Needing a rebound victory after a beating last week at the hands of a very good Corona Centennial team, Cathedral Catholic dominated on both sides of the ball, beating Mission Hills Chaminade 50-17 in Game 2 of the Honor Bowl from Friday to Cathedral.
The Dons racked up 554 yards on offense – 325 passing, and held No. 37-ranked Chaminade (2-1) in the state 241 – 80 of those who came in the fourth quarter against Cathedral saves. .
Trailing 10-7 in the second quarter, Cathedral has scored 43 straight points.
Last week, Cathedral Catholic (2-1), ranked No.3 in San Diego and No.18 in the state, lost 57-14 to Corona Centennial, ranked No.11 in California.
“It was really important to bounce back,” said Dons running back Lucky Sutton, who had 17 carries for 113 yards, three touchdowns and was named MVP of the game.
“There was a lot of focus in training this week. We know we are better than what we showed last week.
“We just needed to clean up some things, keep our cool and take care of it”
Sutton missed much of the second half with cramps, but Darian Whaley took over with 12 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown from 11 yards.
Defensively, Cal commit Jaxson Moi had three sacks as Chaminade rushed 30 times for 124 yards and a pair of quarterbacks completed 12 of 24 passes for 117 yards.
Cathedral’s Tanoai Letuli had an interception and the Dons scored in the next game with Charlie Mirer hitting Max Bayles for an 11-yard touchdown early in the third quarter, putting the game out of reach at 43-10.
“On Monday we spoke as a team,” Moi said. “We said we were never going to let something like last week happen again.
“The coaches kind of kindled a spark in our buttocks.
“Chaminade is a good team, but we were a little more motivated tonight. We had some adversity last week, but we were able to fight this week. Chaminade shot us down, but we hung on and were successful. ”
Cathedral opened the scoring, gaining 52 yards on six games in his first series, Sutton going the last 12 yards. He also had a 13-yard run on record.
Chaminade, going chain speed on offense, responded with an 80-yard drive in seven games with quarterback Indiana Wijay – who didn’t start the game – hitting a wide-open Josh Mailander with a 38-yard pass. .
Chaminade briefly took the lead on a 26-yard field goal from Ryan McGuire with 4:00 left in the half.
Those last four minutes, however, belonged to Cathedral.
Mirer hit Whaley to start a practice and Sutton finished it with a 3 yard touchdown. Sutton had a pair of 11-yard carries on the disc.
After forcing a Chaminade punt, Cathedral also passed his 47 with 1:05 to go and Mirer joined Rex Haynes for 52 yards at Chaminade 1.
Mirer scored on a quarterback with 27 seconds left to give the Dons two touchdowns in 61 seconds and a 21-10 lead at the break.
Christian Value, 30, Oaks Christian 7
Gavin Sawchuk scored on 3, 21 and 50 yard carries as Valor Christian, Colorado’s No.1 ranked team, beat Oaks Christian.
Sawchuk, who had nearly 200 rushing yards, is engaged in Oklahoma.
Valor Christian improved to 2-0 while Oaks Christian fell to an unusual 0-3.
Today’s matches at Cathedral Catholic pit American Fork, the No.3 team in Utah, against Serra Gardena, ranked No.22 in California at noon, and Sierra Canyon, ranked No.4 in California against Corona Centennial, ranked # 11 in the state.
Catholic Cathedral 50, Chaminade 17
Chaminade 7 3 0 7 – 17
Cathedral 7 14 22 7 – 50
CC – Sutton 12 run (cheek)
C – Mailander 38 pass from Wijay (McGuire kick)
C – FG McGuire 26
CC – Sutton 3 run (cheek)
CC – Mirer 1 run (cheek stroke)
CC – Sutton 9 run (cheek)
CC – Haynes 67 pass from Mirer (Vargas track)
CC – Bayles 11 pass from Mirer (cheek)
CC – Whaley 11 run (cheek)
C – Holyfield 15 run (McGuire kick)