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.

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