Varsity Boys Football

Rancho Bernardo 35, Sacred Heart Prep 14

Date of competition: Saturday, December 19, 2015

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The Sacred Heart Prep football team has accomplished much under head coach Pete Lavorato during his 13 years in Atherton. Most recently, that success has included four straight Central Coast Section championships, two NorCal crowns and two appearances in state championship bowl games. The only thing missing at this point is a state title.

The Gators missed the mark in their second shot at a state crown in three seasons on Saturday night while dropping a 35-14 decision to Rancho Bernardo in the CIF Division III-A bowl game finale in San Diego.

Sacred Heart Prep (11-4) never led in the game as Rancho Bernardo (13-2) grabbed a 14-7 halftime lead, improved that to 21-7 and then 28-14 before closing things out. SHP seniors and close friends Mason Randall and Andrew Daschbach wrapped up their football careers by hooking up on touchdown passes of 21 and 76 yards to keep the Gators in the game until the final quarter. Both players led the Gators to great heights during their careers, including a 37-6 mark during the past three seasons. Both played in the only two state championship games in program history.

CIF Division III-A State Championship
At Rancho Bernado High, San Diego
Sacred Heart Prep 0 7 7 0 -- 14
Rancho Bernardo 7 7 7 14 -- 35
RB -– Grice 42 run (Araiza kick)
RB -– Salazar 1 run (Araiza kick)
SHP -– Daschbach 21 pass from Randall (Larson kick)
RB -– Vele 22 pass from Salazar (Araiza kick)
SHP -– Daschbach 76 pass from Randall (Larson kick)
RB -– Grice 1 run (Araiza kick)
RB -– Vele 21 pass from Salazar (Araiza kick)
SHP, Moimoi 15-59, Mahoni 14-35, Randall 4-27, Salzman 1-(minus-2). Rancho Bernardo, Grice 26-127, Barnum 7-34, Salazar 5-0, Team 1 (minus-21). Totals: Sacred Heart Prep 34-119; Rancho Bernardo 39-140.
Passing: SHP, Randall 16-34-2-237. Rancho Bernardo, Salazar 12-14-0-186. Totals: Sacred Heart Prep 16-34-2-237; Rancho Bernardo 12-14-0-186.
Receiving: SHP, Daschbach 7-166, O’Donnell 4-39, Moimoi 3-16, Mahoni 1-10, Mooring 1-6. Rancho Bernardo, Vele 7-126, Grice 2-14, Baker 1-20, Molino 1-18, Kowitz 1-8. Totals: Sacred Heart Prep 16-237; Rancho Bernardo 12-186.
Records: Sacred Heart Prep 11-4; Rancho Bernardo 13-2

posted by Palo Alto Online on Dec 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

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