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.