Wolfpack knocks off Etiwanda
“Every team we play is going to be as good or better than us,” according to Coach Collins. “We’ve got to be passionate and execute if we’re going to win.” Sprowls has now thrown for 1,065 yards on the season. Galland had 130 receiving yards, giving him a total of 576 through the first five games. Etiwanda was led by Thomas, who rushed for 85 yards on just six carries. Fields had 44 yards after his first five rushes, but finished the game having run for just 38 yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Brandon Fields has the best speed of anyone I’ve ever seen,” Collins marvelled. “He was the great equalizer. He’s faster than anyone we’ve ever had,” added the 11th year head coach. The Eagle ground attack came up with three big touchdown runs, one by Fontenot, one by Fields, and another by Ryan Thomas to keep the game tight. Thomas’ 61-yard run on the second play of the second half made it a 21-19 deficit. A few series’ later, Etiwanda quarterback David Vasquez found Chris Lencioni for a 2 yard touchdown pass, giving the Eagles a 25-21 lead. Claremont, by comparison, struggled to run the ball. Michael Galland, who had earlier scored on a 50-yard pass, caught a bomb for 62 yards to help set up an Aaron Brown touchdown run late in the third quarter, putting the Wolfpack up for good. Both missed key opportunities, committing a combined 18 penalties for 148 yards, and turning the ball over seven times between them. CLAREMONT – Claremont’s drive toward a fourth straight Baseline League title might not have started as smoothly as it wanted, but the Wolfpack had just enough firepower Friday night to win their homecoming game. Greg Sprowls threw for 201 yards and 4 touchdowns, and Darius Ridge had three key sacks as the Wolfpack beat Etiwanda 34-25. “It was a great game … exactly what we thought it would be,” said Wolfpack coach Mike Collins. “It was a dog fight every minute of the game.” Etiwanda (2-4, 0-1) kept things close, despite losing star tailback Allyn Fontenot early in the game to an injury. In fact, Eagle backup rusher Brandon Fields created a whole new dynamic that forced Claremont (3-3, 1-0) to make adjustments on defense.