Simply put, Allen tweaked his customary
wing-T offense in a way that caught Christian
off guard and enabled the Knights to dominate
most of the first half.
Almost worked, too.
In the first seven minutes of the game,
five different Knights had gains of 20-plus
yards, and Bishops scored on its first
three possessions to take the early lead.
Then, thanks to some masterful adjustments
by defensive coordinator MIKE MITCHELL,
Christian was able to stem the tide and
the Patriots offense started ticking
like a Rolex. PARIS MILLER and SEBASTIAN
SWIFT turned in stellar performances, and
Christian rolled to a 56-28 victory against
its old Coastal League and playoff rival.
After Bishops (4-1) romped for 249
yards and 10 first downs in the first half,
the Patriots limited the Knights to 96 yards
and four first downs after intermission
to improve to 5-0 heading into next Fridays
3 p.m. game at Mission Bay.
Mike Mitchell did a great job making
those defensive adjustments we needed at
halftime, Christian head coach MATT
OLIVER said. That was a big key for
Said Mitchell, First of all, they
came out in a formation weve never
seen before, with double tights and one
back. Joel knows what we do. They have three
coaches over there that used to be on our
staff. They know we have a specific wing-T
defense that we like to run, so they changed
Once we had a chance to make those
adjustments at halftime, we were OK. The
defense played great in the second half.
And then it was Miller Time!
Having broken two fingers on his left hand
in a preseason scrimmage, Miller was forced
to watch on the sideline as Christian steamrolled
its first four opponents by a cumulative
Against Bishops, in his first game
of the season, Miller tallied a rare football
hat trick producing touchdowns
as a rusher, a receiver and a passer.
Ive never done that before,
Miller said. Ive done all three
before, but never in the same game.
Looking in mid-season form, Miller rushed
17 times for 162 yards, including TD runs
of 23 and 41 yards. He also hauled in a
19-yard TD pass from MICHAEL CARRILLO, and
later tossed a 72-yard TD pass to TREVOR
HOWELL to cap the scoring on a halfback
It felt good to be back on the field,
Miller said. It felt good to finally
be able to help the team.
Marveled Carrillo, Oh my goodness,
what a way to come back! That was awesome!
Carrillo had a highly efficient night as
well, completing 7-of-8 attempts for 140
yards and two TDs without an interception.
In five games, he has now thrown for 1,145
yards, completing 61-of-83 attempts for
a.735 completion percentage with 13 touchdowns
and only one pick.
Remarkably, Christian ran only 35 plays,
but posted 56 points, 455 yards and 17 first
We certainly made the most of our
opportunities, Oliver said. We
were really clicking on offense.
Swift had another monster game as well,
and not just on defense where he wooed the
crowd with several huge hits. After Bishops
took its opening drive 72 yards in nine
plays to take a 7-0 lead, Swift broke several
tackles on the ensuing kickoff and returned
it 82 yards to forge a tie.
Bishops went 80 yards in seven plays
on its next drive to go up 14-7, but Christian
countered with a nine-play, 80-yard scoring
drive as Miller hauled in a 19-yard TD pass
from Carrillo to knot the score again.
Bishops went up 21-14 on its next
possession and looked to make it a 10-point
game when it lined up a 38-yard field-goal
attempt just before heading to the locker
Swift, however, blocked the kick, and the
Patriots took over at their 18-yard line.
Miller gained 25 yards on the next play
and an additional 15 yards was tacked on
for unsportsmanlike conduct on Bishops.
Next play, Carrillo fired a strike to KAI
ARVAN for a 42-yard TD and a 21-21 tie at
The Patriots methodically rolled off a
10-play, 77-yard scoring drive to open the
second half, taking their first lead at
6:59 on a 1-yard plunge by TRENTON SAULS.
Two snaps later, Sauls recovered a Knights
fumble at the 30-yard line that led to Millers
first rushing touchdown and a 35-21 lead.
