Bishop Amat whips Servite 40-23, Game Story: Bishop Amat felt comfortable entering the season at just about every spot except quarterback, where junior Koa Haynes was taking over for Rio Ruiz after a few shaky starts replacing the injured Ruiz last season.
Those fears are gone.
Haynes showed no signs of nervousness at all, not even with seven-time Trinity League champion Servite visiting Kiefer Stadium in the opener for both schools and fresh off the memory of the Friars’ beatdown over the Lancers last season by 35 points.
Haynes completed 14 of 21 passes for 157 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a 9-yard touchdown in the Lancers’ 40-23 victory Friday.
Check out the Inland Insider’s highlights and postgame interviews on Bishop Amat’s 40-23 whipping over Servite ..
Bishop Amat 40, Servite 23 –– It’s about time Amat thrilled fans with another step-up victory and what a junior debut for QB Koa Haynes and the Lancers’ D. Chino Hills, you’re up next.
West Covina 34, Covina 0 — It’s about what you expected, Bulldogs up 21-0 at half then cruising.
Mountain View 10, Alhambra 6 — In some ways, this is the biggest shocker of the night, maybe even bigger than Amat.
Chino Hills 41, Arlington 20 –– Chino Hills warms up before its home date next week with Amat with an easy win over Arlington.
Los Altos 33, Arroyo 6 — The Conquerors rolled all over the visiting Knights, which shows what a great job they’re doing coaching ’em up in the Heights.
Ayala 46, Diamond Bar 17 — The Bulldogs appear to be much different than last year, but we’ll know for sure next week against Monrovia.
El Monte 44, Baldwin Park 41 — The Braves promised to air it out and they did, but the Lions held on with a pretty good offense of their own.
Diamond Ranch 22, Chino 14 — For a change, the Panthers get off to a quick start. Nothing like a more winnable schedule.
Duarte 46, Marshall 0 — Wouldn’t read too much into it, but it shows that the Falcons mean business this season.
Montclair 40, Ganesha 6 — Not surprised by the result, the Giants continue to struggle.
Great Oak 38, Claremont 14 — Really don’t know what to say about Claremont until they play a team we’re familiar with. I mean, it’s Great Oak.
Northview 33, Ontario 0 — All the whispers we’ve been hearing about the Vikings having a good team looked spot on tonight.
Notre Dame 47, Workman 7 — It could be another long season for the Lobos if they give up points like this.
Rowland 15, Nogales 6 — The Raiders needed a win in the worst way after a miserable 2011.
Salesian 22, Sierra Vista 0 — I’m more surprised the Dons didn’t score than giving up 22 points. In any case, not a good sign.
South Hills 33, Colony 28 — The Huskies rallied for a big win. Kind of surprising considering how they looked in last week’s scrimmage. Great debut for coach Albert Rodriguez.
Walnut 40, Don Lugo 21 — Robert Gonzalez rushed for 247 yards for the Mustangs.
Bassett 14, Keppel 0 — Big win for the Olympians.
Wilson 21, Bosco Tech 6 — After what the Wildcats have been through the last few years, any win is a good win.
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SERVITE VS. BISHOP AMAT