Torrey Pines junior varsity defeats Westview at away game, 14-10


Torrey Pines JV defeated Westview away, 14-10, on Friday, Sept. 18.

The first drive featured Falcon Sully O’Brien who returned the opening kickoff 35 yards, then by ground and air, with some help from teammate Jadon Cotton, ran it in to put Torrey Pines ahead 7-0.

Westview responded with a sustained drive that stalled on a tackle by Louis Bickett and pass pressure from Ethan Choi. Their field goal attempt was blocked.

Later, with good field position on the Falcon 47, Westview moved again into field goal range on the running of Bryce Williams and quarterback Will Bensey, and nailed it. Falcons 7-3.

Torrey Pines moved with big completions to Parker Williams, and Peter Nelson. O’Brien caught a short pass coming out of the backfield, juked a couple of would-be tacklers and crossed the goal line, 14-3. Then in the last minute of the half, the Falcons starting from their own 17 tried to widen their lead and suffered an interception by Ryan McWherter, which Westview quickly turned into points of its own on a pass to Noah Cavendish. Falcons 14-10.

The second half was a defensive struggle. Torrey Pines had one good drive on the running of Jack Nelson and Peter Nelson, but despite good scrambling by quarterback Jackie Plashkes, the pass pressure finally shut down the Falcons, who turned over on downs.

Westview also had a good drive on the running of Aaron Powell and passes to Matthew DiPrima and No. 12, but were stopped in the red zone by Choi, Connor Munoz, and an unyielding Falcon defense.

As the game wound down, the teams traded interceptions. One by No. 29 put Westview on the Falcon 41 for their last chance to go ahead, a chance lost when Munoz snatched the ball on the Falcon 8.

This week, Torrey Pines hosts Poway while Westview plays at San Marcos.