On Bishops ensuing possession, on
fourth-and-2 from the 41-yard line, Sauls
and CHAD HUMPHRIES combined on a huge stop
to put Christian in favorable position once
How favorable? On the next play, Miller
bolted 41 yards for his second rushing TD
in a span of 3 minutes to make it 42-21.
Bishops junior Bulla Graft, a hero
on the Chula Vista Park View team that won
the Little League World Series championship
in 2009, scored his third touchdown of the
game four minutes into the fourth quarter,
but Christian tallied twice more to make
this a certifiable rout.
First, ZANE COFFMAN reeled off a TD scamper
of 54 yards. Then Miller pulled up on an
option run and found a wide-open Howell
30 yards downfield on what turned into a
That was fun, Howell said.
We ran a similar play earlier in the
game, and the corner bit real hard (on the
run). I told the coaches about it, so they
called the play.
Having played with a running clock in the
second half of its first four games, Christian
thought it would get a complete game against
Bishops. However, with 2:22 left,
a Bishops player lay on the field
for several minutes with an injury, and
Allen instructed the officials to run the
final time off the clock.
Though now in different leagues
Christian (Central) and Bishops (Coastal)
both teams are vying for positions
in the new Division III playoff alignment.
With Miller back now, Carrillo clicking
at an alarming rate, and Swift and Sauls
reeking havoc on defense, the Patriots definitely
put a stamp on a possible championship run.
Well just say thats debatable, but the
game was worthy of a full house. No question, there
were more than 3,000 fans in the stands to watch the
battle of two unbeaten teams, as El Capitan celebrated
The Vaqueros outscored the visiting Wolf Pack 38-16
over the final three quarters to run their record to
5-0 en route to a 45-26 victory.
A lot of people say that West Hills rivalry
is with Santana, said El Capitan coach RON BURNER.
All they need to do is ask West Hills. Every year
this game gets bigger and so do the crowds. This is
El Capitan seemed to have everything its way but could
not find a means to eliminate West Hills versatile
DANIEL McMANUS. McManus kicked field goals of 24 and
46 and caught TD passes of 18 and 25 yards to carry
the offense for West Hills (4-1).
The Vaqueros counted on quarterback BRAD CAGLE, who
completed 12 of 27 for 278 yards and 2 touchdowns.
DILLON RETTIG pulled in 4 aerials for 106 yards for
the Vaqueros, while SCOTT ROOT reeled in 3 aerials for
105 yards and 3 TDs.
Root, who was hobbled by a foot injury, managed to
grab a 24-yard scoring strike from Cagle and a 75-yard
TD pass from the junior QB.
D.J. SMITH managed to carry the ground game for El
Capitan with 10 carries for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Wolf Pack overcame a 10-3 deficit with 17 points
to close the first half. This was when McManus did his
damage, scoring every point for West Hills except for
JACOB SHAWs 5-yard run in the final minutes.
The second half belonged almost exclusively to El Capitan
, which gained a 21-7 edge.
The Vaqueros workhorse was Smith, who rushed for 112
yards on 10 carries for 2 touchdowns. He was a double
threat as he accounted for 9 tackles and sack and quarterback
El Capitan kicker TAKOTA CURO split the uprights for
8 points, pushing across 5 of 5 PATs and a 29-yard field
Cagle passed for 278 yards and 2 touchdowns, completing
12 of 27 passes for El Capitan .
Hes such a versatile player, Burner
said of Cagle. He never wants to come out of the
El Capitan will roll its undefeated 5-0 record
against Granite Hills next Friday (Oct. 4) during the
I told my guys when youre chosen the opponent
in a homecoming game, they dont have a lot of
respect for you, Burner said.
Rashad Harper of Mount Miguel
(23) with a deep sideline reception. (Photo by Don DeMars Photography)
MOUNT MIGUEL 45, VALHALLA 14 The Matadors
from Mount Miguel had something to prove Friday night
(Sept. 27) when they traveled to Rancho San Diego to take
on the rebuilding Norsemen at Valhalla.
