By Gideon Rubin
A dominant defense and an efficient offense helped Cathedral Catholic roll to its third consecutive decisive victory.
The Dons trounced Patrick Henry 32-0 in an Eastern League opener for both teams on Oct. 14.
Their offense rolled up 335 yards and four touchdowns.
But for a third straight week, it was the Dons defense that really shined. Cathedral Catholic has outscored its last three opponents by a combined 79-7, with the only points it allowed coming on a garbage time fourth quarter touchdown in a 26-7 victory over Eastlake on Sept. 30.
Running back Tony Johnson paced the Dons with 139 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.
The bad news for the Dons was that Johnson, the team’s leading rusher, left the game late in the first half with a knee injury.
Xavier Ulutu rushed for 55 yards on 10 carries and Riley Sanchez rushed for 39 yards on seven carries.
Dons quarterback Garrett Bogart completed three of 13 pass attempts for 93 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Toshaun Poumele had eight tackles to lead the Dons defense.
The Dons defense held its opponent to 56 yards and combined for two safeties.
They improved their overall record for the season to 5-1.
Santa Fe Christian extended its winning streak to five games as the Eagles defeated Bishop’s 56-13 in a Coastal League opener for both teams on Oct. 14.
Jarrod Watson-Lewis rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and Tony Miro rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries to lead the Eagles offensively.
Watson-Lewis also caught an 18-yard scoring pass.
Eagles quarterback Connor Moore completed three of six pass attempts for 75 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Moore led the Eagles with 10 tackles, and Hunter Vaccaro and Darrian Borboa each added eight tackles.
The Eagles, who haven’t lost since getting shut out by Westview 21-0 in a Week 1 game back on Sept. 2, improved their overall record for the season to 5-1.
Torrey Pines lost to Westview 20-17 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 14.
Andrew Fargo rushed for 79 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries and Andrew Perkins gained 48 rushing yards and one touchdown on 13 carries to lead the Falcons.
Perkins was nine of 14 passing for 110 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions.
The Falcons lost for the fourth time in five games as they fell to 2-4 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines continued its amazing run junior sensation Minjia “The Ninja” Luo helped the Falcons remain unbeaten with stellar performances in a 182-207 Palomar League victory over Rancho Bernardo on Oct. 13 and a 194-234 nonleague win against Carlsbad three days earlier.
Luo shot a 3-under-par 33 to lead the Falcons against Rancho Bernardo on a nine-hole course at Doubletree Resort.
Hee Wook Choi shot a 36, and
Jennifer Peng and Shiyang Fang each added 37 scores.
Sarah Cho and Emily Stephens added 38 and 41 scores, respectively.
Luo shot a two-under-par 34 to lead the Falcons against Carlsbad on a nine-hole course at Camp Pendleton Golf Course.
Stacy Rayo added a 38 score and Choi and Shiyang Fan each added 40 scores.
The Falcons improved to 7-0 in league and 21-0 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Orange Glen 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-17) in a Valley League game on Oct. 12.
Avery Anton had six kills to lead the Ravens and Micaela Miner had five kills.
Carly Rasmussen had nine assists and Miranda Beach added eight assists.
The victory followed a 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-16) league victory over Del Norte on Oct. 10.
Delaney Sullivan had 12 kills to lead the Ravens, and Beach had 18 assists.
The Ravens improved to 2-1 in league and 15-6 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines defeated Poway 15-5 in a Palomar League game on Oct. 13.
Patrick Lenihan scored seven goals to lead the Falcons, and Trevor Sauerbrey added three goals and one assist.
Falcons goalie Layne Moore had two saves.
The Falcons improved to 4-0 in league and 13-4 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian defeated Oceanside 18-5 in an Avocado League West game on Oct. 12.
Bennett Royce scored six goals to lead the Eagles, and Kade Shoemaker and Tyler Anthony each added three goals.
The victory followed a 12-7 nonleague victory over La Costa Canyon on Oct. 11.
Anthony and Angus Walker each scored six goals to lead the Eagles, and Connor Close added three goals.
Cathedral Catholic lost to Bishop’s 6-5 in a Western League game on Oct. 13.
Austin Rone scored two goals to lead the Dons, and goalie Joe Cleary had six saves.
The Dons fell to 1-2 in league and 7-7 overall for the season.