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.
A big second half on Saturday night led Helix to their third open division championship in the last five seasons. The Highlanders trailed 7-0 early in the third quarter before a quick offensive drive and consecutive pick-sixes gave them a 21-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Things got sloppy for Helix in the last two minutes as they allowed two Carlsbad touchdowns sandwiched around an onside kick recovery but held on for a 28-21 victory. Despite losing star running back Elelyon Noa for the season at the beginning of league play, sophomore Christian Washington stepped into the role and has rushed for 100 yards or more in each game since. The Highlanders will get a week to rest this week as they prepare for their regional bowl game.
The city of
Oceanside will be well represented at Southwestern College this upcoming week.
El Camino, who defeated Oceanside in the regular season finale has taken down
the 2-seed and 3-seed in consecutive weeks. They’ll get their chance in the
division two championship against top-seeded Bishop’s. The move to sophomore
quarterback Kiah Reed has done big things for the El Camino offense. After struggling
to score for much of the season, the Wildcats have now scored 28 points or more
in four consecutive games and look to be the best team that Bishop’s has faced
all season. Oceanside ended the season on a sour note losing to rival El
Camino, but the Pirates have rebounded winning three consecutive road playoff
games. Juniors Kavika Tua and Jakob Harris have led the offensive resurgence.
Francis Parker senior Sam Camposeco helped the Lancers reach their second consecutive D5 final with a big performance on the road against Vincent Memorial on Friday. He had eight tackles, two sacks, and an interception while also rushing for 51 yards.
offense has come alive over the past two weeks, leading them into the division
one championship. Juniors Jakob Harris and Kavika Tua posted big numbers in the
Pirates 45-21 win over Madison. Harris threw for 300 yards and three
touchdowns, while Tua had 272 total yards and two rushing touchdowns.
Scripps Ranch has remained
undefeated this season thanks to strong defensive play, but it was their
offense that stole the show on Friday night. Junior quarterback Luke Durkin
threw for 322 yards and three touchdowns while junior running back Nicholas
Gardinera had 129 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
His season ended on
Friday night, but La Jolla Country Day senior quarterback EJ Kreutzmann posted
one of the best statistical seasons in San Diego history. Kreutzmann finished
the season with 5,083 passing yards and 57 touchdowns setting the San Diego
record in both categories. He also ran for 595 yards and twelve touchdowns
during the season.
In their semi-final
win over La Jolla Country Day, Serra was determined to run the ball. The
Conquistadors rushed for 464 yards and eight touchdowns on the night. Junior’s
Brevin Lingao and Dustan Ellison combined for 299 rushing yards and six
It was a relatively
quiet night by Tyler Buchner’s standards as the junior threw for 376 yards and
six touchdowns in the win over Santa Fe Christian. Senior receiver Clarence
Freeman had a huge game for the Knights catching eight passes for 148 yards and
Lincoln ATH Marquese Allen-Patmon picked up an offer from Nevada.
Top College Performance
- Madison grad Isaiah McDaniels had nine
tackles and two forced fumbles in South Dakota’s 24-21 upset win over South
Dakota State on Saturday.
Top NFL Performance
- Mission Hills grad Fred Warner had eleven tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in the 49ers win over the Packers on Sunday Night Football.
This Week’s Games
Division One Championship: Lincoln vs. Oceanside
Division Two Championship: Bishop’s vs. El Camino
Division Three Championship: Scripps Ranch vs. La Jolla
Division Four Championship: Santana vs. Serra
Division Five Championship: Castle Park vs. Francis Parker