August 31, 2015
Junipero Serra High School eNewsletter
Junipero Serra High School believes that students of all faiths and backgrounds deserve an academically challenging, spiritually enriching Catholic college preparatory education that forms them to become generous, responsible citizens and leaders
Father Serra Canonization

Father Junipero Serra will be canonized on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015.
Serra's students will witness the broadcast in the gym as a school assembly.

Christian Clifford of Serra High School in San Mateo is the author of "Saint Junipero Serra, making sense of the history and legacy"

Click on this link to learn more.
You're Invited to Mass
On Thursday. September 24th at 11:00 a.m. to attend an all-school Mass in the gym.
Please RSVP to: 
Vince Kates '61
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010
Volleyball is Here

Go see the exciting Lady Cavs as they play at home on Thursday, September 3 
at 6:00 p.m. against Narbonne High School.
Please pray for Julia Smith, wife of Don Smith '57.

Please offer prayers for Gary Liebl '59, Cavalier Immortal, who will be undergoing surgery. 
It is time to get your Alumni or Friend of Serra Card for the 2015-2016 school year. Click the link to buy your Card today!
Theodore E. Bruey Jr. '55 purchased his Alumni card for the 2015-2016 season.
Do you want to join a winning team and advertise with Serra like these companies below? Click here to see promotional opportunities.
Don Derouin '57 purchased the following ad in the football program.
Looking forward to continued excellence in academics and athletics during the 2015-2016 academic year. 
Proud to be a Cavalier.

The Derouin Brothers
Marcel 1959
Don 1957
15541 Western Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249
(888) 359-4141
1670 W. Redondo Beach
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 773-0297
16828 S. Main St.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 515-1120
Princeton Williams
(310) 740-6523

3055 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 670
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 383-6244
3329 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
(323) 753-3544
Visit Serra's Redesigned Webpage
The Serra Website has a completely new look! Go check it out! Click here to go to the 

Alumni/Development Office

Joe Cormier '81
Development Director
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1017

Vince Kates '61
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 3010

Zac Bose '82
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1012

Jordan Bozer
(310) 324-6675 Ext. 1012
Scroll down to read Pat Lynch's Lake Woebegone Football Report.
The Honor Bowl

Serra plays Corona Centennial next week on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in a rematch of the PAC-5 playoff match that Corona won 68-64. 

The Honor Bowl is an important event.  If you live in south Orange County or north San Diego County, you do not want to miss this. Tickets are $10.00 and you can get into both games on Saturday, but with no in-out privileges. You can purchase your game tickets in the Alumni Office.

You can show up at 4:00PM and watch Oaks Christian vs. Cathedral Catholic and then the featured Honor  Bowl game between #3 Corona Centennial and our #11 Serra Cavaliers.

We suggest you go online and learn about the importance of the Honor Bowl. You will learn why Coach Altenberg and the Serra Cavaliers are proud to participate.
Mark Your Calendar

October 16th is Homecoming vs. Crespi at 7:00 p.m. 
Alumni Connections

Theodore E. Breuy, Jr. '55 is shown here pointing out his Alumni Legacy Tile to Cavalier Kyle Chaney '17. Kyle carries a 3.4 GPA, is student athletic commissioner, and was a finalist at CIF and State last spring in the 100 meter backstroke and the 50 meter freestyle for Serra's swim team.  

Ted will be attending the Honor Bowl game this Saturday night in Oceanside. Will you be attending?

Seniors are pictured on senior lawn sitting on 2 of the benches that Theodore Breuy, Sr. built. 
The premier of the 2015 Serra High School Football season was a statistical romp: 41-15, 34-0 when Coach Altenberg took his foot off the pedal, touchdowns on the first two possessions, 10 first downs to one in the first half.  But the game was an artistic disappointment: too many infractions, 13 penalties, six of the majors, starting quarterback ejected for retaliation.  To quote the coach, "If it had been a close game, we would have lost." 
The game was never in doubt, Serra had so much more raw talent compared to Lakewood that it was able again and again to overcome sloppy play and penalties. 
Khalil Tate's season is off to a murky start.  He ran 30 plays, seven powerful runs, one TD on the ground, 3 for 8 passing, one for a touchdown and the other set up a touchdown.  But about half way through the second quarter, he lost his cool when Lakewood piled on after a sack.  The benches cleared like an NHL game.  All the blame was heaped on Tate.  He was flagged and ejected.  That means he'll miss the pivotal Honor Bowl game against Centennial. 
Like the ingénue from 42nd Street, understudy Jalani Eason came to the rescue.  Although he was to give up a safety in the second half, he guided the Cavs to their fourth touchdown and played with poise for the remainder of the game. 
Serra's running game, in the persons of No. 8 Job McGinty and No. 14 Khalil Tate, was potent in Serra's 12-play opening drive.  Although Brandon Burton ran in the second touchdown, the running game wasn't consistent after the first drive.  The Cavs had more success passing to Burton, Isaiah Diego Williams, and Anthony Torres.  Several key completions, however, had to be ad libbed after the pocket broke down.
The Cavalier defense against both the pass and the run was stout until the fourth quarter.  The Lancers ran up their statistics toward the end of the game, but Serra had long since pulled their starters. 
The highlight film would include Tate's several early runs, the 35-yard thread-the-needle Tate to Burton pass for Serra's third touchdown,
Jalani Eason drive-saving 14-yarder to Diego Williams for the fourth score with 54 seconds remaining in the first half, and Burton's fine reach-behind grab of an Eason pass to set up the fifth score on the first drive of the second half.  Defensive highlights include Merlin Roberson's brilliant third-quarter sack of Lakewood's QB and Diego Williams' recovery and advance of an errant pitch for Serra's final touchdown.
So it's on to the Honor Bowl, gravely handicapped with the disqualification of our starting quarterback.  Corona Centennial is a fearsome challenge.  The Huskies demolished a roughly comparable opponent, Salt Lake City East on Friday 49-13.  (East was ranked 1461 nationally going into the game according to MaxPreps; while Lakewood was ranked 1155.)  Serra has the stronger motivation:  Not only to win for Kahlil Tate, but to avenge the cliff hanger loss to Centennial in last year's playoffs. 

P. Lynch '59

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