Ramona Pop Warner’s Dawg Pack defeated the Carlsbad Purple Lancers at home in a 32-7 win, ending the season with a 5-2 record on Saturday.
The win puts the Pack in second place heading into the playoffs. Each Dawg Pack player wore pink wristbands in support of Breast Cancer awareness.
The Lancers put points on the board in their first possession of the game. The Pack quickly answered with what coaches agree was an outstanding interception by Milan Gatewood. That set up the TD handoff by Dom McManus to Shawn Coane, who also scored the extra point.
The defense kept the Lancers scoreless for the remainder of the first quarter.
The offense took off in the second quarter with a handoff from McManus to Gabriel Stallman for a touchdown. On the defensive side of the ball, Moises Ledezma, Matthew Duvalian and Michael Mazzola each had tackles, preventing Carlsbad from scoring. Tyler Pierce, Nathan Kiddoo, Eder Landgrave and Colton Snyder also exhibited intense tackling.
The Pack continued to dominate on both sides of the ball in the third with McManus’ handoff to Coane that set up the touchdown by Gabriel Stallman. Chris Van Dell had several key tackles on defense. The intensity of the Dawg Pack, and fans in the stands, exploded with a sack by Michael Savage.
The Dawgs dominated the rest of the game going into the fourth quarter. McManus’ pass to Coane put points on the board, with Stallman running in the extra point. TJ Marquez smacked down a pass from the Lancers shutting down a run. Kiddoo had a fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter that set up the run that gave Duvalian the last touchdown of the game.
The Dawg Pack players and coaches celebrated midfield with a picture commemorating Breast Cancer awareness.
Coaches said each Pack player is to be congratulated for another job well done.