In these parts, it means youre in the semifinals
with a chance to win a championship.
Monte Vista will practice on the fourth Thursday
of November for the first time in nine years after
whupping University City, 41-2, on Friday night
(Nov. 22) in the San Diego CIF Division IV quarterfinals.
I told the guys, any time you practice
on Thanksgiving, its been a good season,
said the Monarchs second-year coach who
has been there before with elite teams at USDHS,
Rancho Bernardo and Lincoln. Were
in the semis. Well see what we can do.
Top-seeded Monte Vista (6-5) had little trouble
getting to turkey day, rolling up 402 rushing
yards and limiting the Centurions (4-7) to just
109 total yards while recovering five fumbles.
Im just so thrilled, said senior
running back JEMEIL JACKSON. I dont
have words for this.
Ive been striving for this since
my sophomore year. There were times over the past
two years that wed get blown away by 50
points. This is a dream in the making. I just
hope we keep it going.
Jackson was a huge reason why Monte Vista will
host No. 4-seed La Jolla (5-6) in the semifinals
next Friday (Nov. 29) at 7 p.m. for a shot at
the title game on Saturday (Dec. 7) at 3:30 p.m.
at Mesa College.
The reigning Offensive Player of the Year in
the Grossmont Valley League, Jackson rushed for
205 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries with
181 yards and both scores coming in the first
half of the lopsided contest.
Quarterback THOMAS WALKER was another reason.
He added 94 rushing yards on just five carries,
which involved touchdown runs of 79 and 9 yards.
He also completed 2-of-2 passing attempts for
27 yards, both resulting in first downs.
It feels good (to be in the semifinals),
he said. We havent been there in a
while. The whole school hasnt been there
in a while.
We started 0-3 and everybody gave up on
us. Then we started winning. You can feel the
change around campus.
Before Hamamoto arrived and the Monarchs finished
6-5 last year, Monte Vista hadnt had a winning
record or a playoff win since going 11-1 in 2004.
The Monarchs lost to Serra, 42-13, in the first
round last year.
Under a steady rainfall in the first half, Monte
Vista took control of things early against University
City, which celebrated its first playoff win in
the schools 32-year history last week.
On its opening possession, Jackson capped an
8-play, 80-yard drive with a 27-yard touchdown
run that already gave him 65 rushing yards. He
also tallied a 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
The Centurions got two of their three first-half
first downs on their first drive, but that ended
with a miserable attempt at a 53-yard field goal.
Three plays later, Walker kept the ball on a
read-option fake to Jackson and raced unscathed
79 yards for a 16-0 lead, again Jackson rushing
for the 2-pointer.
The blocking was perfect, Walker
said. I just read the hole and took it.
On a tender right ankle, Jackson struck again
early in the second quarter with a highlight-reel
run for a 51-yard TD in which he broke a half-dozen
tackles to make it 22-0.
Late in the half, Jackson fumbled at the 18-yard
line, but the Monarchs DANYELLE MILLER recovered
a fumble on the very next play to put Monte Vista
in great position once again.
I kind of tried to do too much on that
one, Jackson said. I tried to be too
versatile. Theres no need to do that.
University City managed a goal-line stance late
in the half to limit the damage otherwise,
the officials were prepping for a running clock
sometime soon in the second half.
That was our plan, Jackson said.
We wanted to come out hard, especially after
a bye week. Its the playoffs. Anything can
happen. We wanted to make sure we took care of
things right away.
That they did as the Monarchs had 285 rushing
yards and 296 total yards in the first half, while
Uni City managed only 46 total yards.
Walker got his second touchdown run on a 9-yard
keeper at 7:23 in the third quarter.
Next drive, JAQUI MORRIS bolted 17 yards into
the end zone for a 35-0 lead.
A running clock again looked promising, but,
calling off the dogs, as it were, Hamamoto probably
cost the Monarchs that and a shot at the shutout.
After JONATHAN ARCHIBOLD saved a TD by forcing
and recovering a fumble at the 1-yard line, Hamamoto
pulled Jackson and Walker, and put JOSH MIHKA
in at quarterback.
Oopsie... Mihka was tackled in the end zone on
his first play.
Morris, who finished with 79 yards on seven carries,
scored his second touchdown on a nifty 19-yard
run with 7:19 to play, but then he was tackled
unnecessarily after the fact and a pileup ensued
in the end zone as several players lost their
cool. Uni City was cited for two unsportsmanlike
Fortunately for the Monarchs, especially with
a 41-2 lead, nobody went too far and no ejections
were warranted. But the officials did call for
a running clock at that point and only four more
plays were called.
In addition to Miller and Archibold, JESSE RIVAS,
ISAIAH FARR and McKINDLEY WILLIAMS also recovered
fumbles for the Monarchs.
With 181 yards at halftime, Jackson easily could
have gotten 300, but hes also a key cog
We pulled him at the end, Hamamoto
said. We wanted to make sure hes ready
for us next week.
And next week? The turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes
and stuffing, corn and pumpkin pie will all have
to wait until after practice.
It's been a long time for Eagles Granite Hills shocks top-seeded Parker
Granite Hills (7-5), led by MICHAEL LEDESMAs
85 yards, rolled up 218 yards as the Eagles equaled
their total for victories in a season with seven
in 1997. They won eight in 1985.
Granite Hills coach KELLAN COBBS was elated after
the upset of the Lancers 10-1.
