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Vikings fall, Torreys roll in football

La Jolla High School’s football team lost 27-7 to defending CIF San Diego Section Division IV champion Valley Center on Sept. 11, giving the Vikings a 1-1 record this season.

Zac Zlatic completed 13 of 18 passes for 151 yards, and connected six times with Tyler Bassler for 94 yards. Bassler scored the Vikings’ lone touchdown on a two-yard run.

Andrew Hollyfield led La Jolla’s defense with seven tackles, and Jose Aviles registered three tackles, a sack and a blocked kick.

La Jolla Country Day rolled to a 42-7 victory over The Meadows School, the defending Nevada 2A state champion, on Sept. 12. The Torreys improved their record this season to 2-0.

Montell Allen made significant contributions on both sides of the ball. He rushed five times for 21 yards and caught two passes for 45 yards, including a touchdown. Allen also led the Torreys with eight tackles and returned a fumble 85 yards for a touchdown.

Quarterback Derek Hatfield led an efficient offense, as he completed six of his 16 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed five times for 60 yards. Mical Bailey caught three passes for 100 yards and a score. Frankie Brown carried the workload on the ground, rushing 13 times for 46 yards.

Junior Togiaso matched Allen with eight tackles, and Ruben Pena intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown.

Girls volleyball

La Jolla High School won five of its six games last week at the Lakeland (Idaho) Invitational.

The Vikings fell to Pullman, Wash. 25-23, 25-22, in the semifinals and then won their final match, against Lewiston, Idaho, to secure third place. Senior middle blocker Haley Cameron, senior outside hitter Grace Drozda and sophomore setter Ryan Farley were named to the all-tournament team, coach Dave Jones said.

La Jolla Country Day swept Escondido, 25-13, 25-14, 25-15, on Sept. 9. Lauren Birks led the Torreys with 16 kills, and Chloe Mathis added 18 assists.

The Torreys toppled Rancho Buena Vista, 25-9, 20-25, 16-14, in a tournament game on Sept. 12.

Earlier in the day, Country Day beat Tri-City Christian, 25-14, 25-13, and upended Westview, 25-20, 25-11.

Cross country

La Jolla Country Day’s teams competed in the small schools division at the Bronco Roundup at Escondido’s Kit Carson Park on Sept. 12, turning in some solid results.

In the boys’ 2-mile race, four Torreys runners finished in the top 10. Lee Klitzner was fourth in 10 minutes, 23 seconds. Dennis Roth was seventh in 10:34, Alex Fleischhacker was ninth in 10:42, and Noah Wolfenzon finished 10th in 10:42.

In the girls’ race, also two miles, Maggie Taylor was first across the finish line for the Torreys, placing 42nd in 14:15. Lily Wolfenzon was right behind her in 34th, and Alina Wong followed shortly thereafter in 14:56.

Boys water polo

La Jolla Country Day fell to Fallbrook, 15-4, on Sept. 10. The Torreys rebounded with a 10-8 win over Escondido on Sept. 12.

Gregory Ball covers sports for La Jolla Light. He can be reached at ballgregory@yahoo.com.

THE WEEK AHEAD IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

BEST BET

Football

Sept. 18, 3 p.m.

La Jolla Country Day vs. The Bishop’s School (at La Jolla High School)

City rivals meet in a key early-season matchup. The Torreys enter with a 2-0 record; the Knights are 1-0.

SEPT. 17

Girls’ volleyball

  • The Bishop’s School at Nike Tournament of Champions, TBA

SEPT. 18
Football

  • Country Day vs. Bishop’s (at La Jolla High School), 3 p.m.
  • La Jolla High l at San Diego, 7 p.m.

Girls’ volleyball

  • Bishop’s at Nike Tournament of Champions, TBA

Boys’ water polo

  • Bishop’s vs. Santa Margarita, 5:30 p.m.

Girls’ golf

  • Bishop’s at Triton Tournament, 12:30 p.m.

Field hockey

  • La Jolla High at Bishop’s, 3 p.m.

SEPT. 19
Girls’ volleyball

  • Bishop’s at Nike Tournament of Champions, TBA

SEPT. 22
Girls’ volleyball

  • Bishop’s vs. Cathedral Catholic, 5:45 p.m.

Girls’ tennis

  • Bishop’s vs. Tri-City Christian (at El Camino C.C.), 3 p.m.

Girls’ golf

  • Bishop’s vs. Canyon Crest Academy (at La Jolla C.C.), 3:30 p.m.

Field hockey

  • La Jolla High vs. Point Loma, 3 p.m.
  • Bishop’s vs. Canyon Crest, 3:30 p.m.

SEPT. 23
Girls’ volleyball

  • La Jolla High vs. Vista Murrieta, 5:45 p.m.

Girls’ golf

  • Bishop’s vs. Horizon Christian (at Mission Trails G.C.), 3:30 p.m.

*All schedules are provided by the individual schools’ athletic departments. Please check with the schools for changes or cancellations.
THE WEEK AHEAD IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

BEST BET

Football

Sept. 18, 3 p.m.

La Jolla Country Day vs. The Bishop’s School (at La Jolla High School)

City rivals meet in a key early-season matchup. The Torreys enter with a 2-0 record; the Knights are 1-0.

SEPT. 17

Girls’ volleyball

  • The Bishop’s School at Nike Tournament of Champions, TBA

SEPT. 18
Football

  • Country Day vs. Bishop’s (at La Jolla High School), 3 p.m.
  • La Jolla High l at San Diego, 7 p.m.

Girls’ volleyball

  • Bishop’s at Nike Tournament of Champions, TBA

Boys’ water polo

  • Bishop’s vs. Santa Margarita, 5:30 p.m.

Girls’ golf

  • Bishop’s at Triton Tournament, 12:30 p.m.

Field hockey

  • La Jolla High at Bishop’s, 3 p.m.

SEPT. 19
Girls’ volleyball

  • Bishop’s at Nike Tournament of Champions, TBA

SEPT. 22
Girls’ volleyball

  • Bishop’s vs. Cathedral Catholic, 5:45 p.m.

Girls’ tennis

  • Bishop’s vs. Tri-City Christian (at El Camino C.C.), 3 p.m.

Girls’ golf

  • Bishop’s vs. Canyon Crest Academy (at La Jolla C.C.), 3:30 p.m.

Field hockey

  • La Jolla High vs. Point Loma, 3 p.m.
  • Bishop’s vs. Canyon Crest, 3:30 p.m.

SEPT. 23
Girls’ volleyball

  • La Jolla High vs. Vista Murrieta, 5:45 p.m.

Girls’ golf

  • Bishop’s vs. Horizon Christian (at Mission Trails G.C.), 3:30 p.m.

*All schedules are provided by the individual schools’ athletic departments. Please check with the schools for changes or cancellations.