Coach Ron Burner has El Capitan on a fast track, but will its wheels hold up?
The Vaqueros have started 5-0 twice, in 1967 under Joe Till, and in 1973, with Joe Rockhold as boss.
They can become 5-0 this week, but a 5-0 visitor, Granite Hills, stands in the way, as do Steele Canyon (5-0), Helix (4-1), Grossmont and Mount Miguel (each 3-2) and Valhalla (2-2), upcoming opponents with a combined record of 22-7.
El Capitan has gotten an endorsement from Cal-Hi Sports, which elevated the Burners to No. 1 in Southern California Division III, a lofty position helped in part last week by Cathedral’s 42-28 win over then-undefeated Newbury Park.
Christian (5-0) is No. 1 in Southern California D-IV, but hasn’t cracked the San Diego Top 10. The Vaqueros are fifth in the local voting,
Burner, who for many years operated a sheet-metal business in nearby Santee, has guided the Lakeside entry to a 61-43-2 record since 2005.
Oceanside and Mission Hills, which will meet Oct. 10 at Oceanside, each has a bye this week.
Oceanside moved to No. 8 in Cal-Hi Sports‘ Top 25 and Mission Hills is 13th. Comebacking Cathedral (4-1) now has “On the Bubble” status, an upgrade from the abyss of its 55-10, opening-game loss to Folsom.
Helix and St. Augustine (2-3) also are on the bubble.
The UT-San Diego poll after games of Week 5:
|#||Team (1st place votes)||W-L||Points*||Previous|
|7||La Costa Canyon||4-1||60||9|