BWP: Royals clinch first league title in 20 years

San Marcos’ 17-13 victory over Buena on Thursday clinched a share of the Channel League title for the Royals, a first for the program since 1995.

San Marcos needed a victory to ensure the feat as co-league champion Dos Pueblos was able to top Santa Barbara 12-4. Both teams finish with a 7-1 record.

When CIF brackets are released on Sunday, San Marcos will have the league’s top seed after winning a coin flip on Thursday night.

The Royals scored 37 goals in two games against Buena this season by adding 17 on Thursday. Sixteen of them came in the first three quarters. George Kuesis led with six. Jesse Morrison added four, Ben Hauschild three and Miles Cole three. Charles Sweeney’s one goal rounded out San Marcos’ scoring.

“We didn’t play great in our final channel league match but played well enough,” said Royals head coach Jeff Ashton.

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