Game of the Week: University City 44, San Diego 0
San Diego High School has played football for more than 115 years. Even as the oldest high school in the county, they were still capable of a section first on Friday night.
Knengi Martin became the first female to coach a varsity football game in the state of California since 1942, but her presence was not enough to propel the Cavers to a victory, as they fell to the host University City Centurions 44-0.
The action started fast and furious for Uni City (3-1), as a 37-yard run by Jordan Tatro would set up Dominic Lewis from 5 yards out for one of his three touchdown runs on the night. Tatro would add the first of his two scores from 18 yards out to end the first quarter scoring, as San Diego (1-3) would trail 14-0 after 12 minutes.
It was more of the same in the second quarter for the Centurions, as a field goal and a Drake Aguon-to-Anthony Davis 11-yard touchdown pass would put Uni City on top 31-0 at the break. Ensuing touchdowns by Tatro and Lewis in the third quarter would put the hosts up 44-0 and ensure a running clock in the fourth quarter.
While it may not have shown on the field, the Centurion fans did all they could to welcome Coach Martin to the San Diego varsity ranks. Signs celebrating her achievement littered the stands, while the student section handed out pink eyeblack stickers with words of support and encouragement for the visiting coach.
Martin will get her chance for her first win in front of the Caver crowd next Friday night, as San Diego will play host to Mission Bay. University City will look for their fourth win of the year when they visit the winless Serra Conquistadors.