The running game was going and picking
up first downs, he said.
By picking up the first downs and keeping the
Lancers off the field, the Eagles were able to
control the clock 33 minutes plus
but even with the vaunted Parker offense on the
sidelines, the Lancers out-gained Granite Hills
by 2 yards for the game (281-279).
With the dual-quarterback threat that the Eagles
deploy, it allows for both SETH COLLINS and CHRIS
MEREDITH to almost play mind games with their
When both are in the game, it just opens
our offense up to more looks that our opponents
have to prepare for, said Cobbs.
The game got underway with a bang. Granite Hills
took the opening drive and went 80 yards on five
plays to take a 7-0 lead. Ledesma capped it off
with a 61-yard run, and when he took the fly sweep
around the right end and turned the corner it
was all but over.
Parker returned the favor as it took the ensuing
drive 80 yards as well except on two more plays.
Jesse Brookins (five carries for 44 yards and
a touchdown) took the ball in from the 17-yard
line. With Parkers kicker injured the Lancers
went for two with Noah Gamboa taking the rock
in for the conversion.
Just before the end of the first quarter, the
Eagles defense came up big with a sack and fumble
recovery. Credit the recovery of the fumble to
sophomore defensive back RILEY REYES at the Parker
7. The very next play, Collins gained 6 yards
to set up the first of back-to-back scores from
Meredith, giving Granite Hills a 14-8 edge at
the end of 12 minutes.
The Eagles dominated the second quarter as Meredith
scored again from inside the five, to cap the
nine play 53-yard drive. Right before the half
Collins said, Hey wait up for me.
Well, no problem as he took it in from a yard
out, and following a BRYCE STRICKLAND extra point
kick, the Eagles had a 20-point lead at the break.
JESSE BISBAL chipped in 75 yards on 18 rushes
for the Eagles, who also collected 67 rushing
yards from Collins. The versatile Collins also
picked off a pass.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Lancers
finally got back on the board with another score.
Junior quarterback Khaleel Jenkins ran in for
With the win, Granite Hills will now play in
the semifinals against San Marcos in the North
County on Friday (Nov. 29) at 7 p.m.
I think its been 30 years since we
won two playoff games in a season (indeed it was
1986), Cobbs said. We are proud of
this, but were not satisfied yet.
RANCHO BUENA VISTA 50, MOUNT MIGUEL 10
Plenty of debate surrounds coaching circles when
the topic is whether a bye is an advantage or
a disadvantage during playoffs.
Given the performance of the Mount Miguel Matadors
Thursday night (Nov. 21) in the Division II San
Diego CIF quarterfinals, two weeks between games
certainly didnt pay off.
After the Matadors took a 3-0 lead on a 47-yard
field goal by JOSUE BEAS thanks to a leaping
save of a high snap by holder JACOB CASTILLO
to break a scoreless tie two minutes into the
second quarter, things began to fall apart for
The first of two snaps over punter BRAD MORENOs
head seemed to take what little momentum Mount
Miguel had away. The first high hike bounced at
the Mount Miguel 12-yard line, and Moreno alertly
kicked it through the endzone, giving the Longhorns
a safety and leaving the Matadors on top 3-2.
That bad snap changed the momentum of the
whole game, noted Matadors coach SHAUN McDADE.
After that it was all Rancho Buena Vista, as
the Longhorns scored on the next four possessions,
staking themselves to a 30-3 lead midway through
the third quarter.
In an unusual play Mount Miguel snapped the ball
over Moreno s head again, only this time
the bounce favored the Matadors. TEKLE YOUSEF
recovered the rock at the RBV 35.
Five plays later Mount Miguel scored its only
touchdown on a 15-yard pass from Moreno to JOVON
The Matadors committed five turnovers, which
handcuffed their offense most of the night.
Moreno, who was directing the injury-riddled
Matadors, completed 13 of 24 passes for 124 yards,
however, he was sacked 5 times and threw 2 interceptions.
Theyre a hot team and they had a
great game plan for us, McDade said. They
caught us at the right time.
McDade said his team began to panic in the second
We got a little desperate, he admitted.
But we couldnt turn things around.
TRE BRYERS led the Matadors running game
with 14 carries for 72 yards.
DAVAUGHN MURRAY, who was playing with a groin
pull, was not at full speed but managed to pull
down 5 passes for 46 yards.
Richardson and RASHAAD HARPER pulled down 4 passes
Mount Miguel finished the season 8-3.
As a program I feel like were on
the right track, said McDade. The
kids are believing in themselves and are willing
to work and make the team better.
ST. AUGUSTINE 41, WEST HILLS 7
The speedy Saints racked up a 28-0 halftime lead
of Thursday nights (Nov. 21) playoff contest,
then midway through the fourth quarter, after
St. Augustine extended to the final-margin advantage,
the rain started to pour, dousing the Wolf Pack's
San Diego CIF Division II title bid.
On St. Augustine's second drive, Saints' running
back Tyler Herberger bounced off left tackle and
dragged a defender near the goal line to score
from 13 yards out, making it 7-0.
The Saints extended the lead on their next possession,
when sophomore running back Elijah Preston ran
in a touchdown from 36 yards out on a last-minute
pitch option play. He got the ball just as his
quarterback was about to be mugged by Pack linebacker
PATRICK SULLIVAN. Preston broke back up field
and into the clear down the left sideline to race
in for the score.
