It’s one of the most respected high school football programs in the country – seven national championships, ranked No.1 in California 19 times at the end of the season, 23 North Coast Section championships, a streak of 151 straight wins and 17 NFL players.
They even made a movie – the 2014 classic “When the Game Stands Tall” – on Concord De La Salle.
Rarely, however, have the Spartans faced the San Diego Section teams.
De La Salle is 4-0 against the San Diego teams, facing Rancho Buena Vista in 1995 and 1996, then La Costa Canyon in 2002 and 2003.
Tonight Cathedral Catholic – 3-1 the No.1 team in San Diego and ranked No.8 in California by MaxPreps and No.75 in the country by Xcellent, make their way to De La Salle (2-1), ranked No # 23 in the state by MaxPreps, and # 70 in the nation by Xcellent.
“We’ve been working on a game for a number of years,” Catholic cathedral coach Sean Doyle said. “We wanted to play, but we couldn’t find a mutual date.
“Finally, we planned pretty far and decided to plan around that. “
The teams were scheduled to play last season, but the game was called off due to the pandemic.
De La Salle is coming to Cathedral Catholic next season.
Last week, De La Salle suffered a 31-28 last-minute loss to Mountain View St. Francis, breaking a 318-game unbeaten streak against opponents in Northern California, a streak that began in 1992. .
The Cathedral’s loss was 57-14 against Corona Centennial, ranked No. 4 in the state.
The Dons have dominated West Hills Chaminade and Helix 102-17 for the past two weeks.
Cathedral uses a Wing-T attack, attacking behind QB Charlie Mirer and RB Lucky Sutton.
De La Salle had dominated Stockton St. Mary’s and Elk Grove Monterey Trail 120-16 before losing to St. Francis.
The Spartans are averaging 304.5 rushing yards per game.
De La Salle vs. San Diego teams
1995: Defeat Rancho Buena Vista 35-14
1996: Defeat Rancho Buena Vista 36-19
2002: Defeat La Costa Canyon 56-27
2003: Beat the Canyon de La Costa 28-7