Pointers dominate Eagles in homecoming win
by SCOTT HOPKINS
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Talented wide receiver Tristan Shafer goes up to grab a touchdown pass from QB Jason Peres helping the Pointers down Olympian 41-7. Shafer had another touchdown catch and an interception. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
Talented wide receiver Tristan Shafer goes up to grab a touchdown pass from QB Jason Peres helping the Pointers down Olympian 41-7. Shafer had another touchdown catch and an interception. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
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Point Loma's Pointers gave a capacity homecoming crowd plenty to cheer about last Friday night when they laid a 41-7 whipping on fellow Div. II's Olympian High School of Chula Vista.

The Dogs were hungry on this night and scored three touchdowns in each half of the game, unleashing a balanced attack that totaled 392 yards in offense. The Pointers struck three times through the air and three on the ground.

And once again, spectators had the opportunity to see senior Tristan Shafer show off his considerable skills that should land him on a Div. I college roster next year.

Shafer had two touchdown catches and a pass interception on the stat sheet along with several other catches, creating a buzz among Pointer coaches following the game.

Shafer had the initial two Pointer scores when, in the first period, he leaped high to snare a 10-yard toss from QB Jason Peres. Then, in the second frame, he again went up to steal the ball from a determined Eagle defender to give the Pointers a 14-0 lead.

In the third period, Shafer pilfered an Olympian pass, giving the Dogs a short 22-yard field and several plays later Kaden Gill scored.

Peres and Shafer hooked up again in the final quarter for receptions of 25 and 15 yards which led to another Gill score.

Before the halftime show, Cris Brown took a handoff and found Kyle Campos alone for an option pass touchdown.

The Dogs lost their shutout in the fourth quarter when an Eagle receiver took a pass over the middle and outran defenders on a long touchdown scamper. 

For the game, the Pointers totaled 392 yards in offense, including 233 on the ground and 159 through the air. They held the Eagles to 183 yards with only 55 on the run and 128 through the air, most of that on their touchdown play.

"We had a really good week of practice," head coach Mike Hastings said after the game. "They turned all the energy of Homecoming into something really positive tonight. We were expecting a good game."

RANCHO BERNARDO 38, POINTERS 0

A trip to the Broncos' field on Friday the 13th of September proved to be highly unlucky for the Pointers. While they had some good runs and pass plays, they simply couldn't cross the goal.

Defensively, Shafer had a pass interception and Alejandro Barragan-Petersen had a sack.

Hastings called it "A horrible game that was not indicative of this team."

The Broncos presented a sophisticated passing game and strong placekicking at all three levels.

NEXT UP

The team takes its annual bye week before beginning traveling north for the beginning of Western League play against Cathedral Catholic on Oct. 4. 

The Dons are currently 4-1 with wins over Arizona's state champion and Centennial High of Corona. They fell last week to the rank of eighth in California from their previous rank of fourth but will be a real load for the Pointers.

EXTRA POINTS

• The freshman team is 3-1-1 after a win over Olympian and loss to Rancho Bernardo. The JV is 3-2 after a win over win over Rancho Bernardo and loss to Grossmont.

• Remaining home games include Oct. 18 (Madison) and Oct. 25 (Lincoln). Away games, besides Cathedral Catholic, are Oct. 11 (University City) and Nov. 1 (St. Augustine at Mesa College).

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