Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Prep Football Preseason Rankings: #4 Cathedral Catholic Dons

#4 Cathedral Catholic Dons

Location: San Diego, CA
School Colors: Red & Gold
Division: I
League: Eastern
Championships: 1 (State), 10 (Section), 9 (League)
Head Coach: Sean Doyle (19th Season)

2013 Recap: 11-2 D-I Section Champions (3-1 Eastern League, 2nd)

Hungry to redeem a 2012 season that ended with a disqualification from the playoffs, Cathedral made its way back to the Division I section title game. It took three overtimes but the Dons prevailed in dramatic fashion after junior linebacker Jack Onstott returned an interception 94 yards for the game-winning touchdown.

Early Outlook

The Dons will have one of the toughest schedules in the county, but the defending Division I champions should have enough talent to make a run for the Open Division playoffs. On offense quarterback Clayton Dale returns with two big targets in tight end Daniel Plum and wide receiver CoCo Richardson. With powerback Chris Moliga moving on, the run game will be anchored by Drew Cowell and an offensive line featuring all-league selection Chucky Amu, Jacob Van de Grift and Jackson McCullough.

On the defensive side, a strong front seven will try to help make up for an inexperienced secondary. Boston College commit Ray Smith will man the nose tackle spot, while Stanford commit Casey Toohill and championship hero Jack Onstott returns at linebacker. They'll be joined by senior Choyce Bostian and junior Tyson Maeva.

Impact Losses

DL Kyle Davis
OL Aaron Mitchell
RB Chris Moliga

DL Brett Sarem
LB Xavier Ulutu

Impact Returners

Senior OL Chucky Amu
- 2013 All-Eastern League Second-Team Offense

Senior QB Clayton Dale 6'4" 205lbs
- Passed for 1311 yards & 9 TDs in 2013.

Senior LB Jack Onstott 6'2" 205lbs
- Returned INT for game-winning TD in D-I championship.
- 2013 All-Eastern League Second-Team Defense

Senior TE Daniel Plum 6'3" 230lbs
- 2013 All-Eastern League First-Team Offense

2014 Schedule

August 29 vs. Folsom (CA)
September 6 vs. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, CA) at Oceanside
September 12 vs. Torrey Pines (#)
September 19 vs. #6 Helix (R)
September 26 @ Newbury Park (CA)
October 3 @ #5 Eastlake
October 10 @ Scripps Ranch*
October 17 vs. Lincoln*
October 24 @ #2 St. Augustine* (R)(#)
October 31 @ Mira Mesa*

* League Opponent
(R) Revenge Game
(#) Rivalry Game

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