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October 23, 2021

King City sneaks past ‘Catz in PCAL-Cypress action | HS football roundup

MVC loses fourth straight league game; Condors fall to Pacific Grove

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High senior linebacker Matthew Flores put on quite the defensive performance with 10-plus tackles and three sacks on Friday night. 

But it wasn’t enough firepower for the Wildcatz as they were edged by King City, 7-0, in Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress Division action on Oct. 8. 

Watsonville (3-4, 1-2) had several chances to take the lead but it couldn’t cash in on the moment. The Mustangs (5-0, 2-0) posted their second straight shutout, and third one this season.

A key coaching decision came on fourth down when Watsonville attempted a fake punt that failed, giving King City the ball on the Wildcatz’s 30 yard line with 4:59 left in the final stanza. 

Scoreless after three quarters, the Mustangs finally got on the scoreboard when quarterback Jjey Martinez connected with Alexis Dedios on a 2-yard touchdown pass with 3:10 left in the game.

King City is 5-0 for the first time in nearly four decades and remains undefeated in league play. 

Watsonville will head into a bye-week to regroup before a meeting against Pacific Grove (2-2, 0-1) on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Alisal 21, MVC 6: Senior receiver Will Mesa scored the lone touchdown for the Mustangs in their PCAL Gabilan Division loss against the Trojans on Friday night.

The Mustangs (1-4, 0-4) have lost four straight since the start of league play. They will have a short turnaround to try to regroup as they host Seaside (0-6, 0-4) on Thursday at 7:30pm

The Trojans erased a six-point deficit with a pair of touchdowns from Christian Campos. Alisal (3-2, 1-2) plays at Aptos (6-1, 4-1) on Thursday 7pm

Pacific Grove 34, NMC 7: The Condors avoided their fourth shutout of the season with a late touchdown from Nico Torres in a PCAL Cypress Division loss to the Breakers on Oct. 8. 

With the loss, NMC dropped to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in league play this season. They’ve been outscored 74-7 in their past two games and have yet to win a home game this year.

The ailing Condors have been hit with numerous injuries this season, including a lineman on the second play of the game. By halftime, he needed a tight end to switch jersey numbers so he could be eligible to play on the offensive line.

NMC will try to regroup this week at King City on Friday at 7:30pm.  

Week 7 schedule

Thursday

Alisal at Aptos, 7:30pm

Seaside at MVC, 7:30pm

Friday

NMC at King City, 7:30pm

Watsonville at Pacific Grove, 7:30pm

Saturday

Pajaro Valley at Stevenson, 2pm

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