Saavedra’s record-breaking day carries SCCS to season-opening win

Cardinal quarterback Jonathan Saavedra etched his name into the SCCS record book Saturday … two times.

Saavedra connected on 25-of-38 passes for a school-record 527 yards and another school record of seven touchdown passes to lead SCCS to a 68-20 win over Lutheran High of San Diego Saturday.

Saavedra also ran for a pair of touchdowns.

Cameron Lewis had nine catches for 194 yards and four touchdowns, while teammates Jacob Moss (seven catches for 109 yards), Michael Uribe (two catches for 107 yards and two TDs) and JonLuke Wilson (five catches for 99 yards and a TD) added to the Cardinal attack.

Brody DeRevere led SCCS (1-0) with 71 yards rushing on seven carries. D.J. King ran for 27 yards and Saavedra rushed for 28. Moss added a 3-yard scoring run.

On defense, Tyler Kalinske collected a pair of interceptions and Caleb Peavy added one.

First annual alumni football game draws a crowd

The Cardinals held their first annual alumni football game Friday at The Master’s College, and judging by the turnout, the event is going to become a staple for the SCCS community.

A steady crowd of current and former Cardinal students, family and fans gathered on the TMC field for flag football, fellowship and a long table of food and beverages.

Pictures courtesy of Darcy Brown and Megan Pettee.


Huckabone, Ross lead Cardinal baseball to CIF quarterfinals

The SCCS varsity baseball team got a run in the first inning, three in the third, one in the sixth and five more in the seventh to topple Riverside Christian with a 10-1 victory in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division VII playoffs Tuesday.

Cardinal junior pitcher Clint Ross surrendered a run in the second inning, but worked his way out of a two-on, one-out jam to keep the Cougars (12-6) from taking lead.

Ross, who improved his record to 8-1 on the season, added a two-run triple in the seventh to help put the game out of reach.

Colton Huckabone provided a spark on offense of SCCS, going 3-for-4 and knocking in three runs. Tommy Curry scored three runs.

With the win, the Cardinals (20-1) moved into the section quarterfinals, where they will host Riverside Prep (20-4-1) at The Master’s College. Friday’s contest will start at 3:15 p.m.