The San Pedro Pirates off to great start winning its third game of the season. The Pirates, now 3-0, came away with a 17-6 against the University Wildcats. The Wildcats gave the Pirates a test but Pedro’s running back Chris Alvidrez, who scored on two first half touchdown runs, had something to say.
It was clear from the moment San Pedro had ball on offense what tonight’s game plan was: run, run and run some more. They made a permanent track line in middle of the Wildcats’ defense, mixed in with few fly sweeps and passes.
Any team who will face San Pedro this year will need to stay disciplined and fill their assignments. For teams that don’t, this mistake will create large holes that these talented, hard nose running backs will find for big gains. University seemed to be on roller skates during a few drives, like the series they let the Pirates go four plays on 44 yards that ended with Alvidrez’s five-yard touchdown.
The teams went in at halftime with the Pirates commanding a 14-0 lead, but Coach Mike Walsh was not happy with the mistakes the team made, including being a turnover machine. University had their fair share of opportunities created by their defense that was created by hard hits, strips that caused fumbles.
However, the Wildcats were not able to capitalize. They had few turnovers on downs due to their own penalties and lack of rhythm behind quarterback Dominick Heads.
Hopefully, University and Coach Lee Low will be able to learn a lot from Friday’s tough loss as they continue their quest for Division II title.
San Pedro has a bye next week to rest up and get better as a team to handle the rest of their season. We asked Alvidrez if his team is happy about being 3-0.
“It’s good but not enough,” Alvidrez said. “They still have their sights on Division I city title, last year they where two games away from that reality. This young over achieving roster will have few years together and should only get better.”
Next Week University (1-1) will travel to Locke Saints (2-1)