Preston added a 30-yard touchdown run midway
through the second quarter, giving the Saints
a 21-0 cushion. St. Augustine 's final score of
the half came with 26.4 seconds remaining.
Senior tight end NOAH ORTIZ caught a 6-yard touchdown
pass with four minutes left in the third quarter
to give West Hills a touchdown, closing the deficit
Tariq Thompson had a second-quarter rushing touchdown
for St. Augustine (9-2), while Saints' quarterback
Joe Joe Hudson passed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns,
one of which went 18 yards to 2015 four-star defensive
back recruit Frank Buncom IV, who is getting interest
from Alabama and Notre Dame.
Preston finished with 215 yards, 187 of which
came before halftime, as St. Augustine had 278
yards rushing. Hudson had 86 passing yards on
7 of 9 throws.
St. Augustine (9-2) will face Imperial (11-0)
in the semifinals, Friday (Nov. 22).
Scotties out-punched by Mission Hills
No. 3 seed Oceanside fell to the mats early and often
against No. 2 seed Eastlake, trailing 30-7 at the half,
but with a 26 point second half uppercut landing squarely
on the Titans' chin, the Pirates punched their ticket
into the finals.
On the other side of the card, fourth-seed Helix traveled
to San Marcos to take on the county's top-ranked Mission
Hills squad and the two went toe-to-toe for twelve rounds,
but in the end the Highlanders' season was No
Mas as they finally fell to the canvas, 24-21.
When you have two good teams squaring off it
usually comes down to a little thing here and a little
thing there, said Helix coach TROY STARR. If
those go your way you win and if they don't you lose.
At the sound of the first round bell the Highlanders
looked like Mike Tyson in his prime.
On the second play from scrimmage sophomore running
back NATHAN STINSON bolted down the sidelines for 51
yards. Two plays later he scored from 24 yards out.
Although the extra point was blocked, Mission Hills
was given a standing 10-count not knowing what had hit
them just 1:45 into the bout.
The Grizzlies wobbled their way through their first
two possessions, unable to find any success against
the big dawgs on the Scotties defensive line that registered
four sacks on the night. MIKE FAJARDO had two while
JALEN WYATT and JIHAD WOODS notched the others.
With their offense stagnant the entire first quarter,
Mission Hills ran their first punt reverse they had
called all season and it caught Helix flat-footed as
Scott Higgins fielded it at the 30-yard line, ran for
about 7 yards and then handed it off to Nate Ostrum
who went to the house with a heavy convoy and suddenly
a 7-6 lead.
Shots to the body were then delivered by both teams
as neither could gain as much as a first down the next
four series, but sophomore quarterback MICHAEL AUSTIN
pulled down a third-and-five pass attempt to scramble
and raced 75 yards to the end zone.
After Stinson hit JALEN DAVIS on a Tim Tebow-like jump
pass for a 2-point conversion the Scotties led 14-7,
but the Grizzlies countered by nailing a 43-yard field
goal just before intermission.
Our plan was to really come out and run the ball
in the second half, Mission Hills head coach Chris
Hauser stated. We had some good movement early
on, but we kinda got away from that as we were going
through our play-calling.
Time of possession in the third quarter...Mission Hills
11:08, Helix 0:52.
Trailing 14-10, the Grizzlies went 54 yards on 10 plays
to open the second half, but freshman SCOTT YOUNG picked
off a Connor Wynn pass in the end zone to end the drive.
Mission Hills returned the favor on the very next play
when DeChaun Holiday intercepted an underthrown deep
ball at midfield and churned that series into a grinding
14-play drive ending with a Ricky Luchan 3-yard score
to give the Grizzlies a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
The Scotties remained poised and calm marching down
the field looking like they were inevitably going to
score and take the lead back as Mission Hills couldn't
He ended the game with 25 carries, 182 yards and one
score, but put the team on his back the next drive with
a heroic effort.
However, with 6:30 remaining and still trailing 17-14,
a fumbled snap was picked up by Esteban Stefano at the
26-yard line and he raced 52 yards the other way, completely
flipping the field and setting up what would be the
Suddenly trailing 24-14 the Scotties had their backs
to the wall with four minutes remaining.
All of a sudden the Scotties were forced to throw the
ball, the only problem with that...they had only completed
two passes for 2 yards all game long.
After three straight incompletions, Austin found Davis
for a 20-yard conversion and the two hooked up one more
time for a 25-yard scoring strike.
The defense got them the ball back one more time at
midfield, but they were unable to move the chains.
I was very impressed by this Helix team,
Hauser added. They're obviously going through
a youth movement right now, but they have loads of talent
That's putting it pretty lightly...
Twenty-nine players return to the Helix roster with
a bad taste in their mouth. One thing you never want
to experience in life is going up against a big group
of rabid Scotties.
Christian receiver Kai Arvan
scores vs. Morse. (Photo by Don DeMars Photography)
Eye on the Patriots after mashing Morse
Perhaps they should have watched Rocky II
or III or IV"
etc. when Rocky actually wins.
As the underdog Thursday (Nov. 21) night, the No. 6-seeded
Vaqueros were magnificent in defeat, much like Rocky
Balboa against Apollo Creed in the 1975 Academy Award-winning
And when the credits rolled, No. 3-seeded Imperial
(11-0) reigned on this night, 49-42, despite trailing
by two touchdowns in the second half and never taking
a lead until 5:52 left to play.
