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Friday, Sept 19
Grossmont 20, Hilltop 13
El Capitan 26, Serra 21
La Jolla 28, West Hills 16
Santana 42, Francis Parker
Only score reported
Thursday, Sept. 18
Helix 22, Cathedral Catholic 8
El Capitan 26, Serra 0
Hilltop 24, Grossmont 21
Rancho Buena Vista 24, Steele Canyon 6
Santana 33, Francis Parker
Only scores reported
Dealt Revenge by the Dons
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SAN DIEGO (9-20-14) After Helix scored on its
first drive of the game, Cathedral Catholic seemingly
controlled the clock and field position for the remainder
of Friday nights (Sept.) non-league game, dealing
the Highlanders a stunning 9-7 blow.
The Dons got what would be the game's decisive score
with about nine minutes left in the second quarter when
Cathedral Catholic's Choyce Bostian had a 19-yard pass
completion for a touchdown to Kai Walter. (more..)
El Capitan 42, Serra 0
Grossmont 75, Hilltop 22
Hills 26, La Jolla 24
Steele Canyon 41, Rancho Buena Vista 0
Hills 44, El Centro-Central 22
Monte Vista 31, Mount Miguel 28
Christian 55, Ontario
Cathedral 9, Helix 7
Parker 28, Santana
CV-Calvary Christian 46, Foothills Christian 6
|West Hills quarterback
Spencer Moyer, a junior, surveys the field Friday
night against visiting La Jolla. 9-19-14 (EastCountySports.com
FEARLESS FORECASTER - Week
Dons features one of county's top regular-season matchups
By Bill Dickens
EL CAJON (9-18-14) Helix, the No. 1 ranked
team in the state as well as in the San Diego Section,
have motored past two of the top-ranked teams in the
The Highlanders (2-0), who play one of the top schedules
in Southern California, will travel to Cathedral Catholic
(2-1) on Friday (Sept. 19) to face the Dons at 7 p.m.
Complete East County
season statistical leaders -
through week 3 -
linemen Michael Rivera (54) and Tyler Eastlick (58)
protect against Monte Vista Friday night. (Photo
U-T SAN DIEGO
PREP FOOTBALL POLL
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
1. Helix (16)/
2-0/ 187/ 1
2. Oceanside (3)/ 2-0/ 174/ 2
3. Mission Hills/ 1-1/ 123 / 3
4. St. Augustine/ 1-1/ 120 / 4
5. Cathedral Catholic/
1-1/ 98 / 7
6. El Capitan/ 2-0/ 93 / 6
7. Ramona/ 2-0/
83 / 5
8. Rancho Bernardo/ 2-0 / 57 /9
9. Eastlake/ 1- 1/ 35 / 8
10. Mount Miguel/ 2-0/ 17/ ----
Others receiving votes: San Marcos (14), Carlsbad
(13), La Costa Canyon (7), Sweetwater (7), Otay
Ranch (6), Westview (5), Poway (2), Mt. Carmel
(1), Steele Canyon (1).
Turn a Triple Play
EL CAJON (9-13-14) Valhallas football team
hit the trifecta Friday evening (Sept. 12). The varsity
earned its first win of the season after defeating rival
Monte Vista 35-14, immediately after its JV and freshmen
squads each scored an identical 35 points against the
Monarchs respective underclassmen.
For most of the game, the Norsemen defense smothered
the visitors offense, forcing 7 punts. In fact,
the Monarchs were unable to generate a first down until
mid-way through the second quarter...(more)
Christian 3, Montgomery 1
COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCOREBOARD
Grossmont 2, Victor Valley 0
MENS CROSS COUNTRY
Palomar Invitational at Guajome Park, Oceanside/Vista
Cuyamaca 2nd of 8 teams (54 points).
Bakersfield College Quad
Grossmont def. Antelope Valley 3-1 (23-25, 25-9, 25-19,
Grossmont def. Bakersfield 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-11)
Imperial Valley College Tournament
Arizona Western def. Cuyamaca 3-0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-14)
Grossmont 0, Glendale (CA) 0
MENS WATER POLO
Grossmont 23, Southwestern 7
WOMENS WATER POLO
Grossmont 17, Southwestern 2
OEC 9-Team Match at Woodhaven CC (Palm Desert)
Cuyamaca 8th (396).
