• Breakers Stay Undefeated in League Play

    They overcome King City Mustangs 33-13

    By Jon Charron

    If not for a pick six and a 43-yd touchdown run by King City, Pacific Grove would have had their second shutout in three weeks. Nevertheless, the Breakers were able to overcome a cold, rainy Halloween night, and defeat the Mustangs 33-13 to stay undefeated in league play. [10-31-14]

    The Breakers wasted no time on their first possession of the game, by driving the ball 78 yards in 2:44 for a touchdown, a 1-yard keeper by Anthony Coppla. On the ensuing kick-off, the Breakers attempted an onside kick and recovered it at the 50-yard line. Kolby Foster would finish the drive by taking it in from 8 yards out to put the Breakers up 12-0.

    The offense sputtered after their second touchdown and could not put any more points on the board in the first half. “We kind of shot ourselves in the foot on some penalties,” Jason Leach said of his team’s lack of scoring in the first half.

    Defensively, the Breakers continued their strong play by creating two turnovers, and holding the  Mustangs’ offense to only 7 points.

    With just under six minutes remaining in the first half, King City put together a long drive that started at their own 12-yard line. After getting the ball to the Breaker 20-yard line, the Breaker defense held strong, creating three incompletions and getting a sack to force a turnover of downs right before the half.

    To start the third quarter, King City buried themselves even deeper when they fumbled the kick-off, giving the Breakers the ball on the Mustang 22-yard line. Leach would punch it in from 4 yards to score his lone touchdown of the game. After a tipped ball landed in James Donlan’s hands on the 2-point try, the Breakers would go up 20-0.

    On King City’s next possession, Chase Barbee took the hand-off and broke loose for a 43-yard touchdown run. Taking the momentum right back, the Breakers drove right down the field and got another touchdown, this time on a Keenan Selbicky 9-yard run.

    After just giving up a touchdown to King City, John Buttrey picked the Breaker defense back up by getting his third interception of the season. Pacific Grove’s offense would reward Buttrey’s efforts when Anthony Coppla was able to find James Donlan in the back of the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown pass.

    With just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Breakers looked as though they would add to the 33 points already scored. However, Dominic Rose of King City was able to step in front of Coppla’s pass and return it 75 yards for the touchdown bringing them within 20. That is as close as the Mustangs would get though, as the Breakers were able to close out the game and get the victory.

    Leach, who rushed for 142 yards on 17 carries, said that “beating King City is always a feat, they always play us tough.” He added, “We wanted to control the game and I think we did.”

    The Breakers (7-1, 5-0) will play their last home game of the season against Greenfield (1-7, 1-4) on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

    Stats –

      1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    King City 0 0 7 6 13
    Pacific Grove 12 0 15 6 33

    Passing – Coppla, A. 4-9-70-1int-1 TD
    Rushing – Leach, J. 17-142-1 TD, Selbicky, K. 6-46-1 TD, Foster, K. 5-39-1 TD, Coppla, A. 7-32-1 TD, Buttrey, J. 3-26, Ebo, U. 2-17, Bangert, K. 1-4
    Receiving – Donlan, J. 1-15-1 TD, Leach, J. 1-33, Selbicky, K. 1-16, Ramirez, A. 1-6
    Defense – Buttrey, J. 1 INT, Ebo, U. 1 sack

    JV didn’t fare as well, losing to King City 13-0.

     

     

     

     

    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 1, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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