By Gideon Rubin
For the first time in nearly two months, Cathedral Catholic actually trailed in a game, and for the first time in longer than that, the Dons were involved in a game that was still competitive in the fourth quarter.
But the Dons broke open a tie game with two fourth quarter touchdowns to defeat St. Augustine 17-3 in an Eastern League finale for both teams on Nov. 11.
The Dons extended their winning streak to seven games.
The Dons snapped a 3-3 tie with less than five minutes left in the game on Xavier Ulutu‘s scoring run from the 3.
Alex Edwards returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown that extended the Dons lead to 17-3.
J.J. Stavola rushed for 120 yards on 28 carries to lead the Dons.
The Dons trailed early on a St. Augustine field goal early in the first quarter, but they tied the game late in the quarter on Christian Fanning’s 30-yard field.
The Dons hadn’t trailed in any game since a 48-14 loss to Helix on Sept. 16 and had outscored their opponents by a combined 170-19.
They were involved in a game that was competitive in the fourth quarter for the first time since they defeated Torrey Pines 13-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 9.
The Dons improved to 5-0 in league and 9-1 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian trounced Horizon 48-14 in a Coast League game on Nov. 11 as the Eagles extended their winning streak to nine games in their regular season finale.
Tony Miro rushed for 133 yards on 12 carries to lead the Eagles.
Eagles quarterback Connor Moore was three-for-five passing for 117 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
Moore also rushed for 57 yards and one touchdown on nine carries.
Grant Lucier rushed for two touchdowns for the Eagles.
The Eagles improved to 5-0 in league and 9-1 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines lost to La Costa Canyon 28-7 in a nonleague game on Nov. 11.
The Falcons trailed 7-0 late in the first quarter when Brandon Williams scored on a 46-yard pass from quarterback Andre Perkins.
Falcons running back David Bagby rushed for 47 yards on seven carries, and Andre Fargo gained 39 yards on 12 carries.
The Falcons fell to 2-2 in league and 4-6 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Escondido Charter 57-14 in a Pacific League game on Nov. 9.
Lions quarterback Micah Weinstein completed 15 of 34 pass attempts for 217 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Adam Sloane had seven receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown and Ethan Laser caught seven passes for 101 yards and one touchdown.
SDJA had trouble moving the ball on the ground, however. The Lions were limited to 80 rushing yards, with Weinstein leading the team in that department with 52 yards on nine carries.
Jake Posnock led the Lions with 14 tackles, and Zach Smith had three tackles and two sacks.
The Lions fell to 2-3 in league and 4-3 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines standout Hee Wook Choi took first place in the Southern California Regionals, leading the Falcons to a second place finish overall.
Choi shot a two-under par 70 on an 18-hole course at The Golf Club in Rancho California on Nov. 10.
Minjia Luo shot a 78 for the Falcons and Sarah Cho added an 81 score. Shiyang Fan contributed an 82 score, and Jennifer Peng added an 84.
The Falcons were among three teams from the South who advanced to the state finals, which were scheduled for Nov. 15 at Poppy Hills Golf Course at Pebble Beach.
Canyon Crest Academy extended its winning streak to eight games as the Ravens defeated Point Loma 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-22) in a Division III playoff game on Nov. 11.
Delaney Sullivan led the Ravens with 10 kills and Julia Bragado added eight kills. Setter Kyana Miller contributed 14 assists.
The Ravens improved to 9-1 in league and 23-12 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Rancho Bernardo 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-11) in a Division I playoff game on Nov. 10.
Savannah Rennie had 13 kills to lead the Falcons, who improved their overall record for the season to 25-8.
Cathedral Catholic defeated Santana 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-13) in a Div. III playoff game on Nov. 10.
Morgan Cormier had 13 kills to lead the Dons and Krissy Witous added 10 kills.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 29-14.
San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Lutheran 3-0 in a Division V playoff game on Nov. 9.
Gabi Rothman had 14 kills to lead the Lions and setter Savi Lurie had 26 assists.
The Lions improved to 7-10 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Otay Ranch 4-0 in a first-round Divison I playoff game on Nov. 12.
Argery Stapakis scored two goals to lead the Falcons, and Hannah Bettencourt and Shaina Edlin each added one goal.
Cathedral Catholic defeated Santa Fe Christian 18-7 in a Division V second round playoff game on Nov. 12.
Robert Beck led the Dons with four goals and Jordan Colina had three goals and three assists.
Cody Smith contributed three goals and two assists, and Austin Rone had one goal and five assists.
Joe Cleary had five saves for the Dons, and Dylan Smith added one save.
SFC advanced to the second round after defeating El Capitan 16-5 in the first round.
Bennett Royce scored four goals to lead the Eagles, and Kade Shoemaker added three goals.