CARMEL VALLEY — Torrey Pines freshmen opened their season with a 41-0 win on the road against Sweetwater High School. Torrey Pines defense, allowing only negative yardage and multiple turnovers in the first quarter, resulted in their offense putting up 21 points in the first six minutes of play.
The Red Devils took the opening kickoff and were stopped cold by the Torrey Pines defense. After a bad snap, the Falcons took over deep in Red Devil territory. It took just two handoffs to No. 11 Sully O’Brien to put Torrey Pines on the board first, 7-0. On their next series, Torrey Pines defense stripped the ball from Sweetwater running backs, setting up the second Falcon touchdown run in by No. 42 Zach Friedland.
Following another Red Devil forced fumble, quarterback No. 4 Jackie Plashkes connected with O’Brien for a touchdown pass to put Torrey Pines up 21-0. Sweetwater still couldn’t get their offense moving against the tough Falcon defense, while the Falcons drove for another score on an O’Brien run to close out the half at 28-0.
In the second half quarterback No. 3 Ethan Diller, hit wide receiver No. 10 Ben Simsiman for another touchdown to put Torrey Pines up 35-0. Sweetwater looked like they were finally getting their offense untracked, but their drive ended on a fumble, and the clock ran out with a touchdown run by running back No. 21 Jacob Leone, ending the game 41-0.
The team congratulated Coach Tim Staycer, his coaching staff, and this Torrey Pines freshman squad that the Falcons for executing the arsenal of plays with various players. The staff believes the talent and depth of players in every position will result in one of the strongest freshman seasons on record in 2014-15.
The Freshman Falcons host Mission Hills High School for their first home game at 5 p.m. Sept. 4. You can follow their progress at TPHSFootball.com.