HS Football: Great Oak Stuns Vista Murrieta with a 26-14 Upset Victory


The Wolfpack Wins its First Game Ever against the Broncos

Great Oak made School History Friday night. The Wolfpack defeated Vista Murrieta 26-14. It was the first time in the school’s history that Great Oak has beaten the perennial Southwestern League Champion. The victory is secured second place in the league.

he Wolfpack’s Danny Morales gained 169 yards on 29 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Great Oak to victory. Linebackers Jack Lamb and Preston Toner led the defensive charge and stopped the Broncos prolific offense all night.

The Wolfpack scored on their first possession of the night. Ryan Richter nailed a 21-yard field goal to give Great Oak a 3-0 lead. The Wolfpack defense took the ball away as they recovered a fumble. Morales broke loose for a 32 yard touchdown on the next play…OMG, the Wolfpack was up 10-0

The Broncos got on the board in the second quarter. Vista Murrieta rove downfield and scored on Khalil Shakir’s one yard run. With two minutes left in the half, Great Oak struck back. Richter put the Wolfpack up 13-7 with his second field goal of the night, a 24-yard field goal to end the first half.

Morales scored again on a 30 yard run in the third quarter to make it a 20-7 game. The Broncos fought back, as sophomore quarterback Robert Coleman completed a 15 touchdown pass to De’vion Sneed to close the gap to a single score, 20-14.

The Great Oak defense rose to the occasion in the second half. Time and again, the Wolfpack turned down the Broncos and kept their offense in check.

With 1:28 left in the game, Morales sealed the victory for the Pack. He took it in from 3 yards out, scoring his third TD and nailed the Bronco coffin shut. Great Oak walked away with the historic win, 26-14.

Quarterback McGwire Bustamante completed 8 of his 23 passes for 150 yards. Brennan Jackson caught four passes and gained 79 yards. Tyler Yoder grabbed 2 passes for Great Oak.

Vista Murrieta was led by Coleman, who completed 12 of 24 passes for 114 yards. Khalil Shakir gained 75 yards on 12 carries for the Broncos.

Photos by Scott Padgett

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