Three traditional strongholds among the San Diego Section’s smaller schools are a combined 12-0 and staking their turf in Division III.
Christian, Francis Parker, and The Bishop’s each is 4-0. Christian, of the Central League, will take on the Coastal League’s The Bishop’s in Week 5 in a possible, midseason playoff preview.
Christian was ranked second in Southern California by Cal-Hi Sports going into this week’s games, behind Santa Barbara Bishop Diego.
Parker was fifth and The Bishop’s ninth.
The Patriots have outscored their opponents, 185-16. Their victories are 42-0 over San Luis Obispo Mission Prep, 42-0 over Santana, 66-3 over El Cajon Valley, and 35-13 over Ontario Christian.
Mission Prep (3-1) has rebounded and was seventh in the Cal-Hi Sports rankings before a 24-6 win over Santa Monica St. Monica this week.
Parker, which has outscored its opponents, 166-52, defeated Santana, 52-13, and The Bishop’s edged Coronado, 20-17. The Knights have a 144-65 edge in their scoring.
Other D-III teams that could make noise under the San Diego Section’s new playoff format include Hoover, Coronado, and Santa Fe Christian.
PIRATES UNLOAD ON TITANS
Oceanside’s 61-0 victory over Poway was the worst defeat for the Titans since a 61-0 loss to Orange Glen in 1978.
Oceanside has topped 61 points five times in its 87-year football history:
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