By Gideon Rubin
Two weeks removed from its most lopsided loss in more than five years, Cathedral Catholic was back to its normal, dominant self again for a second straight week.
In a final tuning for Eastern League play, the Dons defeated Eastlake 26-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 30.
After a humbling 48-14 loss to Helix on Sept. 16, the Dons, who defeated Olympian 31-0 on Sept. 23, have outscored their last two opponents by a combined 57-7.
The Dons had scored 57 unanswered points against the two teams until Eastlake scored in the fourth quarter of a game in which the outcome was no longer in question.
Dons quarterback Garrett Bogart completed five of eight pass attempts for 117 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The Dons broke a scoreless deadlock early in the second quarter on J.J. Stavola’s scoring run from the 1.
The Dons special teams set the tone for a decisive third quarter, when Jake Terzoli blocked a punt that bounced out of the end zone for a safety that made it 9-0.
Chris Molinga scored on a 3-yard run to make it 16-0, and Bogart completed a 43-yard scoring pass to Brian Heinz to make it 23-0.
The Dons stretched their lead to 26-0 in the fourth quarter on Christian Fanning’s 28-yard field goal.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 4-1.
Santa Fe Christian remained red-hot as the Eagles defeated La Jolla 38-23 in a nonleague game on Sept. 30 for their fourth straight win.
Eagles quarterback Connor Moore was involved in four touchdowns, leading an offense that rolled up 367 total yards.
Moore rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries, and threw for 86 yards and one touchdown. He completed five of 12 pass attempts.
Jarrod Watson-Lewis rushed for 63 yards on seven carries, and Tony Miro rushed for 58 yards on 13 carries.
Moore scored on a 20-yard run early in the first quarter that set the tone for the victory.
Drew Shields kicked a 33-yard field goal early in the second quarter to make it 10-0, and Watson-Lewis scored on a 38-yard Eagles a 17-0 lead.
The Eagles broke open a 17-7 game when Moore started a decisive stretch in which they scored 21 unanswered points with a scoring run from the 1 late in the second quarter.
Moore scored on a 72-yard run early in the third quarter, and he completed a 40-yard scoring pass to Nathan Ross that stretched the Eagles lead to 38-7.
Nathaniel Fredricks led the Eagles defensively with 11 tackles, and Moore and Graham Gomez each contributed nine tackles.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 4-1.
Torrey Pines lost to Carlsbad 14-10 in a nonleague game on Sept. 30.
Falcons quarterback Andrew Perkins was 10-for-16 passing for 139 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
David Bagby led the Falcons with 76 rushing yards on 14 carries and Andrew Perkins rushed for 49 yards on 10 carries.