Falcons beat Marauders and remain undefeated

Scripps Ranch Falcons running back Nicholas Gardinera (25) celebrates winning the “Battle of the 15” after Scripps Ranch defeated the Mira Mesa Marauders on Sept. 13 at Mira Mesa High School. (photo by Justin Fine)

Falcons beat Marauders and remain undefeated

Friday the 13th proved to be a day of good fortune for the Scripps Ranch High School varsity football team as it defeated archrival Mira Mesa 17-7 at Mira Mesa.

The victory raised the Falcons’ undefeated record to 4-0 and earned the team the pride-filled trophy and honor that goes with winning the annual game nicknamed “The Battle of the 15” – as in Interstate 15.

Game highlights included a stingy Falcons defense, a 35-yard touchdown pass from Luke Durkin to Mekhi Shaw, a 31-yard field goal by Matthew Killiam and a 26-yard touchdown run to seal the victory by Nicholas Gardinera – who gained 179 rushing yards.

The Falcons are scheduled to host La Jolla High on Friday, Sept. 20, with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.

All photos by Justin Fine:

Falcons wide receiver Mekhi Shaw (2) catches a touchdown pass in the second quarter during the Scripps Ranch High victory over Mira Mesa on Sept. 13. (photo by Justin Fine)

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