While the Scripps Ranch High School varsity football players have gained well-deserved attention for their undefeated season, they are not the only Falcons with an undefeated season:
JV field hockey
The Scripps Ranch High field hockey program is one of the best in the country and, from the looks of things, this dynasty will continue. The reason is that the school’s junior varsity field hockey team was not only undefeated this season, it was unscored upon! The team’s record was an incredible 29-0-1. The lone tie was against rival Serra High earlier in the season. That game ended 0-0. However, the Lady Falcons avenged that loss with a 1-0 victory against Serra in the last game of the year. The SRHS JVs also won three JV tournaments.
The Falcons JV football team was also undefeated, with a 9-0 record. Led by quarterback Alex Zappia, a straight-A student, the team put up big numbers – scoring more than 50 points three times. The defense was not bad either, earning three shutouts. With these players feeding into the varsity, looks like the Falcons football program will continue its winning ways in the future.
More SRHS winners:
The Scripps Ranch High School girls varsity golf team, under the direction of head coach Todd Wilson, also has an excellent record of victories throughout recent years of success. This season the team won the San Diego City Conference Golf Tournament, which it has now accomplished for the fourth straight year. Then, junior Ruhee Pandit finished in second place in the City Conference Match Play Golf Championships and freshman Kiana Glossner finished fourth. The team placed second in the CIF D1 Girls Golf Championships.
Both the boys and girls Scripps Ranch High cross-country teams placed second behind Cathedral Catholic on Nov. 14 in the Western League Finals. Six Scripps Ranch High runners earned medals including Giancarlo da Silva, Caden Farrow, Nick Melanese, Chloe Ellermeyer, Samantha Nauman and Delphine Maurer.
The Falcons cross country runners participated in the JV Championships and Varsity Cluster meet on Nov. 7 at Morley Field. Both the Scripps Ranch junior varsity girls team and the junior varsity boys team came in first place. Scripps Ranch runners Lizzie Tarczy and Samuel Stevens each finished first in their respective races. The boys varsity team and girls varsity team both captured second place. Giancarlo da Silva and Caden Farrow finished first and second, respectively. Da Silva, a junior, broke the school record on the Morley Field course with a time of 15:53. The next challenge will be the CIF Section Finals at Morley Field on Saturday, Nov. 23.