The Vaqueros blanked Mater Dei Catholic, 44-0,
while the Patriots traveled to Santee to take
out Santana, 42-0.
EL CAPITAN 44, MATER DEI CATHOLIC 0
Perhaps it is still too early to tell how good
this El Capitan football team will be in 2013.
But for now WOW!
In only two games thus far, the Vaqueros have
posted 114 points and pitched two shutouts. Both
contests were played with a running
clock for the entire second half, and most of
the starters have only played four quarters or
less so far.
And Friday nights 44-0 romp over Mater
Dei Catholic came against a team that has won
back-to-back Mesa-Pacific League titles without
a loss and started this season with an impressive
win over Kearny.
Celebrate tonight, El Capitan coach
RON BURNER told his troops after the rout. Enjoy
what you did tonight. But tomorrow we get ready
for Serra (its a) revenge game for
The Vaqueros lost a heartbreaker to Serra last
year, 55-49 in double overtime. The Conquistadors,
no doubt, will be impressed with El Caps
first two wins this year.
Last week, the Vaqueros handed Peace River of
Alberta, Canada, a 77-0 spanking. Friday night
(Sept. 6), they slapped Mater Dei with all 44
points coming in the first half before calling
all subs in the second half.
Quarterback BRAD CAGLE, who threw only twice
last week, completed 12-of-14 passes for 221 yards
and three touchdowns all in the first half.
After an incompletion on his first attempt, Cagle
connected with CHRIS PEARSON on a perfectly executed
seam route that resulted in a 75-yard touchdown.
On the next play, Mater Dei quarterback Marco
Morales was being sacked by JOEY LACHAPPA in the
end zone when Morales flipped the ball forward
and was whistled for intentional grounding, resulting
in a safety for the Vaqueros.
On the ensuing series, Cagle ran for a 16-yard
gain, connected with Pearson for a 9-yard pickup,
tossed to SCOTT ROOT for a 12-yard gain, ran for
10 yards and then scooted untouched into the end
zone on a QB draw from 4 yards out.
That made it 16-0, and Cagle would soon connect
with ISAIAH CAPOOCIA on a 9-yard touchdown pass
with 0:58 left in the first quarter for a 23-0
Early in the second quarter, on fourth-and-8,
Cagle found Root beyond the coverage for a 33-yard
TD pass that gave El Capitan a total of 100 points
merely 65 minutes into its season.
I think we just caught them off guard,
Burner said. We struck so early, I think
that really threw them off. They had some kids
banged up, too. That hurt them.
After a 3-and-out and a punt by Mater Dei, El
Capitan junior D.J. SMITH took a handoff from
Cagle, broke several tackles and raced 43 yards
into the end zone for a 37-0 advantage.
The Vaqueros next series lasted only two
plays. Cagle hit Pearson for a 25-yard gain, and
Root scored on a 27-yard rush with 2:01 to play
That ended the scoring as Mater Dei agreed to
play the second half with a running clock, Burner
substituted freely, and the teams combined for
only 28 plays in the final 24 minutes.
I was feeling good, said Cagle, who
completed 10 straight passes after his initial
misfire. All the receivers were running
great routes. My line was great; gotta mention
them. It was a great team effort.
That team last week wasnt that tough,
but we knew we would have to play hard against
Mater Dei. Theyre a good team.
Pearson finished with three catches for 92 yards
and a TD. Root caught four balls for 71 yards
and a score, plus his rushing TD.
Watching their game last week, watching
them on film, we thought it would be a much tougher
game, Root said. We had a lot of critics
coming into the season, but I think we showed
we can put up some points.
Smith, a bruising-style runner who also plays
linebacker, finished with 85 yards on just eight
Mater Dei was supposed to be a tough opponent,
he said. We were very motivated to prove
what we could do.
As much as the offense has been clicking for
El Cap, the defense deserves equal praise for
the way it has completely manhandled its two opponents
The Vaqueros stuffed Mater Dei for minus-15 yards
rushing and allowed only 62 yards passing.
ROBBY CALLAWAY and DANIEL GOULET combined on
a sack, and Goulet and JAMES OWENS both added
solo sacks in the second quarter. ROBERT DELOZIER
had a fumble recovery on a Mater Dei punt attempt
gone wrong that led to El Caps fifth score.
