• Cryns Does it All in Victory over Gonzales

    – By Jon Charron –

    The Breakers stayed perfect in MTAL play after defeating Gonzales on Friday night 45-19. [10-23-15]

    This time, Pacific Grove used three passing touchdowns and a defensive score to do most of their damage. It seems like almost every single week, the Breakers win in a completely different manner, making it a challenge to figure out what their identity is. “We have an identity,” Breakers running back Kolby Foster said. “It’s we go out and play hard and we try to face adversity the best that we can. Sometimes unexpected things happen and you just got to step up and react to how they happen.”

    After a Kolby Foster pass break-up forced a turnover on downs, the Breakers offense started their first drive at their own 44 yard line. Five plays later Colton Moore connected with Kane Miller for an easy first touchdown of the game.

    On the Breakers next possession, they drove right down the field on eight rushing plays. In which, Uche Ebo finished the 87-yard drive with a 6-yard rushing touchdown.

    The defense was just as smooth as the offense in the first quarter, forcing Gonzales to punt on all three of their possessions.

    Down 12-0, the Spartans finally got on the board, when Logan Gomez connected with receiver Jose Espinosa for a 34-yard touchdown reception.

    Just as things started to go south for the Breakers, Noah Cryns recovered a Spartan fumble on the ensuing punt, giving them the ball on the Spartan’s 27-yard line. Four plays later, Colton Moore found Cryns on a screen, that he took in to the endzone. After completing the two-point conversion, Pacific Grove took a commanding 20-7 lead just before the half.

    To start the third quarter, the Breakers took possession at their own 21-yard line. However, Moore fumbled the ball three plays later as he was scrambling for some extra yards. Gonzales would be unable to capitalize on the turnover though, when Tyler Hawes blindsided Logan Gomez, forcing a loose ball. Dominic Prado corralled it and beat everyone to the endzone for a 51-yard touchdown.

    On Gonzales’ next possession, Marcus Mendoza somehow slipped away from the Breakers defense and sprinted down the right sideline for a 25-yard touchdown run, pulling them within 14.

    Pacific Grove would quickly regain control, when Cryns took the Moore toss and delivered a strike to Kane Miller for a 31-yard pick up. On the next play, Foster would punch it in from 3-yards out, giving the Breakers a 32-13 lead midway through the third quarter.

    After a Sam Fenstermaker interception gave the Breakers back the ball, Colton Moore got injured when he was sacked for a 6-yard loss, forcing Cryns to take over quarterbacking responsibilities.

    With a big lead and Cryns at the helm, the Breakers mainly ran a lot of option plays. However, with 5:46 left in the fourth quarter, Cryns let one fly and found Noah Ryan for the 25-yard touchdown.

    “We’ll have someone step up, if Colton can’t go,” Foster said after the game. “But I’m still optimistic that he’ll come back.”

    If Moore can’t go this week against King City, then Cryns will most likely carry the load again for the Breakers.

    Last season, the Breaker defeated King City 33-13, but this time around the Mustangs come into this game with a 3-1 league record.

    Quarterback Jacob Flores leads the Mustangs with over 1144 passing yards and 8 touchdown passes. His main weapon is receiver Jarod Davis, who has caught all 8 of Flores’ touchdown passes.

    Asked how they will prepare to go on the road next week, Foster replied, “The same way we prepare every week. We go on to the next one and prepare 100 percent for every game. It’s always the next opponent up.”

    Player of the game for the Breakers was Noah Cryns. Cryns led the Breakers on the ground with 17 carries for 129 yards. Cryns also added 1 catch for a 27-yard touchdown, and went 2-2 for 56 yards and 1 passing touchdown.

    Pacific Grove (6-1, 4-0) will next travel to King City (4-3, 3-1) on Friday, October 30, 2015. Kickoff will be a 7:30 p.m.

    Stats –

      1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Gonzales 0 7 6 6 19
    Pacific Grove 12 8 12 13 45

    Passing – Moore, C. 4-10-73-1TD; Cryns, N. 2-2-56-1TD

    Rushing – Cryns, N. 17-129; Ebo, U. 12-46-1TD; Foster, K. 6-32-1TD; Strickler, C. 1-72-1TD; Coppla, N. 6-12

    Receiving – Miller, K. 3-70-1TD; Cryns, N. 1-27-1TD; Ryan, N. 1-25-1TD; Donlan, J. 1-8

    Defense – Fenstermaker, S. INT; Prado, D. 1fmbl rec. TD; Foster, K. 1fmbl rec; Hawes, T. 1FF, 1 sack; Donlan, J. 2.5 sacks; Smith, F. 2 sacks; Wilkerson, R. 1 sack; Strickler, C. 1 sack.

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    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 26, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports

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