By Gideon Rubin
A after week pulling off a stunning comeback, Torrey Pines left nothing to chance on its way to its second straight win.
It took a quarter to get in gear, but once the Falcons got going, they steamrolled past Del Norte for a 35-0 nonleague victory on Sept. 14.
The victory followed a 24-17 against perennial San Diego Section power Cathedral Catholic in a game the Falcons outscored their opponent 17-0 in the final quarter.
Torrey Pines has combined to outscore its last two opponents 52-0 over its last five quarters.
The Falcons, who opened the season with a forgettable 22-7 loss to San Pasqual on Aug. 31, had been outscored 39-14 going into the fourth quarter of the Cathedral Catholic game, when they appeared to be headed to their second straight loss.
Billy Maggs led Falcons in the Del Norte game, rushing for 114 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.
Dwayne Hines rushed for 50 yards and one touchdown on five carries, Chase Pickwell gained 46 yards and added another scoring run on 10 carries.
Peter Hollen returned an interception 46 yards for a Falcons touchdown.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 2-1.
Cathedral Catholic relied on great defense and special teams as they rallied from an early deficit to defeat Helix 16-9 in a nonleague game on Sept. 14.
Parker Price had three interceptions and returned a punt 84 yards for a decisive fourth quarter touchdown that broke 9-9 tie.
The Dons trailed 9-0 when Christian Fanning got them back into the game kicking a 34-yard field goal late in the first half. He added field goals from the 32 in the third quarter and a 42-yarder in the fourth quarter to tie the game.
Tony Johnson rushed for 58 yards on 18 carries Garrett Bogart completed 11 of 22 passes for 86 yards with one interception.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 2-1.
Santa Fe Christian lost to Westview28-14 in a nonleague game on Sept. 14.
The Eagles lost despite a great effort from Tony Miro, who rushed for 120 yards on 19 carries.
Darrian Barboa and Hunter Vaccaro each had 10 tackles to lead the Eagles defensively.
The Eagles overall record for the season fell to 1-2.
San Diego Jewish Academy lost to Calvary Christian 46-3 in a nonleague game on Sept. 13.
Lions quarterback Micah Weinstein completed 15 of 33 pass attempts for 236 yards but had four interceptions.
Ethan Laser caught four passes for 95 yards and Adam Sloane had five receptions for 85 yards.
Tomer Baltinester had 16 tackles and Weinstein had 15 tackles and one sack to lead the Lions defensively.
The Lions fell to 0-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines had four players shoot at or below par to lead the Falcons to a 178-248 nonleague victory over Canyon Crest Academy on Sept. 13.
Sarah Cho shot a 2-under-par 34 to lead the Falcons on a nine-hole course at Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Club.