Week in Sports for Carmel Valley, Del Mar and Solana Beach

By Gideon Rubin


For the first time in recent memory, Cathedral Catholic won’t have a league title under its belt going into the playoffs.

But the Dons will have some momentum.

A 37-13 nonleague victory over Serra 37-13 in a regular season finale for both teams on Nov. 8 sends the Dons into the postseason with six wins in their last seven games.

Since a 19-7 loss to St. Augustine on Oct. 25 that cost the Dons an Eastern League championship, they’ve outscored their last two opponents 79-27.

In their most recent win, Chris Moliga rushed for 156 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries to lead the Dons and Drew Cowell rushed for  106 yards  and two scores on five carries.

Joshua Gizzi contributed 79 rushing yards and one score on six carries.

Dons quarterback Clayton Dale completed nine of 19 pass attempts for 94 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.

Moliga caught three passes for 31 yards and one score.

The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 8-2.

Santa Fe Christian lost to Parker 38-22 on Nov. 8 in a game  that determined the Coastal League championship.

The Eagles fell to 3-1 in league and 6-4 overall for the season.

Tony Miro rushed for 85 yards on 11 carries and quarterback Carter Roberts completed six of 14 pass attempts for 121 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Cole Needham rushed for 73 yards on 11 carries.

Roberts rushed for 36 yards and one touchdown  on 12 carries and Jerry Harper rushed for 29 yards and one score on seven carries.

Harper also caught three passes for 17 yards and  one touchdown.

Drew Shields caught two passes for 52 yards and Needham caught one pass for 52 yards.

Needham led the Eagles defensively with 10 tackles and Nayan Jaitly contributed nine  tackles.

The Eagles fell to 3-1 in league and 6-4 overall for the season.

San Diego Jewish Academy led early but the Lions couldn’t hang on in a tough 25-23 loss  to  Maranatha Christian in a Pacific League game on Nov. 7.

The Lions took a 21-19 lead into halftime but managed just a safety in a second half in which they were outscored 6-2.

Freshman quarterback Jordan Battaglia completed 12 of 22 pass attempts for248 yards with one touchdown and one interception to lead the Lions.

Jake Posnock rushed for  140 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries and Adam Sloane gained 133 yards on 11 carries.

Posnock also caught three passes for 96 yards and one touchdown and led the Lions defensively with 18 tackles.

The Lions fell to 2-3 in league and 3-4 overall for the season.

Torrey Pines lost to La Costa Canyon 27-0 in a nonleague game on Nov. 8.

The Falcons fell to 6-4 overall for the season. They go into the playoffs with a two-game losing streak after winning their previous six consecutively.


Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-21) in a Palomar League game on Nov. 7.



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