• Half Moon Bay Routs the Breakers 54-7 in CCS Div V Championship

    – Jon Charron –

    The Breakers’ run ends at the hands of Half Moon Bay in the CCS Division V Championship game 54-7. [12-05-15]

    Pacific Grove gave up a season high 420 yards on the ground to Half Moon Bay and rushed for 225 in the first half.

    Leading the way for the Cougars was running back Matt Spigelman. Spigelman rushed for 173 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns, including an 88-yard run in the second quarter. On top of the spectacular rushing day, he caught 1 pass for a 55 yard touchdown.

    On the first drive of the game, the Breakers lost linebacker Noah Ryan to an injury, and quarterback Colton Moore didn’t return in the second half with an injury. “Our motto all season has been next man up,” senior Uche Ebo said. “It definitely hurts,” referring to losing Ryan on the first drive of the game.

    After falling behind 28-0, the Breakers scored their lone points of the game on a hook-and-ladder with 1:35 left in the second quarter.

    Sam Fenstermaker got the interception on the first play of the Cougars’ next drive, but Colton Moore immediately gave the ball back on an interception throw of his own.

    Offensively the Breakers were stymied. Nothing they did worked. The Breakers’ three-headed rushing attack of Cryns, Ebo, and Foster only tallied a combined 44 yards on 24 carries.

    The game might not have ended the way that the Breakers had envisioned, but they did finish off another great season with 10 wins, their third straight winning season.

    After the game, Ebo was definitely disappointed as he said, “We tried our best, and I’m just sorry we couldn’t get it done.”

    There is nothing to be sorry about though: In the Breakers’ play, they lost the title game, but in the last three seasons, Pacific Grove has played in two CCS Championship games and three straight Semi-Finals. It’s a feat that not very many teams can claim.

    Stats –

    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Pacific Grove 0 7 0 0 7
    Half Moon Bay 6 22 12 14 54

    Passing – Moore, C. 2-4-52-1TD-1INT; Cryns, N. 2-5-25, Coppla, N. 0-1.

    Rushing – Foster, K. 6-20; Cryns, N. 14-10; Ebo, U. 4-14; Coppla, N. 4-6.

    Receiving – Donlan, J. 3-35; Cryns, N. 30-1TD; Miller, K. 1-2.

    Defensive/Special Teams – McKinney, C. 1fmble rec, 1Sack; Fenstermaker, S. 1INT; Coppla, N. 1PAT.



    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 7, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports


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