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.
12-2 (4-0) CIF Open Division Champions
Sean Doyle, 24th season, 194-93 overall record
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.
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.
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