PADRES ARE CHAMPIONS
With a proven record of athletic success and a rich tradition of strong athletic competition, championships, sportsmanship and teamwork, our athletics program is a source of pride for the entire Serra community. Our coaches are dedicated to developing men of integrity and leadership. They teach important skills that develop students’ talents and abilities. Our student-athletes compete in one of the most competitive high school leagues in California— the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL). We are proud to note that last year, 13 of our varsity teams earned the CCS Scholastic Achievement Team designation. Our successful program also provides many opportunities for non-athletes to assume important responsibilities as trainers, social media reporters, statisticians and team managers.
Padre Athletic News
Posted 11/16/2015 08:43AM
This past Saturday at Crystal Springs in Belmont, the Cross Country team competed in the CCS Division II Finals. The Padres finished in 4th place, narrowly missing a State Meet berth. The Padres team time of 82:00 mins, was the 7th fastest time overall in CCS. Senior Jonathan Garcia, paced the Padres running his best race of the season, finishing in 10th place and qualifying as an individual for the State Meet. Adam Mansell and Matthew Herrera were right behind Garcia finishing in 13th and 16th place. Ara Archbold, Rami Hijab, Enrique Brenes, and Lucas Furrer rounded out the team. Congratulations Padres in a great season and good luck to JJ Garcia as he competes in the State Meet onNovember 28th.
Posted 11/14/2015 04:36PM
The Serra varsity football team defeated the Valley Christian Warriors of San Jose today at Tom Brady Family Stadium by the score of 42-21. The Warriors scored early in the 1st quarter to go up 7-0, but the Padres answered back quickly with a TD run by senior RB Kelepi Lataimua to tie it at 7-7. The Padres scored again on a 30 yard TD pass from junior QB Leki Nunn to senior WR Brandon Monroe to go up 14-7. Senior RB Kelepi Lataimua scored on a 55 yard TD run to make it 21-7 in favor of the Padres, but Valley Christian answered with a TD of their own to make it 21-14 at the half. The third quarter was relatively quiet until senior RB Kelepi Lataimua scored on a 9 yard TD run to make it 28-14 Padres at the end of the third. The fourth quarter opened with senior QB Leki Nunn hitting senior WR Hunter Bishop on an 87 yard TD pass to make the score 35-14 in favor of the Padres. Valley answered back again with a TD, but the Padres sealed the victory with a 49 yard TD pass from junior QB Leki Nunn to senior RB Kelepi Lataimua to make it the final score of 42-21.
Congratulations to the Padres on a great season and Go Padres!
Posted 11/05/2015 08:10AM
The Padres Cross Country team concluded their league season yesterday at Crystal Springs. The Varsity team had its best showing of the season, finishing the league season in 4th place. The Padres overall team time of 81:11, was the 7th fastest team time in the history of the school. Matthew Herrera led the Padres finishing in 5th place, completing the tough hilly course of 2.95 miles in 15:38. Adam Mansell finished 9th overall running 15:44, and JJ Garcia also broke the 16-minute barrier running he course in a time of 15:55. Ara Archbold ran his best race of the season coming in at 16:34. The Sophomore duo of Rami Hijab and Enrique Brenes rounded out the scoring for the Varsity team running personal bests of 17:17 and 17:18 respectively. Andy Kurpjuweit led the JV team running 18mins for the first time, at 17:48. Jack Lewis led the Sophomores and Andrew Abbey led the Freshman both completing the course in17:37. In all, 38 of the 43 runners ran their fastest time on the course this season.
The Padres will now advance to the CCS Division II Finals next Saturday November 14th at Crystal Springs, Race time is 12:55.
Posted 10/30/2015 10:57PM
The Serra Padre varsity football team lost to the St. Francis Lancers of Mountain View tonight in a high scoring affair by the score of 43-42. The Lancers got on the board first with a kickoff return for a TD to open the game but the Padres responded quickly with a 5 yard TD run by junior QB Leki Nunn to tie it at 7-7. The Padres added two more scores to make it 21-7 with a 2 yard TD run again by Nunn and a 49 yard TD run by senior RB Kelepi Lataimua. St. Francis kicked a field goal to make it 21-10, but Lataimua came back at the Lancers with another TD run of 3 yards to make the score 28-10. The Lancers added a quick TD to end the half at 28-17. St. Francis opened the 2nd half with a TD (failed conversion), and Nunn once again answered the call with a long 64 yard TD run to make the score 35-23 with less than 2 minutes to go in the third quarter. The Lancers scored again to end the 3rd quarter at 35-30 in favor of the Padres. Both teams battled back and forth throughout the 4th quarter, but Nunn scored his 4th TD of the contest on a 40 yard scamper to put the Padres up 42-30. St. Francis would not go quietly as they scored a TD with 2:49 left in the game to tighten the score at 42-37. The Lancers scored again on a late TD after the Padres failed to convert a 4th down play to make it the final score of 43-42. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the St. Ignatius Wildcats of San Francisco at St.Ignatius on Saturday November 7th. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. due to A.C.T. testing.
