Football conquers Cavers

Football conquers Cavers

Omar Ortega

Senior running back Shawn Cameron blocks San Diego High football player to aide his teammate score a touchdown

Matt La Bounty, staff writer

Friday night, after recovering from last week’s loss to St. Augustine,  the Carlsbad Lancers dismantled the San Diego High school Cavers in a decisive 40-6 victory.

The Lancers came out strong scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter.  Aaryn Dorsett started the scoring off with a 42 yard touchdown. Then came two more, running back Shawn Cameron‘s 18 yard run and Evan Gaspari’s 21 yard reception.  Leaving the score 18-0 at the end of the quarter.

Only after twelve minutes of play, the Cavers seemed defeated, unable to answer the Lancers unrelenting offense.

The Lancers pushed on, tallying another 8 points from a short 8 yard connection between quarterback Christian Chapman and wide receiver Jordan Perez and a completed 2 point conversion.

As the second quarter waged on, Caver’s running back Travis Brock managed to slip through the Lancer’s defense and put 6 points on the board for San Diego.

As the half came to a close, Aaryn Dorsett outmaneuvered the Caver defense, scoring his second touchdown of the night, a 14 yard lob from Chapman.  Making the score 33-6 at half.

In the third quarter, the game began to settle down as San Diego did their best to defend their opposition.   Only allowing one touchdown from running back Shawn Cameron at the 2:30 mark, which was his second rushing touchdown of the night.

The game ended 40-6 in favor of Carlsbad with Aaryn Dorsett and Shawn Cameron leading the team in yardage with a combined 244 yards and two touchdowns each.

“The game went well, the line did a great job, and the running backs just ran the ball and made the passing game open up,” junior quarterback Christian Chapman said.

There was a drastic change in performance from the week to last, mainly being the Lancer’s execution on the field.

“We just tried to do everything we did last week but improve on it,” wide receiver Tyler Crayton said.

Seeing their home team do so well especially excited the fans.

“Our team showed character to bounce back from a tough defeat last week,” Lancer super fan Cameron Neil said. “They proved their dominance over San Diego by dropping almost 50 points.”

The Carlsbad Lancers look to take home another win against the Ramona Bulldogs on September 14 at home.