Valhalla's contact-man Houghtby to attend USD
By Bill Dickens
EL CAJON (8-21-14) Valhalla senior-to-be shortstop
JEFF HOUGHTBY will be attending the University of San
Diego following his senior season.
Houghtby batted .342 with one home run, a triple and
5 doubles last year. He knocked in 15 runs and stole
5 bases in the leadoff spot.
completes move to Grossmont; Havird is new Matadors'
By Bill Dickens
EL CAJON (8-21-14) Two Grossmont Conference baseball
coaches have been named to new positions heading into
the 2015 season.
JORDAN ABRUZZO, who spent the last two campaigns at
El Capitan, moves over to Grossmont High, taking over
for CHAD WILLIAMS who has moved to the East Coast. (more)
hires former SDCC coach as skipper
Diego County dominates Cal-Hi Sports' All-State team
Chris Hudgins, Jayson Rose named first team
ALUMNI PAGE FORMER EAST COUNTY
Capitan Alum Signs with Chargers
SAN DIEGO (9-1-14) RYAN LINDLEY began his football
career as a Lakeside-Santee Pop Warner offensive lineman
way back when.
Eventually a record-breaking varsity quarterback at
El Capitan under head coach RON BURNER, Lindley was
heavily recruited and cast his lot with San Diego State
where he was convinced he was a better quarterback by
West Hills alum LON SHERIFF, who also called signals
for the Aztecs.
Lindley was drafted in 2012 as a sixth round pick as
a quarterback by the NFL Arizona Cardinals.
Hes come a long way and is now on the edge of
earning a back-up quarterback berth with the San Diego
Local Pair Contribute in Aztecs Victory
SAN DIEGO (8-31-14) Former El Capitan tight end
ROBERT CRAIGHEAD, a two-time All-East County performer,
caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Poe
Kyren in San Diego States 38-7 season opening
victory over Northern Arizona University in Saturdays
(Aug. 29) non-league contest at Qualcomm Stadium.
Punter JOEL ALESI, a Christian High graduate, averaged
35 yards on three punts in the Aztecs victory.
PRO BASEBALL: Summer
COLLEGE WOMEN'S FASTPITCH
shares National Championship memories
Matadors' Branch selects Fresno State over CSUN,
SPRING VALLEY (8-25-14) Mount Miguel senior-to-be
guard ZARIA BRANCH has accepted a scholarship to Division
I Fresno State, selecting the Bulldogs over Cal State
Northridge and UNLV.
The Mountain West Conference school features a student
body of 21,500.
The 5-foot-8 Branch captured a fistful of postseason
honors, including first team All-EastCountySports.com
and first team All-Grossmont Valley League. She was
named to the California All State Division 3 second
team as selected by MaxPreps.com.
She finished her junior year averaging 13.9 points per
game for the Matadors.
host state's top-ranked team Riverside on Saturday
By Bill Dickens
EL CAJON (9-19-14) One of the most famous duels
between No. 1 ranked Riverside City College and Grossmont
College took place in 1974. Talk about a cast of characters.
JOE ROTH guided the Griffins offense to a 9-9
tie at Aztec Bowl in front of a crowd of 5,000, and
Riverside countered with 3 field goals by Frank Corral,
who wound up playing for the Los Angeles Rams in the
These two legendary teams will face off on Saturday
(Sept. 19) at Mashin-Roth Stadium at 3 p.m.
Riverside (2-0) rolls into town No. 1 ranked in the
state and undefeated.
The Griffins (1-1) are a youthful team with only three
returning starters. Quarterback MICHAEL CARRILLO,
a 5-foot-11 freshman, directs the Griffins attack.
Carrillo has completed 33 of 73 passes for 385 yards
and a touchdown.
Running backs THOMAS McDONALD (27-85) and RYAN WILLIAMS
(10-78, 1 TD) are the mainstays of the Grossmont ground
Quarterback Kelly Hilinski is the triggerman for the
Tigers, having completed 24-of-42 yards for 414 yards
and 4 touchdowns. Denzel Foster spearheads the ground
game with 186 yards on 29 carries and a touchdown.
