The third year was a charm. After losing to
Grossmont High School late in the fourth quarter in 2011 and 2012,
visiting Ramona started and ended strong in its 52-22 victory Friday
night over the Foothillers.
“This was a huge win,” said Ramona head coach Damon Baldwin.
Led by sophomore quarterback Marco Cobian, the
No. 14 Bulldogs upset the No. 6 Foothillers by piling up 25 unanswered
points until 8:53 was left in the first half.
At the end of the third quarter, Ramona led 46-14.
“When we got up [in score], we couldn’t let up,” said Marco, listed as 6-3, 180 pounds. “We pulled through at the end.”
Baldwin, Ramona’s coach since 2005, said: “Our
offense, defense and special teams dominated. And our kicker, Brandon
Duarte, is incredible.”
He said last week’s defeat of Point Loma and this victory over Grossmont would help down the line in playoff consideration.
Ramona faces one of the toughest schedules in the CIF San Diego section, Baldwin said.
“Every game will be like this,” he said. “We start fast a lot, and we gotta finish that way.”
In 2011 and 2012, the Hillers prevailed 24-20 and 28-24, respectively.
Not this year.
“Three and 0,” Baldwin said of his 2013 record. “We’re excited.”
Brandon Gansch led Bulldog scoring with three
touchdowns. Nathan Cherek has two TDs with an 82-yard carry (277 yards
total). And single touchdowns were added by T-Bone Williams, Justin
Villagrana and Garrett Binkley.
The Bulldogs also scored a field goal and two-point conversion in the first half.
Next week the Bulldogs play El Camino High School in Oceanside.