Padre Athletics News Archives
Posted Friday, Nov 28, 2014
The Serra varsity football team defeated the Palma Chieftains of Salinas today at Rabbobank Stadium in Salinas by the score of 28-14. Freshman QB Jack Damelio led the Padres to victory as he was 18 of 25 in the air today, and the Padres now advance to the C.C.S. consolation final. Stay tuned for date, time, location coming soon.
Posted Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
The Serra varsity football team lost today at Tom Brady Family Stadium in the opening round of the C.C.S. playoffs to the Los Gatos Wildcats by the score of 28-0. The Padres fought hard but the Wildcats held on for the victory. Stay tuned for the results of the re-seeding of the consolation bracket and the date/location/time of the Padres' next game.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014
Attention all Serra football fans! You can now purchase your tickets online for Saturday November 22nd C.C.S. first round playoff game-Serra vs. Los Gatos at Tom Brady Family Stadium at 1:00 p.m. Click the link below to purchase your tickets today-
CCS-Serra vs. Los Gatos
Additional parking will be available down the street at the San Mateo Elks Club. Click below for a map to the Elks Club.
Elks Club Map
Posted Sunday, Nov 16, 2014
This past Saturday morning at Toro Park in Salinas, the Padre Cross Country competed in the CCS Division 2 Finals. The team of Matthew Herrera, JJ Garcia, Miles Todzo, Ara Archbold, Drew Barton, Marc Blais, and Glenn McDonnell all lowered their PR's on the 3 mile course, but the team finished just shy of their goal of a State Meet berth coming away with a 6th place finish. Junior Matthew Herrera turned in the race of the day for the Padres. Herrera, finished 9th place overall in the Division 2 race and qualified individually for the State Finals. Herrera will now compete in the State Meet on Saturday Nov. 29th at Woodward Park in Fresno. Congratulations Padres on a great 2014 Cross Country season, and good luck Matt at the State Finals.
Posted Sunday, Nov 16, 2014
The Serra varsity football team earned a #4 seed in the Open Division C.C.S. playoffs and in the first round will take on the #5 seed Los Gatos High School. The game will be played at home at Tom Brady Family Stadium on November 22nd, kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. The link to the playoff bracket is below:
C.C.S. Open Division Bracket
The admission prices are as follows:
Adults - $10.00
Students & Children 6 and over- $5.00
Senior Citizens - $5.00
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) - $28.00
Posted Saturday, Nov 15, 2014
Trailing 14-0 to the visiting Bellarmine Bells, the Padres put together a second quarter for the ages. Hunter Bishop got the scoring started by running 39 yards for the Padres first score. After a three and out, Justin Tatola's blocked punt put the Padres in great field position. Bishop hit Rory Uniacke for a 20-yard TD pass on the very next play to tie the game at 14-14. A fumble returned for a TD by Ian Brown on the Bells next posession put the Padres up for good at 21-14 with 9:54 to play in the half. Kava Cassidy punched in a one-yard TD run to close out the scoring with 6:47 to play in the half. The teams played a scoreless second half and the Padres were able to clinch the WCAL Championship for the second season in a row. Serra will find out when and where they play in the CCS Open Divsion Playoffs tomorrow morning at the CCS selection meeting.
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Posted Friday, Nov 14, 2014
Come out and support the Serra varsity water polo team on Saturday November 15th as they take on the Bellarmine Bells of San Jose on in the C.C.S. quarter-finals at St. Francis High School. Tip-off is at 10:45 a.m. Want to skip the admission lines? You can purchase your pre-sale tickets online through the C.C.S. website at the link below-
CCS Pre-Sale, Serra vs. Bells
Posted Friday, Nov 7, 2014
The Serra varsity football team defeated the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish of San Francisco tonight in Pacifica by the score of 35-17. The Irish got on the board first with a field goal and a touchdown to go up 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Padres answered with a 11 yard TD run by senior RB Kava Cassidy to tighten the score 10-7 at the half. The third quarter, however, was all Padres as sophomore RB Leki Nunn scored on a 1 yard TD run, junior WR Brandon Monroe returned a punt 80 yards for a TD, junior QB Hunter Bishop hit Monroe on a 44 yard TD pass, and Bishop scored on a 80 yard TD run of his own to make the score 35-10 at the end of the third quarter. The Irish added a late TD, but it wasn't enough as the Padres were victorious by the final score of 35-17. Look for the Padres in action again for senior day at home at Tom Brady Family Stadium on November 15th against the Bellarmine Bells of San Jose. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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Posted Thursday, Nov 6, 2014
The Padre cross country team competed yesterday at the WCAL Finals at Crystal Springs, and the Padres ended the league competition with many personal bests, bringing the difficult task to qualify for the state meet a goal that is within reach for the Padres this season. The varsity team finished 4th, closing the gap on their D2 rivals St.Francis to just over 10 points. Junior Matthew Herrera led the Padres at the meet, lowering his PR on the course to an impressive 15:51 on the 2.95 mile course, finishing in 4th place individually, and earning 1st team ALL-WCAL Honors. Junior JJ Garcia finished 12th overall, earning 2nd team ALL-WCAL Honors and running the hilly course in a time of 16:12. Sophomore Ara Archbold finished 19th overall with a PR of 16:41, and Junior Miles Todzo finished 20th with a PR of 16:42 . The senior varsity team finished 4th in their division. Senior Glenn McDonnell paced the Padres with a PR of 17:35. The sophomore team finished 5th in their division with 5 of the 7 runners lowering their PR's. The freshman team also finished in 5th place in their division, with times showing a bright future for the Padres. Two freshman runners broke the 19min barrier (Jack Lewis and Blake Todzo) and 3 other runners ran under 20 minutes (Sean O'Brien, Michael Koa, and Michael Gonzales). All in all, all 13 freshman set PR's! (personal records). The cross country team now prepares for the CCS Finals Saturday Nov. 15th at Toro Park in Salinas. Click the link below for complete results from the meet.