Posted 10/24/2015 04:41PM
The Serra varsity football team defeated the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish today at Tom Brady Family Stadium by the score of 48-0. The Padres got the scoring started as senior RB Kelepi Lataimua scored on a 4 yard TD run, and junior QB Leki Nunn added a 1 yard TD run to make the score 14-0 early in the first quarter. Nunn then hit senior WR Rory Uniacke on a 32 yard TD pass, and a 2 point conversion by Nunn made the score 22-0. The scoring continued as Nunn hit senior WR Hunter Bishop on an 9 yard TD pass, and Nunn hit Uniacke again for an 18 yard TD pass to make the score 34-0 to end the first half. The Padres added two more TD's in the second half as junior RB Hiliate Meredith scored on 7 yard TD run, and senior RB Ryan Peralta hit paydirt with a 37 yard TD run to end the game with final score of 48-0. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the St. Francis Lancers of Mountain View at St. Francis on Friday October 30th. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Posted 10/17/2015 03:50PM
The Serra varsity football team defeated the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs of San Jose today at Tom Brady Family Stadium by the score of 26-0. The Padres got the scoring started late in the first quarter with a 70 yard TD run by senior QB Leki Nunn (conversion failed) to put the Padres up 6-0. Late in the 2nd quarter, Nunn hit senior WR Rory Uniacke on a 33 yard TD pass to make the score 13-0 in favor of the Padres to end the half. Nunn hit Uniacke again in the 3rd quarter on an 11 yard TD pass to extend the lead to 19-0 (conversion failed). Nunn sealed the game in the 4th quarter with a 9 yard TD run to make the score 26-0 as the Padres secured the shutout. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish of San Francisco on Saturday October 24th home at Tom Brady Family Stadium-Polynesian Day at Serra! Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
Posted 10/16/2015 09:40AM
Yesterday at Golden Gate Park, the Padre Cross Country team competed in their second league meet. Unfortunately, the Padres could not improve upon their showing at the first league meet. Led by Matthew Herrera and JJ Garcia both finishing in the Top 10, the Varsity team finished in 4th place closing the gap on their rivals, but was unable to overtake them. The Sophomore team led by Enrique Brenes and Rami Hijab finished in 5th place. The Freshman team finished tied for 4th place, losing on the tiebreaker to SI. Freshman Andrew Abbey continued his strong season finishing 6th overall in the Freshmen race and running the 3 mile-course in under 18:00 mins. The Padres are now off until the WCAL Finals on November 4th at Crystal Springs.
Posted 10/10/2015 06:36PM
The Serra varsity football team lost today against the Archbishop Riordan Crusaders in a high scoring game by the score of 66-45. The Padres got the scoring started with a 45 yard TD run by junior QB Leki Nunn and converted the 2 point conversion to make the score 8-0, but Riordan answered back with a TD of their own to make the score 8-6. The high scoring first half began after that with a 31 yard TD pass from Nunn to senior RB Kilepi Lataimua, a Riordan TD, an 89 yard kickoff return TD by senior WR Brandon Monroe, a Riordan TD, a 40 yard TD run by Lataimua, and then four unanswered Riordan TDs to make the score 46-29 in favor of Riordan. The Padres finally responded with a 13 yard TD pass from Nunn to Monroe to tighten the score at 46-35 to end the half. Riordan opened up the second half with two more TDs, until sophomore QB Jack Dameilo hit Monroe for his third TD of the game with a 17 yard TD pass to make the score 59-42 to end the third quarter in favor of Riordan. In the fourth quarter the Padres added a field goal and Riordan added one more TD as the game ended with the final score of 66-45. Look for the Padres in action again next week as they take on the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs of San Jose at Tom Brady Family Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
Posted 10/09/2015 07:50AM
Come out and support the Serra varsity football team as they take on the Archbishop Riordan Crusaders of San Francisco on Saturday October 10th at City College of San Francisco at 1:00 p.m.
Please note that parking will be free at C.C.S.F. and fans do not need to pay at the meters.
Please also bring your own concessions as there will not be any concessions being sold at the game.
All fans should enter through the south gate of the football field next to the large parking lot.
If you can't make it to the game, it will be broadcast live at the link below starting at 1:00 p.m.:
Serra vs. Riordan- Live 1PM on The Cube
Posted 10/05/2015 08:15AM
The Padre Cross Country team had by far its best effort of the season at the Del Oro Invitational Saturday night. The Padres won numerous medals and came away with 2 team Championships at the highly contested meet in Sacramento.
The Varsity team placed 4 runners in the Top 8 and dominated San Joaquin League powers Rocklin and Woodcreek. Matthew Herrera, JJ Garcia, and Adam Mansell placed 3rd, 4th, and 5th and Ara Archbold finished 8th in the race. Marc Blais, and Lucas Furrer both placed in the Top 30, rounding out the Varsity team and helping the Padres run their best team effort of the season.
The Sophomore team was also victorious, narrowly edging Woodcreek and Del Oro by 6 points. Rami Hijab placed 3rd, Eneique Brenes placed 4th and Jack Lewis placed 6th overall in the race helping the Padres to the close victory. Christian Aquino also finished in the Top 15 earning a medal in the race. Blake Todzo, Sean O'Brien, and Griffin Eger rounded out the victorious Sophomore Team.
Also medaling for the Padres was Brendan Callagy in the Freshman race, placing 12th in his race and Andy Kurpjuweit and Moises Pimentel in the JV race, both placing in the Top 14.
The Padres once again tow the line this Saturday at the 41st annual Crystal Springs Invite in Belmont. First race 9am!