By Gideon Rubin
Cathedral Catholic bounced back from its most lopsided loss in years with a vengeance.
The Dons rolled up 341 yards of total offense while their defense was just as dominant in a 31-0 shellacking of Olympian in a nonleague game on Sept. 23.
The Dons were coming off a 48-14 nonleuage loss to Helix on Sept. 16, their larges margin of defeat in more than five years.
Dons quarterback Garrett Bogart completed nine of 16 pass attempts for 186 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Dons running back Tony Johnson rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries, and JJ Stavola contributed 52 rushing yards on 22 carries.
Brian Heinz caught one pass for 67 yards and Trevor Deddeh had four receptions for 44 yards.
Toshaun Poumele led the Dons defensively with 13 tackles. Russell Reeder and Parker Price each had one interception for the Dons.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 3-1.
Santa Fe Christian reeled off its third straight win, and the Eagles did it in decisive fashion, trouncing Palo Verde Valley 48-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 24.
The defense set the tone for the victory, as Connor Moore and Nathan Ross returned interceptions in the first quarter from 50 and 15 yards out to make it a 13-0 game.
Jarrod Watson-Lewis rushed for 111 yards on five carries highlighted by a 50-yard scoring run that gave the Eagles a 28-0 lead early in the second quarter, by which time it became apparent it would be a long day for the team from the desert.
Tony Miro rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and Grant Lucier contributed 80 rushing yards on six carries.
Moore rushed for 37 yards and one touchdown on six carries and was 2-for-7 passing for 23 yards with one touchdown.
Waton-Lewis also caught a 17-yard scoring pass from Moore.
The Eagles were led defensively by Nathaniel Fredricks and Nathan Ross, who each had seven tackles.
The Eagles combined for five interceptions, of which Andrew Barajas made two.
The Eagles improved their overall record for the season to 3-1.
San Diego Jewish Academy defeated Calipatria 35-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 22.
Jeremy Danzig rushed for 130 yards on six carries to lead the Lions, who improved their overall record for the season to 2-0.
Cathedral Catholic lost to Vista Murrieta 2-1 (26-24, 21-25, 15-11) in the title game of the Beach City Championship game on Sept. 24 at Scripps Ranch High.
Morgan Cormier had 12 kills to lead the Dons and Kamila Tan added nine kills.
All-tournament selection Lauren Miller had 14 assists and Jaclyn Williamson contributed 11 assists.
The loss followed 2-0 victories over La Jolla, Bishop’s and Bonita Vista in a semifinal earlier in the day, and a 2-0 victory over San Marcos on Sept. 23.
Cormier had seven kills and Tan added six kills to lead the Dons in a their 25-16, 25-16 win over Bonita Vista.