Big winners their first two games against Morse and
Otay Ranch, the Matadors lost back-to-back contests
against two perennial powerhouses, Madison and Helix,
getting stomped by Helix 42-19. This week, it was their
turn to do the stomping, running away from the Norsemen
in a 45-14 blowout.
It didnt take long for Mount Miguel to get in
gear. Senior quarterback BRAD MORENO led the Matadors
down the field quickly on their first drive, with senior
wide receiver DAVAUGHN MURRAY sprinting 27 yards untouched
off left tackle for the games first touchdown.
After JOSUE BEAS (6-6 PAT) nailed the conversion attempt,
it was 7-0 less than two minutes into the contest.
Following the ensuing kickoff, Valhalla s offense
showed some spark as well. Senior quarterback DANIEL
RODRIGUEZ hit junior wide receiver SPENCER HENDERSON
for an 11-yard gain to the Valhalla 34. On the next
play Rodriguez threw a high spiral over the middle near
midfield to junior wide receiver JOSEPH THOMAS who extended
for a nice catch and an apparent first down until a
bone-jarring tackle popped the ball loose for an incompletion.
Two plays later EAN HENDRICKSON had to kick his first
of 7 punts on the evening, giving Mount Miguel another
Starting at their 15-yard line, the Matadors went to
work quickly. Murray broke free on the right
side for a 31-yard gain to the Norsemen 34-yard line.
On the next play, senior running back BEN LOMIBAO bulled
his way to the Valhalla 15, a 19-yard gain. Not finished,
Lomibao found pay dirt on the next play, bursting 15
yards to left corner of the end zone.
The two-point conversion attempt was foiled when sophomore
linebacker LOGAN BAKER tackled the runner short of the
goal line, forcing a fumble.
Despite the miscue, Mount Miguel led 13-0, with 6:19
left to play in the initial period. The Matadors added
another first quarter TD when Murray scampered 10 yards
up the middle, making it 20-0, at the 4:06 mark.
The second quarter was more of the same. A 34-yard
Moreno-to-RASHAD HARPER pass gave the Matadors a first
down at the Valhalla 13. Two plays later Lomibao blasted
his way into the end zone for a 7-yard TD. This time,
junior quarterback JACOB CASTILLO took the snap and
ran the PAT attempt into the end zone, putting the Norsemen
at a 28-0 deficit, with 10:29 left to play in the first
The following kickoff gave the Norsemen fans something
to cheer about when CHRIS RAMSEY grabbed it at the goal
line, and after getting some good blocks, broke into
the clear; it looked like he was going to make it a
100 yard return for a TD, but Matadors speedy junior
linebacker TRAVIS CHALKE-DAILEY pursued Ramsey to the
Matadors 30-yard line, where he drove him out
Dailey recorded 3 sacks for the Matadors and MIRACLE
TAUSAGA had 11 tackles.
With a first down at Mount Miguel s 30, the Norsemens
defense played tough. Electing to go for it on 4th-and-11
from the Mount Miguel 31-yard line, Rodriguez scrambled
to find an open receiver but was chased and sacked by
senior defensive lineman ANTONIO McNEIL, who eventually
brought down the elusive Rodriguez for a 15-yard loss
to the Mount Miguel 46. Taking over, the Matadors closed
out the first half scoring with a Beas 25-yard field
goal with 6:24 left until intermission.
In the third quarter, Moreno added a 45-yard TD run
that gave the Matadors a 38-0 cushion halfway through
the penultimate period. Rodriguez got Valhalla on the
scoreboard with a 2-yard TD run, but Mount Miguel junior
CURTIS HIBLER snapped off a 28-yard touchdown run on
the next series, moving the spread to 45-7. Valhalla
freshman running back ELIJAH BELL scored late in the
game on a 1-yard run.
