by Walter Bays, Oct. 9, 2015
Football fans at Carlsbad were treated to two very different games as the Lancers defeated visiting Torrey Pines 35-14. The first half was a defensive battle in which Carlsbad was 3 for 5 and 24 yards passing and 126 yards total offense, while the Falcons who were clearly missing some key players were 0 for 2 passing and just 37 yards of offense. Torrey Pines held Carlsbad to just a 7-0 deficit through special teams play, booming punts, good punt coverage, a 27 yard kickoff return by Nicholas Bradshaw, and a blocked field goal.
The second half was an offensive show. Torrey Pines had two 80 yard touchdown drives, with quarterback Caden Kelley going 7 of 9 for 160 yards, connecting with several receivers notably Michael Gadinas who had a 60 yard catch and run and a 14 yard touchdown strike. Unfortunately for Torrey Pines the Lancers must have also made second half adjustments, as QB Shea Morales completed 8 of 9 passes for 167 yards and Carlsbad picked up another 87 yards on the ground. In six second half possessions the Lancers scored four times including a 73 yard touchdown run, a 42 yard pass setting up a touchdown, and a 24 yard touchdown run.
The Falcons record falls to 1-5 as they host the 4-2 Oceanside Pirates this Friday at 7pm.
Photo / Anna Scipione
Caden Kelley to #88 Michael Gadinas for 60 yards