2013: Saints 10th in State; Horizon tops in D-V


saints logo deuceSt. Augustine’s 6-0 run through the San Diego Section, Southern California regionals, and CIF State championship game resulted in the Saints making a huge leap to overall  No. 10 in Cal-Hi Sports’ final rankings for 2012-13.

Horizon finished No. 1 in Division V.

The Saints were “On the Bubble”, meaning unranked, at the end of the regular season.

Coach Mike Haupt’s club made its way up the ladder by shaking a three-game loss streak against Cathedral Catholic and winning the San Diego Section III title;

Overcame an 11-point four-quarter disadvantage versus West Hills Chaminade in the regional finals;

And fought off San Francisco Cathedral Sacred Heart in overtime in Sacramento for the State D-III championship.

The Saints’ 29-4 record was attained while losing to only two teams, thrice to Cathedral Catholic and once to Sacramento Sheldon.

Sheldon, 27-6, was fifth in the final Cal-Hi poll and Cathedral, 29-5, was 30th.  The top four were Santa Ana Mater Dei, 34-2; Etiwanda, 28-4; Long Beach Poly, 29-4, and San Jose Mitty, 28-6.

Other San Diego-area teams in Cal-Hi’s top 40 included Army-Navy, 29th, and Mission Hills, 37th.

Mission Hills was 15th in the state in D-I, Hoover, 31-6, was sixth and San Marcos 11th in D-II.  St. Augustine was second  to Bellflower St. John Bosco, 24-7, in D-III and Cathedral fifth.

Army-Navy finished fourth in  D-IV.

Horizon, which also had a 6-0 run in the playoffs, improved to 21-11 overall and defeated Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame 47-46 in Sacramento to jump to the top spot in D-V.  Foothills Christian, 19-15, climbed to ninth.

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3 Responses to 2013: Saints 10th in State; Horizon tops in D-V

  1. Shorty Robertson says:

    Or more likely I’m confused and Saints No. 10 ranking is for teams in all divisions, not just Saints division — Oh, well

    • Rick says:

      You’re right with your second comment. The Saints were 10th overall. Maybe I could have been a little clearer. Thanks for writing.

  2. Shorty Robertson says:

    Does not the State Champion being ranked No. 10 demonstrate that either the playoff system is somehow inadequate or the ranking system is flawed (probably by politics) and is therefore useless. I hope the CIF and Cal-Hi Sports take this as a constructive comment.

    Shorty Robertson

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