Cathedral Phantoms: 2019 Division 3 Southern Section high school football preview

Chad Johnson Jr. transfers in from Venice after hauling in 72 catches for 1,007 yards in 2018. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Phantoms.

Links: Cathedral team page | 2019 schedule | Roster


8-3, (3-0) Angelus League champions, Division 2 playoffs first round (lost 40-33 to Bishop Alemany)


Anthony Jefferson is entering his second season as the head coach at Cathedral.


Chad Johnson Jr. WR Sr. 6-3 187

Lucas Lenhoff QB So. 6-0 185

Darius Wallace WR Sr. 6-0 195

Asontt Williams WR, SS Jr. 5-11 177

Nick Veloz OLB Sr. 6-1 210

Alessandro Bastien WR Sr. 6-0 160

Raymond Hawthorne CB, FS Sr. 5-10 173

Antwan Bridges LB Sr. 5-9 200


Chad Johnson Jr. WR

The Arizona State commit transferred in from Venice after hauling in 72 catches for 1,007 yards in 2018. He says the transition has been fine, he just wishes Cathedral wasn’t an all-boys school.

*Lucas Lenhoff QB

Lenhoff transferred in from Calabasas. He’s an extremely hard worker who has wowed on the 7-on-7 stage. He did throw a varsity TD pass last season against JSerra for Calabasas. He’ll throw a lot more varsity TD’s in 2019.

*Darius Wallace WR

Transferred in from Paramount. Caught 36 passes for 759 yards and 12 scores last season. Holds multiple D1 scholarship offers.

*Only Johnson Jr.’s transfer has been approved by the CIF-SS office so far.


If Cathedral keeps its cool, they’ll have a good season. The Phantoms were involved in two fights at 7-on-7 tournaments this summer, and one of them got the team kicked out of the Edison Passing tournament. It was so bad coach Jefferson had to write a letter of apology.

The team has a lot of talent and Lenhoff is a skilled signal-caller, despite being so young. Early season games will show exactly what kind of depth the Phantoms have on the interior on both sides of the ball.

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