By Gideon Rubin
A frantic fourth quarter rally helped Torrey Pines topple a San Diego County football goliath.
The Falcons scored 17 unanswered points in a decisive fourth quarter to defeat local rival and five-time San Diego Section Division III champion Cathedral Catholic 24-17 in a nonleague game on Sept. 7.
The Falcons trailed 17-7 going into the fourth quarter.
Chase Pickwell rushed for 87 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries to help lead the Falcons ground game. Mike Detrow rushed for 71 yards on eight carries.
The Dons were led by Xavier Williams, who rushed for 67 yards and one touchdown on five carries.
Santa Fe Christian rebounded from its Week 1 loss with a vengeance, as the Eagles trounced Coronado 35-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 7.
Tony Miro rushed for 83 yards on 11 carries to lead the Eagles and Cole Needham contributed 46 rushing yards on five carries.
Darrian Borboa led the Eagles defensively with seven tackles and Slater Howe added five tackles.
San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Calipatria 36-0 in a nonleague opener on Sept. 6.
Lions quarterback Micah Weinstein completed 7 of 14 pass attempts for 78 yards with one interception.
Torrey Pines standout Tal Braude won the Division I boys’ heat of the Bronco Invitational on Sept. 8.
Braude ran the two mile course at Kit Carson Park in nine minutes and 51 seconds.
Cathedral Catholic’s Patrick Bourke (10:08) placed ninth in the same race.
On the girls’ side, Anne Charles won the Division II race, clocking a 12:00. CCA’s Bridget Eastwood (13:28) placed 14th.
Torrey Pines’ Nicolette Sorensen (11:56) placed eighth in the Division I race.
Torrey Pines defeated Del Norte 4-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 6.
Clare Young and Madi Coughlin each scored one goal and contributed one assist to lead the Falcons.
Falcons goalie Grace Trup had two saves.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 2-0.
Canyon Crest Academy defeated Fallbrook 3-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 6.
Haley Schroeder scored two goals to lead the Ravens, who improved their overall record for the season to 2-1-1.
Cathedral Catholic opened its season with a 14-7 victory over Dos Pueblos of Goleta (Santa Barbara County) in a nonleague game on Sept.. 7.
Cody Smith poured in seven goals to lead the Dons, and Jordan Colima added four goals. And two assists.
Dons goalie Joe Cleary had 11 saves.
Torrey Pines made easy work of its opponents in a three-way nonleague match, shooting a 198 to defeat La Costa Canyon (245) and El Camino (353) on Sept. 6.
Sandy Choi shot a four-under par 33 score to lead the Falcons on a nine hole course at La Costa Resort and Spa.
Shiyang Fang added a 34 score for the Falcons.
The victory followed a 192-232 nonleague win against Poway on Sept. 5 on a nine hole course at Stoneridge Country Club.