HS Football: Chaparral Starts the Season on a Roll…Dominates Hemet Bulldogs in Season Opener

The Pumas Coast to a 28-7 Victory 

By Jennifer Sevilla

What initially seemed to be a good start for Hemet with a few early stops, slowly turned into a long night for the Bulldog defense.

Chaparral’s Gavin Ellison opened the scoring on a 19 yard touchdown run halfway through the first quarter. Chaparral appeared to take control of the game early.

However, Hemet was not going away without a fight as the Bulldogs Loren Trejo intercepted the Pumas last scoring threat of the first quarter.

Chaparral got on the board again with 9 minutes left in the second quarter after a 5 yard run by quarterback Eli Beltran. The Pumas scored again after a Matt Majel 12 yard run halfway through the third quarter.

Eli Beltran capped off the Pumas scoring with a 7 yard scamper in the fourth quarter.

Hemet got on the board late in the fourth quarter in the waning moments of the game when quarterback Jeremiah Graves ran in from the 24 yard line for the final score of the game.


Chaparral’s swarming defense stifled Hemet’s offense allowing only a handful of first downs throughout the night. Chaparral kicker Mikey Terriquez was perfect, nailing 4 of 4 extra point kicks.

Chaparral’s Matt Majel came away with over 170 yards on the ground with one score. The combination of Majel and Ellison appeared unstoppable behind Chaparral’s mammoth offensive line.

Chaparral   7   7   7   7   28

Hemet         0  0   0 7     7

Chaparral are off for two weeks. The Pumas will be home to face Redlands on the 6th of September. Hemet will play Vista de Lago next. 

Photos by Jennifer Sevilla