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: There’s something brewing at Northview. Something seriously special. The Vikings rolled again this week, blasting Don Lugo 35-0 to improve to 4-0. Yes, the record is impressive, but how the Vikings are doing it is what really should be opening eyes. Northview’s defense has been downright stingy. The Vikings are allowing just 7.5 points per game. Further, it was an interesting moment midway through Friday’s games when the score crossed that Northview was leading Don Lugo 35-0. Simultaneously across town, San Marino was up 49-7 on Santa Fe at halftime.
Northview QB James Jimenez after throwing for 272 yards and four TDS and running in for another score in 35-0 win over Don Lugo pic.twitter.com/VVUiVLbCop
— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) September 8, 2018
Northview dominant again in 35-0 win over Don Lugo: Someone is going to have to figure out where the weakness is for the Northview High School football team because after a month of football, it hasn’t shown signs of any. Northview’s James Jimenez looked like a video game quarterback the way he spread it around to his speedy receivers, completing 12-of-16 passes for 272 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-0 victory over host Don Lugo on Friday.
Look at this Northview trickery. Damion Thompson gets it on a reverse and throws a 42 yard pass to Jamie Johnson to the 3 pic.twitter.com/EczOacyhT2
— Fred J. Robledo (@SGVNSports) September 8, 2018
Punt returns spark Upland football to victory over La Mirada: With its offense struggling to convert long drives into points, Upland used a dominant performance from its defense and a pair of third-quarter punt returns for touchdowns to pull away from La Mirada for a 35-7 victory Friday night. The Highlanders (3-0) recorded 16 tackles for loss while holding the Matadores offense to just 130 total yards.
Bishop Amat rolls to 45-14 win over Rancho Cucamonga: Bishop Amat High School is on a roll and the duo running back combination of Kenny Collins and Chris Lopez accounted for four of the seven touchdowns to lead the Lancers to a 45-14 non-league win over host Rancho Cucamonga Friday night.
Andrew Henriquez connects, leads La Serna football over Colony: There’s nothing complex about the La Serna High School football team’s offensive scheme. But knowing what’s coming is one thing; stopping it is quite another matter. Colony found that out Friday. Andrew Henriquez threw for 151 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Abraham Shalash with less than two minutes to play to lift the Lancers to a 37-30 victory over the host Titans in a nonleague game that featured two of the top 10 teams from CIF Southern Section Division 5.
Alhambra football overcomes mistakes, holds off Wilson: The stats may not look good for the Alhambra High football team, but they don’t have to for the Moors to find a way to win. Alhambra committed six turnovers, had 13 penalties and only 143 total yards, but thanks to a few big plays, the Moors held off L.A. Wilson 21-20 in nonleague action on Friday night.
Alhambra 21, LA Wilson 20, final. Alhambra now 4-0. Here's the final play. @SGVNSports pic.twitter.com/rpjuOW7nrJ
— Donald Morrison (@BruinDonaldRuns) September 8, 2018
Glendora overpowers Los Altos: Los Altos coach Travis Brown commented before Friday’s night’s nonleague game against visiting Glendora that it would a showcase of two of the stingiest defenses in the area. Both teams delivered on Brown’s prediction but Glendora overpowered the Conquerors in the fourth quarter in a 24-14 victory.Spearheading the offensive attack for the Tartans (3-1) was running back Xzavier Ford. The senior rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries.
Covina’s Nin Burns II too much in 54-16 win over West Covina: Spurred by the 3,000 fans who took advantage of free admission for the first football ballgame at the renovated Thyberg Stadium, host West Covina looked like it had shaken off some of the problems that had plagued it in its two losses. West Covina (1-3) led by three points midway through the second quarter but that was it for the night as the Covina High (2-1) scored the final 41 points to pick up its second win of the season, 54-16.
Burns to Suarez TD Colts go up 41-16 over @WCHSASB! Still 3rd quarter. @SGVNSports @CVUSD_Supt_DrS @CovinaFootball @CovinaHighASB pic.twitter.com/x2APeSEi9O
— Covina HS Athletics (@CovinaAthletics) September 8, 2018
Temple City knocks off unbeaten Gabrielino: After Gabrielino senior running back Adam Scannell scored from seven yards with 7:18 remaining, the Eagles appeared to have found a new energy on their sidelines. Gabrielino trailed Temple City by five points following the score by Scannell and were knocking on the Rams’ door after struggling to get anything going on offense in the previous three quarters.
FRIDAY’S FINAL SCORES
Damien 31, Charter Oak 24, OT
Diamond Bar 42, Buena Park 13
Calabasas 43, La Habra 27
Whittier 61, Portola 0
Bishop Amat 45, Rancho Cucamonga 14
Baldwin Park 20, Sierra Vista 6
Pomona 36, Claremont 34
Covina 54, West Covina 16
Glendora 24, Los Altos 14
Bassett 47, Bosco Tech 23
Bell Gardens 49, Azusa 33
Bellflower 21, South El Monte 0
Monrovia 47, Cerritos Valley Christian 20
Diamond Ranch 48, Valley View 26
Mountain View 44, Duarte 21
El Monte 20, Orange Vista 14
El Rancho 29, Montebello 24
Chino Hills 51, Elsinore 0
Fillmore 32, La Cañada 0
Temple City 26, Gabrielino 14
North Torrance 28, Gahr 25
Ganesha 41, San Gabriel 28
Redlands East Valley 12, Heritage 7
Jurupa Hills 52, Rowland 8
La Puente 41, Wilson 0
La Serna 37, Colony 30
Maranatha 17, Campbell Hall 13
Walnut 30, Nogales 6
Northview 35, Don Lugo 0
Village Christian 65, Marshall 0
Arrowhead Christian 26, Rosemead 19
San Marino 63, Santa Fe 7
Schurr 32, Chino 29
Arroyo 52, South Pasadena 7
Westlake 35, St. Francis 21
Upland 35, La Mirada 7
Garey 25, Webb 21
St. Paul 31, Birmingham 7
Rio Hondo Prep 69, Boron 0
California 58, South East 0
Westchester 48, La Salle 7
Alhambra 21, L.A. Wilson 20