The Cathedral City High School football team continues to impress me.
The Lions beat Vista del Lago Friday for their first victory of the season. Granted, the Ravens aren’t exactly a powerhouse, not having won a home game in two years, but that says something about Cathedral City head coach Richard Lee’s scheduling.
Finally in charge of his own schedule, he has made non-league dates against teams that Cathedral City has a fighting chance against. The two previous coaches had the Lions scheduled against teams they couldn’t have beaten in 100 years.
Sophomore quarterback Davin Lile had another big game — connecting with his favorite target, James Rodriguez, eight times for 87 yards and a touchdown. Lile sedems to be wiser than his years, usually making smart decisions and often ovedrthrowing the ball when his receivers are double covered.
While I don’t think Cat City will be able to beat Palm Desert, Palm Springs or La Quinta this year, I do think that by the time Lile is a senior, the Lions will beat at least one of those teams at least once.
On the food front, Vista del Lago earns a solid B+. Along with all the usual fare, the home of the Ravens offered made-t0-order carne asada tacos and funnel cakes.
Although I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, I will say the tacos were solid. Not just the tacos really, but the condiments are what took it over the top. Red and green salsa, onions, cilantro, and lemon and lime. And for a buck fifty each, it was a regular bargain.
I had five.