San Diego Prep Football Insider: El Camino will travel to Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa) for CIF Division 3-AA state title game

Every week during the 2019 football season, Scorebook Live California reporter Bodie De Silva highlights the top performers and the most intriguing storylines in San Diego Section high school football.

Notable Results

After winning their first CIF title since the ’93 season, La Jolla HS continued their unexpected run into the CIF Division 4-A SoCal Championship. The Vikings trailed 14-7 early before evening up things at the half. The Vikings kept up their strong play in the second half by shutting out Marina en route to a 27-14 victory. La Jolla now has a seven-hour drive ahead as they will bus up to Escalon HS for a state championship on Saturday.

El Camino was able to carry over their second half performance against Bishop’s to dominate their CIF Division 3-AA So Cal Championship game against visiting Temecula Valley. The Wildcats led 34-3 heading into the fourth quarter, allowing some of their younger players to get experience as they took down the Golden Bears, 34-18. Much like La Jolla, El Camino has a long bus ride ahead as they will take Cardinal Newman HS for a state championship in Santa Rosa on Saturday.

Top Performers

Despite having their year ended at the hands of El Monte, Serra had a few players that went out with a bang in the season finale. Junior running back Dustan Ellison carried 17 times for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Junior safety Mark Genevich had 17 tackles, three pass break ups, an interception, and a forced fumble.

Recruiting News

  • 2020 Helix RB Elelyon Noa committed to Utah State
  • 2020 Lincoln ATH Marquese Allen-Patmon took an official visit to Nevada
  • 2020 Scripps Ranch TE Grant Norberg picked up an offer from USD
  • 2020 La Costa Canyon OL Jacob Saewitz picked up an offer from USD
  • 2021 Torrey Pines LB Marco Notarainni picked up an offer from Penn

Top NFL Performance

Mt. Miguel grad Cory Littleton had 10 tackles in the Los Angeles Rams win over Seattle on Sunday Night Football.

Top College Performance

Mater Dei Catholic grad CJ Verdell had 208 rushing yards and three touchdowns in Oregon’s Pac-12 Championship victory.

San Diego Teams in the State Championship

Division 3-AA: El Camino @ Cardinal Newman

Division 4-A: La Jolla @ Escalon

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