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.
Mission Hills entered the week unranked but had the opportunity to make a big statement when they hosted Oceanside on Friday. The Grizzlies made the most of it as they took down No. 6 Oceanside, 27-0. Mission Hills’ defense held Oceanside to 163 total yards including holding star running back Kavika Tua to 76 yards, the first time he’s been held under 100 yards this season. Mission Hills quarterback Jackson Oksnee threw for 2 touchdowns and ran in another.
Helix performed as expected on Friday when they knocked around El Capitan 65-14 in their Grossmont – Hills League opener. The Highlanders ran only 28 offensive plays and scored via rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown, fumble return, interception return, and kickoff return. They got a scare in the 2nd quarter when star running back Elelyon Noa went down with an ankle injury. It’s unclear when he’ll next play for the Highlanders, but they’ll need his services to achieve their open division dreams.
St. Augustine didn’t face much of a challenge on Friday night as they took down Morse, 56-0. Eavan Gibbons had a big game defensively for the Saints with 5 tackles, 2 interceptions, and a sack. Running back Byron Cardwell carried 15 times for 116 yards and 5 touchdowns in the win.
Scripps Ranch quarterback Luke Durkin was 16-30 for 269 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Falcons 34-13 win over Kearny. Durkin completed passes to 8 different receivers to help Scripps Ranch move to 6-0.
Cathedral Catholic linebacker Jordan Allen racked up 6 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble, and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Friday’s 50-14 win over Point Loma.
Vista wide receiver Brent Lawson caught 8 passes for 175 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Panthers 46-42 win over Poway. Vista ran for 436 yards and came back from being down 22 points at halftime to move to 4-2 on the season.
Mission Hills kicker Zeke Mata hit two field goals in the Grizzlies 27-0 win over Oceanside including a 52-yarder to end the first half.
In his first game of the season, La Costa Canyon’s junior running back Aiden Lippert ran for 3 touchdowns, caught one touchdown, and went over 300 all-purpose yards in the Mavericks win over San Marcos.
San Diego running back Mo Jackson carried 27 times and ran for 245 yards in the Cavers 50-41 win over Patrick Henry. The junior has now gone over 2,300 career rushing yards in only 28 games.
- 2020 La Costa Canyon LB Ozzie Nicholas committed to Princeton.
- 2020 St. Augustine DB Eavan Gibbons picked up an offer from USD.
- 2020 San Marcos ATH JT Dozier picked up an offer from Idaho State.
- 2020 Lincoln ATH Marquese Allen-Patmon picked up an offer from Sacramento State.
How I Voted This Week
2. Cathedral Catholic
3. St. Augustine
5. Steele Canyon
7. Mission Hills
8. La Costa Canyon
Top NFL Performance
Oceanside grad Jordan Miller recovered a fumble for the Atlanta Falcons in his NFL debut.
Top College Performance
Castle Park grad Luq Barcoo had 6 tackles and 3 interceptions in San Diego State’s win over Colorado State.
Top Week 8 Games
#2 Cathedral Catholic @ #6 Madison
#3 St. Augustine @ Lincoln
#4 Carlsbad @ #9 Oceanside
Grossmont @ Granite Hills
Santa Fe Christian @ Tri-City Christian
#10 Bishop’s @ La Jolla Country Day
Torrey Pines @ #7 Mission Hills