Combined, there were 1,032 total yards. Imperial finished
with 578 and El Capitan 454.
Its tough when you score 42 points and
lose, El Capitan coach RON BURNER said. We
played so well in the first half, but we had no answer
for them in the second half. We just didnt do
With the come-from-behind win, Imperial advances to
the semifinals to play No. 2-seed St. Augustine on Wednesday
(Nov. 27). El Capitan (10-2) was trying to match its
best record in school history, set by the 2006 squad
that lost to St. Augustine in an epic semifinal game
in Lakeside .
This one was epic as well, especially in the first
half. The Vaqueros scored on their first five possessions
to take a 35-21 halftime lead.
In that half, BRAD CAGLE completed his final 11 passes
to put up 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns. ISAIAH
CAPOOCIA rushed six times for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
DANNY IBARRA had six touches for 48 yards.
The Vaqueros tallied a whopping 374 yards in the first
24 minutes, but only 80 in the second half.
They had no answer for us in the first half,
Burner said, but they shut us down in the third
After that brilliant first half, the Vaqueros
second-half possessions ended in punt, punt, sack, incompletion
and touchdown the latter being too little, too
Imperial scored four consecutive touchdowns after intermission
to turn a 35-21 deficit into a 49-35 cushion.
Heck of a game, Imperial coach Kerry Legarra
said. Story of two halves.
To be honest, I didnt even yell or scream
at the half. First thing out of my mouth was Five
possessions, five touchdowns. Thats not the way
we play defense. Who else has that crappy taste in their
Then I told them, I dont care what happens
in the second half, just dont keep that taste
in your mouth. Go out there and play like you know how
to play. That showed a lot of character on our part.
Imperial features the most prolific rusher in the history
of the San Diego Section in Royce Freeman, the presumptive
Player of the Year in the section. Another bad omen
for the Vaqueros, Freeman was cut from the same mold
as SDSU-grad Carl Weathers, who played Apollo Creed
in the first three Rocky gems.
Freeman: Prince of Running Backs Career
stats (thru Nov. 22) of Royce Freeman,
the CIFSDS career rushing leader
With 218 yards against El Cap, the Oregon-bound Freeman
now has 2,644 rushing yards this season and 41 touchdowns.
For his career, he has 7,426 rushing yards (a section
record) and 111 touchdowns (another section record).
He is the only player to lead the section in rushing
and scoring three consecutive years.
Freeman had but 75 yards in the first half but finished
strong, carrying 36 times, including three touchdowns.
His final one was the crusher.
Facing fourth-and-3 from the 13-yard line with 6:02
to play, Freeman took a pitch right, broke a few tackles,
spun and danced into the end zone to give the Tigers
their first lead at 42-35.
El Cap had a four-and-out on its next possession, and
Imperials Carlos Villanueva took the next play,
his first carry on his 16th birthday, 39 yards for a
touchdown that doomed the visitors from Lakeside.
Oh, the Vaqueros attempted a late rally, as they are
wont to do.
Four plays later, Cagle connected with CHRIS PEARSON
on a 39-yard TD with 2:43 to play.
But the ensuing onside kick by TAKOTA CURO was recovered
by Imperials DaJon Staton, and the Tigers ran
out the clock with six bruising runs by Freeman.
Theyre a great offensive team, Burner
said. We had a two touchdown lead going into halftime,
and they come back with all those big plays in the second
half. That was frustrating.
Entering the game Freeman had scored 40 touchdowns
to rank fourth in the state with 240 points. But Cagle
had also produced 40 touchdowns, 29 passing and 11 rushing.
Both finished with three scores.
El Capitan struck first as Capoocia raced 33 yards
down the right sideline to make it 7-0.
Imperial answered one play later, Chris Carter faked
a handoff to Freeman up the middle and bolted 70 yards
untouched for the equalizer.
Capoocia scored again, this one from 2 yards, to make
it 14-7 with 3:11 to play in the first quarter.
The Tigers then marched 85 yards in 12 plays with Freeman
scoring from 4 yards early in the second quarter.
SCOTT ROOT got into the action, hauling in a 30-yard
TD pass from Cagle to make it 21-14.
Six plays later, Carter got loose again for 47-yard
While Freeman handled the load, Carter tallied 200
yards on just 14 touches. Plus he was 6-of-11 passing
for 95 yards.
We didnt do our job on the outside on the
read option, Burner said. That guy running
for 200 yards cant happen.
Pearson scored on a 16-yard run with 2:49 to play in
the first half to make it 28-21, then Root hauled in
an 8-yard TD pass from Cagle with 0:20 remaining as
the Vaqueros appeared to be on their way to winning
two playoff games in a season for the first time in
The wheels came off in the third quarter.
Imperial owned the period, scoring twice on runs by
Carter (39 yards) and Freeman (56) to tie things up
I dont know if we were shell-shocked or
what, Legarra said, but our seniors stepped
up. We knew we werent going to quit.
Cagle finished 19-of-30 passing for 296 yards and three
TDs. Pearson caught five passes for 147 yards, and Root
hauled in seven balls for 78 yards.
Though defense seemed to take a backseat in this game,
brothers JOEY and JOHN LaCHAPPA had monster games for
El Capitan . In addition to numerous tackles
taking on the brunt of Freeman John had a big
sack and Joey a fumble recovery that thwarted a potential
Tiger touchdown near the end of the third quarter.