Defense today was outstanding, Cagle
said. They put us in good field position
Seemingly nothing went right for Mater Dei, which
collected only four first downs and made numerous
mistakes on snaps and defense.
I dont think weve tackled that
poorly in a long time, Crusaders coach John
Joyner said. But I dont want to take
anything away from El Cap. They played an incredible
game. Theyre big. Theyre physical.
They played a great game.
I saw them scrimmage against some pretty
good teams, and they did well. Theyre a
good football team.
Look at the Scoreboard
CHRISTIAN 42, SANTANA 0 For the
second week in as many starts the Patriots of
Christian High have defeated an opponent by a
score of 42-0.
During Fridays (Sept. 6) non-league encounter,
the two teams battled through a scoreless first
quarter, but Christian scored a touchdown in the
second when quarterback MICHAEL CARRILLO threw
a perfect screen dump-off to TRENTON SAULS, who
decoyed with his early block before sliding into
the open flat for an unchallenged 20-yard touchdown.
In the third quarter, Carrillo hit NICK SEXTON
with a medium-depth pass, which resulted in a
50-yard TD to make it 21-0. Carrillo rolled right,
and got a key block from running back ZANE COFFMAN
to provide all the protection he would need to
get the aerial off. Sexton caught the ball at
the Sultan 37 and slipped through a pair of diving
efforts to get into the end zone.
Later in the third, Carrillo found KAI ARVAN
for a 40-yard score on a sideline sprint. The
senior QB quickly released the pass down the right
side, while Arvan successfully got his man to
bite on the stop-and-go. He caught the ball in
stride at the 15 and beat the last-ditch effort
of the defender to make it 35-0.
TREVOR HOWELL's late TD made the final margin.
Howell, a junior, caught a short flare in the
left flat after Sauls made the screen possible
with his block. Howell started for the pylon before
cutting inside of a chasing defender.
Christian's offensive front of LAITHE ISENMANN,
PAUL LIEMGRUBER, DAVID SUDA, OWEN ADAIR, along
with tight end SEBASTIAN SWIFT, had a strong night
controlling the line of scrimmage.
Carrillo finished with 333 yards of passing,
while the Pats also grinded out 178 yards with
the running game, led by Coffman's 104 yards.
Sauls added a 2-yard TD run in the second quarter,
while CHAD HUMPHRIES added an 8-yard scoring run
in the third quarter. Arvan led the receiving
corps with 121 yards.
Top: El Capitan QB Brad Cagle
Bottom: Joey LaChappa gets some air
as the Vaqeuris defense posts a shutout. (Photos by iCrew of Chula Vista)
The lead block by Helix' Christian
Chavez (55). (Photo by Ramon Scott)
Davis had punt returns of 54 and 42 yards, the latter
of which was good for a score, as the Highlanders routed
the visiting Northridge Knights from Layton, Utah, 32-0,
in Fridays (Sept. 6) non-league game at Jim Arnaiz
On Davis' game-breaker in the first half, he fielded
the ball at his own 40 and started to move right, but
after heavy pursuit, he wheeled around to the other
side of the field for the yardage, picking up blocks
from MASON VINEYARD, DERRICK CLARK and JIHAD WOODS along
the way, before being knocked down at the 6.
From there, quarterback DASHAWN KEIRSEY rolled right
and threw his left-handed strike to AARON HARDIN near
the front corner of the end zone to put Helix up 19-0
In the fourth, with the Highlanders easily in command
after a three-and-out deep in Northridge territory,
Davis picked up a purposefully angled sideline punt
on a couple of hops at the opponents' 42, then miraculously
dashed between five would-be tacklers to move into the
clear down the right side. He outraced the final two
defenders for the score to put the Scotties ahead 25-0.
Helix was nearly good from the get-go, as Mr. Defense
and special-team extraordinaire FORREST HANLON recovered
a botched punt snap by the Knights in the end zone on
the first drive of the game.
The Helix defense was strong throughout, but not without
some threat from the Knights. On Northridge's best scoring
opportunity of the evening in the first half, WYATT
TRAVIS made a fourth down stop from the 5-yard line.
Travis combined with ISAIAH YOUNG on a sack later in
the first half. RUEBEN LEASAU and Hardin recorded interceptions
on deflected balls in the second half.
Also making contributions on the shutout were JABRION
BURNSIDE, JOSEPH TAUANU'U, JALEN WYATT, MICHAEL BENJAMIN
and R.J. VALDEZ.
