Every Monday during the 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.
Bishop’s defeated Mater Dei Catholic, 71-42. The Knight’s scored touchdowns on each of their first 10 possessions. Bishop’s finished with 821 yards of offense, breaking the previous CIF-San Diego record of 817 that was just set last week by Grossmont.
For the second straight week the Cathedral Catholic Dons were victorious on the national level. This time they took down Corona Centennial who entered the week ranked No. 3 in California.
San Marcos and Oceanside kicked off Avocado League play and provided lots of entertainment in a high scoring battle. The Knights scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough as Oceanside prevailed on the road, 43-35.
La Costa Canyon hosted San Clemente, who had previously defeated Oceanside by 22 and Torrey Pines by 24 in their first two games. The Mavericks gave them a battle before going down 13-12. The Tritons will finish up the San Diego portion of their schedule next week when they host Lincoln, the fifth-ranked team in the latest San Diego Section poll.
Bishop’s Quarterback Tyler Buchner was able to shed his knee brace this week and came out on fire. He threw for 465 yards and 5 touchdowns while also running for 295 yards and 4 more touchdowns. His 760 all-purpose yards are second all-time in California history.
Oceanside junior running back Kavika Tua had 227 total yards while scoring once on the ground and once through the air. He’s averaging 10.8 yards per carry through three games for the 2-1 Pirates.
Cathedral Catholic senior quarterback DJ Ralph had a big night as he helped push the Dons to a 44-41 win over Corona Centennial. He was 9-for-13 for 212 yards and threw 2 touchdown passes while also running 9 times for 50 yards.
Mira Mesa senior Elijah Thomas was all over the field on Friday. He rushed 30 times for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns while also intercepting a pass and returning it 51 yards for a touchdown to help secure the Marauders their first win of the season.
St. Augustine quarterback Angelo Peraza was very efficient on Friday, helping the Saints to a big win over Loyola HS in Los Angeles. The USD baseball commit was 14-for-19 for 208 yards and 2 touchdowns while also running 7 times for 92 yards and another touchdown. The Saints brought home a 42-5 victory over the Cubs.
- 2020 San Marcos DB Jalen Bainer picked up an offer from Dartmouth.
- 2021 Madison OL Josh Simmons picked up offers from Washington State and Duke.
- 2021 St. Augustine RB Byron Cardwell picked up an offer from Cal.
- 2021 Torrey Pines LB Marco Notarainni took an unofficial visit to UCLA.
HOW I VOTED THIS WEEK
1. Cathedral Catholic
2. St. Augustine
6. Torrey Pines
7. Steele Canyon
8. Mission Hills
TOP WEEK 4 GAMES
#1 Cathedral Catholic @ #3 Helix
#8 Mission Hills @ #4 Carlsbad
#5 Lincoln @ San Clemente
Scripps Ranch @ Mira Mesa
Vista @ Morse
#6 Torrey Pines @ San Pasqual
La Jolla Country Day @ Tri-City Christian