The Tigers won their first two games, rolling over
Bakersfield College 51-3, and then destroyed Saddleback
37-34 in overtime.
Griffin Graffiti: A special screening of The
Joe Roth Story: Dont Quit will be shown
in La Costa on Saturday (Sept. 20) by invitation only.
. . Roth, who played quarterback at Granite Hills
High and Grossmont College, was a first team JC All-American
in 1974. He went on to Cal Berkley where he earned
many honors before his career was cut short by cancer.
At the time Roth was considered a potential first
team NFL pick. . . Grossmont leads the all-time series
with the Riverside City College Tigers 7-6-1 but picked
up two extra victories due to forfeits. . . Grossmont
is ranked No. 20 in Southern California..
complete regional coverage, click here for the Southern
California Football Association
Date -- Site/Opponent/Time
Sept. 6 SOUTHWESTERN 35, Grossmont 6
Sept. 13 Grossmont 17, PASADENA 14
Sept. 20 RIVERSIDE, 3
Sept. 27 *at Golden West, 1
Oct. 4 *PALOMAR, 1
Oct. 11 at Mt.San Antonio, 6
Oct. 18 *SADDLEBACK, 1
Oct. 25 *at Fullerton, 6
Nov. 1 Bye
Nov. 8 *at Santa Ana, 1
Nov. 15 *ORANGE COAST, 1
Nov. 22 Bowl Games TBA
*National Southern Conference games
BOLD FACE home games
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
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Week 3 - 9-14-14
JEROME JOHNSON - Valhalla
The 6-foot, 202-pound sophomore was involved
in a triple play against Monte Vista. Johnson
rushed for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns in that
RILEY JONES - Steele Canyon
The 6-foot, 197-pound senior linebacker-running
back recorded 2 sacks one in each half
as the Cougars remain undefeated with
a 26-7 victory over the Panthers of Vista.
Week 2 9-07-14
ZACH LEWIS, Santana
Lewis, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound junior who plays
both sides of the ball, has made an impact every
time he touches the pigskin. He blocked 2 kicks
in the Sultans 30-0 shutout of the Kearny
Komets. He also had his 4th sack in two games
for the undefeated Sultans.
JOEY MORONES, Christian
The versatile 5-foot-10, 220-pound sophomore
scored 3 touchdowns and one 2-point conversion
in the Patriots march past West Hills
43-29 in the second week of the season. Morones
excels as a running back, tight end and inside
linebacker. He finished with 20 points for Christian
Week 1 8-31-14
SETH COLLINS, Granite Hills
San Jose State commit, Granite
Hills senior quarterback Seth Collins carried
the ball only five times for 222 yards and 4 touchdowns,
including a 51-yard scoring strike that set the
stage for the Eagles 41-0 victory over San
Diego High. The 6-4, 175-pounder scored on an
88-yard keeper and threw one TD pass.
ALIJAH AVANT, Grossmont
Grossmonts senior running back, ALIJAH AVANT
accumulated 330 total yards in the Hillers
season opening victory over Patrick Henry. He
had 6 catches for 132 yards, including one 2-point
conversion, 5 rushes for 109 yards, including
a 62-yard TD run and 2 kickoff returns for a total
of 89 yards.
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Sockers to host international matches
at Valley View Casino Center
Special to EastCountySports.com
SAN DIEGO (9-10-14) The 14-time indoor soccer
champion San Diego Sockers will host an international
doubleheader as part of their exhibition schedule prior
to start of the Major Arena Soccer League season.
On Sat., Oct. 18, the Sockers will meet Los Toros de
Mexico, their former Western Division rivals from Tijuana,
in a 6 p.m. start. The game will be followed with an
international "friendly" between Team USA
and Mexico, both at Valley View Casino Center (formerly
SD Sports Arena).
Tickets are $12.50 each with open (general admission)
seating in the lower deck.
The Sockers open the MASL season against their rival
Las Vegas Legends on Sat., Nov. 1. The team shared the
division title last winter. Game time is set for 7:05
p.m. at Valley View Casino Center (formerly SD Sports
The complete schedule is now available on the Sockers
Happening in El Cajon