2012, Week 4: Vista’s 758th Game Like Only One Other!

This could become a habit.  Vista won another 2-0 game.

The Panthers defeated Torrey Pines, with a safety the only score in the game last week.

It was the second safety-only game in the 758  Vista has played since the school opened in 1937.  Not a trend, but the Panthers are working on it.

Vista last won 2-0 when they defeated Palm Springs  in 1958.

Vista has won its last two  games and scored or been credited with three points…total!

After a 1-0 forfeit victory with the automatic score over Temecula Rancho Christian, the Panthers returned and rang up a couple more  points to edge the Torrey Pines Falcons, who never, in their 39-season history,  had been in a 2-0 contest.

There have been 11 other 2-0 games in the history of teams in San Diego County or the San Diego Section, covering more than 44,000 games, dating to the first recorded contest, San Diego High versus the Naval Reserves in 1895.

The list:
1915 — Sweetwater 2, Escondido Athletic Association 0.
1919 — San Diego 2, 32nd Infantry 0.
1926 — San Diego 2, Glendale 0.
1940 — St. Augustine 2, Hoover Sophomores 0.
1958 — Vista 2, Palm Springs 0.
1963 — Point Loma 2, La Jolla 0.
1974 — Poway 2, La Jolla 0.
1978 — La Jolla 2, Lincoln 0.
1990 — Coronado 2, San Diego 0.
1997 — Calipatria 2, Wellton Antelope, Arizona, 0.
1997 — Granite Hills 2, Mt. Carmel 0.
2012 — Vista 2, Torrey Pines 0.

PASSES AND POINTS

Contrary to Vista-Torrey Pines, offense was alive and well when Valhalla took on El Toro.

Conner Manning of  El Toro threw for 613 yards and seven touchdowns as the Chargers, a 5-0, South Coast League power in the  Southern Section, defeated the Norsemen  77-46.  The 123 points by both teams are the most ever involving a San  Diego  Section team.

Rancho Bernardo and West Hills held the record with 119 points in a 71-48 R.B. playoff victory in 1999.

The San Diego County record for most points by both teams is 137, set in 1920, when San Diego High unloaded on Army-Navy, 130-7.

St. Joseph defeated Lutheran 94-76 in 2008 to set a record for most points by both teams (170)  in an 8-man game.

 OCEANSIDE STAYS NO. 1

Despite an uneven performance in the second half, Oceanside’s 23-13 victory over Poway solidified the Pirates’ lead with 22 points in the North County Times‘  Week 4 football poll.

The Pirates jumped to a 23-0 halftime lead, but the Titans finished with a strong second half.

The same teams occupy the first five positions as last week, although there was movement.  La Costa Canyon remained second, but Helix went from fourth to third and Mission Hills from fifth to fourth.

Cathedral dropped from third to fifth place, although the Dons held a 14-10 lead on the road in the second half against Vista Murrieta, a Southern Section powerhouse which overcame Cathedral 21-10.

Three 4-0 newcomers were Chula Vista (8) and Grossmont and Otay Ranch, tied for ninth.

Oceanside plays host to Mission Hills in the County’s feature game this week at the Pirates’ new on-campus stadium.

 

# Team

1st

W-L

Points

Prev#

1 Oceanside

22

3-1

261

1

2 La Costa Canyon

2

3-1

226

2

3 Helix

1

3-1

204

4

4 Mission Hills

2

3-1

189

5

5 Cathedral Catholic

0

2-2

149

3

6 Eastlake

0

3-1

127

9

7 Poway

0

2-2

85

6

8 Chula Vista

0

4-0

46

NR

9 Grossmont

0

4-0

34

NR

9 Otay Ranch

0

4-0

34

NR

Points awarded on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis

1st = 1st place votes; Prev# = Last week #

Others receiving votes (points): Valley Center (31), Olympian (26), St. Augustine (23), San Pasqual (14), West Hills (7), Torrey Pines (4), Hoover (2).

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