Every Monday during the football season, Scorebook Live California reporter Bodie De Silva highlights the top performers and the most intriguing storylines in San Diego Section high school football.
In the first round of the playoffs several teams that just missed out on hosting a playoff game went on the road and took out their frustrations on their higher seeded opponents. In division one, nine-seed Oceanside went to Eastlake and took out the Titans, 10-0. The ten-seed in that division, Torrey Pines, went on the road to Rancho Bernardo and dominated the Broncos, 34-6. The Poway Titans, the 11-seed in division two, continued that theme. They shut out Monte Vista, 47-0. In division three, nine-seed West Hills took down Valhalla after losing to the Norsemen during the regular season. Coronado kept up the trend in division four taking down Mt. Miguel with a late defensive stop to grab what may have been the most impressive first round win.
Patrick Henry won their first playoff game on Friday since
2015 with two big performances from underclassmen. Sophomore running back
Elijah Lux carried 31 times for 257 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
Junior wide receiver Kai Jessie also came up big with ten catches for 120 yards
and three touchdowns.
Freshman Markus Macon continued his huge freshman season in
Palo Verde Valley’s 1st round playoff win over Clairemont. He
carried seven times for 164 yards and three touchdowns.
La Jolla Country Day has put up huge offensive numbers all
season and that continued in their 1st round win over Tri-City
Christian. Senior quarterback EJ Kreutzmann was 21 of 26 for 428 yards and six
passing touchdowns. Senior wide receivers Nicholas Albert and Brandon Kim each
caught three touchdowns.
Crawford shutout Maranatha Christian in the 1st
round thanks to a big performance from junior Abel Villasenor. He had four
tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and also returned punts for the Colts.
Despite being the lower seed, Poway traveled to Monte Vista
and shutout the Monarchs 47-0 in the 1st round of the division two
playoffs. Seniors Colby Kopacz and DJ Owens each had big games. Kopacz had
eight carries for 66 yards and a touchdown. He also had four tackles, two
sacks, and blocked two punts. Owens grabbed two interceptions and also had a
reception for twelve yards.
Despite having their season end at the hands of Central, Mt.
Carmel put up a fight as the twelve seed in division three. Junior quarterback
Carson Taumoepeau was 28 of 48 for 537 yards and threw for four touchdowns.
Receivers Jake Ventimiglia, Amir Adams, and Jayden Virgin each had 100 yards or
Carlbad LB Kyle Vassau took an official visit to BYU
Scripps Ranch TE Grante Norberg took an unofficial visit to San Diego State
Carlsbad LB Dylan Quinn took an unofficial visit to San Diego State
Carlsbad OL Jonathan Harrison took an unofficial visit to San Diego State
Carlsbad QB Aidan Sayin took an unofficial visit to San Diego State
St. Augustine RB Byron Cardwell picked up an offer from Michigan
St. Augustine ATH Jalil Tucker picked up an offer from Michigan
St. Augustine DE Gracen Halton picked up an offer from Michigan
Top NFL Performance:
Mission Hills grad Fred Warner delivered a big performance
on Monday night for the 49ers. The linebacker totaled 9 tackles, 2 sacks, and a
Top College Performance:
Madison grad Kareem Coles had ten catches for 100 yards in
Duquesne’s loss to Robert Morris on Saturday.
Top Games in Week 2 of Playoffs
Carlsbad @ Cathedral Catholic (Open)
Oceanside @ Steele Canyon (D1)
La Costa Canyon @ Mission Hills (D1)
El Camino @ San Pasqual (D2)
Central @ San Diego (D3)
Patrick Henry @ Orange Glen (D4)
Mission Bay @ Holtville (D5)