Protection up front was led by CHRISTIAN CHAVEZ, MIKE
FAJARDO, JAYLON KUYKENDALL and JOSEPH TOILOLO.
Sophomore running back ADRIAN PETTY rushed for 143
yards and a TD on 19 carries. It sparked the Helix offense
that struggled only a week ago.
Grossmont defensive back Christian
Meno (Photo by Linda Byerline)
GROSSMONT 56, ESCONDIDO 23 It might take
an abacus to keep up with the scoring of the Grossmont
Foothillers this season, as they average 54 markers
despite playing with a running clock for three quarters
over two games.
The Hillers had to be stunned when they found themselves
trailing 17-14 late in the first half of Fridays
(Sept. 6) non-league encounter.
After the Foothillers shut down Escondido's first possession,
Grossmont (2-0) capped a 74-yard drive when quarterback
ANTHONY LAWRENCE clicked on a hit a 13-yard pass completion
to JOSH ANDERSON for a touchdown. Lawrence faked a handoff
to his back, then found Anderson wide open streaking
to his left in front of the goal line. MICHAEL BYERLINE
provided the necessary protection.
The Cougars responded to take a 10-7 lead after one
quarter on Josh Navarro's 21-yard touchdown run, but
the Foothillers answered with a swift drive, capped
by Lawrence's 15-yard pass completion to CHRISTIAN BROOKS
for a score. Lawrence rolled right this time, and found
his left-slot receiver moving past the hash, seemingly
wide-open again, giving the Hillers a 14-10 advantage.
Navarro and the Cougars would counter again, as another
21-yard scoring rush midway through the second put the
hosts back up by 3.
Grossmont wasted no time in regaining the lead, as
Lawrence, under heavy pressure from a blitzing linebacker
from the left side, slid away from the pressure and
lofted a high, deep pass just before getting tackled.
Brooks raced under the bomb against good coverage for
a 40-yard completion down to the Escondido 5. Moments
later, Lawrence faked a dive to ALIJAH AVANT and easily
bootlegged in on the left side to make it 20-17 with
under four minutes left in the first half.
The Hillers scored again early in the third on a Lawrence
10-yard pass to J.T. BARNES, then Avant added a 24-yard
scoring run to put Grossmont up, 35-17, late in the
third, but there was enough time for both teams to put
up another TD.
After the Cougars closed to within 35-23, Anderson
had a 46-yard run for a score, as the Foothillers seemingly
had an answer every time.
Its all about preparation, Anderson
said. Physical is a great part of the game, no
doubt, but so is being mental.
Avant had a 12-yard touchdown run early in the fourth,
then Lawrence, who accounted for 6 touchdowns
3 rushing and 3 passing capped the scoring with
a 1-yard run midway through the quarter. MARCUS MORGAN
and TARIQ BUTROS helped lead the horses up front for
the FOOTHILLERS' offensive attack.
PERRY SHERROD got his second interception in as many
games to set up a Grossmont score.
This was one of the best games Josh Anderson
has ever had, said Foothillers coach TOM KARLO.
Grossmonts defense recovered a fumble and intercepted
a pass. KALVIN WATERS has made a smooth transition from
tight end to defensive end. Another stud on the forward
wall is JUSTIN PEACE.
Karlo said, We gave up 23 points but Escondido
only scored on one of 12 series. Thats something
to be proud about.
MOUNT MIGUEL 25, OTAY RANCH 15 Probably
the most forgotten team in the San Diego Section are
the Mount Miguel Matadors.
The Matadors were not ranked in any poll, but the fact
remains they are 2-0 following Fridays (Sept.
6) victory at Otay Ranch.
No question, this is an explosive team with plenty
Junior TRE BRYERS is no doubt one of the best running
backs in East County as he bolted for 106 yards on 9
carries in the Matadors 25-5 win at the Mustangs
Quarterback BRAD MORENO is a versatile performer. Not
only has he completed 13 of 18 passes for 164 yards
and a touchdown, he has rushed for 68 yards on 5 carries
over two games.
All Ive heard during my four years at this
school is how were not that good in football,
Moreno said. But this is a scrappy crew and ready
to take on any fight. Yeah, were the underdogs
but were up to it and ready to take on the challenge.
