In a homecoming game that provided memories that will last a lifetime for the home team, the Torrey Pines Falcons improved their record to 5-2 with a shutout of perennial powerhouse Oceanside Pirates 30-0 by running wild in their Wing T offense, led by a touchdown and 158 yards rushing by running back Sully O’ Brien.
The Wing T offense saw its heyday in the National Football League around 1947, but for their 2017 homecoming game the Torrey Pines Falcons looked like they have completely mastered the offense as O’Brien teamed up with his Torrey Pines backfield mate running back Mac Bingham for over 200 yards with an evenly balanced attack that ran equally inside both the right and left sides of their offensive line, as well as outside runs sealed by solid blocks by the Torrey Pines Falcons wide receivers.
The shutout defeat as a homecoming opponent is a rare feeling for the Oceanside Pirates, who are used to being the team handing out the shutouts, but not this season as their loss drops their record to 2-5.
Even though the Oceanside Pirates had more highly recruited players, including the hard-to-miss 6’-6” 315-pound offensive tackle Donavan Laie, who is being recruited by several west coast colleges, the Falcons’ Wing-T offensive keep the ball on the ground and Laie off the field for most of the game.
Providing the crucial blocks for Bingham and O’ Brien, it was the Torrey Pines Falcons offensive line who secretly stole the show, as both center Jacob Raab (who was also on the homecoming court) and tackle Michael Perrone continued to provide blocks that opened the offensive line and allowed the Falcons to fly through the holes for the 30-0 victory.