I tell you what, Legarra said, El
Capitan is a well-coached team and an excellent football
team. They have a dynamic offense capable of huge plays
from anywhere on the field.
Grossmont running back Jake
Harr. (Photo by Linda Byerline)
Season ends for record-setting Lawrence, Hillers
Carlsbad claims Division 2 quarterfials, 33-17
The high-octane offense of the Foothillers led
by San Diego's all-time career passing leader ANTHONY
LAWRENCE played a great first quarter, but once
the flood gates of rain began to fall from the sky so
did Grossmont's chances of winning, as they let their
season and championship dreams slip out of their hands,
Once it started to rain it was brutal trying
to get any kind of grip on the ball, said Lawrence
after completing 18-of-34 passes for 267 yards, with
two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. We
really struggled to get anything going after that and
we just could never find any kind of offensive momentum.
Hillers receiver Christian Brooks
juals in a touhcdown pass. (Photo by Linda Byerline)
After the Hillers' (9-3) first two series it looked as
if it was going to a shootout.
They took the game's opening drive and marched down
the field rather easily, but had to settle for a J.T.
BARNES 23-yard field goal. Their next possession they
punched it into the end zone when wide receiver CHRISTIAN
BROOKS hauled in a 22-yard pass from Lawrence.
Brooks was a bright spot on a dark night reeling in
9 receptions for 109 yards and one score.
Then came the pouring showers...
Anytime you get those kind of elements it slows
us down being such a pass-heavy team, explained
head coach TOM KARLO. It rains twice a year in
San Diego and it just happened to be at the time of
our biggest game of the season so it's disappointing,
but I wish I could've put our team in better situations
Grossmont only got the ball across midfield on two
of their final 8 drives and one was on a 79-yard touchdown
to running back JAKE HARR as he caught a short pass
and rumbled his way down the sideline. Harr finished
the game with 12 carries for 90 yards and 102 yards
on three receptions.
Defensively for the Hillers, KALVIN WATERS and ANTHONY
ALTON turned in a pair of standout performances. The
two combined to make a stop on a key fourth down play
in the first quarter when Carlsbad was trying to build
momentum. Waters also had a sack and Alton had three
tackles for a loss.
The Lancers (9-2) threw for 157 yards in the first
half behind SDSU-bound QB Christian Chapman on 12 attempts,
but after halftime they pounded the rock on the ground
for 157 yards on 25 carries. Noah Crider was the main
culprit, finishing the night with 174 yards on 28 carries
and three touchdowns.
At that point, they were just able to get into
their game plan a little bit more than we would've liked
to ourselves, Karlo added. The slick ball
really hurt us, but I thought we had a great team, a
legit shot at winning this one and making it even further.
It's just really disappointing because I take stuff
like that hard as a coach.
Lawrence was thrust into a new style of play two years
ago when Karlo took over and has had nothing but fond
He's an amazing coach with a great system. He
really made it easy for all of us to adapt to the new
offense and pushed each and every one of us to be the
best we could be. It was a honor to play for him the
last two years.
Lawrence is loaded with receivers including CHRISTIAN
BROOKS (1126 yards, 11 TDs), J.T. BARNES (699 yards, 13
TDs). Barnes is also a bonus as a kicker (62-65 PATs,
The Lancers (8-3) rely on a strong running game led
by Dylan Rutledge (792 yards, 7 TDs) and Demaris Pulido
Christovale (696, 7 TDs), and a stingy defense.
These teams have not played in the past, so give the
edge to... Carlsbad 31-27.
(7) WEST HILLS vs. (2) ST. AUGUSTINE at Mesa College
This game will probably be determined by how
well the West Hills defense plays. And the Wolf Pack
can play tackle football pretty well, led by linebacker
RYDEN KERR (129 tackles).
The San Diego CIF Division II quarterfinal on Thursday
(Nov. 21) could get out of control for the Wolf Pack
if it unable to stop Saints (8-2) quarterback Joe Joe
Hudson (1395, 13 TDs) and sophomore running back Elijah
Preston (1002 yards, 2 TDs).
Just to look at the Wolf Pack (8-3) one would think
that this team is overmatched, but the Pack just keeps
on winning. Remember, West Hills was picked to finish
last in the Grossmont Hills League but wound up 3rd
in the 6-team circuit.
Quarterback STEPHEN SCHINDLER (1588 yards totals offense,
17 TDs) leads the Pack. Kicker-wide receiver DANIEL
McMANUS converted 14 of 17 field goals, including 10
in a row, which is a Section record, to go along with
25-25 on PATs.
These teams have split two previous meetings but the
rubber match goes to... St. Augustine 27-14.
(5) RANCHO BUENA VISTA at (4) MOUNT MIGUEL If
not for a key injury to leading running back BEN LOMIBAO,
the four-time Grossmont Valley League champion Matadors
(8-2) would be hands-down favorites in Thursdays
(Nov. 21) San Diego CIF Division II quarterfinals.
But dont count the Matadors out because this
is a team that knows how to manufacture points and play
BRAD MORENO is the triggerman for the Matadors and
he has a host of sure-handed receivers, including JOVON
RICHARDSON and RASHAD HARPER, which should give Rancho
Buena Vista (8-3) something to think about.
Running back TRE BRYERS will pick up the ground pace
along with DAVAUGHN MURRAY for Mount Miguel.
These teams have never met before but the nod this
time is going to go to... Mount Miguel 23-22.
