IN-GAME UPDATES: Bishop Diego beats Village Christian, advances to CIF semis

PRE-GAME INTRO: Top-seeded and unbeaten Bishop Diego takes on Village
Christian (7-4) in a quarterfinal game of the CIF Northwest Division football playoffs at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Bishop Diego, champion of the Tri-Valley League and 11-0, is looking to advance to the CIF semifinals for the second straight year.

Village Christian, the No. 2 team from the Olympic League, is coached by former NFL quarterback Jay Schroeder.

The winner of this game will play either North Torrance or Gladstone in next Friday’s semifinals.


Bishop Diego is going to the CIF semifinals for the second straight year. The Cardinals defeat Village Christian 28-14.



1:49 — Bishop has a third and 6 and its 19. Aidan Williams off left tackle for 20 yards and first down

2:04 — Village Christian Ramon Arteaga fumbles, recovered by Justin Brosnan of Bishop Diego at Bishop 15.

Note — Earlier in the second half, linebacker Christian Pearson went out with an injured right leg and did not return.

3:19 –TOUCHDOWN BISHOP: Gregson off left tackle, 4 yard run. Troiani kicks PAT. Bishop Diego 28, Village Christian 14

3:43 — Gregson running hard, down to the VC 4.

3;54 — Carter returns punt to the VC 17.

4:10 — Bishop sacks quarterback inside the 1 on third down.

5:45 — Anthony Carter is picked off at the 2 by Tyler Rolls of VC.

6:00 — Molina hits Murillo for a 27 yard gain.

7:01 — Village Christian has a 4th and 3 at its 49. Bishop defense stops Amadeo one yard short of first down.

8:45 — Bishop Diego punts from the 50. Village Christian takes over at its 42.

11:13 — TOUCHDOWN  VC: John Amadeo 1-yard run. Teleng kicks PAT. Bishop Diego 21, Village Christian 14


0:00 — End of Quarter: Bishop Diego 21, Village Chrisitian 7

;37 — Village Christian’s Matt Garcia intercepts Gabe Molina pass and returns it to the Bishop 20.

2:53 — Village Christian moving the ball behind running of Roman Artega. On 2nd and 11 from the Bishop 16, BJ Murillo intercepts Hanckel in the end zone. It’s Murillo’s third pick of the game and the fourth interception by the Cardinals.

5:23 — Bishop Diego punts from its 31

7:08 — Village Christian goes three and out and punts.

8:22 — TOUCHDOWN BISHOP: Linebacker Christian Pearson vpicks off  a Jesse Hanckel pass, tips it to himself and rambles  77 yards for touchdown. PAT fails. Bishop Diego 21, Village Christian 7

10:19 — TOUCHDOWN BISHOP: Jack Gregson  5-yard run over right side. Bad snap on PAT. Bishop Diego 15, Village Christian 7

11:43 — Gabe Molina hits Aidan Williams for 34 yards on first down. Carter follows with 11-yard run to VC 10.

12:00 — Bishop Diego receiving to start the second half. Short kick goes out of bounds at the Bishop 45.




7:49 — Village Christian moving the ball behind the running of powerback John Amadeo. After screen pass for 15 yards and runs of 11, 9 and 5 by Amadeo, Crusaders have ball at Bishop 12.

7:16 — On third-and-5, BJ Murillo intercepts his second pass of the game. This one at the 5-yard line.

5:51 — On a third-and-8 from the VC 24, Gabe Molina fires a pass that’s a tad too long for a wide open Thomas Lash. Bishop punts.

3:12 — Village Christian has a fourth-and-1 at the Bishop 34; on a delayed count, VC called for illegal procedure.

2:40 — TOUCHDOWN Village Christian: 39-yard pass from Jesse Hanckel to Roman Arteaga. Justin Teleng’s PAT kick is good. Bishop Diego 9, Village Christian 7

2:10 — First play after kickoff, Gabe Molina completes 34 pass to Jack Gregson, putting ball at the VC 28

:44.6 — On a fourth and two at the 20, Jack Gregson is smacked for a 1-yard loss and has his helmet knocked off.


12:00 — Bishop Diego will kick off to start the CIF Northwest quarterfinal. Aidan Williams kicking off. Ball returned to the VC 38.

9:50 — Village Christian gets down to Bishop 39 on two runs, but the Crusaders are hit with back-to-back penalties for 25 yards. Crusaders forced to punt from their 35

9:29 — Anthony Carter 38 yard punt return to VC 32

7:38: — TOUCHDOWN BISHOP, Abel Gonzalez 19-yard run up right guard. Williams misses PAT kick. Bishop Diego 6, Valley Christian 0

4:53 — BJ Murillo intercepts VC quarterback Jesse Hanckel and returns it 33 yards to the VC 29. Penalty puts ball back to VC 39.

5:44 — Bishop stopped at the 4 yard line. Enzo Troiani kicks 21-yard field goal. Bishop Diego 9, Valley Christian 0

0:00 — Bishop Diego leads 9-0 after the first quarter