs at the Falcons 5 with 2:41 to play, but a fourth-down Kelley pass was knocked down to end any hope of a Torrey comeback.
Torrey Pines (1-3) had won the last three meetings and still leads the series 8-2 with the lone Wolverines win coming in 2011.
The first quarter consisted of just one drive for each team. Westview’s opening march ended at the Falcons’ 18 while Torrey Pines used up the final 6:13 of the quarter to reach the Wolverines’ 39.