Each of the Daily News’ Top 5 ranked teams came out on top, four of them with decisive decisions and all of them impressive. As expected, in nearly all of the games, running backs were featured, and defense was a catalyst.
Whittier 33, Bell Gardens 30
Enriquez late run in clutch provides winning margin.
La Habra 40, Downey 15
Hillman, Quezada and Co. set the stage for next week’s titanic with
Southest Division favorite South Hills.
Santa Fe 40, Warren 14
Turner rushes for 275 yards, five touchdowns in three quarters; No chance for
Chiefs to sneak up on their DRL foes now.
St. Paul 31, LA Garfield 22
QB Lopez averages 10 yards per carry, throws for two TDs with top
rusher Bratcher still sidelined.
California 23, Rowland 10
Condors spot hosts the first score, then rallys as QB Perea throws
two TD passes, runs for another.
La Serna 56, John Glenn 0
QB Burke 7-11-150 yds, two TDs, runs for two more while defense
forces three turnovers, including two interceptions.
El Rancho 49, Cerritos 13
Marcus Aldecoa, Marcus Galan rush for 415 yards as Dons rebound in a
big way from loss in season opener.
Cantwell 49, Salesian 7
Visiting Cardinals showcase potent offense while defense manages
to grab some of the spotlight.
Fullerton 33, La Mirada 16
Visiting Matadores waste QB Poncedeleon’s 213-yard passing.
Burroughs 17, Schurr 14
Second-half field goal spells defeat for Spartans.
Santa Paula 39, Whittier Christian 36
Sophomore QB Stephen Anderson, three TD passes, six in two games.
Charter Oak 52, Pioneer 28
Titans stay close for awhile, can’t hang with powerful Chargers.
Baldwin Park 17, Montebello 7
Oilers still struggling to establish an offense.