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TORREYS CRUISE TO FIRST ROUND WIN
11.18.11 by Andy Bishop

The La Jolla Country Day Torreys were banged up coming into Friday's game, but several injuries couldn't stop them from cruising past the San Pasqual Academy Dragons. In the end, it was the Torreys’ ground attack that reigned king, as all six of their touchdowns came on the ground. The Dragons were simply outmatched, and LJCD cruised to an easy 42-14 win.

The fifth seeded Torreys had to travel to San Pasqual Academy, even though the Dragons were the No. 12 seed. They got the home game because they won the Citrus Leauge, and all league winners receive a first-round home game. It was by no means a bad option playing on the road, especially on the newly built "Field of Hope." The fresh field was a collaborative effort by several foundations throughout San Diego for the foster youth of San Pasqual Academy.

The Torreys were dominant up front on both sides of the ball against the undersized Dragons. So much so that on offense, QB Eddie Garcia rarely had to throw. He had the benefit of handing it off to workhorse Colin McMahon, who had five of the team's touchdowns. Behind his big line, McMahon was simply unstoppable. He received a majority of the carries with fellow back Sage Burmeister out with an injury. Also out for Friday's game were WR Daniel Henry, LB/TE Nick Schlossberg, and LB Josh Church.

La Jolla Country Day hopes to get some of those players back for their quarterfinal game against Coastal League rival Bishop's. The Knights received a first round bye as the No. 4 seed in the Division V playoffs. They will face off Friday, November 25th, at La Jolla High School. In the teams' previous meeting, it was the Knights that came away with a 35-16 win. We'll see what they have in store for us this week!

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