DP Quarterback Jake Ramirez scores in the Chargers victory over Santa Barbara HS on Saturday. Dos Pueblos clinched at least a tie for the League Title with the win. (Photo Courtesy-Noozhawk Sports)
Athletic Department Announcements
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Charger Outstanding Performances and Results
Despite turning the ball over three times and giving up two defensive touchdowns in the first quarter, Dos Pueblos rode their offensive and defensive lines and took down rival Santa Barbara 31-19 on Saturday at La Playa Stadium to take over sole possession of first place in the Channel League.The win was an extra special win for Dos Pueblos (8-1, 3-0), who fell to Santa Barbara 14-13 last year for the team’s only league loss.
The Chargers jumped out of the gates hot, recovering an onside kick by Zach Guttentag and driving to the Dons’ 20-yard line before turning the ball over on downs. The Chargers forced a quick three-and-out and were driving before Santa Barbara’s defense struck.
Dos Pueblos quarterback Jake Ramirez bobbled the snap and the Santa Barbara defensive end scooped it up and rumbled 53 yards into the end zone to put the Dons on the board first, and send the Santa Barbara section of the crowd into a frenzy.
The Chargers recovered quickly, driving 60 yards on 13 plays and getting on the board with a Jesse Mollkoy 37-yard field goal.
Dos Pueblos forced another Santa Barbara three-and-out, featuring a huge sack of Santa Barbara quarterback by Justin Padilla.
On the ensuing drive, Santa Barbara’s cornerback snatched a tipped pass out of the air and returned it seven yards for the Dons second defensive touchdown of the first quarter and a 13-3 Santa Barbara lead.
Dos Pueblos finally found the end zone on the tail end of a long 12-play, 74-yard drive powered by running backs Eric Lopez and Rob Alfaro. Alfaro punched the ball in from two yards out with 8:04 remaining in the second quarter to bring the score to 13-10, which stood into halftime. Lopez and Alfaro combined for 151 yards on 30 carries for the Chargers.Again, Dos Pueblos started the second half hot, driving 65 yards in eight plays and taking their first lead of the game on a 30 yard keeper run by Ramirez.
After trading punts for much of the third quarter, the Chargers would strike again with 1:54 left in the period on a five yard scramble by Ramirez that put Dos Pueblos up 24-13. Ramirez threw for 182 yards and ran for an additional 70.
Santa Barbara would respond only six seconds into the third quarter as they hit for a 33-yard touchdown on a busted coverage by the Chargers. The Dons did not convert on the two point conversion attempt that would have made it a three point game.
Santa Barbara only threw for 148 yards against the stout Dos Pueblos defense. Dos Pueblos held Santa Barbara to only eight rushing yards on the night, while earning 229 themselves.
Down five, Santa Barbara got the ball back with over seven minutes remaining in the game, and just as the Dons started driving the Dos Pueblos defense did what it does best. They took the ball away. Charger Alijah Grant stripped the ball away from a Santa Barbara receiver and took it 40 yards to the house to put Dos Pueblos up 31-19. Nathan Beveridge sacked the SB quarterback for a 12-yard loss on fourth-and-eight to seal the victory for the Chargers, who have won eight in a row.
With the victory, the Chargers clinched at least a share of first place in league play, while a win next week against rival San Marcos (1-8, 0-3) would clinch the division outright. Dos Pueblos walloped San Marcos 61-14 last year.
Boys Water Polo-
Ethan Parrish was on fire on a hot day, pumping in eight goals to lead Dos Pueblos to a 13-7 water polo win at San Marcos on Tuesday, giving the Chargers a share of the Channel League championship.
Dos Pueblos finishes league play at 7-1, tying it with Ventura for first place. It’s the Chargers’ first league title since 2014. Dos Pueblos will open the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs on Tuesday, home against Claremont HS