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Grossmont Romps Over Hobbled San Diego High 42-12, Stays Unbeaten

Hillers up record to 5-0 as Cavers lose two players to injury under the lights at Balboa Stadium.

Bill Dickens of EastCountySports.com predicted Grossmont High School would beat host San Diego High 28-12 at its seventh meeting since 1950. Had it half-right, Bill. The Hillers scored six touchdowns—two by Brett Stone, two by Kalvin Waters and one each by Christian Brooks and Trent Galkoski—to cool the Cavers 42-12 on Friday night at historic Balboa Stadium.

Junior quarterback Anthony Lawrence helped Grossmont to its fifth straight win in an unbeaten season, completing 17 of 21 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns, said U-T San Diego, and backup quarterback Brandon Brown was brought into the game in the third quarter.

In his report for U-T San Diego, Dickens wrote: “Two Cavers were hauled away by paramedics during the hard-hitting contest. Receiver Eli Gibbon suffered a hip injury, leading to a 15-minute delay. Four minutes into the third quarter, the second San Diego player, Liam Edwards (6-foot-4, 260-pound senior tackle) went down with a broken ankle. It took paramedics 35 minutes to get Edwards on a gurney and on his way to the hospital.”

Grossmont players took a knee in respect, and held a prayer circle afterward. Hiller cheerleaders crossed their fingers.

Grossmont, coached by first-year coach Tom Karlo, opens Grossmont Hills League play at 7 p.m. Friday by hosting Granite Hills (1-4), winners against El Cajon Valley on Friday.

Tony Lawrence September 29, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Dickens did double duty this week. He writes for Eastcountysports.com every week. He contributed to a game summary for the U-T. I hope this answers your question. I am not sure why it was important, but there it is.
Ken Stone September 29, 2012 at 03:24 PM
That's correct, Tony. Bill once worked in the U-T San Diego Sports section (when I was a sports copy editor there), and continues to freelance for U-T while leading East County Sports. He's considered the "dean of East County sportswriters" and had a long stint with the El Cajon Daily Californian.
Carol Ann September 29, 2012 at 08:27 PM
And now back to the story at hand......WAY TO GO, FOOTHILLERS!!!
Lisë Nystrom September 29, 2012 at 09:00 PM
The Hillers kept their cool through it all and added another "W" to the tally. So proud of the sportsmanship all our boys displayed last night! *RM* Perservere Hillers *RM*
David Anderson October 02, 2012 at 06:44 PM
10/26/2012 will be fun.....

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