Damien, Montebello, Charter Oak, La Salle all get job done; Bishop Amat falls to 0-2

Aram’s Saturday Morning QB: Saturday Morning Quarterback will appear weekly and offer a look back on the Friday night that was while trying to make sense of the madness that is high school football.

Damien squeezes out win over Glendora: Those expecting a shootout between Damien quarterback Warren Bryan and Glendora’s Bryce Wooldridge never got it.
Both defenses were that good, but in crunch time, Bryan got the job done.
After failing multiple times to finish drives, Bryan tucked the ball and scored on a magnificent 11-yard run and then ran in the conversion with 2:42 left in what turned out to be the game-winning score to give Damien a 14-7 high school football victory over Glendora on Friday.

Maranatha rolls past Pasadena: Maranatha’s Kwon Peterson continued his hot start to the season as the Minutemen routed Pasadena High 36-21 in Maranatha’s home opener Friday night.
Peterson went 9 for 10 for 104 yards and three touchdowns en route to Maranatha’s second straight win.Receiver Jacob Moreno linked with Peterson for four receptions for two touchdowns and 123 yards.
Peterson and Moreno linked up early, connecting on the first pass for 47 yards. The first drive ended in a Pasadena interception, but the Bulldogs couldn’t capitalize.

La Salle freshman CJ Montes delivers: La Salle quarterback C.J. Montes may only be a freshman but his composure and performance in the second half sparked a 42-40 comeback win over Monrovia in nonleague action on Friday night.
Montes tossed four touchdown passes, including three in the second half, to lead La Salle (1-1) to its first win of the season.
“He’s special,” said La Salle head coach Russell Gordon about Montes. “He’s a freshman who’s composed, understands the game and has played on a big stage before.”

Covina cruises past Pioneer: The Covina High School football team scored early and often and cruised to a 56-21 nonleague victory over visiting Pioneer Friday night at Covina District StadiumLeading the charge for the Colts (1-1) was quarterback Nin Burns II who passed for 207 yards and three touchdowns. The sophomore was almost perfect, going 9 of 10, including two TD passes of more than 66 yards.
Burns, who sat out the first two series, came out throwing once he entered the game midway through the second quarter.

Bonita holds off Santa Fe: Bonita overcame a mistake-laden first half filled with penalties and turnovers by both teams to defeat Santa Fe 22-16 on Friday night at Pioneer High School.
Quarterback J.P. Andrade’s 8-yard run with 7:45 remaining appeared to give Bonita the breathing room it needed, extending its lead to 22-8.
The touchdown run was set-up a play earlier when Brandon Stone recovered a fumble at the Chiefs 14-yard line.

Northview rebounds: Northview high school’s football team rebounded from its season-opening loss to Charter Oak with an easy 54-12 victory over Rosemead on Friday.Vikings quarterback Steven Comstock, who has verbally committed to Fresno State, threw for 230 yards and three touchdowns.

Friday’s results
Muir 48, Las Vegas Desert Oasis 0
Loyola Academy, ILL. 13, Bishop Amat 6
Arlington 28, Pomona 22 (2OT)
Bonita 22, Santa Fe 16
Brentwood 14, Rio Hondo Prep 0
Campbell Hall 56, Marshall 0
Capistrano Valley 23, La Mirada 7
Cathedral 49, Arcadia 0
Charter Oak 45, Colony 21
Chino 48, Baldwin Park 9
Chino Hills 30, Diamond Ranch 23
Covina 56, Pioneer 21
Damien 14, Glendora 7
El Monte 52, Southlands Christian 41
El Rancho 42, Bell Gardens 34
Ganesha 32, Gladstone 13
La Habra 45, Tesoro 14
La Salle 42, Monrovia 40
Long Beach Wilson 42, San Dimas 35
Los Altos 49, Wilson 7
Maranatha 36, Pasadena 21
Mary Star 39, Duarte 0
Mayfair 34, California 7
Montebello 42, St. Paul 35
Northview 54, Rosemead 12
Ontario 35, Nogales 21
Rancho Christian 47, Whittier Christian 14
San Marino 48, Dominguez 20
Santa Clarita Christian 24, South Pasadena 14
South El Monte 42, La Puente 0
Walnut 21, Diamond Bar 15
Whittier 34, La Palma Kennedy 7

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  • The stands

    For the past two games Amat has needed a power running back but its power running back is now a linebacker. Also, the offensive line is under achieving. The Lancers had their chances against Loyola of Chicago. I truly believe things will get better.

    • benedict2

      To say the offensive line has underachieved is an understatement. I agree that Barrera should be used on offensive side of the ball, his power is needed to make up for poor blocking up front. Last year they alternated possessions with power and speed. I would like to know why they changed what worked so well. Loyola was big, but with Amat’s weapons on offense, they should have been able to put enough points on the board to come away with W. Hagerty needs to bring in a coach who can get most out of OL, I see the same results on lower division teams as well. The only way they move upward from here, is to make adjustments now before the season gets away form them.

  • OnBLUE

    So UCLA made a historic comeback by overcoming a 34 point deficit to Texas A&M. THIRTY FOUR POINTS! UCLA was down 38-10 at halftime.The Bruins scored 28 4th quarter points to win 45-44. Two of those comeback TDs were caught by former Bishop Amat player, Darren Andrews. In 2012, Darren Andrews who was arguably the best BA player that season, got in a scuffle and was kicked out of the game with Charter Oak along with the CO player. BA would go on to win 30-14 without Andrews…just a lil recent history for all of you. What a spectacular Bruin’s comeback!

    • Spam Burger

      It was a great comeback, however, it looked like they botched the spot of the ball on 4th down and the receiver clearly did not have possession of the ball going out of bounds.

    • Guest

      Bishop A-not is done