Top 10 Parochial Football Teams


Week 2


New teams making an impact


By Max Mercy and the Crew, SDPSN Staff


St. Michael Poway is still #1. But some new teams have cracked the Top 10. For the rest of the story, check out the next page.



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.


75th Annual


St. John of the Cross Fall Festival


Friday, Sept. 25th thru Sunday, Sept. 27th



Come join us in celebrating our 75th Annual Fall Festival.  Read the next page for all the information, including directions.





St. Michael Poway captures Preseason Championship


Crusaders defeat St. Rose of Lima, 20 - 13


Teams from St. Rose of Lima (L) and St. Michael Poway pose for a group photo.

By Mario Fierro, Dons Alumni and Tournament Director


The sixth edition of the Dons Alumni Parochial Football Tournament took place on the weekend of September 19-20th. Twelve teams were able to get some games in preparation for their respective seasons .



39th Annual Crusader Golf Tournament


Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ the Bonita Golf Course


Mater Dei Catholic will be hosting their 39th Annual Crusader Golf Tournament. It will be held at the beautiful Bonita Golf Course on Sunday, October 11th with a 12:30pm shotgun start. Click "Read More" for more information and the link to register.



Crusaders continue strong start, improve to 3-0 with 49-27 win


C.J. Verdell - Running Back          Chris Jones - Quarterback


Jovan Bayless - Defensive Back

- Photos by Philip Brents

By Philip Brents


The Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders finished runner-up in last year’s San Diego Section Division IV championship game and continue to rank near the top of the division in 2015. The Crusaders improved to 3-0 on the young season after defeating host Francis Parker, 49-27, last Friday, September 11th.