By Gideon Rubin
Cathedral Catholic was finally involved in a competitive game, but that’s only by the unreasonably high standards the Dons have set in recent weeks.
The Dons extended their winning streak to six games with a 26-9 Eastern League victory over Mira Mesa on Nov. 4.
The margin of victory was the narrowest Dons have had during their winning streak, which started after their most lopsided loss in at least five years, a 48-14 nonleague pasting at the hands of Helix on Sept. 16.
The Dons have outscored their opponents 170-19 over their last six games. Their next closest game was a 26-7 victory over Eastlake on Sept. 30.
J.J. Stavola led the Dons, rushing for 176 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries
Dons quarterback Garrett Bogart completed 7 of 18 pass attempts for 107 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
Kyle Davis led the Dons defensively with 11 tackles and 2 ½ sacks, and Russell Reeder had 11 tackles.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Dons opened up a 19-0 lead in the second quarter on two Stavola scoring runs – both from the 1 – and 47-yard scoring pass from Bogart to Riley Sanchez.
The Don broke the game open midway through the third quarter, when Xavier Ulutu scored from the 3 to make it 26-3.
Mira Mesa scored just the third touchdown the Dons have allowed since the Helix game in the fourth quarter to make it 26-9.
The Dons improved to 4-0 in league and 8-1 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian extended its winning streak to eight games with a resounding 49-7 victory over Parker in a Coastal League game on Nov. 5.
After opening the season with a 21-0 nonleague loss to Westview, the Eagles have kicked their offense into high gear, averaging 40.8 points over their last eight games and 49.7 points over their last six games.
Eagles quarterback Connor Moore rushed for 87 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries and was 2-for-4 passing for 77 yards and one touchdown.
Grant Lucier rushed for 72 yards on five carries and Jarrod Watson-Lewis gained 64 rushing yards on five carries.
Blain Weeks had 11 tackles and Nathaniel Fredricks had 10 tackles to lead the Eagles defensively.
Torrey Pines lost to Poway 28-9 in a Palomar League game on Nov. 4.
Andrew Fargo rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries and David Bagby rushed for 70 yards on 15 carries.
The Falcons dropped to 2-2 in league and 4-5 overall as they lost at home for the fourth time in five games. They’re 3-1 on the road.
Torrey Pines took first place at the San Diego Section Championships in decisive fashion, finishing a stunning 90 strokes ahead of second place Rancho Bernardo in the two-day tournament at Escondido Country Club.
Hee Wook Choi shot a jaw-dropping 7-under par 63 on Nov. 1, and then shot a 67 two days later for a combined 130.