12/3-12/9 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2020 St. Augustine F Chibuzo Agbo picked up an offer from Grand Canyon University after they evaluated him on Monday night.

Football:

  • Monte Vista‘s Jahmon McClendon, a UCLA commit, was awarded the annual Silver Pigskin Award from KUSI.

Basketball:

  • Rancho Buena Vista defeated Westview 66-60, to win the annual Hilltop Tournament.
  • St. Augustine will play Torrey Pines on Monday for the North County Classic Championship. The game will be at San Marcos HS at 7:30pm.
  • Brackets and Schedules were released for the 2018 Torrey Pines Holiday Classic. HERE!

Alumni:

  • 2014 Helix grad Jalen Davis, who was an All-American CB at Utah State, was promoted to the active roster with the Miami Dolphins.
  • 2009 Santa Fe Christian grad Brock Miller, a former punter at Southern Utah, was signed to the New York Giants practice squad.
  • Stanford punter Jake Bailey, a 2015 Santa Fe Christian grad, was invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
  • Garrett Stubbs (’11 Torrey Pines/Houston Astros), Alex Jackson (’14 Rancho Bernardo/Atlanta Braves), and Ian Clarkin (’13 Madison/Chicago White Sox) were all added to their team’s 40-man rosters, protecting them from the Rule 5 Draft.

11/26-12/2 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Madison RB Kenan Christon, a USC commit, took his official visit to USC.
  • 2020 San Marcos SS Luca Martinez committed to Washington State.

Football:

  • The 2018 All-CIF Football Teams were announced.

2018 All-CIF Football

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Devin Brown of Morse HS was named the So Cal Defensive Player of the Week after a huge performance in the Title Game.

  • 4 of the 6 Section Champions from San Diego won their regional bowl games. Cathedral Catholic, Lincoln, San Diego, and Orange Glen have advanced to State Championship Games two weekends from now.
    • Cathedral and Lincoln will have to wait a week to find out their opponents.
    • The Cavers will enjoy a very long bus ride as they take on Colfax HS, located northeast of Sacramento.
    • The Patriots will also head north for a long trip to take on Lincoln HS of San Francisco. That game will be played at George Washington HS, which features one of the best backdrops in the country (below).

GWHS

11/19-11/25 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Lincoln DB Don Chapman committed to Washington State.
  • 2020 La Costa Canyon LB Ozzie Nicholas picked up an offer from Arizona.
  • 2021 Bishop’s ATH Champion Johnson picked up an offer from Oregon.

Football:

  • The teams from San Diego that all won CIF Titles this season (Cathedral CatholicSt. AugustineLincolnMorseSan Diego, and Orange Glen) all advanced to State Playoff games.
    • Those matchups can be found HERE.

Alumni:

  • Chris Olave, a 2018 Mission Hills grad, became a national name on Saturday with his performance against Michigan, in The Game.

11/12-11/18 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2020 San Marcos INF Billy Wurch committed to Butler University.
  • 2019 San Diego RB Raiden Hunter picked up an offer from Navy.
  • 2019 St. Augustine ATH JT Penick picked up an offer from USD.
  • 2020 La Costa Canyon LB Ozzie Nicholas picked up an offer from Oregon State.
  • 2021 Bishop’s QB Tyler Buchner picked up an offer from TCU.

Alumni:

  • 2016 Mission Bay grad Justin Moore, who played two seasons at Georgia Tech, has transferred to University of Pacific, and will have two years left to play beginning next season.
  • 2015 Poway grad Tyler Nevin, a 1st round pick of the Colorado Rockies, won the Batting Title at the MLB’s Arizona Fall League.
  • Some nice praise for 2018 Mission Hills grad Chris Olave.

 

11/5-11/11 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis committed to Duke.
  • 2019 Madison ATH Daniel Stokes picked up an offer from Air Force.
  • 2019 San Diego ATH Jayden Wickware picked up an offer from New Mexico State.

Football:

  • The Open Division Finals are set–
    • Torrey Pines defeated San Marcos, while Cathedral Catholic defeated Carlsbad on Friday. The Del Mar Heights Road Rivals will head to Southwestern College on Saturday, the 17th, to battle for the San Diego Section Title.

