By Gideon Rubin
With Cathedral Catholic eager to solidify its lead atop the Eastern League standings, running back Tony Johnson who stepped up.
Johnson rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns on 37 carries to lead the Dons to a 29-21 victory over Lincoln on Oct. 12.
The Dons took an early 2-0 lead when they blocked punt that led to a safety on a play that set the tone for a decisive first quarter.
Johnson scored on a 2-yard run and Michael Mulvihill returned an interception 40 yards for a Dons score to make it 16-0 midway through the first quarter.
The Dons have won three games in a row and four of their last five. They improved to 2-0 in league and 5-2 overall for the season.
Santa Fe Christian moved into first place with a decisive 45-6 Coastal League victory over Bishop’s on Oct. 12.
The Eagles rolled up 421 yards of total offense - all of which came on the ground - on a day when they featured two 100-plus yard rushers and four players who rushed for 79 yards or more.
Quarterback Hunter Vaccaro rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns on six carries and Tony Miro gained 121 yards and scored two touchdowns on six carries.
Jerry Harper rushed for 89 yards and one touchdown on three carries, and Cole Needham gained 79 yards and scored one touchdown on five carries.
Vaccaro attempted just one pass.
Darrian Borboa, Zachary Neufeld and Troy Zarubin each had 11 tackles to lead the Eagles defensively.
The Eagles improved to 2-0 in league and 4-3 overall for the season as they won for the third time in four games.
Torrey Pines took an early lead but the Falcons couldn’t hold on in a 14-13 Palomar League loss to Westview on Oct. 12
The Falcons led 13-0 at halftime but the Wolverines responded with two touchdowns in a decisive third quarter.
Chase Pickwell rushed for 120 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries to lead the Falcons.
Quarterback Mike Ward was six for 15 passing for 49 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Jackson Gentes caught two passes for 32 yards and one touchdown.
The Falcons fell to 0-2 in league and 3-4 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Rock Academy 50-13 in a Pacific League game on Oct. 11.
Quarterback Micah Weinstein completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 131 yards with two interceptions in defeat for the Lions.
Jeremy Danzig rushed for 78 yards and one touchdown on six carries.
Weinstein gained 52 rushing yards and scored one touchdown on seven carries.
Ethan Laser had five receptions for 53 yards and Tomar Baltinester caught six passes for 34 yards.
The Lions fell to 0-2 in league and 0-5 overall for the season.
Canyon Crest Academy remained unbeaten as the Ravens defeated Rancho Bernardo 4-0 in a Palomar League game on Oct. 12 that extended their season-opening winning streak to 14 games.