Mount Miguels rushing game amassed 327 yards
on 39 attempts. Moreno was efficient in the passing
department, completing 9 of 17 passes for 105 yards,
netting the Matadors 452 yards of total offense. In
addition, the Spring Valley team limited Valhalla to
178 yards of offense. Mount Miguel played with discipline
while proving it was able to rebound and move in the
Despite the lopsided score, Valhalla s energized
linebackers, Baker and GIUSSEPPE CASTANOS, continue
to impress: Baker garnered 16 tackles and Castanos had
11 of his own.
Mount Miguel running back Dominique
with two of his scores at Valhalla. (Photos by Don DeMars Photography)
RAMONA 10, HELIX 6 Highlanders coach
TROY STARR believes the best for his team is yet to
come. He admits that they should have beaten Ramona.
Thats hard to do when you only score 6 points.
On the high side, Helix took a 6-3 lead in the fourth
quarter of Fridays (Sept. 27) encounter when sophomore
quarterback MICHAEL AUSTIN threw a 17-yard touchdown
pass over the middle to versatile JALEN DAVIS.
Austin took a shotgun snap and quickly found Davis
on a crossing pattern at the 5-yard line. The defender
grabbed the senior by the foot, but he was already across
the goal line for the score on the first play of the
The ninth-ranked Bulldogs went on a drive of over 7
½ minutes of the fourth quarter, going 80 yards
on 15 plays, as Ramona's Brandon Gansch rushed in for
a 6-yard touchdown to regain the lead with 3:53 left
in the game. The key play on the drive was a 33-yard
perfectly executed middle screen from Marco Cobian to
Garrett Binkley down to the Helix 20.
Tyler Vargas' 22-yard field goal for the Bulldogs in
the first quarter was the only score over the first
The Bulldogs recorded three timely interceptions, one
in the end zone to squelch a Helix first-half drive,
and two more late in the fourth quarter, as Helix's
last two drives were stopped by the turnovers. Austin
was under pressure most of the night by the Bulldogs
We took a step back; it was very disappointing,
said Starr. But all of our problems are fixable.
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Ramona 10, Helix 6
Mission Hills 30, Oceanside 6
San Pasqual 31, LCC 24
Poway 45, Valley Center 21
Torrey Pines 21, Mt. Carmel 0
Eastlake 23, St. Augustine 0
Steele Canyon, bye
Helix (3-2) shutout the Bulldogs over the first three
quarters, as the Highlanders got standout play from
XAVIER TUITELE, MIKE FAJARDO, FORREST HANLON, RUEBEN
LEASAU, JABRION BURNSIDE, ISAIAH YOUNG and ADRIAN PETTY.
The Highlanders' JALEN WYATT recorded a sack at the
Scotties' 23 to help stop a Ramona drive earlier in
Austin finished with 12 of 17 passes for 102 yards
for the Highlanders. Davis led the team with 8 catches
for 73 yards and also returned two kickoffs for 66 yards.
Ramonas (5-0) game-winning drive was kept alive
by a successful fourth-down conversion on fourth-and-1
on the Bulldogs own 29-yard line. On the same
drive they scored the winning touchdown.
Ramona coach Damon Baldwin said, This was the
biggest win weve had in the nine years Ive
MONTE VISTA 29, KEARNY 12 - In Spring Valley
Friday night (Sept. 27), JEMEIL JACKSON carried for a
44-yard gain to later set up his own 5-yard touchdown
blast to give the Monarchs an early 7-0 lead.
On the big gainer, Jackson took a pitch to the left,
and cut back to the middle after a seal block. He slipped
a tackle at the Komets 40 and headed to the right sideline
before getting taken out of bounds just outside the
10-yard line. On the TD run, he easily ran behind the
blocks of ALEJANDRO CHAVEZ and TED WARREN.
Monte Vista got another TD run by Jackson from 2 yards
out later in the first quarter. He also ran in the conversion
for a 15-0 advantage.
In the second quarter Monte Vista quarterback THOMAS
WALKER had 1-yard touchdown run to make it 23-0, and
in the third, he added another 1-yard keeper, diving
in off the left end, to put the Monarchs ahead 29-6.
