Cathedral has been on a rampage and Oceanside may be losing some steam.
So Cathedral was No. 1 when I emailed my weekly Top 10 selections to John Maffei of UT-San Diego today.
The Dons ran away from St. Augustine, 57-22, in the battle of Catholic school titans last week and Oceanside gradually put away Carlsbad, 28-14.
The Pirates are still unbeaten, but have been a little off their game the last two weeks.
Oceanside is 8-0 through Week 8 and Cathedral is 8-1. The Pirates were sixth in Cal-Hi Sports‘ most recent Top 25 and the Dons 23rd. Helix (7-1) was 25th.
How bad were the Dons in their 55-10 loss to Folsom on the opening weekend? Maybe not as bad as the score indicated, as preposterous as that would appear.
Folson is 8-0, the scourge of the Sac-Joaquin Section, and has topped 55 points in five games since, including a 56-21 blowout of 24th-ranked Rocklin last week.
Maffei publishes the Top 10 poll each Tuesday. The rest of my vote: 3, Helix. 4, El Capitan. 5, Mission Hills. 6, Eastlake. 7, Ramona. 8, Christian. 9, Point Loma. 10, tie, San Marcos and Sweetwater.
Serra topped San Diego, 35-8, but the Cavers scored their first points under coach Knengi Martin, who took over after the third game. Martin was encouraged. “This was the kind of energy that will lead to winning,” said the coach.
UT-San-Diego correspondent Alex Riggins asked Martin what the Cavers could achieve in 2015. “The playoffs,” she said.
Homecomings, rivalry games, and perfect weather had football fans in the mood. Almost 7,000 packed Mesa College’s Merrill Douglas Stadium to watch Cathedral and St. Augustine.
Another 5,000 were on hand at Eastlake, where the host Titans kept possession of the bronze boot with a 45-20 victory over Bonita Vista. Eastlake holds a 13-8-1 advantage in the series and hasn’t given up the boot since 2005.
“We’re the best 3-4 team in the county,” Torrey Pines coach Ron Gladnick said to Rick Hoff of UT-San Diego before the Falcons’ 14-0 win over El Camino.
A quick check showed nine other 11-man clubs with 3-4 records before Friday’s games: Mater Dei, Olympian, Santana, Valley Center, Del Norte, Bonita Vista, Francis Parker, Grossmont, and Carlsbad.
Let the discussion begin.