Sunday, September 17, 2023

Weekend Recap: Undefeated Prep Teams Suffer Defeats; Tough Saturday for San Diego Collegiate Football

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Bishop's (1-3) no longer carries a winless record, as they handed the Mount Miguel Matadors (4-1) their first loss of the 2023 season. Cash Herrera's late fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Ian Brown sealed the victory for the Knights at 24-13.

The Mission Bay Buccaneers (4-1) are also no longer undefeated after a competitive outing against the La Jolla Vikings (3-2) resulted in a 14-7 loss. The game started with a touchdown pass from Charlie Hutchison to Robbie Page in the back of the end zone, giving the Buccaneers a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. However, the Vikings rallied, putting up 14 unanswered points to secure the victory and put an end to their two-game losing streak. Aiden McGill contributed with 14 carries for 84 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown run that tied the game at 7-7 going into halftime. Jackson Deil, who had returned from an injury that kept him out of the previous game, made a crucial connection with Nick Sebro for a 26-yard pass, sealing the game with the winning touchdown.
Kevin Allen III had an outstanding performance with 32 carries, amassing 212 yards and scoring three touchdowns, securing a crucial win for No. 4 Helix (5-0) against No. 6 Cathedral Catholic (1-4).

Former Bishop's quarterback Tyler Buchner made his debut start for Alabama after transferring from Notre Dame in the offseason. He completed five of 14 passes for 34 yards during the No. 10 Crimson Tide's 17-3 victory over South Florida.

Former Torrey Pines quarterback Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi, now leading as QB1 for Colorado State, completed 34 of 47 passes for 367 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions. His efforts weren't enough as his Rams fell short in a thrilling 43-35 overtime loss to No. 18 Colorado.

Week 5 Media Poll Results

#1 Lincoln (5-0) - Def. Cajon (San Bernardino, CA) 34-0
#2 Carlsbad (5-0) - Def. Ramona 38-7
#3 Granite Hills (4-0) - Def. Central 34-6
#4 Helix (5-0) - Def. #6 Cathedral Catholic 35-21
#5 Mission Hills (4-1) - Def. San Marcos 35-7
#6 Cathedral Catholic (1-4) - Loss to #5 Helix 21-35
#7 Madison (2-2) - Bye
#8 La Costa Canyon (4-1) - Def. Fallbrook 49-7
#9 El Camino (4-1) - Def. Mt. Carmel 69-6
#10 St. Augustine (3-2) - Def. Newport Harbor (Newport Beach, CA) 32-30

USD falls to Princeton

The University of San Diego Toreros (0-3) faced off against Princeton (1-0) on a Saturday afternoon at Torero Stadium. Despite their valiant efforts, the Toreros fell short against the Tigers 23-12. Princeton struck first with a 20-yard touchdown pass on the game's opening drive. Dom Nankil (Mater Dei Catholic) connected on a 33-yard pass to Ja'seem Reed, setting up Isaiah Williams' (Olympian) one-yard touchdown run. A blocked extra point left the Toreros trailing 7-6 after the first quarter. Princeton extended their lead with a 32-yard touchdown pass, but Aidan Lehman's 55-yard field goal brought the score to 14-9 at halftime. Despite Lehman's subsequent successful 48-yard field goal, the Toreros couldn't bridge the gap, and Princeton sealed the victory with another touchdown and a late-game safety. Jayden Wickware (San Diego High), a graduate transfer from Princeton, secured an interception against his former team and delivered a solid defensive outing with 10 total tackles, a sack, and a tackle for a loss. The Toreros are set to conclude their three-game homestand next Saturday as they welcome Dayton to kick off Pioneer Football League play. The game will kick off at Torero Stadium at 2 p.m. PT.

SDSU suffers second straight loss at Oregon State

In Corvallis, Oregon, San Diego State (2-2) faced a tough challenge against No. 16 Oregon State (3-0) and fell 26-9 on Saturday. The Aztecs put up a strong defensive effort, forcing two interceptions, marking the first turnovers of the Beavers' season. Oregon State's quarterback, DJ Uiagalelei, had 14 completions out of 30 attempts and two interceptions. The Beavers kept the Aztecs out of the end zone until the fourth quarter when Jaylon Armstead scored on a seven-yard run. Anthony Gould's 75-yard touchdown reception sealed the win for the Beavers. SDSU will return home to host Boise State for its Mountain West opener next week at Snapdragon Stadium.

Community College Results

Golden West 28, SAN DIEGO MESA 7

The Olympians (2-1) suffer their first loss of the season following a tough outing in their home opener. Next week they travel to El Cajon to face a Grossmont team seeking its first win of 2023.

Long Beach 65, SOUTHWESTERN 14

Will Madonna threw for 229 yards and four touchdown passes to lead Long Beach to a decisive victory over Southwestern (0-3). The Vikings surged to a 21-0 lead in the opening quarter. Long Beach's defense recorded two interceptions and four sacks. Southwestern managed to score with a four-yard touchdown run by Raymond Flores and a 15-yard touchdown pass from Aleks Wojcik (Mar Vista) to Jay Gordon. The Jaguars should be eager to bounce back next week as they return to Devore Stadium, hoping for a stronger outing against Saddleback.

Canyons 17, PALOMAR 7

Micah Johnson caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Clay Omohundro early in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to overcome Canyons' 17-0 lead. Palomar will host Riverside at Escondido High next Saturday.

Citrus 36, GROSSMONT 15

Nathan Temple (Santana) completed 8 out of 10 attempts for 76 yards and a touchdown for Grossmont (0-3), but they remain winless after a tough loss to visiting Citrus. The Griffins will host San Diego Mesa next Saturday.

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