Breakers Celebrate Homecoming Win: Soledad No Match For Breaker Defense

Breakers Pull Out Victory Behind Solid Play on Both Sides of the Ball

Written by Eli Swanson, Sports Editor

PACIFIC GROVE — On a weekend of festivities in Pacific Grove, and with alumni from 1960 and 1990 celebrating reunions, the Breaker football team did not disappoint in a 21-6 win over Soledad. A sound game from Sam Fenstermaker and the P.G. defense carried the Breakers to victory over the visiting Aztecs.

 

The Breakers offense looked fluid on their opening drive, getting a first down before Nick Coppla took the third play of the game 53 yards down the middle of the field for a Pacific Grove touchdown. But after this momentary lapse in the Aztec defense, both teams stood their ground and made their opponents work for every yard.

 

Soledad played well on offense, but they struggled to string together meaningful plays. On their second possession, the Aztecs made it all the way to the Breaker 6-yard-line before a penalty and a few errant throws gave the ball back to Pacific Grove.

 

Another Aztec chance was wasted when Sam Fenstermaker intercepted a pass from Soledad quarterback Eric Martinez on the Breaker 2-yard-line. Fenstermaker increased the lead to 13-0 when he returned an interception 40 yards down the visitor’s sideline halfway through the third quarter. The ensuing kick from Noah Ryan made it 14-0 in favor of the home team.

 

After another Soledad possession stalled, a perfect pass from Colton Moore hit Kane Miller in the right corner of the end zone for a 33-yard touchdown that extended the P.G. lead to three scores.

 

Soledad scored their only points of the game on a 77-yard punt return from Aaron Rodriguez late in the fourth quarter.
Pacific Grove (3-1, 1-0 MTAL) will play Marina(2-2, 0-1 MTAL) next friday at Monterey Peninsula College in MTAL play. That game will kickoff at 7:30pm. The Mariners lost this week 41-26 against King City. Soledad will face off against Gonzales in league play.