2013, Week 5: Decks Cleared for Oceanside-Mission Hills

North County’s game of the year is  Friday night, when  Oceanside and Mission Hills, ranked 1-2 in the UT-San Diego football voting, will roll in the dirt for more than just neighborhood bragging rights.

Mission Hills (4-0), which  became a San Diego Section force under former Vista coach Chris Hauser, seeks its first-ever win over John Carroll’s Pirates (3-1). Oceanside holds a 5-0-1 advantage in a series that has been played regularly since 2009.

The teams tied 10-10 in 2011 and Oceanside has  beaten the Grizzlies in Section finals in 2007 and 2010 and in the semifinals in 2009.  The Pirates have had an average scoring advantage of 31-12 and outscored their Highway 78 rivals 185-76.

Another big game will match Cathedral and Southern Section power Murietta Vista Murietta.

The Broncos, Riverside County’s premier team and a Southern Section power, have victories of 66-28 over Downey, 52-13 over Yucaipa, and 69-21 over Redlands East Valley.

Cathedral is 2-1 and figures to be Murietta’s biggest test in the regular season.

The Top 10 still is the same at the top, but San Pasqual (4-0), and Eastlake (3-1) have been coming on.

Team/1st Place Votes in ( ) 2013 Record Points* Last Week
1 Oceanside (25) 3-1 304 1
2 Mission Hills (6) 4-0 292 2
3 Helix 3-1 227 4
4 San Pasqual 4-0 180 5
5 Eastlake 3-1 159 8
6 Cathedral 2-1 140 6
7 St. Augustine 3-1 127 7
8 Madison 3-1 92 3
9 Ramona 4-0 83 9
10 Carlsbad 4-0 71 10
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2 Responses to 2013, Week 5: Decks Cleared for Oceanside-Mission Hills

  1. Jasen Boyens says:

    Note: Vista Murrieta Broncos. The Nighthawks play for Murrieta Valley.
    This week the Broncos are the #1-ranked team in the Southern Section.

    Mission Hills will have a very difficult time with Oceanside, the Pirates are by far the best team in San Diego. The Open Division will be interesting come playoff time, hopefully the Grizzlies get a fair shake from the seeding committee.

    Thanks for your excellent website!

    • Rick says:

      Thank you. I’ll make the correction. I picked Mission Hills No. 1 in my preseason poll and I figure I have to stick with the Grizzlies until they lose one. Oceanside appears to have hit its stride. We’ll see this week.

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