Getting close to the midway point in the regular season some leagues have started play while other teams are still playing out of town teams. Clearly the game of the week takes place on Del Mar Heights Road and we aren't talking about El Camino at Torrey Pines but that game ain't bad either.
Helix Charter at Cathedral
The big game of the week has the Scotties visiting the Dons in a titanic matchup between two of the programs that rank among the best in the county.
And it is certainly possible that either Helix or Cathedral could raise the open division trophy in December. Playoff seedings will be influenced by this game.
Mater Dei travels to Los Angeles Hawkins and the Hawks will pose a big challenge for the Crusaders.
Rio Mesa of Oxnard, CA makes the long road trip to Olympian and they will likely leave shortly after lunch in order to make the 7 pm kickoff.
Horizon travels up interstate 15 to take on Temecula Rancho Christian.
On Saturday Bishop’s will host St. Margaret’s (San Juan Capistrano, CA) at La Jolla High. Last year the Knights lost at St. Margaret’s 42-35 in overtime and this year the Tartans are attempting to bring as many fans as possible to the Saturday night rematch game with some rooter buses.
Luckily La Jolla High just completed renovations to the stadium which includes additional seating on the visitor side; that may be unlucky for Bishop’s.
Rivalry Watch: San Diego, Escondido and Chula Vista Rivalries
The big rivalry this week is Mira Mesa at Scripps Ranch. The Falcon-Marauder rivalry can get heated.
The Marauders (0-3) are looking for their first win while the Falcons (2-1) have bounced back from a 30-0 season opening loss vs. Valhalla.
The Battle for the Bear featuring Orange Glen at San Pasqual has been lopsided lately with the Golden Eagles winning the last nine games in the Escondido rivalry located along Bear Valley Parkway.
In another city rivalry Chula Vista plays at Castle Park and although Chula Vista & Sweetwater are the biggest historical rivals the Spartans love to defeat their city brothers the Trojans.
Central Union at San Diego
Two of the oldest schools in the section will meet at Balboa Stadium. The Caver’s opened their school in 1882 along with Our Lady of Peace as the two oldest schools in the section. The Spartans Imperial Valley based school opened in 1908 making Central Union the 11th oldest school.
Oldest Schools in the CIF-SD Section
1882 Our Lady of Peace (all-girls school since the 1890’s)
1882 San Diego
1903 Escondido Adventist
1907 Sweetwater Union (opened as National City)
1908 Central Union