Overall, it was a strong night for the Monte Vista
offensive front of ANTONIO BUSTOS, JONATHAN TARIPE,
Chavez, MIGUEL DURAN and Warren..
Defensively, the Monarchs got notable contributions
from McKINDLEY WILLIAMS and DANYELLE MILLER.
The contest, originally scheduled for 3:30 at Kearny,
was moved to Monte Vista at 7 p.m. for undisclosed reasons.
Waters and Justin Peace (56) combine for the quarterback
a fumble for a Foothillers touchdown to mount
a 35-0 halftime cushion to whip Otay Ranch. (Photo by Linda Byerline)
GROSSMONT 42, OTAY RANCH 7 The Foothillers'
ANTHONY LAWRENCE fired a short pass in the middle flat
to senior CHRISTIAN BROOKS for a 10-yard score to give
the hosts a 7-0 lead in Fridays nights (Sept.
27) nonleague encounter. Brooks started in the right slot,
then did a quick stop after coming off the line. He caught
the short pass, then turned around on the defender to
scamper in for the TD.
With the Hillers up 14-0 later in the first quarter,
Lawrence hit ALIJAH AVANT with a 70-yard deep touchdown
pass to make it 21-0, as the senior quarterback faked
a give, then pumped short before throwing up the long
strike, hitting his man perfectly in stride near the
Otay 40, where it was smooth sailing from there for
In the third, the duo hooked up again on an 88-yard
bomb, as Lawrence took a shotgun snap, stepped up in
the pocket, and hit his man again, this time at the
Otay Ranch 47, where he was well behind the defender.
Lawrence has thrown 16 touchdowns on the year so far,
as he also found Brooks two more times, from 17 and
61 yards out, as the Foothillers amassed a 35-0 lead
at intermission. His protection was extremely solid
Friday night, as TARIQ BOUTROS, DUSTIN BINNS, MARCUS
MORGAN, BRAD BOYCE and LOGAN CANDELARIO held the Otay
Ranch defense at bay.
Otay Ranch's lone touchdown came on a 21-yard pass
from Damien Wyzkowski to Derico Williams in the third
KALVIN WATERS scored a defensive touchdown for the
Foothillers in the second quarter to make it 28-0. Waters
grabbed the loose ball after joining JUSTIN PEACE on
a quarterback sack near the goal line.
Grossmont (3-1), which was led on defense by MARQUIS
MESA, RYAN YOUNG, LUIS PEREZ, CHRISTIAN MENO, DONALD
BLOODWORTH and PERRY SHERROD, goes up against San Diego
in a nonleague game next week.
GRANITE HILLS 55, EL CAJON VALLEY 10 -
In their quest to solidify the permanent residence of
the Madison Cup formerly the Golden Feather
the visiting Granite Hills Eagles swiped their 28th
victory in 30 tries at El Cajon Valley.
The hosts were hoping to compete after an impressive
win over San Ysidro last week.
It definitely was not the case in a lopsided victory
established early on the Braves turf.
The home squad, starting on offense to begin the contest,
were quickly removed on a 3-and-out.
The visiting Eagles established their supremacy with
a quick 27-yard air strike from quarterback CHRIS MEREDITH
to JOSHUA LONGBRAKE, 7-0 with just under two minutes
into the first quarter.
The Braves were looking to prove that they were not
just going to lay down and play dead, as they engineered
their own drive on the next possession, only to settle
for a 45-yard field goal by kicker MARTIN PATTI to narrow
the margin 7-3 with 6:14 left in the first quarter of
Granite Hills countered with a long touchdown by SETH
COLLINS, who took a direct snap and rushed off the right
side of the line, getting the big block downfield for
a 41-yard score, making it 14-3.
The competitive showing of the hosts diminished for
the remainder of the contest, as the Eagles created
a landing and assurance that they are out to capture
a league title.
In the second quarter, the Eagles' JESSE BISBAL rushed
around the left side and down the sideline for a 44-yard
gain, setting up his own 4-yard touchdown run off left
tackle to make it 21-3.
