• Breakers put on show for homecoming

    By Jon Charron

    The Pacific Grove Breakers dominated the Marina Mariners in all phases of the game Friday night, winning their homecoming game 48-7. [10-10-14]

    After scoring only 7 points two weeks ago against Hilmar, the Breakers have put up 75 points in their last two games. The offense is putting up enormous numbers, but senior running-back Jason Leach says, “Defense wins champions.” After giving up only 6 points against Soledad, they gave up 8 to the winless Mariners. “I like the way they set the tone,” Leach said about his defenses’ performance over the last two games. The defense helped to set that tone, as they held Marina’s offense to only 38-yards of total offense in the first half. The Mariners didn’t even have a first down until midway through the second quarter.

    Jason Leach led the way in the first half, when four plays into the game he took the hand-off from Anthony Coppla and ran it 67-yards for the touchdown. On the Breakers next possession, Leach scored his second touchdown of the game from 69-yards out to give the Breakers a 14-0 lead. Pacific Grove’s defense then forced another three and out, resulting in yet another Marina punt. On the ensuing Mariner punt, John Buttrey fielded the kick from the 50-yard line, followed his blockers down the right sideline and in for the score. The Breakers next possession ended with a 3-yard touchdown run by Noah Cyrns to give them a 28-0 lead early in the second quarter.

    Midway through the second quarter, Marina finally got a first down and showed some life. However, the Breaker defense came through and forced a turnover on downs. The very next play, Leach took the hand-off and raced 61-yards for his third rushing touchdown of the game. “It’s all about execution, not making any mistakes, and continuing to get better,” Leach said on his teams’ 34-0 halftime lead.

    Marina’s only solid drive of the game came at the start of the third quarter, when they drove the ball 80-yards for the touchdown, a 37-yard scamper by running back Anthony Silva. That would not last long however, as Pacific Grove put together a nice 74-yard drive that was finished off by a 6-yard touchdown pass from Colton Moore to Anthony Ramirez. The Breaker defense then created three turnovers in the second half, capped off by Noah Ryan’s interception that he returned for a 40-yard touchdown.

    The Breakers (4-1, 2-0) will play their next game at home against Stevenson (3-1, 1-1) on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

    Stats –

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Marina 0 0 8 0 8
    Pacific Grove 21 13 7 7 48

    Passing – Moore, C. 3-4-14-1td, Coppla, A. 1-2-10

    Rushing – Leach, J. 6-147-3td, Ebo, U. 5-76, Cryns, N. 4-7-1td, Selbicky, K. 1-21

    Receiving – Ramirez, A. 1-6-1td, Cyrns, N. 1-10, Boatman, N. 1-6, Stokes, D

    Defense – Ryan, N. 1int-1td, Cabrera, J. 1int, Ebo, U. 1fum.rec.

    Special Teams – Buttrey, J. punt ret. td

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 11, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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