Basketball:

  • The 2018-19 Basketball Season tips off this Tuesday.
    • Opening season events include The San Diego Tip-Off Challenge @ Montgomery HS, the Regional Rumble @ Madison HS, The Gameon Challenge, and the Grossmont Thanksgiving Tournament.

10/29-11/4 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis is expected to announce his college decision on Friday. His finalists include Duke, North Carolina, San Diego State, USC, and Memphis.
  • 2019 Parker Punter Ryan Sanborn, a Stanford commit, was named to the All-American Bowl.
  • 2019 Carlsbad LB/DB Asa Turner, a Washington commit, was named to the All-American Bowl.
  • 2019 Madison WR Daniel Stokes picked up an offer from Air Force.
  • 2020 La Costa Canyon LB Ozzie Nicholas picked up an offer from Dartmouth, and took an unofficial visit to Stanford.

Basketball:

  • 2020 Torrey Pines G Nick Herrmann is currently battling cancer in his left leg. You can help his family with medical costs here!
  • Basketball practice officially began in San Diego on Saturday. Teams can begin playing official games on Tuesday, November 13th.

Alumni:

  • 2007 El Capitan grad Ryan Lindley, who was a quarterback at San Diego State and played three seasons in the NFL, was named the running backs coach with the Cleveland Browns.
  • 2007 Valhalla grad Greg Garcia, who has played five seasons as an infielder with the St. Louis Cardinals, was claimed by the Padres.

Recapping Week 11/Playoff Preview

#1 Torrey Pines made the trip north and dominated their rivals, beating #9 La Costa Canyon, 38-0. The Falcons scored early and often thanks to big outings from Seniors Jason Heine and Mac Bingham. The win moved the Falcons up to the top seed in the Open Division Playoffs where they’ll host San Marcos in two weeks, while the Mavericks dropped out of the open and are seeded first in Division One. They’ll have a 1st round bye and await the winner of Mission Hills and Rancho Bernardo this Friday.

#2 Cathedral Catholic finished with a road game at Point Loma and made quick work of their opponents, cruising to a 59-7 victory, though the strength of schedule hurt the Dons as they dropped a spot and received the 2nd seed in the Open. They’ll begin in two weeks when they host Carlsbad. The Pointers were awarded the 2nd seed in Division Two and will have a bye this Friday while they await the inner of Lincoln and Westview.

#3 San Marcos had a statement game in the year’s edition of the Discovery Bowl. They led 28-0 after 3 quarters en route to a 35-7 win over their rivals to the east. Miles Hastings was efficient through the air and Zavion Reese collected 185 total yards and two touchdowns. The Knights were boosted into the Open Division where they’ll travel to Torrey Pines in two weeks, while Mission Hills is seeded ninth in Division one and will travel to Rancho Bernardo this Friday.

#4 Eastlake had their defense ready to go, and the offense gave them enough in a 14-0 victory over Otay Ranch on Friday. The strength of the Titans league schedule hurt them as they remained in Division One and are seeded 2nd. They’ll have a bye this week as they await the winner of Oceanside and Otay Ranch.

#5 Carlsbad ended the season with a non-league game at Vista and shutout the Panthers, 28-0 led by Keoni Quintana who threw 3 touchdown passes. The strong Avocado League helped the Lancers into the Open Division where they’ll travel to Cathedral Catholic in two weeks in a Division One Playoff Matchup from a season ago that saw the Lancers emerge with a 38-28 win. The Panthers are seeded sixth in Division Two, but must travel to 11th-seeded Bishop’s due to the Knights winning their league. The winner of that will travel to Valley Center a week later.

#6 Helix suffered a surprising home loss to Steele Canyon in the regular season finale, that results in a 3-way tie for the League Championship that includes Granite Hills. The loss dropped the Highlanders into Division One where they’re seeded third and await the winner of Madison and Grossmont. The Cougars will host El Camino this Friday with the winner traveling to St. Augustine a week later.

