By Gideon Rubin
Santa Fe Christian had its ground game clicking as the Eagles rolled up 256 rushing yards in a 25-15 nonleague victory over Coronado on Sept. 17.
Tony Miro rushed for 149 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries to lead the Eagles offensively.
Miro scored on a 62-yard run early in the second quarter that set the tone for the Eagles’ victory.
Quarterback Connor Moore completed one of four passing attempts but made it count, connecting with Jarrod Watson-Lewis on a 17-yard scoring pass that gave the Eagles a 13-0 lead late in the first half.
The Eagles stretched their lead to 16-0 on David VanViet’s 41-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Then after Coronado closed to within 16-8 late in the third quarter, Watson-Lewis completed a 29-yard scoring pass to Cole Needham that made it 23-8.
The Eagles extended their lead to 25-8 late in the game on a safety.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 2-1.
In a matchup between two teams widely viewed as two of San Diego County’s most dominant programs, Cathedral Catholic lost.
The Dons’ 48-14 nonleague loss to Helix on Sept. 16 was their most lopsided setback since the school formerly known as University High moved to its new Carmel Valley campus in 2005.
Tony Johnson rushed for 88 yards on 23 carries to lead the Dons.
Dons quarterback Garrett Bogart was 8 for 18 passing for 99 yards with one interception and no touchdowns.
Andrew DeMaria and Riley Sanchez scored on runs from the 8-and 14-yard-lines in garbage time of a game the Dons trailed 48-0 after three quarters.
The Dons overall record for the season fell to 2-1.
Torrey Pines took an early lead but the Falcons couldn’t’ hang on they lost to Olympian 22-7 in a nonleague game on Sept. 16.
The Falcons took an early 7-0 lead when quarterback Andrew Perkins completed a five-yard scoring pass to Dustin Skousen early in the first quarter, but Olympian outscored the Falcons 22-0 the rest of the game.
Perkins rushed for 24 yards on eight carries and Andrew Fargo gained 22 rushing yards on seven carries.
The Falcons fell to 1-2 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Carlsbad 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-19) in a nonleague game on Sept. 16.
Kyana Miller had 14 kills to lead the Ravens and Avery Anton added 11 kills.
The Ravens improved their overall record for the season to 8-1.
Cathedral Catholic defeated Bishop’s 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-18) in a nonleague match on Sept. 15.
Morgan Cormier had 11 kills to lead the Dons and Krissy Witous contributed nine kills.
Dons setter Laruen Miller had 12 assists, and Jaclyn Williamson added eight assists.
Torrey Pines defeated Amador Valley 189-205 in a nonleague match at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Course on Sept. 15.
Hee Wook Choi shot a two-under-par 35 to lead the Falcons, and Minjia Luo added a 36 score.