Not only is Moreno a speedy runner, he can throw the
ball on the run and hit the mark almost every time.
But this is no solo act. His success as a passer will
depend greatly on Bryers, who is a breakaway runner
every time he touches the ball.
Senior DEVAUGHN MURRAY is a double-threat as a receiver
and a defensive back that ranks with the best in the
section. Against Otay Ranch he snagged two interceptions
and made 10 tackles.
My friends say all were gonna do is just
lose like we always do, Murray said. Well
I know one thing were not looking back.
I believe in what were doing, and were looking
forward to what it is.
Other nugget receivers are seniors JOVON RICHARDSON
and RASHAD HARPER.
The running game is a little bit thin lacks
depth but Bryers is a big-time guy.
On the defensive side Mount Miguel is pretty solid
with linebacker MIRACLE TAUSAGA (7 tackles) and RASHAD
TATE (9 tackles), safety Murray and defensive lineman
KURESSA LAULU (4 tackles) serving as the four cornerstones
of the Matadors defense.
It could come down to whether the Matadors defense
can hold up behind these four guys.
Madison running back Kevin Moore
the straightarm on a Valhalla defender. (Photo by Don DeMars Photography) ADDITIONAL
MADISON 35, VALHALLA 5 The Valhalla Norsemen
traveled to Clairemont Friday evening (Sept. 6) to take
on the defending Division 3 State Champs the
Madison Warhawks. Last season, Valhalla was the only
team to beat Madison, but a repeat performance was not
to be this time around.
The Warhawks amassed 444 yards of total offense in
rolling to a 35-5 victory over Valhalla.
Valhallas defense started strongly, forcing Madison
to punt after a three-and-out first offensive series,
with senior defensive lineman BLAKE ADAMSON stuffing
the runner on third and short. Starting at its 36-yard
line following the Warhawks punt, junior wide
receiver JOSEPH THOMAS alertly snagged a deflected pass
for a 14-yard gain to midfield, but a holding penalty
and a dropped pass stalled the drive, forcing EAN HENDRICKSON
to punt a 51-yarder that resulted in a touchback.
Three plays later, Madison s Kevin Moore scampered
76 yards to paydirt for the games first score.
Madison grabbed the early lead only five minutes into
the contest and never looked back.
After Madison extended its lead to 14-0 on a 17-yard
rushing TD with 4:09 remaining in the first quarter,
Valhalla s offense started moving the ball, pumped
up by JOHN TODDs 40-yard kickoff return to the
Norsemen 44-yard line. Senior quarterback DANIEL RODRIGUEZ
connected with Todd for a 15-yard gain to the Madison
A couple of nifty runs by DOMINIC CASTELLI advanced
the ball to the Warhawks 10-yard line, but on
first-and-goal from there, an errant pass was intercepted
in the endzone, snuffing out a promising drive.
On the next play, however, the Madison quarterback
bobbled the snap in the end zone and was sacked for
a safety by Norsemen defensive back NOOR SEBI, making
it 14-2 at the end of the initial period.
Only a minute into the second quarter, Madison s
high-powered running attack was up to speed, moving
quickly from its own 8-yard line into Valhalla territory,
but defensive back FABIAN YAKOU jarred the ball loose
from the runner and defensive back CHRIS RAMSEY pounced
on it, giving the El Cajon team another opportunity
to cut into the lead.
A 10-yard pass from Rodriguez to Thomas, coupled with
a personal foul penalty against the Warhawks
and a pass interference penalty on the next play got
the Norsemen into the red zone. When the drive sputtered,
Hendrickson drilled a 35 yard field goal, making it
a 14-5 game with 9:04 left to play before intermission.
The last time an East County
finished with five points was in 2002,
when Helix stopped El Capitan, 41-5.
Madison answered immediately with an 8-play touchdown
drive, leaving the Norsemen with a halftime deficit
Madison scored two more TDs in the second half and
the Warhawks defense limited the Norsemen to 180
yards of total offense. Rodriguez night ended
early when he was injured in the fourth quarter; he
was 10-26-2 for 107 yards. Junior quarterback VINCENT
MANUPELLA relieved him and completed his first pass
of the season to fellow junior JAKE BASSETTE for an
18-yard game late in the fourth quarter.
