Cathedral City High School extended their winning streak to seven games with a 61-14 victory over Perris High on Friday, forcing the Lions’ record books to open.
Senior quarterback Oshea Wallace set the school record for most touchdown passes in a game, with six, and senior wide receiver Frankie Valentino caught four of those touchdown passes to break his own school record for the more touchdown passes in a single game. Valentino finished the game with nine catches for 227 yards.
Wallace, who also intercepted a pass on Friday in defense, has now thrown 15 touchdown passes in three games this season, which is the most important in the Coachella Valley, and is set to break Blake Moorman’s school record. in a single season 36 touchdown passes in one season. Moorman’s record has been holding since 1999.
Valentino has caught nine touchdown passes this season and is set to break Jeff Lambert’s record of 18 touchdowns in a single season, which he set in 2000.
Wallace and Valentino haven’t done it alone this season, either. Their supporting cast at Cathedral City High (3-0) is as good as it has been in their three seasons at the helm of the college program.
On Friday, CJ Taylor ran for a touchdown and caught one of Wallace’s passes for another score. Reuben Pasqual ran for a pair of touchdowns and Hector Ruiz caught a touchdown pass to complete Cathedral City’s scoreline.
The Lions are 3-0 for the first time since 2013.
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Twentynine Palms 55, Rubidoux 16
The Wildcats scored another impressive victory on Friday, going 2-0 in the young season and advancing to the Desert Valley League game.
Quarterback Luke Sidhu had a huge night, going 170 yards and three touchdowns and 102 yards and two more touchdowns.
The Wildcats’ one-man demolition team, Aiden Sullivan, had another huge game. He ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns, had a 24-yard touchdown and had 14 tackles. PJ Horn added a 47 yard touchdown for the Wildcats.
The victory sets up an unbeaten battle to start Thursday night’s Desert Valley League game in Cathedral City. Twentynine Palms (2-0) will face the Lions (3-0) at 7pm in a game that will likely have a lasting impact on the Desert Valley League title race.