Chick-Fil-A Game of the Week: Cathedral Catholic Dons 35, St. Augustine Saints 0
By Maddie Sinclair
The Chick-Fil-A Game of the Week took us to San Diego Mesa College for the Holy Bowl. The undefeated Cathedral Catholic Dons will remain undefeated after they took home a win against St. Augustine 35-0.
There were over 9,000 fans that arrived early to the stadium to tailgate for one of the biggest rivalries in San Diego. If you didn’t get to the game early enough, well then you might have missed out on some action because the stands were packed and there was standing room only by the time the game started.
Cathedral Catholic (7-2) came into this game ranked No. 4 in the KUSI PPR top 9. They were up against the undefeated Dons (9-0) ranked No. 3.
The Dons definitely showed everyone who they were and dominated tonight’s game. Sophomore running back Shawn Poma was the first Don to score. Poma ran a 9-yard touchdown to bring the score 7-0 in the first couple minutes of the game. Shortly after, quarterback Tate Hayes ran a 6-yard touchdown to put the Dons ahead 14-0. Still in the first quarter Jordan Genmark-Heath ran a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown. This put the Dons up 21-0.
In the second quarter, Haynes found Genmark-Heath for a 39-yard touchdown run. The Saints were down 28-0, Isaac Taylor-Stuart intercepted Haynes pass in the end zone but the Saints couldn’t move the ball from there and the score remained 28-0 at the half.
In the third quarter, Haynes ran for 35 yards for the first down, which lead to Poma scoring his second touchdown of the night for an 11-yard touchdown run to advance the score 35-0.
The Saints had their shot at a touchdown when Tariq Thompson intercepted a pass and ran for 98 yards only to find out there was a flag and it was called back for holding on the Saints.
The fourth quarter was played with a running clock. Neither team would score in the fourth quarter and the game ended with a Dons victory.
Cathedral Catholic will have a home game against Madison next Friday night. The Saints will travel to Point Loma for an away conference game.
PREVIEW:The Chick-Fil-A Game of the week brings us the Holy Bowl. That’s right, it’s finally here, the undefeated Cathedral Catholic Dons (8-0, 2-0) are traveling to Mesa College to take on the St. Augustine Saints (7-1, 2-1) in Week 10 of the Prep Pigskin Report.
The Holy Bowl has been played between the two private Catholic schools since 1966 and is seen to be one of the greatest rivalry games in San Diego.
The KUSI PPR #3 Cathedral Catholic Dons are coming off a big win against the Point Loma Pointers last week, finishing the night with an easy 37-17 victory. The Dons hold the No. 1 slot in the Western League standings.
Head Coach Sean Doyle is heading into his 21st season and has produced many great players like quarterback Tate Haynes and Jordan Genmark-Heath.
Quarterback Tate Haynes is a dual threat for any teams defense, being a track sprinter and an open-space passer. Haynes has 969 passing yards, 56 carries for 295 yards, 10 completed passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. To hear more about Haynes, watch Coach Carroll on Carroll's Corner as he analyzes film on Haynes.
Running back Jordan Genmark-Heath helps lead the offense with 23 carries for 4 rushing touchdowns, and 222 receiving yards for 2 receiving touchdowns. Genmark-Heath had 6 PAC-12 school offers and has committed to Cal.
The St. Augustine Saints are right behind the Dons on the KUSI PPR Top 9 coming in at #4. The Saints hold the No. 3 slot in the Western League. St. Augustine is coming off a win against Mira Mesa Marauders, 42-7. The only loss the Saints have suffer this season was against Madison with a final score of 56-42.
The Saints offense is lead by quarterback Rodney Thompson who has 1,809 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 50 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Thompson’s main targets are JR Justice, Issac Taylor-Stuart and Tariq Thompson. Justice has racked up 635 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. Taylor-Stuart has 444 rushing yards for 4 rushing touchdowns and 100 receiving yards for 1 receiving touchdown while Tariq Thompson has 470 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. When the Saints look to run the ball they turn to running back Darrell Broussard who has 72 carries for 632 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns and 185 receiving yards for 2 receiving touchdowns.
Make sure to head out to Mira Mesa College Friday night to see one of the best rivalries in San Diego as the KUSI #3 and #4 battle in the Holy Bowl. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Tune into The Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30p.m. on Friday to find out the results of this game and watch highlights of all the other games throughout San Diego County.