Despite the lopsided score and stats, there were some
bright spots on defense for the Norsemen. Senior linebacker
GIUSEPPE CASTANOS sacked the Madison quarterback after
chasing him more than 40 yards across the field, making
a spectacular play. And, sophomore linebacker LOGAN
BAKER continues to impress, sacking the quarterback
Foothills Christian quarterback
Caleb Hoffman eludes an Eagles defender. (Photo by CBProPhotos.com)
Foothills Christian's Ian Kirkpatrick
the straight-arm yet will make the solo tackle. (Photo by CBProPhotos.com)
FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 14, MARANATHA CHRISTIAN 7
Senior CALEB HOFFMAN, playing his first year
as quarterback, accounted for 316 total yards, rushed
for a touchdown and passed for another, as the host
Knights took a 14-0 lead in the second half and improved
to 1-1 Friday night (Sept. 6).
The teams battled to a scoreless first half at Seau
Field, but Hoffman had a 65-yard touchdown run in the
third quarter to break the 0-0 deadlock.
At the start of the fourth quarter Hoffman hit sophomore
WYATT BASSON with a 33-yard touchdown pass. The Knights
went for the 2-point conversion, which was caught by
Hoffman showed up in August, right before the
start of the season, and were sure glad he did,
said Knights coach THOM LUBIC.
Calebs younger brother DANIEL HOFFMAN was the
recipient of one of his brothers lobs as he caught
a 33-yard TD pass and later intercepted a pass.
CONNOR GEORGE snagged an interception for Foothills
ZAKARA DAVIS led the Knights defense with 9 tackles
3 of them sacks.
Sophomore defensive lineman CAMDON STEELE had a pair
of third-quarter sacks despite suffering from a pulled
muscle, while senior linebacker MICHAEL CLOYD helped
anchor the Foothills Christian defense. He registered
5 solo tackles, had one assist and blocked a field goal
that kept Maranatha out of double digits.
Cloyd, a team captain, told his teammates in the locker
room, "How we play the second half will mark how
we play the rest of the season."
The Knights almost pitched a shutout, but Maranatha
found the end zone in the fourth quarter.
Junior running back IAN KIRKPATRICK paced the Knights
on the ground.
West Hills' Noah Ylagan (8)
breaks into the clear
as Cristian Gonzalez of Monte Vista chases. (Photo by Frank Price, youatplay.com)
WEST HILLS 31, MONTE VISTA 6 The Wolf
Pack got a staunch defensive effort led by RYDEN KERR's
two sacks and nine tackles and E.J. GARCIA's acrobatic
interception return for a touchdown as West Hills clobbered
visiting Monte Vista Friday night (Sept. 6) in Santee.
With the score 10-0 in the second quarter, West Hills
defender NOAH YLAGAN ran under a deep pass from Monte
Vista as if he were the receiver. He caught the ball
at the Monarchs' 45 and his momentum carried him to
midfield. The senior righted his travels and turned
to go the desired direction. He ended up with a 34-yard
run back down to the Monte Vista 11. Moments later,
PEANUT HERRADA scored a touchdown to make it 17-0.
Later in the second, Garcia ruined Monte Vista's seemingly
well-executed screen. The over-pursuing line left a
receiver and two blockers perfectly aligned on the right
side, but Garcia jumped way in the air to take the sure
gainer right out of its intended path. He received an
easy escort from PATRICK SULLIVAN, CONNOR FINNESTAD
and NOAH ORTIZ, who only had to knock down one man in
order for Garcia to take it into the end zone for a
42-yard interception return.
D.J. LEWIS scored a touchdown for the Wolf Pack on
a scoring strike from quarterback STEPHEN SCHINDLER.
Schindler finished with 9 of 17 passes for 153 yards,
including TD passes to Herrada and Lewis.
DANIEL McMANUS kicked a 45-yard field goal for West
Theres no doubt about it, this guy is a
Division I college kicker, said Pack coach TAY
Other Wolf Pack defenders contributing to the near-shutout
were GARRETT MEAD, WILLIE BENNETT, MATT LIPSCOMB and
Monte Vista's JEMEIL JACKSON made a nifty 62-yard touchdown
run. He plowed up the middle behind blockers ALEJANDRO
CHAVEZ, JORGE PULIDO and GUILLERMO BUSTOS before putting
up a stiff-arm to a defender, which forced a pair of
Pack defenders to collide, leaving him space to run.
