Friday Wrap: Bishop Amat rally falls short; La Serna, St. Francis, San Dimas impressive

A wrap-up of Friday’s High School football stories, scores and video from Week in the high school football season for the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-news and Whittier Daily News.

Saturday Morning Quarterback: Sometimes a running clock might be a bad thing. That is if your’e a fan of making history. A few years ago, the CIF Southern Section mandated that any game where a team held a 35-point or more lead in the fourth quarter would be played with a running clock in order to put the losing team out of its misery sooner. But one unintended consequence of the rule is that it will limit the chances of offensive records being broken. Such was the case on Friday night when San Marino running back Beau Hobbie was flirting with getting his name in the record books due to his five touchdown runs at halftime.

San Dimas cruises past Whittier: San Dimas High kept its offense rolling for the second week in a row and cruised to a 49-14 nonleague victory over Whittier on Friday night. The Saints (2-0) moved the ball on the ground and through the air equally as senior quarterback Dylan O’Leary (5 for 9, 74 yards) threw for two scores and three touchdowns came by way of the run.

Bishop Amat’s rally falls short: Bishop Amat’s loves do-or-die situations and figured since it came all the way back, why not go for the go-ahead two-point conversion with just over a minute left against JSerra, ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division 1. Bishop Amat coach Steve Hagerty has won some and lost some going for it all before, so he had no regrets after the Lancers came up short in their upset bid on Friday at Kiefer Stadium. Amat quarterback Blake Archuleta, who threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Donavan Clinton to bring the Lancers’ within a point with 1:01 left, couldn’t convert with Jaden Allen on the two-point conversion, allowing JSerra to escape with a 21-20 victory.

La Habra comes up short against Mission Viejo: Mission Viejo’s defense showed no favoritism against visiting La Habra on Friday night, and it was a good thing for the Diablos. The Highlanders defense eventually locked down, too. A week after collecting four interceptions against Santa Margarita, the No. 3 Diablos grabbed two more against the No. 12 Highlanders and followed JoJo Forest and Joey Yellen to a 28-14 victory in a duel of top public schools.

Arroyo too much for Schurr: Even though Arroyo senior quarterback Ernesto Camacho put together an overall complete performance against Schurr High, the Knights’ gunslinger still thought the team didn’t have its best performance. The 6-foot-1 Camacho, who led Arroyo to a CIF Southern Section title two years ago, looked every bit like a veteran signal caller going up against a young Schurr defense, completing 20 of his 35 pass attempts for 240 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Thanks to Camacho’s effective play and four unanswered first-half touchdowns, the visiting Knights cruised to a 56-16 victory over the Spartans in a non-league contest on Friday night.

Back-up QB leads St. Francis to win: If the St. Francis High football team was going to bounce back this week from a last-minute season-opening loss, it would probably need to rely on the strong arm of quarterback Darius Perrantes. But a high fever kept him off the field and in street clothes before the game. That’s when backup Doyle Kane got the call to start. Kane filled in admirably, completing 13 of 18 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns as the Golden Knights cruised to a 38-21 win over Damien in nonleague action Friday night.

Beau Hobbie runs wild in win over El MonteThe big question entering Friday night’s nonleague game between San Marino and host El Monte was whether the Lions could play with one of the top teams in the area. If their performance was any indication, the Lions have more work to do. The Titans (2-1) jumped out to an early lead and throttled the Lions, 76-36. The game featured an outstanding performance by San Marino running back Beau Hobbie. The senior carried the ball 22 times for 308 yards and six touchdowns. To say that coach Mike Hobbie was pleased with his grandson’s performance was an understatement.

La Serna holds on for victory: La Serna High’s potent offense had scored 92 points as the Lancers won their first two games, and they looked poised to light up the scoreboard again on Friday night as they scored 17 first-half points against Mira Costa. But the Lancers were held to only one touchdown in the second half, while it was their defense that came to the rescue, forcing three turnovers deep in their own territory to clinch a 23-20 victory.

Diamond Ranch comes up short against Ayala The football gods seemed to be conspiring against Ayala senior wide receiver/cornerback David Diaz entering Friday’s game against Diamond Ranch. Not only was he battling a stomach illness that dehydrated him during the game, but he was covering Diamond Ranch’s standout 6-foot-2 sophomore wide receiver, Cristian Dixon, who already has a college offer from USC, among others.

Friday’s final scores

Western 56, Baldwin Park 14

El Dorado 30, California 20

JSerra 21, Bishop Amat 20

Mission Viejo 28, La Habra 14

Mater Dei 49, La Mirada 0

Arrowhead Christian 46, Whittier Christian 0

Hart 31, Arcadia 27

Arroyo 56, Schurr 16

Ayala 14, Diamond Ranch 6

Adelanto 65, Bassett 14

Bonita 47, Riverside Poly 28

Crescenta Valley 44, Montebello 26

St. Francis 38, Damien 21

Claremont 48, Diamond Bar 47

Don Lugo 35, Monrovia 28

Viewpoint 33, Duarte 25

Eastside 7, South Pasadena 6

Eisenhower 45, Ontario 12

Gladstone 32, Mountain View 13

Glenn 49, Bosco Tech 19

Wilson 17, Montclair 12

Harvard-Westlake 34, Crespi 10

La Serna 23, Mira Costa 20

Azusa 28, Maranatha 18

Pasadena 30, Pioneer 28

Chaffey 31, Patriot 7

Rosemead 16, La Puente 7

San Gabriel 61, Marshall 9

San Marino 76, El Monte 36

Alhambra 20, Temple City 2

Rowland 35, Walnut 14

Northview 51, West Covina 6

Western Christian 51, Southlands Chr. 6

San Dimas 49, Whittier 14

Garey 42, Workman 14

Birmingham 56, La Salle 0

Cantwell-SH 26, Carlsbad Army-Navy 20

Milpitas 35, Ganesha 0

Muir vs. Oakland Stellar Prep, late up north

West Hills 37, Santa Fe 14

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  • joho

    Should have been a flag!!! Oh well close game Amat may be the real deal!!!

  • hs sports news

    maybe I am crazy wrong but I am pretty certain at a home game, and especially after a come back, that you tie the game up and take your chances at overtime when home. I understand going for the win on the road, or in the days when OT didn’t exist (30 years ago); but i think the coach got a serious pass on this one!