Dear Loyal Torrey Football Fans,
In one of the most unusual nights I’ve experienced, our game on Friday night was called mid-way through the 3rd quarter due to lightning. High School games across the county lost to Mother Nature who decided to showcase her power with an impressive thunderstorm that lead to nearly every high school game in San Diego to be cancelled or postponed. It was an unfortunate night to not be able to finish the game because we were in the midst of an exciting game with the Patriots that was likely going to go down to the wire.
After being away last week for Experiential Ed trips, your Torreys jumped right back into the swing of things with an opening drive touchdown followed by an onside kick recovery thanks to a perfect Blake Khaleghi ’19 kick. The defense played hard and was all over the Patriot star running back, while the offense continued to click throughout the half on the way to a 21-13 halftime lead. Sophomore QB Phillip Gooding ’21 hit Brandon Kim ’20 for 2 touchdown passes and then ran for one; Gooding completed 15 passes for 195 yards in just the first half, while Zach Alligood ’20 collected 11 tackles through the beginning of the second half. Unfortunately, after a shortened halftime and only 5 minutes of play in the 3rd quarter, we were forced off the field as the lightning approached. Once it was clear that the storm would not be quickly passing through, the game was called; the result of the game will be a no contest, with no final winner declared.
While this was a disappointing end to what promised to be a fun night, we now set our sights on Santa Fe Christian (4-3) next Saturday at noon.
Please see below for the PPR highlights from our shortened game.
This weekend also marked another successful community service event for the football team, as they once again took part in the Sports 4 Exceptional Athletes Flag Football tournament. Players earned many compliments from everyone involved and I’m proud of the way they represented our program and school.
One Tree, One Team, Torrey Pride!by Tyler Hales