Jackson juked three defenders inside the West Hills
40 and picked up another couple of key blocks from JOHNNY
JONES AND THOMAS WALKER before finishing at the right
pylon to get the Monarchs on the scoreboard.
ST. AUGUSTINE 20, STEELE CANYON 12 The
high scoring affair originally forecast definitely was
just the opposite as the defenses dominated what turned
out to be a yellow hanky affair. The host Saints of
St. Augustine had what appeared to be a sell-out crowd
and high expectations to take care of the lowly cats.
Much to their surprise, the visiting Cougars came
to play, as Steele Canyon coach SCOTT LONGERBONE
stated, and to show that we are a Top 10 club.
The first march of the Saints was stalled as defensive
lineman ANTHONY HERNANDEZ intercepted a Saints pass
and picked up 17 yards to boot. This would also set
up an early 6 engineered by Cougars quarterback JORDAN
JOHNSON to slot receiver MACKEY BOWERS for 24 yards.
The first half of this battle was hard-hitting football.
The Saints would answer the call and score on a 1-yard
quarterback keeper by Joe Joe Hudson. The PAT snap was
muffed, leaving the score at intermission 6-6.
The Cougars, returning to the turf to start the second
half, went 3 and out on the first series, which gave
the emotional edge to St. Augustine.
The very next drive the Saints would score on a 69-yard
air strike to wide receiver Ryan Harris and a quick
two-point conversion to go up 14-6. The Saints would
also score again leaving the score 20-6 midway through
the 4th quarter.
The Cougars would continue to claw their way back,
but time expired and a well fought battle came up short
Sophomore QB Johnson, a three-sport letterman, had
an impressive night in the air and on the ground, finishing
with 98 yards rushing on 12 carries, and 13-32-0 for
150 yards and a pair of touchdown strikes.
These kids played their butts off and I'm proud
of them, stated Longerbone.
This was a great character-building game, and
we can learn a lot from this one.
We played a great football team, and it doesn't
get any easier as we travel to a hostile environment
against Vista next week, but we are up for the challenge.
MONTGOMERY 27, EL CAJON VALLEY 7 The
visiting El Cajon Valley Braves couldnt get off
the floor in Fridays (Sept. 6) non-league game
The Braves battled to a 7-7 tie by intermission but
then collapsed in the second half as Montgomery did
all the scoring in the final two periods.
MATHEW SHEARIN scored the only touchdown for the Braves
on a rushing burst. He finished with 193 yards on 27
Junior quarterback MICHAEL HARRIS added 95 rushes on
17 carries and completed 4 of 14 passes for 52 yards.
West Hills 41, Monte Vista 0
El Capitan 26, Mater Dei Catholic 0
Madison 23, Valhalla 21
Escondido 21, Grossmont12
Christian 42, Santana 0 WEEK ONE
El Capitan 44, Earl Marriott (Albt). 0
Steele Canyon 34, Chula Vista 7
Valhalla 39, Mira Mesa 0
Christian 55, SLO-Mission Prep 6
West Hills 43, Santana 0
Patrick Henry 49, Grossmont 33
Eastlake 21, Helix 0 Only scores reported
Grossmont 27, Escondido 12
Santana 34, Clairemont 0
Monte Vista 38, West Hills 6
Madison 35, Valhalla 3
St. Augustine 16, Steele Canyon 6 WEEK ONE
Helix 16, Eastlake 0
Grossmont 31, Patrick Henry 7
Santana 32, West Hills 0
Valhalla 14, Mira Mesa 6
Steele Canyon 26, Chula Vista 13
El Camino 18, Granite Hills 13 Only scores reported.
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Three of the six 2013 championship games
Open, Division I and Division II will be
played in the stadium.
Four of the games were played in North County
last year, and one at San Diego Mesa College.
In years past, Qualcomm hosted four CIF title
games. A compromise move has only three games
there this year.
The Division V title game will be Saturday (Nov.
30) at Mesa's Douglas Stadium. The Division III
and IV championships will be Saturday (Dec. 7),
also at Mesa.
Start times for the Qualcomm games may be early
may be 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Thats
due to conflicts with the Chargers putting in
The eight Open Division schoola Oceanside,
Eastlake, Helix, Poway, La Costa Canyon, Mission
Hills, Steele Canyon and Torrey Pines- were scheduled
to have a first-round bye so that all the other
12-team brackets would end in time for a Dec.
