King City – After breaking their five game losing streak with a close 35-32 win over the Stevenson Pirates, King City comes to Breaker Stadium with momentum. The Breakers, coming off a win against Gonzales, leave victorious after a back and forth battle against the King City Mustangs at home.
The light showers during the evening would not stop devoted fans from watching their boys go to work. The JV team lost a hard fought game 0-27, but still held their heads high. Shortly after, PGHS Varsity took the field ready to avenge their younger counterparts. The Breakers wasted no time in imposing their will in the play after the opening kickoff, as Nick Coppla broke through several defenders for a 68-yard touchdown 18 seconds into the game. Halfway through the quarter, Noah Cryns found a hole in the middle of King City’s line for a touchdown followed by a 2-point conversion. The Mustangs finally showed some life with 2:14 left in the quarter when their quarterback got past the Breakers defense for six. His score was immediately answered by a 62-yard throw from Cryns to Coppla for yet another touchdown. After a defensive battle, King City was able to score with 5:13 remaining in the game. Later in the quarter Cryns scored followed by a last second touchdown by the Mustangs. At the end of the first half the scoreboard showed 28-19.
The third quarter was slow as both teams showed their fatigue in the start of the second half. However, perhaps the best executed play was ran halfway through the quarter when Cryns threw the ball to Hunter Hanes who pitched the ball to Coppla for the only touchdown of the third quarter. The hook and ladder play caught the Mustangs by surprise and left Breaker Stadium roaring as the score became 35-19. The fourth quarter was marked by a Breakers field goal, two Mustang touchdowns with one 2-point conversion, and a last touchdown scored by Cryns with an extra point scored by Coppla.
The Breakers and Mustangs had an intense match with great highlights by both sides. However, Pacific Grove left victorious with 45-33 win over King City improving to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the MTAL. The Breakers will host Greenfield on Friday October 21.