Later in the second, a Granite Hills touchdown run
by MICHAEL LEDESMA went for 71 yards, as the junior
took the handoff from the right slot and crossed to
the left sideline, outsprinting the Braves defenders.
The Eagles would continue their continued dominance
of groundbreaking speed and quickness led by Bisbal,
East County s rushing leader, who finished the
evening with 12 carries for 144 yards and 3 touchdowns.
"It is so beneficial to have a running passer
and a pocket passer, that are both great at what they
do," stated Granite Hills coach KELLAN COBBS of
wide receiver-running back-backup quarterback Ledesma
and starting quarterback Meredith, respectively.
"Our running game has been so effective we haven't
had to show all of our passing plays," Cobbs said.
"Our offensive line has been on assignment and
Jesse is great at slithering through the holes."
"I'm just really proud of my line, and the holes
they create for me," stated a very humble Bisbal.
"I'm really looking forward to next week against
the talented bunch from El Cap, but they haven't played
us in front of our homecoming crowd," Bisbal added.
Bisbal added touchdown runs of 3 and 14 yards, while
CODY ARCHER ran for a 50-yard score, as the Eagles'
front of GARRET GRECO, ALEX MACK, TORREY PALKOWSKI and
TRENT HANSON had their way on the line of scrimmage.
For El Cajon Valley, running back MATHEW SHEARIN added
to his already impressive numbers with 22 carries for
87 yards and a 15-yard receiving touchdown. Braves ring-leading
quarterback ALAN MICHAEL HARRIS was 7-for-15 with a
touchdown, putting 6 points on the board in the final
Defensive standout CHASE GANDY had two picks, and a
TD on the night for a very stingy Granite Hills defensive
unit who only allowed 185 yards in total offense.
CRAWFORD 68, FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN 0 Never
shy to battle a larger school, some need to wonder what
officials from the CIF San Diego Section were thinking
about when they moved a medium-size enrollment school
like Crawford to a Division V classification.
When a small-enrollment school like Foothills Christian
needs to build a roster from a handful of students,
the Colts were able to find players from a vastly larger
pool -- and it showed in Friday's (Sept. 27) non-league
contest at Seau Field.
Crawford built a huge halftime lead before a running
clock was invoked, as the Colts moved to 5-0 against
the small schools.
Feelings might be riding high in Crawford-land in Colina
Del Sol, but the rest of Division V might soon be crying
foul, especially after the Foothills Christian Knights
(1-3) lost by the largest margin in school history.
The few highlights for the Knights saw quarterback
CALEB HOFFMAN rush 12 times for 54 yards, while the
rest of the team were stopped for minus-3 yards on 16
Hoffman passed for 109 yards going 6-for-17, including
three connections to DANIEL HOFFMAN for 47 yards, while
TAYLOR BANKHEAD caught a pair of passes for 55 yards.
On defense, WYATT BASSON registered an interception,
while CAMERON DESMONIAS posted a fumble recovery.
