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 中国福利彩票正版app 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


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Recapping Week 9

#1 Torrey Pines was trailing #5 San Marcos 10-7 at halftime, when the game was postponed due to lightning strikes in the area. The Avocado league decided to rule a “no contest”, and all their teams will play a nine game schedule.

#2 Cathedral Catholic was leading Christian 21-0 when the lightning postponed the game, and both teams agreed to call the game at that point and make it a final.

#3 Helix was leading Grossmont 27-0 at the half when the game was postponed. Both teams agreed to call the game and make it official with that score.

#4 La Costa Canyon was leading Mission Hills 7-0 at the end of the first quarter when officials stopped the game for lightning. The game was not resumed and will be a “no contest”.

#6 Eastlake jumped out quick on Bonita Vista and they were able to finish their game with the Titans winning big, 49-7.

#7 Madison was trailing #10 St. Augustine, 24-7 with under a minute to play in the 3rd quarter when lightning forced the game to be postponed. They came back on Monday to resume it, and the Warhawks came to play. Madison responded with 20 unanswered points capped off by an incredible catch by Daniel Stokes in the corner of the end zone to provide the most dramatic win of the season.

#8 Carlsbad was trailing El Camino on the road when lightning stopped the action in the 2nd quarter with the Lancers winning 13-7. A “no contest” is the official ruling.

#9 Granite Hills went into halftime with a 28-14 lead over El Capitan when weather decided to stop the game. The teams agreed to call the score official at that point and keep the Eagles undefeated on the campaign.

10/8-10/14 Week in Review


  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis took an official visit to North Carolina.

  • 2019 Christian F Jackson Larsen committed to Northern Arizona.
  • 中国福利彩票正版app La Costa Canyon LB Ozzie Nicholas picked up an offer from Washington State.


  • Many of this week’s games were cancelled or postponed due to lightning on Friday night. Several games decided to end with the score at the point of interruption, some decided to finish up on Saturday, Madison and St. Augustine will finish up on Monday afternoon, while the Avocado League decided to rule a “no contest” and move ahead to week ten of the schedule.


  • Horizon grad Darren Carrington, a wide receiver who played at Oregon and Utah, signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
  • Mater Dei Catholic grad CJ Verdell, a running back at Oregon, ran in a walk-off touchdown as the Ducks beat Washington in overtime.

Recapping Week 8

#1 Torrey Pines held on late against Mission Hills, as they passed the test in round three of the Avocado League. They’ll host San Marcos next week before finishing the regular season with back-to-back road games.

#2 Cathedral Catholic looked dominant in this year’s edition of the Holy Bowl. The Dons scored early and often as they continue to roll through league play, beating #8 St. Augustine, 34-14.

#3 Helix dominated their 2nd straight Grossmont – Hills League opponent when they took down Valhalla, 56-6. The Highlanders only ran 19 offensive plays on the night. The competition picks up as they’ll play Grossmont, Granite Hills, and Steele Canyon to finish out the regular season.

#4 La Costa Canyon took a week off from the gauntlet of the Avocado League, to host an underrated Valley Center team in a non-league game. The Jaguars put up a good fight, trailing 14-12 at half before falling to the Mavericks 30-19.

#5 Eastlake made the short drive to Mater Dei Catholic, and found their offense clicking on all cylinders. They scored in every quarter, with Sophomore QB Richard Colmenero throwing for 377 yards and 5 TD’s.

#6 San Marcos got off to a slow start going on the road to El Camino, but rebounded strongly with 21 unanswered in the 2nd half to escape with a 28-21 victory.

#7 Madison found themselves in a shootout with Point Loma, but got a big effort from running back Kenan Christon, a USC commit, who ran for 153 yards and 3 TD’s. Keontae Springs added 69 yards and a TD, as Madison was victorious 45-33.

#9 Carlsbad hosted rival Oceanside for their 中国福利彩票正版appcoming game and found themselves in another Avocado League battle. Luke Armstrong led the Lancers with 168 rushing yards, and Cole Wright came up big with 6 catches for 134 yards. The Lancers defense also held Kyrin Beachem in check, limiting him to 132 total yards and hung on for a 23-21 win.

#10 Granite Hills traveled to Grossmont and jumped out quickly, leading 21-0 at the quarter break. Senior Chris Ostreng did it all for the Eagles compiling 301 total yards and 5 TD’s to lead Granite to a 44-20 win. The league battle with Helix looms large two weeks from now.

10/1-10/7 Week in Review


  • 2019 Mission Bay G Boogie Ellis took an unofficial visit to Memphis for Midnight Madness.
  • 2019 Brawley LB Casey Kline took an official visit to Boise State.
  • 2019 Westview F Rico Hopping committed to Azusa Pacific.
  • 2019 San Diego DB Jayden Wickware picked up an offer from Idaho State.
  • 2022 Coronado IF Ryan Ward committed to Arizona.


  • I caught up with local trainer Dorian Crawford, who played at Scripps Ranch, in the latest episode of the SDPI In-depth podcast.


  • Art “Hambone” Williams, a 1959 San Diego HS grad, passed away from a stroke earlier this week. Williams was the So Cal Prep Basketball Player of the his senior season after taking up basketball the year before. Williams played eight seasons in the NBA, winning a Championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974.

Recapping Week 7

#1 Torrey Pines survived a tough road test at Carlsbad. The Falcons jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and held a 28-14 4th quarter lead before surrendering back-to-back Lancer Touchdowns, the latter coming with just over two minutes to play. The Falcons scored on 3rd and goal in the first overtime period and batted away a 4th down attempt by Carlsbad to move along in Avocado League Play.

#2 Cathedral Catholic got off to a quick start against Madison in what was expected to be a close fought league game. Any chance of that was shot down when the Dons jumped out to a 35-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 49-7 victory.

#3 Helix traveled to El Capitan and quickly did what was expected, rolling along to a 41-7 victory. The Highlanders will have to stay in top form if they hope to make an Open Division run this season.

#4 La Costa Canyon traveled on the road and couldn’t get the offense flowing with the loss of running back Karson Lippert for the season. San Marcos had their defense ready to play and emerged with a 12-8 win in the always competitive Avocado League.

#5 Eastlake – BYE

#6 San Marcos

#7 St. Augustine hosted Lincoln and struggled offensively for much of the game. The Hornets only trailed 12-6 when they entered the 4th quarter, before the Saints exploded for 22 points en route to a 34-13 final. Might they have been looking ahead to this week’s Holy Bowl?

#8 Madison

#9 Granite Hills had run the table through six weeks, but hadn’t faced a ton of competition. They’ve answered enough questions now to cement their spot in the Top 10 poll. The Eagles scored 24 2nd half points on the road at Steele Canyon that saw them head 中国福利彩票正版app with a 30-27 victory.

#10 Carlsbad