#7 St. Augustine put a beat down on Morse to close out the regular season. Saints QB Angelo Peraza dished out five touchdown passes, all of them to Samuel Scaife III. The Saints have a bye this week while they prepare for the winner of Steele Canyon and El Camino. The Tigers are seeded fifth in Division Three, but must travel to 12th-seeded Hilltop, who won their league. The winner of that game will travel to Brawley a week later.

#10 Granite Hills finished out the regular season with a 43-0 shutout of Valhalla. The Eagles were awarded the top seed in Division Two and a bye this week while they await the winner of Ramona and Olympian this week. The Norsemen finished the season winless and were not selected for the playoffs.

10/22-10/28 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis took an official visit to Duke, and plans to release his top 5 list later in the week.
  • 2019 Eastlake LB Josh McCurty picked up his first offer, from Idaho.
  • 2019 Santa Fe Christian ATH Michael Linguadoca picked up an offer from USD.

Football:

  • CIF Playoff brackets were released this week. Thread below–

  • Ramona’s Sean McDonald was named the So Cal Player of the Week after rushing for 398 yards in a week 10 victory.

Recapping Week 10

#1 Torrey Pines made the trip to Oceanside, and took the Pirates down for the 4th straight meeting. That Falcons led 50-14 at halftime, before finishing off a 71-41 effort. Senior Running Back Mac Bingham ran for 303 yards and 8 touchdowns. Bingham tied a CIF record by scoring 50 points on the night.

#2 Cathedral Catholic didn’t have an exciting Friday night as they were informed earlier in the week that Lincoln would be forfeiting the game due to a lack of available players.

#3 Helix got their toughest league test of the season traveling to previously unbeaten #10 Granite Hills. A very competitive first half found the teams tied at 14, before the Highlanders exploded for 42 2nd half points en route to a 56-21 win.

#4 Eastlake had a slow start when they made the short trip to Olympian on Friday. At halftime, the Titans found themselves trailing 3-0. The offense woke up in the 2nd half with 21 points in 3rd quarter and won going away, 28-3.

#5 San Marcos hosted Westview in a non-league game and got started quickly. The Knights held a 34-0 halftime lead before coasting to a 48-14 win.

#6 Carlsbad hosted #7 La Costa Canyon on Senior night and controlled the game throughout. The Lancers led 10-0 at the half and took down the Mavericks, 24-7. Keoni Quintana was great for the Lancers with 261 yards through the air with 4 touchdown passes. Junior wide receiver Cole Wright stepped up with 7 catches for 180 yards and 2 TD’s.

#7 La Costa Canyon

#8 St. Augustine recovered quickly from their last second loss earlier in the week against Madison by starting quickly at Point Loma and quickly turning the game into a running-clock affair, 39-0. Junior Tyson McWilliams finished with 6 catches for 118 yards and a TD.

#9 Madison had a huge win against St. Augustine earlier in the week, but couldn’t back it up come Friday. Mira Mesa came up big, led by Noah Tumblin. He had 82 yards and a TD through the air to go with 104 yards and a TD on the ground to lead the Marauders to a 24-20 win. USC-commit Kenan Christon did all he could with 152 yards and a TD for the Warhawks.

#10 Granite Hills

10/15-10/21 Week in Review

Recruiting:

  • 2021 San Marcos PG Chris Howell picked up an offer from TCU.
  • 2019 Kearny ATH Demeiko Hill picked up an offer from Sacramento State.
  • 2019 Mira Mesa ATH Noah Tumblin picked up offers from Cal Poly and BYU.
  • 2019 San Diego ATH Jayden Wickware picked up an offer from Sacramento State.

Football:

  • Torrey Pines senior running back Mac Bingham, a USC baseball commit, tied a CIF-SDS record on Friday night against Oceanside when he ran for 8 touchdowns + a 2-point conversion. The 50 points scored tied Chad Cox and Paul Delgado, who did it for Mountain Empire and St. Joseph Academy, respectively. Bingham finished the night with 303 rushing yards on 23 carries.

Alumni:

  • Patrick Henry grad Dezmon Patmon, a wide receiver at Washington State, made a great play last night to seal Washington State’s win over Oregon.

  • 2018 Mission Hills grad Jack Tuttle, a quarterback who enrolled early at Utah, has left the Utes halfway through the season. His next destination is unclear at this point.