#1 Torrey Pines did what was expected in week three. They traveled to the South Bay for the second time this season and jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead over Olympian. A last minute interception sealed their second shutout of the season in a 35-0 victory.
#2 La Costa Canyon made the trip north to “Southern Section” territory and became the second straight San Diego team to take down San Clemente. The Mavericks grabbed an early lead, but trailed at halftime. A 15-point 4th quarter plus a San Clemente missed field goal at the end of regulation gave them a 38-35 victory.
#3 Madison hosted El Capitan in week three and quickly jumped out to a 49-14 halftime lead. Senior running back Kenan Christon had one of the best stat lines you’ll see all season: 4 carries for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns before taking his visit to UCLA the next day. The Warhawks cruised to a 56-27 win.
#4 Cathedral Catholic hosted the annual Honor Bowl and played a Gardena Serra team that is always ranked among the tops in the State. Shawn Poma had a big night with three touchdowns and the defense added a pick-six from Jalen Dye en route to the Dons coming up big with a 42-21 victory.
#5 San Marcos got their Avocado League schedule started by traveling to Oceanside and proceeded to take down the Pirates on the road for the second consecutive season. Miles Hastings had a big night leading the Knights to a 23 point 4th quarter that led to a 49-42 victory. Pirates Quarterback Kyrin Beachem did all he could though scoring five touchdowns and compiling 482 total yards in defeat.
#6 Helix played on Saturday in the Honor Bowl, matching up with perennial top Arizona team Saguaro of Scottsdale. The Highlanders dug an early hole for themselves and trailed 28-7 after fumbling the 2nd half kickoff. They did however force four turnovers but the offense never found a rhythm as they went down 28-21. Quarterback Daniel Amon went down with a 2nd half injury that sounds like it will keep him out for some time.
#7 St. Augustine faced Loyola for their annual battle, traveling to Los Angeles this season. The Saints held a 21-0 halftime lead and finished strong with a 28-10 victory. Quarterback Angelo Peraza, a USD baseball commit, completed twelve passes for 289 yards and found junior tight end Michael Ambagtsheer for three touchdowns.
#8 Eastlake got a good test in week three. They hosted Santiago of Corona and found themselves down 10-0 early in the 3rd quarter. The Titans outscored their foes 21-0 from that point on en route to a 21-10 win. Eastlake had no problem moving the ball though, totaling 464 yards led by Parker Merrifield’s 117 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
#9 Lincoln faced rival Morse in the annual Unity Bowl. The Hornets jumped out a 21-0 halftime lead and finished off a 28-22 victory to remain undefeated. The Hornets will host Sweetwater and Dorsey in consecutive home games the next two weeks before league play starts at the end of the month.
#10 Ramona jumped back in the Top 10 this after a hosting Poway in a back-and-forth game. Sean McDonald scored late for the Bulldogs as they held on to win 20-14. Ramona was able to shut down the Titans passing game holding them to 3/11 for 7 yards.