Jermaine Braddock has big night for Charter Oak: If Charter Oak is going to make a serious run in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs, Jermaine Braddock is going to be a big reason why.
The do-everything receiver/safety being courted by Arizona, San Jose State, New Mexico, Colorado State and others scored every way imaginable to lead the top-seed Chargers to a 55-14 victory over Crespi in the first round on Friday.
St. Francis football cuts off La Serna at pass: St. Francis High football coach Jim Bonds said earlier in the week he expected a much different La Serna team than the one his team easily defeated in September.
La Serna proved him right, almost too right in fact in this rematch, as it took an interception by Kevin Armstead with 44 seconds left to preserve a 31-27 win for St. Francis in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs on Friday night.
Bishop Amat’s rally falls short: The Bishop Amat football team took advantage of almost every opportunity on Friday in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs, but ultimately fell to defending champion and third seed St. John Bosco, 35-21, at El Camino College.
“We came here to play hard and that’s what we did, it just wasn’t enough,” Amat coach Steve Hagerty said. “Momentum is overrated. We just didn’t execute when we needed to.”
Edison emerges victorious after thrilling OT battle with La Habra: La Habra went for the win.
Edison got the win.
La Habra, trailing by one point after a touchdown in overtime, Skyler Taylor took the handoff and tried to twist his way into the end zone. A group of Edison Chargers, led by Hunter Griggs and Brandon Moradian, pulled Taylor down a foot-and-a-half short of the goal line and Edison won 28-27 in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 first-round playoff game at La Habra High.
Bryce Wooldridge passes Glendora football into second round: Prior to Friday night’s CIF Southern Section first-round playoff game between Corona Santiago and Glendora, many felt the Tartans needed to run the ball to have any chance of winning.
Glendora quarterback Bryce Wooldridge had other ideas.
The senior completed 16 of 19 passes for 365 yards and two touchdowns to lead Glendora to a 38-23 win. The victory advances Glendora (8-3) to the quarterfinals of the Division 4 playoffs against Murrieta Mesa.
San Dimas’ game winner comes up short: San Dimas came up inches short of advancing in the CIF-Southern Section Division 8 football playoffs Friday night.
The Saints went for a two-point conversion in the first overtime, but Dylan Ware didn’t cross the goal line, as Kaiser won 35-34.
“You know we’ve been working since January and wanted to go all the way,” Ware said. “We just wanted to go for the win and I know I put the ball into the end zone.”
Late Gahr touchdown ends Santa Fe football season: Everyone in attendance at Friday night’s CIF Southern Section Division 10 first-round football playoff game between Santa Fe and Gahr knew who would be getting the ball.
With the Gladiators facing a fourth-and-3 at the Chiefs’ 3-yard line with less than 30 seconds to play in the game, there wasn’t any doubt about who Gahr would go to with its season on the line.
Cabot paces San Marino football to playoff win over Summit: Defensive stops were rare in Friday night’s CIF-SS Division 6 first-round playoff game between Summit and host San Marino.
Quarterback Blake Cabot and running back Beau Hobbie made enough plays to give their defense a break, leading the way as the fifth-seeded Titans topped the Skyhawks 62-49.
Northview falls short at Millikan: David Radford spoke to the Millikan football team before its game on Friday night about how his father – legendary former Rams coach Dave Radford, who passed away two weeks ago – cared more about the character of his team than the result of the game.
Millikan continued to make history as sophomore quarterback Qeanu Campbell-Caldwell threw five touchdown passes and the Rams dominated Northview, 48-23, in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 8 playoffs.
FRIDAY’S LOCAL PLAYOFF RESULTS
St. John Bosco 35, Bishop Amat 21
Edison 28, La Habra 27 (OT)
Heritage 55, La Mirada 21
Charter Oak 55, Crespi 14
St. Francis 21, La Serna 27
Damien 45, Paso Robles 28
Glendora 38, Corona Santiago 23
Moorpark 42, Los Altos 0
San Marino 62, Summit 49
St. Paul 48, West Torrance 14
South Hills 42, Oxnard Pacifica 21
Don Lugo 26, Pomona 0
Yorba Linda 44, Monrovia 21
St. Margaret’s 31, Ayala 17
Diamond Ranch 20, Palmdale 17
Kaiser 35, San Dimas 34, OT
Millikan 55, Northview 23
Aquinas 44, Maranatha 3
Montebello 28, Pasadena Poly 24
Gahr 31, Santa Fe 28
Covina 21, Victor Valley 7
Arcadia 21, Hillcrest 20
Arroyo 35, Lakeside 6
Schurr 49, Santa Ana Valley 14
South El Monte 50, El Dorado 7
Santa Ana 46, Bell Gardens 20
Santa Clara 35, Workman 7
Rio Hondo Prep 42, Azusa 22
Orange 28, Cantwell-Sacred Heart 26
CIF Southern Section Playoffs
All games start at 7 p.m., unless noted
Westminster at Covina
Charter Oak at Westlake
St. Francis at Citrus Hill
Capistrano Valley at Damien
Glendora at Murrieta Mesa
San Marino at Bishop Diego
Saugus at St. Paul, 7:30 p.m.
Burbank at South Hills
El Modena at Diamond Ranch
Apple Valley at Montebello
Katella at Arcadia
Arroyo at Rancho Mirage
Schurr at Santa Maria
Rancho Christian at South El Monte
Rio Hondo Prep at Orange
Nogales at Silver Valley