The battle for Pearl Street has a new victor — and CIF has a new contender — after The Bishops School Knights defeated the La Jolla High School Vikings 49-0 on Nov. 18, in the CIF Division 3 quarterfinals. With the victory, the undefeated (11-0 overall) Knights proceed to the CIF semi-finals to take on Valley Center High School, Friday Nov. 25.
“We all looked forward to playing against La Jolla High School because of the community spirit and because we have a lot of respect for the team and their coaching staff,” said Bishop’s coach Joel Allen. “It was fun game and great night for us.”
The Knights were active from the start, scoring four if it’s seven touchdowns in the first half, and kept the defensive line strong. A strategy Allen says the Knights will take with them through CIF competition.
“We have to keep doing what we’ve been doing, playing good defense and making strong plays on offense,” he said. “Valley Center is a well-coached team and bigger than we’re used to playing, and we’ve been preparing for that, but as we get to bigger and stronger teams, our offensive and defensive lines are going to be so important.”
The Knights take on the 10-1 overall Valley Center Jaguars 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 at La Jolla High School (Bishops home field), 750 Nautilus St.