For the first time, the community has a freshman Dons football team with first and second graders from local elementary schools, including Ashley Falls, Solana Vista, Sage Canyon, Torrey Hills, Ocean Air, and Horizon Christian. The team won its first tackle game on Saturday, March 24, in a high-scoring game. They won 33 to 25 against Eastlake in a back and forth game that featured two strong offensive teams. Riley Elliott scored one touchdown and Parks Odenweller scored four touchdowns for the Dons. The Dons players include: Logan Awana, Evan Basuil, Zach Brown, Riley Elliott, Trent Fritsch, John Nielander, Charlie Onaitis, Tyler Patterson, Thompson Plourde, Eric Van Valkenburg, Andrew Odenweller, Parks Odenweller, Kalvin Pen, James Walsh, and Chase Wetsel.
The Carmel Valley Dons Youth Football program was formed in 2010 to create a competitive Division 1 Football program serving the Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Solana Beach communities. The leagues home stadium is Cathedral High School and the CV Dons proudly wear their colors, and they are greatly supported by Varsity Head Coach Sean Doyle. For more information or to register for the Fall 2012 season, visit www.CVDons.com or find us on Twitter and Facebook.