6-7 title weekend.
There is no Open Division bye. Instead, the Open
Division starts play Friday (Nov. 15) with the
other five divisions, which have 12 playoff teams.
Quarterfinals are on Friday (Nov. 22). The semifinals
will be played Wednesday, (Nov. 27)... the day
Despite a running clock in the second half the Foothillers
posted a 52-27 victory over Patrick Henry, and could
easily have scored more had the entire game been played
I understand why we didnt play the whole
game [regulation], but it would have been interesting
to see what would have happened, said Grossmont
coach TOM KARLO. As it was, we ran 47 plays in
the first half.
Most Points, Game (21st Century)
vs. Grande Prairie (Albr.)
vs. Mount Miguel
vs. West Hills
*vs. Rancho Buena Vista
at Granite Hills
at Patrick Henry
at Patrick Henry
vs. El Cajon Valley
vs. El Capitan
at El Cajon Valley
at El Cajon Valley
at Bonita Vista (at CV)
School record is 65 vs. West Hills
*CIF playoff game
Those who have scouted the No. 6 ranked Foothillers
identify Karlos offensive attack as a no huddle
Thats not exactly how we see it,
Karlo commented. We like to call our offense up
tempo rather than no huddle.
When the Foothillers visit Escondido in a non-league
contest Friday night (Sept. 6) at 7 p.m. they will see
a completely different look than was displayed by Patrick
Actually, thats what were looking
for, Karlo said. Escondido runs the ball.
I think they threw the ball only 10 times (in a 21-7
victory over Rancho Bernardo).
By comparison, Henry threw the ball 47 times.
Were looking to be tested in every way
possible, and this is just another way, Karlo
added. Thats what the preseason is for.
Another difference is Escondido has a big, physical
front. Id like to see how we do against that.
Grossmont defeated the Cougars last year for only the
second time in seven meetings, 30-6. The Foothillers,
who lost their first four encounters to Escondido in
the 1950s and 60s should not have difficulty rolling
to a second straight victory... Grossmont 31-14.
NORTHRIDGE (Utah) at HELIX, 7 After being
burned by Punahou, Hawaii, 10-6 in the season opener
the No. 6 ranked Helix Highlanders figure to steam-roller
the Northridge Knights of Layton, Utah in Fridays
(Sept. 6) home opener.
Helixs problem in game one was its kicking game
failed. The Highlanders were unable to convert a single
conversion, which cost them the game.
The Knights finished 9-3 last year in their class 5A
region, falling in the state semifinals. From 2001 to
2003 they won three state football championships.
The Helix offense sputtered all night against the Hawaiian
team and must pick it up to handle the Utah unit...
VALHALLA at MADISON, 6:30 State power
Madison should man-handle visiting Valhalla in Fridays
(Sept. 6) non-league action.
The key for the Norsemen, who lost 17-13 in the opener
against Mira Mesa, is to find a way to put the brakes
to Warhawks running back Kevin Moore, who scored three
touchdowns in a 35-6 rout of Lincoln.
Valhalla will pin its hopes on running back/wide receiver
DOMINIC CASTELLI, who is a double threat. Quarterback
DANIEL RODRIGUEZ passed for 188 yards in the opening
Will that all be enough? Not likely.
In the past two seasons the Norsemen have averaged
more than 30 points a game, and theyll need at
least that many to mash Madison, a team they beat 42-28
a year ago... Madison 35-17.
MOUNT MIGUEL at OTAY RANCH, 7 Its
difficult for coaches to convince their players to play
for revenge in a non-league game. Such is the case for
Mount Miguel, which visits Otay Ranch on Friday (Sept.
The Matadors mauled Morse 35-7 last week, and this
will be Otay Ranchs first game of the season.
No question Mount Miguel is one of the most underrated
teams even though the Matadors are not ranked in the
Top 10. Make no mistake about it. This is an explosive
team with a big defense.
Senior quarterback BRAD MORENO (10-19-192, 1 TD) directs
the Matadors offense that includes running back
BEN LOMIBAO (29-134, 1 TD). Not to be overlooked is
receiver RASHAD HARPER (5 catches, 171 yards and a TD),
who leads a strong pass-catching corps.
This game belongs to... Mount Miguel 28-13.