Granite Hills 26, University City 0
Valhalla 34, Mount Miguel 6
West Hills 27, El Capitan 20
Grossmont 47, Crawford 14
Point Loma 32, Santana 10
Christian 42, Mission Bay 6
Helix 33, Ramona 7
Granite Hills 20, El Cajon Valley 0
Helix 27, Ramona 7
Valhalla 38, Mount Miguel 20
Santana 19, Point Loma 8
Monte Vista 52, Kearny 16
El Capitan 21, West Hills 18
West Hills 41, Serra 20
El Capitan 36, Valhalla 16
Christian 50, Ontario Christian 15
Helix 54, Mount Miguel 6
Graniye Hills 21, El Centro-Central 10
Santana 17, Francis Parker 0
Steele Canyon 38, Rancho BV 14
F.Parker 12, Christian 7
Valhalla 23, El Capitan 6
Vista 20, Steele Canyon 7
Santana 13, Grossmont 6
Helix 51, Mount Miguel 16
Monte Vista 26, Sweetwater 16
El Centro-Central 14, Granite Hills 12
Serra 20, West Hills 8
El Capitan 4-1
ECVHS 0-1 (3 missing)
Monte Vista 0-2 (2 missing)
Mount Miguel unkown GHL
West Hills 5-0
Granite Hills 2-2
Steele Canyon 2-2
Grossmont 1-3 Others
Monte Vista 4-1
El Capitan 3-2
ECVHS 0-1 (only played 1 game)
Mount Miguel unkown GHL
Steele Canyon 2-2
Granite Hills 2-2
West Hills 0-4
CIFSDS Media Poll
(Thru Sept. 24)
2. Mission Hills (6) 3. Helix
4. San Pasqual
6. Cathedral Catholic
7. St. Augustine
Others receiving votes: El Capitan
(10), Christian (4), Grossmont (4), La Costa
Canyon (4), Mission Bay (1), Rancho Buena
total of 31 sportswriters, sportscasters and CIF
representatives from throughout the county vote
in the weekly poll. This year's panel includes:
John Maffei, Craig Malveaux, Dennis Lin, Don Norcross,
Lisa Lane and Andrew Bruer (U-T San Diego), Steve
Brand, Terry Monahan, Bill Dickens, Tom Saxe and
Rick Hoff (U-T San Diego stringers), Nick Pellegrino
(East County Sports.com), Steve Dolan and Rick Hill
(107.9 FM/The Mountain), Ernie Martinez (XTRA Sports
1360), John Kentera, Jack Cronin, Ted Mendenhall,
Bob Petinak, Jordan Carruth, Bobby Wooldridge and
Mark Chlebowski (The Mighty 1090), Rick Willis,
Brandon Stone and Jake Fadden (KUSI-TV), Craig Elsten
(619sports.net), Rick Smith (Partletonsports.com),
Jeff Kurtz (playonsports), Jerry Schniepp, John
Labeta (CIF San Diego Section office), Bruce Ward
(SD City Schools).
Both teams come into this meeting unbeaten at 4-0, the
last of unbeaten ballclubs from the Grossmont Conference.
Following Friday's (Sept. 27) encounter at Wendall Cutting
Field at 7 p.m., that number dwindles to one.
The Vaqueros will look to quarterback BRAD CAGLE, who
is 46 of 65 passing for 937 yards and 13 touchdowns,
receiver SCOTT ROOT (16 catches for 474 yards and 5
TDs), slot ISAIAH CAPOOCIA (7-193, 5 TDs) and hard-nosed
running back D.J. SMITH, who also doubles as a linebacker
to lead the way.
West Hills is not coming unprepared. Quarterback STEPHEN
SCHINDLER (43-64, 4 TDs) will lead the Pack, while receiver
PEANUT HERRADA is a big-time catcher.
The Packs versatile DANIEL McMANUS is the best
kicker in San Diego County, and the game could come
down to his foot... El Capitan 31-21.
HELIX at RAMONA, 7 Helix has won three
straight since their opening season loss to Punahou,
Hawaii, while Ramona comes in unbeaten.
The Highlanders might also be unblemished except their
starting quarterback MICHAEL AUSTIN suffered a finger
injury in a preseason scrimmage. Hes healthy now,
and that makes the Highlanders even more potent.
Of course, when you talk about Helix its all
about versatile JALEN DAVIS, who is a double threat
as a return specialist and a pass receiver.
Some might say the Bulldogs have played a soft schedule,
but Highlanders coach TROY STARR might not agree.
The Bulldogs will look to running backs Brandon Gansch
(50-345, 6 TDs) and Nathan Cherek (54-457, 7 TDs).
This one could go either way but the nod goes to...
BISHOPS vs. CHRISTIAN at Granite Hills,
7 These former Coastal League rivals should put
on a pretty good show. Both are undefeated at 4-0.
But Christian, which has outscored its first three
opponents 185-16 to Bishops 150-81, would figure
to be the favorite.
