Game Preview: Cathedral @ Roosevelt

Ruben Delgado and the Cathedral Phantoms travel to the Roosevelt Roughriders (Los Angeles) this Friday Night at 7:00pm...


Cathedral Phantoms (Los Angeles) Del Rey League  (Currently 0-1, 2005 (6 – 5), Lost in the 1st round of the playoffs to Lompoc 22-3) @ Roosevelt Roughriders (Los Angeles) Los Angeles City Section (Currently 1-1, in 2005 they were 3-7)

When: September 15, 2006, 7:00pm

Head Coaches:

Cathedral: Kevin Pearson

Roosevelt: Javier Cid


These two teams played last year with Cathedral winning in a close game.  Cathedral's Justin Alegria threw 23 times with a respectable 14 completions for 188 yards with 2 tds & 2 ints.  Glenn Carrera had 6 runs for 37 yards and 7 catches for 71 yards.  Roosevelt ran a whopping 40 times for 166 yards, with Danny Perez getting 10 carries for 84 yards.  This battle was a run versus pass battle last year.  Since I personally saw Cathedral last year versus Crespi and just saw them last week versus Oak Park, I will tell you that Cathedral is much faster this year and are a threat both running as well as passing.  Roosevelt, who lost to Grant and beat Wilson, comes to play physical.  They are well coached.  Cathedral can play, is physical and is fast, but had a problem with delay of game penalties.


Returning Playmakers:

Cathedral: Potential Division I prospect 6'0" 200 RB Glen Carrera who carried the ball 10 times for 105 yards a 10.50 avg.  Glen ran for 636 yards on 88 carries (7.2 avg.) and tds last year behind feature back Ricardo Galvez.  Carrera also caught 32 passes for 248 yards (7.7 avg.).   This kid runs the ball strong, has excellent vision, knows how to set up a tackler and has sprinter speed.  Cathedral now has another mature sprinter running in the backfield, 5'11" 185 sprinter Randall Carroll who, in 2005, ran 31 times for 327 yards (10.5 avg) and caught 5 balls for 181 yards as a Freshman.  Carroll is a legitimate threat from anywhere on the field at RB, Receiver and DB, there are not many that can match his track class speed.  He will also play on Saturdays in 3 years.  5'10" 170 QB Thomas De La Cruz had 15 completions in 34 throws (44% Avg.) for 245 yards, 1 Td & 1 Int, last week in the loss against Oak Park.  With the speed on this team, in the open field they are very dangerous.  WR Joseph Lake and Richard Alvarez will hurt you with solid catches.  Cathedral's line is anchored by 6'4" 355 10th grader Chirstopher Jimenez, and he is joined by two 280 pounders 6'2" Senior Lenny Sorto and 6'3" Ruben Delgado.


Roosevelt returns 5'6" 150 Jonathan Torres who, last week, ran 13 times for 123 yards (9.5 avg.) and a Td.  Torres, in 2005, ran 82 times for 659 yards (8 yard avg.) with 11 tds and caught 4 balls for 84 yards (21 yard avg.).  Last year Jonathon was the #2 Rusher & #1 Scorer and this tells you he is talented but has huge heart.  Last week, 2005 backup QB 6'0" 210 Steve Lopez had 4 completions in 10 throws (40% avg.) 98 yards, 1td & 1 Int  and ran 5 time for13 yards and a TD.  5'10 180 FB Cesar Castro ran 7 times for 42 yards (6.0 avg.) last week.  6'1" 180 WR Paul Jacobo also has to be considered in the game plan for this team.  But here comes the big trouble in playing Roosevelt, four 300 pound linemen, including 6'3" 310 Abe Guerrero, 6'3' 310 Jose Vasquez, 6'1" 300 Milton Cruz, 6'1" 300 Roy Duenas and just to make other team feel better there is 6'2" 280 Charles Cacho.


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Gary Trousdale




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