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Point Loma handles Olympian for third straight win

09/22/2017, 10:05pm PDT
By Ed Wehde

Point Loma jumped to a 28-point, second-quarter lead, then outlasted visiting Olympian 38-28 in a nonleague football game Friday.

After the Eagles got to within 10 points midway through the fourth quarter, they were again driving when Pointers sophomore Tristan Shafer grabbed the team’s second interception of the night, and Point Loma was able to run out the clock.

“We knew they’re a good team,” Pointers coach Mike Hastings said. “They have some athletes over there. We knew it was going to be a close game. Even up by 28, we knew we had to keep fighting because they weren’t going to quit.

The Pointers (3-2), who have a bye next week before starting Western League play in two weeks, won their third straight.

“We feel pretty confident,” Point Loma senior Josh Bell said. “We started off the year against two really good opponents. We competed with them, but now our team is really hitting its stride.”

Bell ran for two scores and 108 of the Pointers’ 359 rushing yards. Senior Malik Moore had a game-high 139 rushing yards, including a 90-yard TD run, and senior quarterback Kyle Brady ran for 82 yards and a 59-yard touchdown and threw for 183 yards and another score.

The Eagles (3-2) saw their two-game winning streak snapped. They were led by senior quarterback Nico Mendoza, who threw for 205 yards and two TDs — both to senior Isaiah Williams, who caught 10 passes for 120 yards. After hitting on just one of his first seven passes, Mendoza completed 18 of his final 23.

Wehde is a freelance writer.


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