By Gideon Rubin
Santa Fe Christian faced a two-touchdown deficit early in the second quarter of a Coastal League game against Bishop’s that appeared to be slipping away.
But the Eagles got their footing with time to spare as they rallied for a 37-28 victory on Oct. 19 that kept them in first place.
The Eagles trailed 21-7 midway through the second quarter when Jerry Harper’s 33-yard interception return started a 24-0 run that put SFC in command.
Tony Miro rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries to lead the Eagles.
Eagles quarterback Carter Roberts completed 7 of 15 pass attempts for 108 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Miro caught one pass for 32 yards and Blake O’Rourke had two receptions for 26 yards and one touchdown.
Darrian Borboa led the Eagles defensively with 13 tackles and one sack.
Nayan Jaitly, Carter Roberts and Cole Needham each contributed nine tackles.
The Eagles improved to 2-0 in league and 5-3 overall for the season.
Cathedral Catholic trounced Lincoln 38-0 in an Eastern League game on Oct. 18.
Brett Sarem led the Dons defensively with five tackles and 3.5 sacks.
Jack Onstott, Nicholas Gamez and Xavier Ulutu each contributed six tackles.
The Dons improved to 2-0 in league and 6-2 overall for the season.
Matt Perusse added five tackles.
San Diego Jewish Academy experienced a 35-13 loss to Tri-City Christian in a Pacific League game on Oct. 17.
Jordan Battaglia completed three of 10 pass attempts for 79 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
Adam Sloane caught two passes for 68 yards and one touchdown.
Jake Posnock led the Lions defensively with 27 tackles and Sloane added 13 tackles.
The Lions fell to 1-1 in league and 2-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines extended its winning streak to five games as the Falcons defeated Westview 30-12 in a Palomar League game on Oct. 18.
The Falcons improved to 2-0 in league and 5-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines, one of the nation’s most highly regarded teams this year, continued its domination of Palomar League play with a resounding 3-0 (25-20, 25-10, 25-10) victory over Mt. Carmel on Oct. 17.
Reily Buechler had eight kills to lead the Falcons and Rebecca Seaberry added seven kills.
Torrey Pines is the top-ranked team in the state according to the most recent Maxpreps.com poll and ranked No. 5 in the nation in the same poll.
The Falcons improved to 5-0 in league and 22-1 overall for the season.
San Diego Jewish Academy rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Horizon Christian Academy 3-2 (8-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 15-12) in a Pacific League game on Oct. 15.
Sara Chitlik had 15 kills to lead the Lions and Madison Spiegel added 13 kills.
Savanna Lurie had 30 assists.
The Lions improved to 2-2 in league and 10-2 overall for the season.
Torrey Pines was solid against nonleague opponents earlier in the season, but the Falcons have been even better since starting Palomar League play.