WCAL III-Final Results
Posted Friday, Oct 31, 2014
The Serra varsity football team lost tonight to the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs of San Jose at Foothill College by the score of 27-14. The Padres got on the board early in the first quarter with a 3 yard TD run by junior RB Kelepi Lataimua to make the score 7-0. The Monarchs answered with a TD, and then ended the half with a field goal to make the score 10-7 in favor of Mitty. The Monarchs scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter to go up 24-7, but junior QB Hunter Bishop hit sophomore RB Leki Nunn on an 11 yard TD pass to tighten the game at 24-14 early in the 4th quarter. The Padres continued to battle, but the Monarchs added a late field goal as the game ended at 27-14. The loss put the Padres at 4-1 in W.C.A.L. league play. Look for the Padres in action again as they continue league play and take on the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish on Friday November 7th on the road at Terra Nova High School in Pacifica. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Posted Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
The Serra varsity football team defeated the Archbishop Riordan Crusaders of San Francisco today at Tom Brady Family Stadium by the score of 36-10. The Crusaders got on the board first with a field goal in the 2nd quarter to make the score 3-0, and the score remained 3-0 into the half. The Padres came roaring back in the third quarter with a 30 yard TD run by junior RB Kelepi Lataimua, a 15 yard TD run by sophomore RB Leki Nunn, a 51 yard punt return for a TD by junior WR Brandon Monroe, and a 24 yard TD pass from junior QB Hunter Bishop to senior WR Rory Uniacke to make the score 28-3 at the end of the third quarter. Senior DB Marco Mosqueda returned an interception 46 yards for a TD, and Riordan added a late TD to make the final score 36-10. After the game, the Baxter trophy was presented to the Padres from the Baxter family to keep for this year. Look for the Padres in action again next week as they take on Archbishop Mitty Monarchs of San Jose on Friday October 31st. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Posted Saturday, Oct 18, 2014
The Serra varsity football team defeated the St. Francis Lancers of Mountain View today at Tom Brady Family Stadium by the score of 14-2. The Lancers got on the board first with a safety late in the 2nd quarter to make the score 2-0 at the half. The Padres scored early in the fourth quarter on a 2 yard TD run by sophomore RB T.C. Lavulo to make the score 6-2 after a failed 2 point conversion. The Padres scored again on a 2 yard TD run by junior RB Kelepi Lataimua, and an amazing 2 point conversion catch by senior TE James Outman to make the score 14-2, which became the final. Look for the Padres in action again on Saturday October 25th at home at Tom Brady Family Stadium as they take on the Archbishop Riordan Crusaders of San Francisco. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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Posted Friday, Oct 17, 2014
Please click the link below to see the results of the second WCAL league meet for the Serra cross country team.
WCAL II- Golden Gate Park
Posted Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014
The Padre Cross Country team was in action this past Saturday, as the Padres hosted the 40th annual Crystal Springs Invitational. With over 73 schools and over 2400 runners competing the Padres came away with some outstanding results. The varsity team had 6 runners record personal bests, led by Matthew Herrera. Herrera placed 13th overall running an impressive 15:56 on the 2.95 mile course. JJ Garcia's 16:26, Miles Todzo's 16:41, and Ara Archbold's time of16:59 helped pace the Padres to a 7th place finish in the high-powered Varsity race. The JV team had 3 medalists with Andy Kurpjuweit, Michael Arms and Moises Pimental all running under 18:41 and finished in the Top 25. Kurpjuweit, Arms, Pimental, along with and Nate Jones and Matthew Penner helped the JV team finished 3rd overall in their division. Freshman Jack Lewis ran an impressive time of 18:33, good enough for a medal and a Top 30 finish in the Freshman race. The Padres have a quick turnaround at they compete this coming Thursday at Golden Gate Park in WCAL II. The 1975 Serra Cross Country team was also in attendance as they were inducted into the Serra Hall of Fame later that evening. (see pics below) Good luck and Go Padres!
Posted Friday, Oct 10, 2014
The Serra varsity football team defeated the visiting St. Ignatius Wildcats of San Francisco at Homecoming under the Friday night lights of San Mateo by the score of 32-20. The Padres got on the board first as they returned the St.Ignatius opening kickoff fumble for a touchdown to make the score 6-0 after a missed PAT. St. Ignatius answered quickly to make the score 7-6, and added a field goal to make it 10-6, but a 62 yard TD run by sophomore Leki Nunn put the Padres back ahead 12-10 after another missed PAT. Leki Nunn added a 9 yard TD run to make it 19-10 at the half. After St. Ignatius returned an interception for a touchdown to close the gap to 19-17, junior RB Kelepi Lataimua sprinted 22 yards for a TD to put the Padres ahead 26-17. St. Ignatius kicked a field goal to make the score 26-20, but once again sophomore Leki Nunn scored on a 75 yard TD run to make it the final score of 32-20. Look for the Padres in action again next week at Tom Brady Family Stadium on Saturday October 11th for Serra Polynesian Day against the St. Francis Lancers. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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