Sunday, December 6th


Eight teams, one champion


North County has four teams


The first annual Dons Alumni-Parochial JV Football Championship will debut this Sunday, December 6th. All games will be played at Cathedral Catholic high school.

The North County League has four teams in the single elimination tournament. The Catholic Sports League has three teams. And the South Bay-Center City League has one team. For the teams and bracket, please read the next page.



Six teams and counting


Six varsity teams have been selected to participate in The 18th Annual Saints Alumni-Parochial Football Championship Tournament.





Top 10 Parochial Football Teams


Week 8


St. Didacus defeats St. Rita for league championship!

By Max Mercy and the Crew, SDPSN Staff


Last week St. Didacus won a game for the ages. They entered the last game of the season facing an undefeated St. Rita's team. The winner would be crowned the South Bay-Center City league champion, and a trip to the County Championship Tournament. The loser would go home with just one loss.  



No longer a surprise at Mater Dei Catholic


Junior running back's breakout games draw the attention of opponents


Mater Dei Catholic's CJ Verdell has rushed for 1,241 yards and 17 TDs on 100 carries this season


By Don Norcross, U-T


CHULA VISTA — “The best back no one’s heard of.” That’s how Mater Dei Catholic High football coach John Joyner referred to running back CJ Verdell.

Then Verdell, a junior, ruined his anonymity in Week 5 of the season against Bishop’s. First carry, draw up the middle, 78 yards, touchdown. Second carry, handoff up the gut, 80 yards, touchdown.



Saints settle the score for now


St. Augustine extracts revenge after last year's lopsided loss to Cathedral Catholic


St. Augustine’s Tariq Thompson (13) gets a handshake from Andrew Alves after Thompson’s TD catch.


By Don Norcross

Days before the annual Holy Bowl showdown between St. Augustine and Cathedral Catholic, Saints running back Elijah Preston was asked about last year’s humbling 35-point loss to the Dons.



Speed serves Mater Dei Catholic


Crusaders defeat Bishop's in rematch of last season's championship game


Mater Dei Catholic's CJ Verdell, shown trying to escape a tackler in last year's

title game,tormented Bishop's with big touchdown plays Friday night.


By Kevin Farmer, U-T


CHULA VISTA — Mater Dei coach John Joyner wanted a track meet and junior running back CJ Verdell was quick to comply.

With just 25 seconds of possession, the Crusaders and Verdell stunned visiting Bishop’s with TD runs of 78 and 80 yards on the way to a 42-21 nonconference victory.



Victorious Dons sluggish at the start


Cathedral Catholic overcomes early errors to defeat Eastlake


Hogan Irwin (shown earlier in the season) picked up key yards for the Dons on Friday night against Eastlake.


By Greg Ball, U-T


Cathedral Catholic overcame a slow start and four turnovers Friday, holding on for a 35-19 nonleague victory over Eastlake.



Saints trail in numbers game


Vista Murrieta, with 98 players in uniform, outlasts St. Augustine


By Tom Saxe, Freelance Writer


Early on, it looked as if St. Augustine High was going to be the victim of a numbers game when it hosted Southern Section power Vista Murrieta on Friday night at San Diego Mesa College’s Merrill Douglas Stadium.


The Broncos suited out 98 players compared to the Saints’ 37 players and it appeared the San Diego Section’s No. 3-ranked team was going to simply find itself overwhelmed when the Broncos jumped out to a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter and looked dominant doing it.



Prep Football Roundup: Week 5


Mater Dei Catholic - 52 vs San Ysidro - 0


Cathedral Catholic - 24 vs Bakersfield Liberty 10



Saints' firepower too much for Titans


St. Augustine's Preston moves into No. 3 all-time on section rushing list


St. Augustine running back Elijah Preston (shown in an earlier game) has moved

to No. 3 on the all-time section career rushing list with 5,874 yards and 68 TDs.


By Steve Brand


Eastlake coach Lee Price shook his head before the game when asked what it would take to beat No. 3 St. Augustine. “They have so many weapons — they can run or pass,” Price said.


Batting for Brycen


Home Run Derby


Saturday, September 26th / 11am - 3pm

at Presidio Little League fields


CCHS sophomore, Brycen Newman


Late Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015, Cathedral Catholic sophomore Bryce Newman went to the emergency room at Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA with a severe headache.


Doctors at Rady's discovered a very large tumor on his brain and he was rushed into emergency surgery just 8 hours later on Thursday morning July 23rd.  Unfortunately, after a nine hour surgery, the Newman families worse fears came true and the resected tumor came back malignant as Bryce was subsequently diagnosed with Medulloblastoma - Group C  cancer, which is a very aggressive and fast growing cancer.