Preview:  Cougars vs. Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns

Since 2011, the Longhorns have proven their dominance over the Cougars, and we’re not talking about in the wild.

These two North County football teams have a history that dates all the way back to 2006, with Rancho Buena Vista outnumbering Escondido in match-up victories six to one.

The only time Escondido (2-2) has taken down RBV (3-1) was back in 2011, but the Cougars are feeling confident this year as they head into Week Five of the Prep Pigskin Report.

Two-year veteran head coach, Jud Bordman, has a few stand-outs on his 2017 roster, headlining senior running back Kevin Nunez and freshman quarterback Robbie Ramos Jr.

In the 119 years of football at Escondido High School, this is the first time a head coach has started a freshman at quarterback. Bordman said this “was not a tough decision,” and that Ramos Jr. shows an extremely high football IQ for such a young age.

Kevin Nunez continues to tear team defenses’ apart, with his most recent victim being Serra High School. The senior scored a total of five touchdowns on the night and still said he “could have done better.”

Friday’s match-up against the Longhorns will commence league play for both teams.

RBV heads in to Friday coming off a win against Mission Bay, 34-20. The Longhorns are coached by Joe Meyer, who also has only held this title for two years.

No injury report has been reported for either team. Both Escondido and Rancho Buena Vista are expected to be playing with a full roster.

Highlights of this game and 30 others from around San Diego County can be seen on the Emmy-Award winning high school football show "Prep Pigskin Report." Kick off is at 10:30 every Friday night during the fall on KUSI-TV Channel 9/51. Live streaming of the show will also be available on KUSI.com.


by Ashley Washburn - PPR