(6) EL CAPITAN at (3) IMPERIAL This could be
the best game of the night Thursday (Nov. 21) in the
San Diego CIF Division II quarterfinals as it features
El Capitan versatile junior quarterback BRAD CAGLE (2877
total offense yards, 39 TDs) against the Imperial Tigers
and ironman running back and probable Player of the
Year Royce Freeman (2461 yards on 201 carries for 39
TDs total offense).
Imperial (10-0) is averaging 46.1 ppg while El Capitan
(10-1) averages 44.5 ppg. This should be a genuine shootout,
although the Vaqueros are playing without one of their
top offensive threats in fullback-linebacker D.J. SMITH
These teams have never played before, but the home
field advantage should give the edge to... Imperial
(8) Mission Bay 21, (1) Madison 18
(5) Rancho Buena Vista 50, (4) Mount Miguel 10
(3) Imperial 49, (6) El Capitan 42
(2) St. Augustine 41, (7) West Hills 7
CIFSDS Playoffs, First
Fri., Nov. 15
(1) Mission Hills 56, (8) Steele Canyon 35
(4) Helix 41, (5) La Costa Canyon 7
(3) Oceanside 35, (6) Torrey Pines 0
(2) Eastlake 41, (7) Poway 7
(8) El Camino 14, (9) Point Loma 13
(1) San Pasqual, bye
(5) Grossmont 35, (12) Otay Ranch 6
(4) Carlsbad, bye
(6) Olympian 35, (11) Mira Mesa 18
(3) Cathedral Catholic, bye
(7) Mt. Carmel 26, (10) Westview 14
(2) Ramona, bye
(8) Mission Bay 41, (9) Brawley 16
(1) Madison, bye
(5) Rancho Buena Vista 54, at (12) Serra 21
(4) Mount Miguel, bye
(6) El Capitan 45, (11) Del Norte 21
(3) Imperial, bye
(7) West Hills 31, (10) Scripps Ranch 17
(2) St. Augustine, bye
(8) Granite Hills 28, (9) Bonita Vista 14
(1) Francis Parker, bye
(5) San Marcos 42, (12) Fallbrook 14
(4) Santa Fe Christian, bye
(6) Hoover 61, (11) Calexico 0
(3) Hilltop, bye
(7) Morse 56, (10) The Bishop's 17
(2) Christian, bye
(8) University City 20, (9) Castle Park 0
(1) Monte Vista , bye
(5) Mater Dei Cath 55, (12) El Cajon Valley 7
(4) La Jolla, bye
(11) EC-Southwest 10, at (6) Montgomery 7
(3) El Centro-Central, bye
(10) Clairemont 28, at (7) La Jolla Country Day 14
(2) Sweetwater, bye
(1) Crawford 49, (8) CV-Calvary Chr. 12
(4) Palo Verde Valley 19, (5) Army-Navy 14
(3) Mountain Empire 16, (6) Escondido Charter 7
(2) Holtville 42, (7) Vincent Memorial 6
Fri., Aug. 30
Grossmont 52. Patrick Henry 27
Christian 42, SLO-Mission Prep 0
El Capitan 70, Peace River (Alberta) 0
Mount Miguel 35, Morse 7
Steele Canyon 41, Chula Vista 14
West Hills 17, Santana 7
El Camino 21, Granite Hills 12
Horizon 31, Mountain Empire 30
Mira Mesa 17, Valhalla 13
Ramona 49, El Cajon Valley 14
Serra 42, Monte Vista 22
Calvin Christian 53, Foothills Christian 26
Fallbrook 55, University City 23
Calexico 21, Holtville 6
Crawford 55, SD-Southwest 0
Horizon 31, Mountain Empire 30
Francis Park 41, Coronado 6
Palo verde Valley 41, Calipatria 0
Classical Academy 39, Lutheran 9
The Bishop's 26, Clairemont 20
Julian 46, Borrego Springs 26
Sat., Aug. 31
Honolulu-Punahou 10, Helix 6
Thurs., Sept. 5
CV-Calvary Christian 21, SD Jewish 20
Fri., Sept. 6
Grossmont 56, Escondido 23
El Capitan 44, Mater Dei Catholic 0
Christian 42, Santana 0
Helix 32, Northridge (Utah) 0
Mount Miguel 25, Otay Ranch 15
Foothills Christian 14, Maranatha 7
Madison 35, Valhalla 5
St. Augustine 20, Steele Canyon 12
Montgomery 20, El Cajon Valley 7
West Hills 31, Monte Vista 6
Coronado 35, SD-Soithwest 14
Clairemoint 49, EC-Southwest 15
Hoover 30, University City 7
Crawford 49, Julian 0
La Jolla Country Fay 34, Vincent Memorial 12
Calipatria 53, BorregoSprings 0
Calvin Christian 46, Lutheran 24
Fri., Sept. 13
Non-League Helix 21, Cathedral Catholic 16
El Capitan 49, Serra 14
West Hills 27, El Centro-Central 13
Valhalla 24, Monte Vista 14
Christian 66, El Cajon Valley 3
San Ysidro 48, Foothills Christian 13
Granite Hills 49, Patrick Henry 21
Ramona 52, Grossmont 22
Castle Park 28, Santana 7
Vista 8, Steele Canyon 6
Madison 20, Mount Miguel 7 (final score will stand; game ended early,
Coronado 48, Cochrane (Albt.) 28
Montgomery 34, Clairemont 21
Morse 22, University City 13
Crawdord 39, Horizon 23
CV-Calvary Christian 22, Maranatha 0
Mountain Empire 40, Anza-Hamilton 35
Calipatria 36, The Rock 7
Holtville 41, Desert Mirage 0
Vincent Memorial 44, Lutheran 0
Julian 29, Ocean View Christian 0
Tri-Coty Christian df. at Borrego Springs, forfeit
Fri., Sept. 20
Citrus League Lutheran 33, Foothills Christian 6
Christian 35, Ontario Christian 13
El Capitan 49, Valhalla 25
Granite Hills 51, El Centro-Central 29
Helix 42, Mount Miguel 19
Monte Vista 34, Sweetwater 3
Steele Canyon 27, Rancho Buena Vista 23
West Hills 23, Serra 0
Francis Parker 52, Santana 13
El Cajon Valley 51, San Ysidro 34
Mountain Empire 38, SD-Southwest 16
Clairemont 35, Castle Park 0
The Bishop's 20, Coronado 17
Julian 46, Riverside-Sherman Indian 6
Temecula-Rancho Christian 34, CV-Calvary 0
Vincent Memorial 36, Classical Academy 6
Newport Beach-Sage Hills 21, Esacondido Charter 16
El Centro-Southwest 54, Holtville 14
Crawford 43, Maranatha 0
Yuma (Ariz.) 13, Calipatria 8
Bye - Grossmont Fri., Sept.
