SBLive’s San Diego Section Top 10: Lincoln, Carlsbad move up in football rankings

No. 1 Cathedral Catholic continued their dominance in week three and will be off this week as they prepare for the showdown against No. 2 Lincoln on April 9.

Lincoln and Carlsbad both recorded impressive wins and moved up in this week’s San Diego Section football rankings.

Here are SBLive’s Top 10 CIFSDS high school football rankings for the week of March 29. The rankings were compiled by SBLive California reporter Bodie DeSilva.


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March 29, 2021

1. Cathedral Catholic (3-0)

Last week: 1

The Dons surrendered their first points of the season before reeling off 38 straight points on their way to beating rival St. Augustine. They’re currently without a game for this week following Point Loma’s decision to cancel the remainder of their season.

2. Lincoln (2-0)

Last week: 3

The Hornets recorded their second straight shutout, taking down Serra 36-0 on Saturday. They’ll host Madison on Friday to start Western League play.

3. Carlsbad (2-0)

Last week: 6

Carlsbad continues to impress, having taken down San Marcos 49-9 this past week. They’ll travel to Oceanside this week to take on a surprisingly winless Pirates team.

4. St. Augustine (2-1)

Last week: 2

The Saints became the first team to score and lead against Cathedral Catholic this season but couldn’t sustain it, eventually losing 41-14. They’re off for a week before traveling to Oceanside.

5. Mater Dei Catholic (2-0)

Last week: 5

The Crusaders shutout Montgomery 39-0 on Friday, they’ll start league play against Otay Ranch on Friday.

6. Mission Hills (2-0)

Last week: 7

Mission Hills has outscored their two opponents 56-14 so far and will travel to take on Torrey Pines on Friday.

7. La Jolla (2-0)

Last week: 8

Jackson Stratton has thrown nine touchdown passes in two games while leading one of San Diego’s best offenses. The Vikings host Mission Bay on Friday.

8. Granite Hills (3-0)

Last week: 10

The Eagles have been dominant so far, winning by an average of 30 points per game over their first three. They’ll take on Steele Canyon and Helix the next two weeks.

9. Helix (1-2)

Last week: NR

The Highlanders bounced back in week three with a dominant defensive performance against Steele Canyon. Sophomore Hunter Wiggins had two interceptions for Helix.

10. Poway (2-0)

Last week: NR

The Titans have opened the season with consecutive wins over league foes Mt. Carmel and Westview. Two-way standout Vance Jefferson is the top uncommitted senior in San Diego.

5 other teams considered: Torrey Pines, El Camino, Grossmont, Ramona, Eastlake

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