As the final seconds expired in San Diego High’s football game at Coronado on Friday, Cavers players and fans began chanting “10 and 0 … 10 and 0 … 10 and 0.”
San Diego had just manhandled the Islanders 36-0 to complete its first perfect regular season since 1958.
The Cavers (10-0, 4-0), who went a combined 4-35 the last four seasons, also clinched the Central League championship for their first league title since 2001, and their 10 wins matched the school record set by the ’58 team.
“It feels good knowing how much work the team put in throughout the season” Cavers senior Thomas Marcus said. “We knew coming into the season that this was going to be a different team. We could just tell by the way we practiced, the way we prepared and the way we performed.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this team.”
Marcus led the San Diego offense Friday, running for a game-high 86 yards and a touchdown, throwing a scoring pass, and catching a TD pass.
The Cavers defense forced seven turnovers, with senior George Gomez returning a fumble for a score and freshman Ricardo Sua-Sanchez bringing an interception back for the final points.
San Diego coach Charles James said his team’s success this year is a credit to the whole program.
“Without the support of the alumni association and the support of the administration, this wouldn’t have been done,” James said. “Everybody put in, not just the coaching staff and the kids. This means a lot to a lot of people.”
The Islanders (3-7, 0-4), the defending Central League champions, lost seven of their last eight.
Wehde is a freelance writer.
We have a bye this coming Friday, November 10th
Our first playoff home game will be on Friday, November 17th @ 7 pm Balboa Stadium vs. the winner of the Clairemont vs. La Jolla Country Day who play this coming Friday, November 10th.
Please come out and support your Caver’s on their march to a CIF Championship