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La Costa Canyon jumps to early lead and never lets up

09/23/2016, 11:20pm PDT
By Terry Monahan

Carlsbad broke out new white helmets to play crosstown rival La Costa Canyon, but the move backfired.

La Costa Canyon scored on the game’s first two possessions and never looked back during a 21-0 victory over the Lancers on Friday night in what turned into a defensive struggle most of the game.

The Avocado League win, which handed the Mavericks the Rotary Cup, ended two years of Carlsbad wins in the series.


Carlsbad still holds a slim 12-9 lead in the series.

La Costa Canyon (3-2, 1-0) needed four plays on the opening drive before Karson Lippert ran 13 yards for a touchdown after Brett Peuschel’s 58-yard run set it up.

On the following drive by Carlsbad (1-4, 0-2), LaQuan Carroll blocked a punt, recovered it at the Lancers 10 and ran it in for a 14-0 lead with 8:59 left in the first quarter. 

Carlsbad handed the Mavericks a gift with a 14-yard punt to the LCC 45.

After losing three yards on the first play of the drive, the Mavs hit the end zone on Zachary Goodkin raced 58 yards on the first play of the second quarter, pushing the lead to 21-0.

Those two long 58-yard runs gave the Mavs 147 rushing yards at halftime en route to a 174-67 edge in total offense.

Carlsbad had just 67 yards by halftime and 139 for the entire game. In fact, the Lancers had one first down in the second half and four for the game.

Both teams have a bye next week.

Monahan is a freelance writer.

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