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Previewing the Top 50 high school football teams in California: No. 17 Cathedral Catholic Dons (San Diego)

Junior Charlie Mirer is battling for the starting QB job with senior Luke Scornavacco, who transferred back in from San Clemente after beginning his high school career with the Dons.
Photo by Josh DaFoe

Photo by Josh DaFoe

SBLive California is previewing the Top 50 high school football teams in the state��ahead of the 2020-2021 season. Even with the season on hold, we will continue to highlight the best teams, players and coaches in California.Here’s an inside look at the Cathedral Catholic Dons of the CIF San Diego Section, the No. 17 team in our countdown.

MORE: PRESEASON TOP 50 PREVIEWS

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CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC TEAM PAGE | 2021 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC HEAD COACH

Sean Doyle, 25th season (204-94)

2019 AT A GLANCE

  • 8-3 record
  • 3-1 in Western League (T-1st)
  • Lost to Carlsbad 21-20 in the semifinals of the Open Division playoffs

ALL-SAN DIEGO SECTION DEPARTURES

  • Zavien Watson - RB (First team)
  • Logan Berzins - OL (First team)
  • Holden Brosnan - OL (First team)
  • Jordan Allen - LB (First team)
  • DJ Ralph - QB (Second team)

2021 SCHEDULE

  • Jan. 8 at Corona Centennial - 7PM - Non League
  • Jan. 15 at Steele Canyon - 7PM - Non League
  • Jan. 22 vs. Helix - 7PM - Non League
  • Jan. 29 vs. Mira Mesa - 7PM - Non League
  • Feb. 5 at Torrey Pines - 7PM - Non League
  • Feb. 19 at St. Augustine - 7PM - League
  • Feb. 26 at Point Loma - 7PM - League
  • Mar. 5 vs. Lincoln - 7PM - League
  • Mar. 12 vs. Madison - 7PM - League

RETURNING STARTERS

  • 6 on offense
  • 7 on defense

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Christian Hall (Senior-RB) (5-10, 190)

2019 stats: 392 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns

Lucky Sutton (Junior-RB) (6-1, 205)

2019 stats: 232 rushing yards and two touchdowns

Malachi Williams (Senior-DB) (6-0, 200)

2019 stats: 61 tackles and one interception

Dee'Shon Swafford (Senior-DB) (5-9, 185)

2019 stats: 30 tackles and three interceptions

Tanoai Letuli (Junior-LB) (6-0, 210)

2019 stats: 13 tackles, one interception, 94 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns

Harmon Savaiinaea (Junior-LB) (6-1, 215)

2019 stats: 27 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one interception

Jaxson Moi (Junior-DL) (6-3, 260)

2019 stats: 23 tackles, 1.5 sacks

Justin Sabbatini (Senior-DL) (6-2, 220)

2019 stats: 23 tackles, 3.5 sacks

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