Smooth sailing for Bucs in overpowering Vikings for 42-7 homecoming rout
by Keith Antigiovanni
Oct 25, 2012 | 4479 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mission Bay High School students greet the football homecoming crowd in their 30-foot pirate ship float. While the cheerleaders danced and the band played, the Buccaneers tossed candy and shot T-shirts into the crowd at halftime. The MBHS Bucs handily beat the La Jolla Vikings 42-7 in a game dominated by the powerful offense of MBHS.         Courtesy photo
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The Mission Bay High Buccaneers improved their record to 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the Western League after a convincing 42-7 victory over the archrival La Jolla Vikings on Oct. 19.

The Buccaneers’ win took place during homecoming, as well as the sixth annual Mission Bay Alumni Association (MBAA) weekend.

“This year, homecoming was the most memorable in my four years here and we had a huge crowd,” said MBHS principal Fred Hilgers. “Pam Dietz of the MBAA and her team have done a great job. They were set up in the north end zone selling tacos for $2, which goes to the MBAA for next year’s homecoming.”

Hilgers added that he gave a tour to 30 Buccaneer alumni from Mission Bay class of 1962 and that he hopes to put together a planning committee for the 60th anniversary of the opening of Mission Bay next year.

“We hope to include the alumni group as well as get the community involved,” Hilgers said.

Mission Bay dominated in the first half and built a 28-7 first-half lead before pulling away in the fourth period with two more touchdowns. On the flipside, the defense held La Jolla quarterback senior David McColl to only two completions on nine attempts for 46 yards.

The Bucs defense also stopped McColl on the ground by holding him to minus 25 yards on six carries, forced three fumbles and four punts.

The Buccaneers currently trail the co-leaders in the Western League — Madison and Point Loma (both 2-0) — by a half-game while La Jolla High sports a 0-2 league record. Mission Bay is ranked eighth in the Division IV standings.

Mission Bay will host Point Loma on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at Mission Bay High School and then close the regular season on Friday, Nov. 2 at Coronado High School when they play the Islanders.

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