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As coaches, our goal is for our student-athletes to learn and enjoy the game of football.

Our work as a team is accomplished through regimented instruction, strength and conditioning training, and teaching the rules and fundamentals of the game. Our team is rooted in the values of sportsmanship, accountability, determination, and friendship.

By placing others above self and working towards common goals, student-athletes will learn to succeed in a challenging and supportive environment.

Cate 8-Player Football Tradition

  • CIF Semifinalist 2007, 2015, 2023 (D1)
  • 13 Straight Playoff Appearances
  • League Championships 2007,2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2023
  • 2021 CIF Champions
  • Div. 1 MVP— Will Bouma ‘22
  • Div. 1 Offensive Player of the Year— Mason Oetgen ‘22
  • 2023 All South Coast Football Team—Tyler Martinez ’24

2023 All-CIF Awards

  • First Team: Tyler Martinez ’24, Kristian Scurtis ’24, Henry Bouma ’25
  • Second Team: Johnny Foster ’25, Cody Mast ’25, Zach Coulter ’25

2023 All League Awards

  • Offensive Player of the Year: Tyler Martinez ’24
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Kristian Scurtis ’24
  • First Team: Henry Bouma ’25, Zach Coulter ’25, Johnny Foster ’25, Cody Mast ’25
  • Second Team: Quinn Pullen ’25, Riley Valente ’25


Ben Soto
Head Coach

Wade Ransom
Assistant Coach

Craig Bouma
 Assistant Coach

Juarez Newsome
Assistant Coach

Mel Deaile
 Assistant Coach

David Soto ’08
Assistant Coach

Randy Person ’10
 Assistant Coach



Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Sat2-SepFlintridge Preparatory SchoolHome2:00 PM(L) 42 - 44
Sat16-SepValley Christian SchoolHome2:00 PM(L) 22 - 52
Sat30-SepChadwick SchoolHome2:00 PM(L) 18 - 27
Fulton College Prep
Away3:00 PM
Fri13-OctSanta Clara High SchoolAway7:00 PM(W) 59 - 20
Sat21-OctVillanova PreparatoryHome2:00 PM(W) 47 - 6
Sat28-OctThacher SchoolAway2:00 PM(W) 33 - 8
Fri3-NovFlintridge Preparatory SchoolAway6:00 PM(W) 33 - 25
Fri10-NovValley Christian SchoolNeutral7:00 PM(L) 24 - 61

Junior Varsity

Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Thu1-Jan12:00 AM

Football Game Recaps

November 13, 2023

Cate Rams Bow Out in CIF Semifinals

The Cate football season ended in the CIF Semi-Finals with a 61-24 defeat to #2 seed Valley Christian. The Lions dominated the game from the get-go. The Cate offensive highlights came on a second-quarter touchdown run from Quinn Pullen ’25, a third-quarter touchdown pass from Pullen ’25 to Kristian Scurtis ’24, and a fourth-quarter touchdown …

November 7, 2023

Cate Earns Semifinal Spot with Victory

Rams’ Football Triumph in Tight Rematch with Flintridge The Cate Football team punched its ticket to the CIF Southern Section Semifinals with a 33-25 win at Flintridge Prep on Friday, November 3. The game served as a rematch from Week 1, and, just as it was on the previous occasion, the two sides played in …

November 3, 2023

Cate Rams March to Playoffs with Convincing 33-8 Win Against Thacher

Rams Ready for Playoff Redemption Against Flintridge Prep The Cate School football team picked up its third win in a row with a 33-8 win over rival Thacher last week (10/28). The win pushes the Rams to 3-3. The game started as expected, with the two sides trading defensive stops and forcing turnovers. The end …


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Brooks, Curtis 12
Butler, Joshua 10
Charvel, Oliver 10
Coulter, Zachary 11
Crayton, Barron 10
Foster, John 11
Gabbay, Jacob 11
Martinez, Tyler 12
Mast, Cody 11
Meyer, Christian 10
Mitchell, Grant 11
Mogensen, Brady 10
Park, Kyle 12
Parker, Braeden 10
Pullen, Quinn 11
Rehnborg, Ethan 11
Rissel, David 11
Rosenthal, Crosby 12
Scudder, Marcus 11
Scurtis, Kristian 12
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