Patriots quarterback MICHAEL CARRILLO is 54 of 75 passes
for 1005 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Knights will look to running back Bulla Graft (52-464,
4 TDs) to lead the way for Bishops.
But the edge goes to... Christian 27-22.
MOUNT MIGUEL at VALHALLA, 7 This should
a scoring shootout. The Matadors have at least half
a dozen scoring weapons, including running back BEN
LOMIBAO, TRE BRYERS, wide receiver DAVAUGHN MURRAY and
quarterback BRAD MORENO.
On the flip side, Valhalla looks to sophomore linebacker
LOGAN BAKER to put the brakes to the Mount Miguel offense.
Baker leads East County with 42 tackles and 4 sacks.
The Matadors have more offense and the Norsemen have
more defense, but the nod goes here to Mount Miguel
OTAY RANCH at GROSSMONT, 7 ANTHONY LAWRENCE
has completed 60 of 87 passes for 811 yards and 11 touchdowns
to lead the Foothillers to a 2-1 record.
One thing he has in his satchel is senior receiver
CHRISTIAN BROOKS, who leads East County with 31 catches
for 381 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Grossmont has at least one common opponent in Mount
Miguel, which the Mustangs beat 25-15.
Otay Ranch (1-2) beat the Foothillers in their only
meeting in 2008 by a score of 21-19.
Thats going to happen this time because the Hillers
have too many offensive weapons to fall short...Grossmont 33-13.
GRANITE HILLS at EL CAJON VALLEY, 7 The
visiting Granite Hills Eagles have beaten their Madison
Avenue rivals in 12 of the last 13 meetings, and it
doesnt look real promising for the Braves to swipe
the Madison Cup (formerly the Golden Feather) in Fridays
(Sept. 27) encounter.
Granite Hills marches on to the Braves field with a
2-1 mark against an El Cajon Valley team that is 1-3.
After being massacred by Christian 66-3, the Braves
rebounded to smash San Ysidro 51-34.
MATHEW SHEARIN is the cornerstone of the El Cajon Valley
offense with 85 carries for 511 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Granite Hills looks to JESSE BISBAL, the East County
s leading rusher to lead the Eagles, along with
quarterback CHRIS MEREDITH.
Granite Hills has won 27 of 29 meetings and shouldnt
stumble this time around... Granite Hills 38-20.
MONTE VISTA at KEARNY, 3:30 Monte Vista
found its footing in last weeks 34-3 runaway over
The Komets (1-2), who will play on their ragged grass
turf Friday afternoon (Sept. 27) at 3:30, will attempt
to turn back Monte Vista, who is coming off a win.
The Monarchs (1-2) will look to running back JEMEIL
JACKSON (37 carries, 274 yards, 2 TDs) and quarterback
THOMAS WALKER to help Monte Vista balance its record.
This will be a bit of a revenge for the Monarchs who
lost to Kearny 27-14 a year ago... Monte Vista 21-20.
CRAWFORD vs. FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN at Seau Field,
7 About a year ago Crawford was considered one
of the biggest pushovers in the San Diego Section.
Thats no longer the case. Fact is, the Colts
And thats certainly not good news for Foothills
The Colts are the favorite in every department and
should roll over Foothills Christian... Crawford
Sat., Sept. 28
SANTANA at POINT LOMA, 1 Playing in the daytime
will be a new experience for the visiting Santana Sultans
on Saturday (Sept. 28) at Point Loma.
Maybe that will be a boost, considering Santana has
gone winless in four tries under the lights.
The Pointers (2-2) have split four decision and could
be easily 3-1 as one of their losses was a 2-point loss
at Ramona. So this will be a major challenge for the
Running back ZACH LEWIS leads the Santana ground game,
averaging 68 yards per game, while quarterback FRANKIE
GUTIERREZ lead the passing game, producing more that
137 yards through the air.
Not to be overlooked is Sultans receiver DAKOTA HARP,
who has reeled in 16 aerials for 238 yards.
These teams have never met before, but the Sultans
should be overmatched... Point Loma 32-14.
(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)