St. Ignatius 35 vs. Riordan 0: The Wildcats re-captured the Gil Haskel Trophy with a resounding win behind defender Siaki Hunkin (5 first-half tackles, 4 QB hits, a sack and a forced fumble) and senior running back Mark Biggins, who rushes seven times for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Biggins added a 40-yard punt return. Defensively, Jack Dyke also flashed, with a pair of sacks, while Jack Hagfeldt had a pair of pass breakups. Due to their strength of schedule, St. Ignatius (2-7, 2-4 in WCAL) can make their way into the playoffs as an at-large entry if they finish the season with a win over Bellarmine Prep (2-8, 1-5) on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at St. Ignatius in the season finale. Read our full recap online.
Mission 37 vs. Balboa 13: Mission (4-4, 2-2 in Academic Athletic Association) dealt the Buccaneers (5-2, 3-1) their first league loss behind a big offensive performance from quarterback McKinley Oliver. Oliver ran for 163 yards, including a touchdown, while Will Delaney got things going with an early 36-yard score. Jaleel Bender raced in for a 43-yard touchdown for the Bears’ second score, and after Oliver’s touchdown, a Will Loveless fumble return for another touchdown made it 28-0.
Balboa didn’t go quietly. A Caden DeGuzman touchdown before halftime cut the deficit to 28-6, and though Balboa fumbled the kickoff return to open the third quarter, the loose ball kept squirting around and finally landed in the hands of Andre Monroe, who took it 63 yards to cut the lead to 15. A personal foul penalty on the return, plus a roughing the kicker flag on the extra point had Balboa kicking off from the Mission 30, but rather than go for the onside kick in plus territory, the Buccaneers chose to kick it out of the end zone. The Bears went 80 yards for another score, as Jelani Al-Malik converted the second fourth down of the drive for a 12-yard touchdown. Read our full recap online.
Serra 42 @ Sacred Heart 0: Senior linebacker E.J. Lahlouh led a strong defensive effort which featured 9.0 tackles for loss, including 2.0 apiece from Will Mauer, Malakai Rango and Lahlouh. Rango ripped off a 152-all-purpose-yard performance, including an 85-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Luke Bottari went 9-of-11 for 130 yards, hitting Terence Loville twice for 96 yards.
Since a 37-6 upset by Valley Christian three weeks ago, the Padres have beaten their last two opponents by a combined score of 92-14, and are finally hitting their stride. They’re now 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the WCAL. The Lancers are 8-0 overall, and 6-0 in league play. Serra is currently tied with Valley Christian for second. Read our full recap online.
Lincoln 51 vs. Burton 16: The Mustangs had three 100-yard rushers en route to their eighth straight win, including senior running back Desean Crawford (12 carries, 102 yards), senior quarterback Jovon Baker (four carries, 102 yards) and senior two-way star Jack Gaughan (seven carries for 108 yards). All three rushed for a pair of touchdowns apiece, while Baker also went 5-of-9 passing for 30 yards and one touchdown, to Ajani Adewusi. Crawford added a 58-yard kickoff return.
Defensively, Lincoln was led by nine tackles from junior Tyree Cross, including six solo stops. Junior Julian Aguirre also had nine stops, including a pair of sacks, adding an interception. Two of Albert Moore’s three tackles were sacks, and junior Sikoti Manumua also had a pair of sacks, to go along with seven tackles. Six of Manumua’s stops were solo. Senior Francisco Gonzales also had an interception, his first of the year, which he returned 25 yards.
The Mustangs improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the AAA. Burton fell to 5-3 overall and 1-3 in league play.
Galileo vs. Washington (FFT): The Eagles forfeited due to lack of participation on practice during the week, meaning the Lions (7-2, 4-1 in AAA) essentially get a pair of byes in a row before facing Balboa on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Galileo trails only Lincoln in the league standings.
Marin Catholic 47 vs. Tamalpais 14: The Wildcats won their sixth game in a row after a 1-3 start, ripping off 402 yards of total offense on 59 plays from scrimmages. Matteo Perez rushed 11 times for a team-high 138 yards with a pair of rushing touchdowns, while Michael Ingrassia did most of the work through the air, completing 6-of-10 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Marin Catholic receivers didn’t drop a single pass, though three different receivers hauled in TDs, including senior James Fernandez (a 60-yard bomb), senior Ian Domingo (a two-yard score) and the Wildcats’ other quarterback, Gaven Cooke, who caught two balls for 29 yards and a touchdown. Cooke also completed 2-of-2 passes for 45 yards and a touchdown.
In the final minute of the second quarter, Perez ripped off his big 50-yard touchdown run. Tamalpais then went three-and-out, but on the punt from their own 21-yard line, the Red Tailed Hawks’ snap went past the punter and out the back of the end zone for a safety. Junior Ryan Dolan took the ensuing kickoff back 57 yards for a touchdown, giving the Wildcats a 40-0 lead.
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