San Juan Hills turned in
another winning performance with a strong second-half that sent Marina
High School of Huntington Beach to defeat. The Stallions were the opponent
on the night when Marina became more
famous for its homecoming queen than anything it has done on the field
Score: San Juan Hills 51, Marina 7
Key Stats: Senior quarterback Jacob Gibson completed 15 of 21 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns. Junior Mike Miscione carried nine times for 132 yards, averaging nearly 15 yards per carry, and scored twice. Gibson's passing yardage and Miscione's rushing yardage were season highs for each.
Pivotal Moment: San
Juan Hills, up 15-7 at halftime, scored on a 26-yard touchdown run by Brad
Kremer in the third the third quarter. But the killer came less than two
minutes later, when Miscione peeled off an 80-yard score for a three touchdown
lead. Marina hadn't scored more than three touchdowns this season.
did a nice job of mixing up their blitz packages and we needed to settle down
and pick them up," San Juan Hills coach Aaron Flowers told the
Orange County Register. "We did a good job of figuring that out in
the second half.”
Records: San Juan Hills (4-0), Marina (1-3)
Notes: San Juan Hills played a minor role in history. The Stallions were the opponent on the night Marina crowned a transgender girl its homecoming queen. … San Juan Hills is the last undefeated team from the Sea View League. … The Stallions gained 567 yards, while allowing 303. … The 51 points scored by the Stallions was, incredibly, not the season high; they scored a 52-40 victory over Thousand Oaks in their opener. … They scored 48 last week against Artesia. … Gibson threw touchdown passes of 16 yards to Matt Mucerino, 34 to Kolton McCluskey, and 78 to Jordan Pape. … Ryan Hayes scored on a 43-yard run for the Stallions. … William Blum and Curren Lapes had big nights for San Juan Hills' defense. Blum had 13 tackles and Lapes 10, including two tackles for loss—one a sack. … SJH had seven sacks, including three by senior Blake Berman. … San Juan Hills plays host to Fullerton (4-0) on Friday in the Stallions' homecoming game.