The Bonita Vista Barons — and head coach Greg Raby — are suddenly on an unbeaten streak after last Friday’s 41-30 non-league victory at San Marcos. In the last two weeks, the Barons have one tie and a victory. They take an overall 1-2-1 record into Friday’s non-league game at Scripps Ranch (1-3).
“What an exciting game!” Raby said in regard to last Friday’s victory over the Knights (1-3). “We dominated the first three quarters with a powerful running game and some big pass plays.”
Bonita Vista ran the ball 55 times for 270 yards and completed seven of 10 passing attempts for 159 yards.
John Matranga rushed 22 times for 175 yards and scored two touchdowns. He has now scored nine touchdowns in four games.
Tight end Saul Liang scored on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Johnathan Manjarrez. Manjarrez also hit Atal Khaliq on a 40-yard TD strike and fired a 35-yard scoring pass to Chris Moore.
Tailback Manuel Vasquez also scored one rushing touchdown. The Barons did not punt for the first time until the end of the third quarter.
“We are beginning to find our identity as an offense and behind Johnathan Manjarrez we are rapidly improving in the passing game,” Raby said.
Devon Roncoroni, the only female field goal kicker in the Mesa League, kicked five point-after touchdown conversions.
Undefeated teams: Eastlake, Santana, St. Augustine, Westview, all at 4-0; San Pasqual and Poway, both at 3-0-1; Bishop’s, Kuyper Prep, La Jolla Country Day, Madison, Maranatha Christian, Mar Vista, Mountain Empire, Mt. Miguel and Patrick Henry, all at 3-0; Grossmont at 2-0-1; San Diego Jewish Academy at 1-0.
Prep Football Scoreboard
Friday, Sept. 23/Non-League
Eastlake 25, Steele Canyon 7
Bonita Vista 41, San Marcos 30
Mar Vista 44, Monte Vista 0
Montgomery 57, Crawford 6
San Ysidro 21, Foothills Christian 0
Hoover 35, Castle Park 28
Ramona 49, Otay Ranch 42
Cathedral Catholic 31, Olympian 0
California Military Institute 26, Southwest 12
Mountain Empire 32, Chula Vista Calvary Christian Academy 19
Ocean View Christian Academy 54, Liberty Christian 0
Kuyper Prep 66, Vista Calvary Christian Academy 0
Maranatha Christian 67, Lutheran 6
•Chula Vista (2-1)
•Otay Ranch (2-2)
•San Ysidro (2-2)
•Bonita Vista (1-2-1)
•Mar Vista (3-0)
•Mater Dei Catholic (2-2)
•Castle Park (1-3)
•Chula Vista Calvary Christian (0-3)
•Kuyper Prep (3-0)
•Ocean View Christian Academy (3-1)