Photo gallery: Bishop’s beats La Jolla in ‘Battle for Pearl Street’ as prep football season opens
The 2022 “Battle for Pearl Street” went to the Bishop’s School Knights, who avenged last season’s loss to La Jolla High School by beating the Vikings, 28-7, on Aug. 18 in the football season opener for the La Jolla rivals.
The game is so named because Pearl Street divides the two schools, and the winning school gets a “Pearl Street” trophy that looks like a street sign.
After playing spring and fall seasons last year, having a full offseason has been a big boost, coaches say.
The Knights scored a touchdown in every quarter, largely with their passing game and the help of interceptions.
Quarterback William Fierro had a hand in all four touchdowns — two rushing and two passing. Jaden Moore had three catches for 89 yards in the game.
La Jolla scored its lone TD late in the third quarter. The Vikings’ Justin Scully rushed for 101 yards overall.
Bishop’s plays its home opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, against Christian of El Cajon, though the Knights play their home games at La Jolla High, 750 Nautilus St.
La Jolla next plays on the road at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 against Scripps Ranch, which beat the Vikings in last season’s CIF San Diego Division II championship game.
La Jolla Country Day 30, Chula Vista 27
La Jolla Country Day School started the season with a home victory over Chula Vista on Aug. 20.
The Torreys’ next game is at Crawford at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
— Ashley Mackin-Solomon and The San Diego Union-Tribune ◆
11:19 a.m. Aug. 21, 2022: This article was updated with more information about the Bishop’s-La Jolla game and the results of the Aug. 20 La Jolla Country Day-Chula Vista game.
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