The “Battle for Pearl Street” of 2022 went to the Bishop’s School Knights, who avenged last season’s loss to La Jolla High School by defeating the Vikings, 28-7, on August 18 in the season opener of the football season for the La Jolla rivals.
The game is so named because Pearl Street divides the two schools, and the winning school receives a “Pearl Street” trophy that resembles a street sign.
The Knights scored a touchdown in each quarter, thanks in large part to their passing game and the help of interceptions.
Quarterback William Fierro was involved in all four touchdowns – two rushing and two passing. Jaden Moore had three catches for 89 yards in the game.
La Jolla scored his only TD late in the third quarter. Justin Scully of the Vikings rushed for 101 total yards.
Bishop’s will play its home opener at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26 against El Cajon’s Christian, although the Knights are playing their home games at La Jolla High, 750 Nautilus St.
La Jolla next plays on the road at 7 p.m. on August 26 against Scripps Ranch, who beat the Vikings in last season’s CIF San Diego Division II championship game.
La Jolla Country Day 30, Chula Vista 27
La Jolla Country Day School began the season with a home win over Chula Vista on August 20.
The Torreys’ next game is at Crawford at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26.
— Ashley Mackin-Solomon and the San Diego Union-Tribune ◆