No. 2 Cathedral Catholic Dons: San Diego Section 2019 high school football preview

We continue our countdown of the Top 15 high school football teams in the San Diego Section with an inside look at No. 2 Cathedral Catholic.

Links: Cathedral Catholic team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

12-2 (4-0) CIF Open Division Champions

COACHING RESUME

Sean Doyle, 24th season, 194-93 overall record

RETURNING

Offense – 8. Defense – 3.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

QB DJ Ralph 6-3, 200, sr.

RB Zavien Watson 6-2, 218, sr.

OL Logan Berzins 6-4, 281, sr.

OL Holden Brosnan 6-4, 284, sr.

OL Chase Lindgren 6-2, 275, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Jordan Allen 6-2, 210, sr.

LB Devin Dye 6-1, 214, sr.

DB Dee’Shon Swafford 5-10, 175, jr.

DL Kenya Hunt Jr. 6-1, 230, sr.

LB Michael Nadell 5-10, 200, jr.

THREE TO SEE

Jordan Allen, linebacker

The 1st Team All-CIF selection and son of 6-time Pro Bowler Eric Allen lists Syracuse and Arizona State among his several offers.

Devin Dye, linebacker

The son of World Series MVP Jermaine Dye racked up 50 tackles during his junior campaign.

DJ Ralph, quarterback

Threw 15 touchdown passes with only 1 interception while guiding the Dons to an Open Division Championship last season.

OUTLOOK

The Dons aren’t a pass heavy squad but will look to balance out the offense by finding a go-to receiver following the graduation of Zion Sorani.

The Dons graduated the CIF Player of the Year in running back Shawn Poma, but look to have capable replacements in Arizona baseball commit Zavien Watson and Point Loma transfer Christian Hall.

Cathedral Catholic has lined up the best schedule in San Diego and looks to have the returning talent to be up to the challenge.

2019 SCHEDULE

Aug 23: La Costa Canyon, 7pm

Aug 31: Saguaro (AZ), 4pm

Sep 6: Corona Centennial, 7pm

Sep 13: at Helix, 7pm

Sep 20: at Eastlake, 7pm

Sep 27: Otay Ranch, 7pm

Oct 4: Point Loma, 6:30pm

Oct 11: at Madison, 6:30pm

Oct 18: St. Augustine, 6:30pm

Nov 1: at Lincoln, 6:30pm

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