logoBy Connor Schmitt

San Juan Hills senior quarterback Patrick O’Brien once again threw for impeccable passing numbers as he led the Stallions to a 58-27 home victory over Capistrano Valley on Sept.11th.

San Juan Hills’ “Badlands” stadium was packed to capacity, anticipating a rivalry match that dates back to 2010. The two teams are separated by only a few miles and, several years ago, battled in the Sea View League.

“When it’s a neighborhood game you really just want to play great and take it to them,” O’Brien said after the game.

But after completing 22 of 29 passes for 345 passing yards and five touchdowns, along with an additional 114 rushing yards outside of the pocket, perhaps “great” was a bit of an understatement from the Nebraska commit.

Sticking to his usual routine, O’Brien connected to the Stallions’ top receiver Jacob Huff six times for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

Aside from an impressive offensive performance, the Stallions shut down the Cougars from all angles defensively. Capistrano Valley quarterback Kevin Brown went 4-18 for 71 yards passing and just six rushing yards on the night.

Stallions senior Devin Wegis, who plays on both sides of the ball, had a breakthrough performance. Wegis had two interceptions at cornerback and scored twice as a running back.

The Stallions hope to maintain their perfect record as they head to Huntington Beach next week to play Marina High School (1-2).


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