EL CAPITAN at MATER DEI CATHOLIC, 7 This
is an interesting game, considering El Capitan slaughtered
an out-manned Canadian squad on opening night 70-0,
while Mater Dei knocked off Kearny 21-18.
FRANCIS LIMA led the Vaqueros running game with 3 carries
for 86 yards and a touchdown, while D.J. SMITH added
5 carries for 64 yards and 2 TDs.
In games like this the stats are scattered all over
the place as El Capitan led 35-0 after one quarter.
The Vaqueros passing game is hard to measure. Since
that team was so weak, coach RON BURNER kept the ball
under his wing.
I hate to play games like that, Burner
said. Not because I dont like the people
its such a mismatch. They called us up
and wanted to play us, so we did. We didnt get
much out of it.
In a bout against Mater Dei this could be a long encounter
because the Crusaders prefer to pass rather than run.
Mater Dei counts on Marco Morales to put the ball up,
and Division I receiver Iman Chatman-Dixon to challenge
the Vaqueros secondary.
This is the first meeting between these two teams,
and the nod goes to... El Capitan 28-27.
STEELE CANYON vs. ST. AUGUSTINE at Mesa College,
7 This might be the best game in the San Diego
Section, as these teams match up so well.
One thing for sure about Fridays (Sept. 6) encounter,
it should be a high-scoring affair. The Cougars are
coming off a 41-14 romp over Chula Vista, while St.
Augustine tumbled to No. 1 ranked Oceanside 47-28.
These teams have split two decisions, with the Saints
winning 27-21 last year.
Steele Canyon is filled with plenty of fresh faces,
including quarterback JORDAN JOHNSON who has completed
11 of 19 passes for 185 and 4 TDs. No question his top
target is slotback LAWRENCE DICKENS.
The Saints will look to quarterback Joe Hudson, who
threw for 1534 yards and 14 touchdowns as a freshman,
and versatile Tyler Herburger who caught passes for
504 yards last year. Another Saints standout is Francoise
Sims, who scored 10 touchdowns as a freshman.
Give this free-scoring affair to... St. Augustine
EL CAJON VALLEY at MONTGOMERY, 7 The
Braves breezed past Montgomery 30-7 a year ago but it
might not be so easy this time around.
However, both teams got rocked in last weeks
season opener, with El Cajon Valley falling to Ramona
49-14 and Montgomery tumbling to Bonita Vista 48-12.
The Braves will look to quarterback MICHAEL HARRIS
(12-75, 2 TDs) to lead the way but will need defensive
support to allow the Braves to even their record.
This game will be as close as the season series that
Montgomery leads 5-4... El Cajon Valley 27-26.
MONTE VISTA at WEST HILLS, 7 This should
be an interesting encounter considering West Hills has
beaten the Monarchs in 13 of 16 meetings.
Monte Vista has added a respectable offense to their
arsenal, which may be too much for West Hills to handle.
Quarterback THOMAS WALKER leads the Monarchs averaging
15.3 yards per carry.
The Wolf Pack, which knocked off Santana 17-7 in the
opener while rolling up 257 yards and limiting the Sultans
to 78 yards, will definitely feature a stiffer challenge
from Monte Vista, which suffered a frustrating 42-22
loss to Serra.
Even though this is a Grossmont Conference game, it
is not a league game. It does, however, have some neighborhood
bite to it... Monte Vista 21-16.
CHRISTIAN at SANTANA, 7 The last time
these two teams collided, the Patriots pounded out a
40-26 victory over the Sultans as MICHAEL CARRILLO passed
for 283 yards and 4 touchdowns. Carrillo should have
little trouble smothering the Sultans again.
No doubt the big horse for Christian will be running
back TRENT SAULS, who was unstoppable when the Patriots
vanquished Mission Prep-SLO in the season opener. Sauls,
who doubles at linebacker, rushed for 102 yards on 6
carries and scored 2 touchdowns...Christian 37-14.
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN vs. FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN
at Seau Field, 7 This is a tough one to figure.
Visiting Maranatha Christian got crushed by Capistrano
in last weeks opener 50-3, while Foothills Christian
suffered a 53-26 loss to Calvin Christian.
The Knights should come out throwing as quarterback
CALEB HOFFMAN directs the attack. He completed 8 of
19 passes for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns. He rolled
up 296 yards total offense.
A shootout isnt likely but the nod goes to...
Foothills Christian 28-7.
(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)