The Central Spartans hosted the Christian Patriots of El Cajon in a nonleague matchup Friday night, September 17, at Cal Jones Field in El Centro. The Patriots held a commanding lead for all but a few minutes of the game leading to their 44-28 victory.
Christian, who came into this matchup 3-1, was just coming off a hard-fought 28-15 loss against a tough Santa Fe Christian squad. Junior quarterback Jake Davila, senior wide receiver Jc Gustin, and junior wide receiver Joey Merritt, who also threw for a touchdown, were instrumental in the Patriots’ victory Friday night.
On the Central side of the ball, junior quarterback Damian Rodriguez, freshman wide receiver Sergio Garcia, and junior running back Charlie Sullivan all played a part in trying to mount a comeback against this tough Patriot squad.
Christian (4-1 with the victory) will be back in action Friday when they travel to La Jolla to take on the Vikings (2-3).
Central (falling to 1-4 with the loss) will have a bye this week, but will be back in action Friday, October 1, when they travel to take on the Calexico Bulldogs to open up IVL play.