La Jolla High School’s Vikings varsity football team started the season with a victory against host La Jolla Country Day School Torreys during its Aug. 28 opening game. Before the season began, the Viking varsity squad held a scrimmage, where coach Jason Carter told La Jolla Light the plan for this year was to finish games strong. Heeding his advice, the young squad scored its winning points in the fourth quarter.
The Vikings scored 12 points in the first quarter against Country Day’s seven points, followed by 24 points in the second quarter to Country Day’s 14 — bringing the score at halftime to 36-21 Vikings. In the third quarter, the Torreys scored 21 answered points and took the lead 42-36. But the Vikings rallied back scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to close things on top, 52-42.
La Jolla’s next game is the one most players look forward to the most — its cross town rival game against The Bishop’s School Knights. The Vikings take on the Knights 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at its temporary home field (while the high school’s athletic field is under construction) of Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Ave.
Vikings varsity football games in September include:
• 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 vs Fallbrook High School at University City, 6949 Genesee Ave.
• 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 vs West Hills at Mission Bay, 2475 Grand Ave.
• 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 away game vs Coronado High School, 650 D Ave.
La Jolla High Varsity September Calendar
■ Girls Field Hockey:
• 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 away game vs Westview High School, 13500 Camino Del Sur, Carmel Valley
• 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 away game vs Cathedral Catholic High School, 5555 Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar
• 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 home game vs Bonita Vista High School at mission bay, 2475 Grand Ave., Mission Bay
• 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 away game vs Del Norte High School, 16601 Nighthawk Lane, 4S Ranch
■ Girls Volleyball plays at home in the gymnasium at La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St.
• 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 away game vs Vista Murrieta High School, 28251 Clinton Keith road, Murrieta
• 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 away game vs Point Loma High School, 2335 Chatsworth blvd., Point Loma
• 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 home game vs The Bishop’s School
• 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 away game vs La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave., La Jolla
• 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 home game vs Santa Fe Christian School
• 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 homes game vs Scripps Ranch
■ Boys Water Polo swims at Coggan pool at La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St.
• 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 vs Grossmont at home
• 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 vs Cerritos at home
• 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 vs Fallbrook at home
■ Schedules for La Jolla High School’s remaining fall sports: Girls and boys Cross Country, Girls Golf and Girls Tennis were not available at press time.
Bishop’s Varsity September Calendar
The Bishop’s School plays at home at 7607 La Jolla Blvd., except football and water polo
Bishop’s varsity football also claimed victory in its opening game Aug. 28 against Instituto mexico (Tijuana), in a blowout 68-0.
After the game against La Jolla High School Sept. 4, bishop’s only has two games in September:
• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 away game vs St. Margaret’s High School, 31641 La Novia Ave. San Juan Capistrano
• 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 away game vs Hilltop High School, 555 Claire Ave., Chula Vista
■ Girls Tennis:
• 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 away game vs Del Norte High School, 16601 Nighthawk Lane, 4S Ranch
• 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 away game vs Coronado High School, 650 D Ave., Coronado
• 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 away game vs Santa Fe Christian High School, 838 Academy Drive, Solana beach
• 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 home game vs La Jolla High School, 7607 La Jolla Blvd.
• 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 home game vs La Jolla Country Day School
• 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 home game vs Scripps Ranch High School
■ Girls Volleyball:
• 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 home game vs La Jolla High School
• 4:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 away game vs Poway High School, 15500 Espola Road, Poway
• 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 home game vs Cathedral Catholic
• 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 home game vs Eastlake High School
■ Knights Girls Water Polo plays Dos Pueblos High School at Coggan Pool, 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4
■ Girls Field Hockey has an away game vs Helix High School at a time TBA Thursday, Sept. 24, 7323 University Ave., La Mesa