No.11 El Capitan 45, West Hills 26
No.12 Christian 56, The Bishops 28
No.13 Grossmont 42, Otay Ranch 7
No.9 Ramona 10, No.3 Helix 6
Monte Vista 29, Kearny 12
Mount Miguel 45, Valhalla 14
Granite Hills 55, El Cajon Valley 10
Mountain Empire 54, Army-Navy 39
Crawford 68, Foothills Christian 0
No.2 Mission Hills 30, No.1 Oceanside 6
University City 35, San Diego HS 21
Mission Bay 41, Clairemont 0
Hilltop 10, Coronado 0
San Ysidro 31, Calipatria 18
Holtville 49, San Luis (Ariz.) 0
Escondido Charter 42, Tri-City Christian 14
Classical 28, Newport Beach-Sage Hill 21
CV-Calvary Christian 28, Calvin Christian 27
Sat., Sept. 28
Point Loma 35, Santana 3
Thurs., Oct. 3
San Diego Jewish 27, Julian 0
Fri., Oct. 4
El Cajon Valley 38, Orange Glen 13
Mount Miguel 38,
Monte Vista 28, Patrick Henry 21 (OT)
Grossmont 61, San Diego 6
El Capitan 55, Granite Hills 14
Mission Bay 24, Christian 21
Mar Vista14, Santana 6
Canyon Country-Canyon 28, Steele Canyon 0
La Jolla 27, Coronado 22
Hoover 48, Clairemont 7
Serra 28, University City 14
Classical 25, Calvin Christian 8
Horizon 53, Escondido Charter 22
Holtville 28, Palo Verde Valley 7
Vincent Memorial 43, Borrego Springs 0
Maranatha Christian 18, Lutheran 16
Fri., Oct. 11
Grossmont Hills League
Grossmont 63, Granite Hills 49
Helix 47, Valhalla 10
West Hills 20, Steele Canyon 17 Grossmont Valley League
Monte Vista 46, El Cajon Valley 0
Mount Miguel 42, El Capitan 21
Santana - bye Central League
Christian 49, Coronado 3 Manzanita League
Mountain Empire 40, Escondido Charter 0 Vincent
Memorial 41, Calipatria 0
Crawford 21, Holtville 14 Citrus League
CV-Calvary Christian 22, Boirrego Springs 6
Classical 20, Julian 7 Non-League
La Jolla 63, University City 6
Fri., Oct. 18
Grossmont Hills League
Helix 45, Granite Hills 13
Grossmont 21, Steele Canyon 19
West Hills 32, Valhalla 25 Grossmont Valley League
Santana 35, El Cajon Valley 0
Mount Miguel 35, Monte Vista 12
El Capitan bye Citrus League
Borrego Springs 44, Foothills Christian 0
Julian 40, Lutheran 14 Manzanita League
Holtville 33, Mountain Empire 12
Calipatria at Crawford, ccd.
