SCCS football looks to stay in control of own destiny against Capistrano Valley Christian

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With three games left in the season, Santa Clarita Christian School finds itself in the driver’s seat for a San Joaquin League title as it hosts Capistrano Valley Christian on Saturday at Canyon.

The Cardinals (7-0, 2-0 San Joaquin League)  put destiny in their own hands with a win over Saddleback Valley Christian to open league play on Oct. 5 and proceeded to beat Vasquez last week, 56-20.

The Cards’ start to league has them sitting at No. 5 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 13 poll. They are also the only undefeated team left in their league, with three games left in the regular season starting Saturday.

Saddleback Valley Christian is second in the San Joaquin League standings at 2-1. The Warriors have won at least a share of the league title the last 10 seasons.

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SCCS set a season high for points in last week’s win. Blake Kirshner threw for five touchdowns while completing 20 of 32 passes for 328 yards. Sophomore Lucas Pettee logged his third game of the season with at least 100 rushing yards, collecting 115 with two touchdowns.

Caden Brenner was the biggest beneficiary of Kirshner’s stellar day through the air, catching 11 passes for a season-high 194 yards to go with two touchdowns.

Capistrano Valley (3-4, 1-1) is coming off an overtime win over Fairmont Prep after getting shut out by Webb Schools (49-0) to open its league slate.

Eagles running back Jack Roberts more than doubled his season highs on the ground, carrying the ball 36 times for 368 yards with three touchdowns in last week’s win.

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