HS Football: San Jacinto Overwhelms Great Oak on Opening Night 40-6

Kajiya Hollawayne Throws 3 Touchdowns and Orchestrates the Tiger Victory over the Wolfpack

Great Oak traveled to San Jacinto Friday night to open the 2018 season against the Division 7 Tigers. Coach Robbie Robinson’s Division 2 Wolfpack was totally unprepared and stunned by San Jacinto as the Tigers overwhelmed and routed Great Oak 40-6.

The Wolfpack kept it close in the first half. San Jacinto quarterback Kajiya Hollawayne hit Erick Santiago with a pass in the first quarter that set up Juan Denny’s one yard touchdown run. The Tigers went for two after the score and were successful.

Great Oak bounced back in the second quarter as James Mullen ran it in from 14 run yards out. The subsequent PAT kick failed and it was 8-6. This would be the last time that the Wolfpack would score.

In the third quarter Hollawayne found Kaleb Hervey wide open. He hit the talented sophomore with a 82 yard pass for a score to make it 14-6 Tigers.

Hollawayne and the Tigers exploded for 26 points in the fourth quarter. First he nailed Damon’ce Williams with a 15 yard pass for a score. He then found Hervey open once again for a 30 yard touchdown.

The last two San Jacinto scores cane on short runs after Hollawayne guided the Tigers down the field. Martin Graise took one in from a yard out and Denny’s 2 yard run made it 40-6 Tigers.

Great Oak junior quarterback Josh Hauenstein completed 10 of 2 passes for 83 yards. He was intercepted twice. Devan Valdez caught 3 passes for 29 yards, Kamron Cross one for 20 and Chris Whitley hauled in 2 for 12 yards for the Wolfpack. Mullen was the workhorse on the ground rushing 24 times for 86 yards.

Hollawayne finished the game 14 of 22 for 245 yards. Hervey caught 9 of his passes for 189 yards and 2 scores. Williams hauled in 2 for 20 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Denny gained 58 yards, Graise 52 and Dandre Griffin had 42 yards.

“I thought we found some things late,” said Great Oak Coach Robinson. “We just have to get back to work. You have to remember, this is after only 14 practices.”

The Wolfpack will be home to face King next Friday. The Wolves lost their season opener to Temescal Canyon 28-21. San Jacinto will travel to Lake Elsinore to tackle Temescal Canyon.

Great Oak     0 6 0 0 —   6

San Jacinto  8 0 6 26 — 40

Photos by Rudy Castillo