Sat., Oct. 19
Escondido Charter 29, Vincent
Memorial 22 Citrus League
CV-Calvary Chr. 34, Classical Academy 27
Fri., Oct. 25
Grossmont Hills League
Granite Hills 17, Steele Canyon 14
Helix 44, West Hills 7
Grossmont 69, Valhalla 14 Grossmont Valley League
El Capitan 42, Santana 0
Mount Miguel 62, El Cajon Valley 0 Central League
University City 28, Coronado 18 Citrus League
Classical Academy 54, Foothills Christian 0
Borrego Springs 64, Lutheran 19
CV-Calvary Chr. 16, Julian 10 Manzanita League
Holtville 40, Escondido Charter 18
Crawford 45, Vincent Memorial 0
Sat., Oct. 26
Christian 49, Clairemont 0 Manzanita League
Mountain Empire df. Calipatria,
Fri., Nov. 1
Grossmont Hills League Helix 58, Grossmont 36
Steele Canyon 28, Valhalla 7
West Hills 36, Granite Hills 13
Grossmont Valley League El Capitan 21, Monte Vista 0
Mount Miguel 53, Santana 0
Christian 52, University City 3
Foothills Christian 9, Julian 6
CV-Calvary Christian 62, Lutheran 27
Classical Academy 69, Borrego Springs 6
Crawford 29, Mountain Empire 14
Holtville 54, Vincent Memorial 0
Escondido Charter 27, Calipatria 14
CV-Calvary Christian 56, Foothills Christian 19
Fri., Nov. 8
Grossmont Hills League
Helix 14, Steele Canyon 13
Grossmont 48, West Hills 6
Granite Hills 45, Valhalla 25 Grossmont Valley League
Monte Vista 44, Santana 3
El Capitan 48, El Cajon Valley 7 Non-League
Christian 62, La Jolla Country Day 9
Mission Bay 49, Coronado 13 Central League
University City 10, Clairemont 9 Manzanita League
]Mountain Empire 52, Vincent Memorial 30
Holtville 40, Calipatria 7
Crawford 20, Escondido Charter 0 Citrus League
Classical Academy 66, Lutheran 8
Julian 47, Borrego Springs 24
END REGULAR SEASON
SAN DIEGO SECTION
2013 DIVISIONS (2012 division in parenthesis)
OPEN DIVISION 8 Teams, 8 Playoff Berths
Eastlake (1) Helix (2)
La Costa Canyon (2)
Mission Hills (1)
Poway (2) Steele Canyon (2)
Torrey Pines (1)
DIVISION ONE 16 Teams, 12 Playoff Berths
Cathedral Catholic (3)
Chula Vista (1)
El Camino (1) Grossmont (1)
Mira Mesa (1)
Mt. Carmel (3)
Otay Ranch (1)
Point Loma (3)
San Pasqual (1) Valhalla (2)
DIVISION TWO 16 Teams, 12 Playoff Berths
Del Norte (N/A) El Capitan (3)
Mar Vista (4)
Mission Bay (4) Mount Miguel (4)
Rancho Bernardo (2)
Rancho Buena Vista (1)
St. Augustine (4)
Scripps Ranch (2)
Valley Center (4) West Hills (3)
DIVISION THREE 17 Teans, 12 Playoff Berths
The Bishop's (5)
Bonita Vista (2)
Calexico (1) Christian (5)
Fallbrook (1) Granite Hills (1)
Patrick Henry (2)
Francis Parker (5)
San Diego HS (2)
San Marcos (2)
Santa Fe Christian (5) Santana (4)
DIVISION FOUR 17 Teans, 12 Playoff Berths
Castle Park (3)
El Centro-Central (3)
Clairemont (4) El Cajon Valley (2)
La Jolla (4)
La Jolla Country Day (5)
Mater Dei Catholic (4) Monte Vista (3)
Orange Glen (2)
San Ysidro (2)
El Centro-Southwest (2)
San Diego-Southwest (3)
Tri-City Christian (5)
University City (3)
DIVISION FIVE 18 Teans, 8 Playoff Berths
Borrego Springs (5)
Chula Vista-Calvary Christian (5)
Calvin Christian (5)
Classical Academy (5)
Escondido Charter (5) Foothills Christian (5)
Maranatha Christian (5) Mountain Empire (5)
Palo Verde Valley (4)
San Diego Jewish (5)
San Pasqual Academy (5)
Vincent Memorial (5)
NOT LISTED (Many of these schools are playing 8-man football,
but not all)
Vista-Calvary Christian (5)
Mission Vista (N/A)
Ocean View Christian (N/A)
St. Joseph (N/A)
The Rock (5)
CONF. / CENTRAL LEAGUE
PATRIOTS Home games at Granite Hills
El Cajon Valley
at Ontario Christian
at Mission Bay
at La Jolla Country Day
**San Marcos (at Mesa Coll.)
GROSSMONT HILLS LEAGUE
at Patrick Henry
at El Cajon Valley
*at West Hills
**at Francis Parker
**ay San Marcos
at Cathedral Catholic
*at Steele Canyon
**La Costa Canyon
**at Mission Hills
at St. Augustine (MesaCollege)
at Rancho Buena Vista
*at Granite Hills
**at Mission Hills
at Monte Vista
*at Steele Canyon
*at Granite Hills
Hills WOLF PACK
at El Centro-Central
at El Capitan
*at Steele Canyon
**at St. Augiustine (at Mesa Coll., Thurs.)
GROSSMONT VALLEY LEAGUE
at Christian (Granite Hills)
*at Mount Miguel
**at Mater Dei Catholic
at Mater Dei Catholic
at Granite Hills
*at Monte Vista
*at El Cajon Valley
*at Imperial (Thurs.)
at West Hills
at Sweetwater (at Hilltop)
at Patrick Henry (1-OT)
*at El Cajon Valley
*at Mount Miguel
**Sweetwater (at Mesa Coll.)
at Otay Ranch
*at El Capitan
*El Cajon Valley
** Rancho Buena Vista (Thurs.)
SULTANS Home games at Santee Community Stadium
at Point Loma (Sat.)
at Mar Vista
*El Cajon Valley
*at El Capitan
* at Monte Vista
Christian KNIGHTS Home games at Seau Field, Parkway MS
*at Classical (Orange Glen)
*at CV-Calvary (Olympian; Thurs.)
at Viewpoint (Occidental Coll.)
*at Vincent Mem. (at El Centro-Southwest)