Week 9 pick’ems: Some have title implications

Thursday’s games:
Pioneer vs. Santa Fe: Murray (Santa Fe); Campa (Santa Fe)
La Mirada vs. Artesia: Murray (Artesia); Campa (Artesia)

Friday’s games:
California vs. La Serna: Murray (California); Campa (California)
Whittier vs. El Rancho: Murray (Whittier); Campa (El Rancho)
La Salle vs. Cantwell: Murray (Cantwell); Campa (Cantwell)
Fullerton vs. La Habra: Murray (La Habra); Campa (La Habra)
Montebello vs. Mark Keppel: Murray (Montebello); Campa (Montebello)
San Gabriel vs. Schurr: Murray (Schurr); Campa (Schurr)
St. Paul vs. Chaminade: Murray (St. Paul); Campa (St. Paul)
LA Baptist vs. Whittier Christian: Murray (LA Baptist); Campa

Just for fun:
Murray’s upset pick:
El Rancho
Campa’s upset pick: Chaminade

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Schurr win over Montebello followed by brawl

Spokespersons from Montebello and Schurr High Schools contacted Monday would not discuss the brawl that took place following Friday’s Almont League football game
between the two schools. Schurr won the game, 28-18. The fracas began at the end
of the postgame walkthrough’s regular routine of players shaking hands. According to several witnesses, it began with comments made by players that led to punches being thrown and players swinging helmets. Members of the schools’ administrations were on site and were observed attempting to break up the melee. There was no initial report of any
serious injuries.

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Week 8 results: A trio of tough losses and an upset

Favorites dominated the winners’ circle for local high school football,
but three frustrating losses and one upset stole the spotlight.

Santa Fe 21, California 20
Trailing, 20-14, with 1:39 to play, Chiefs get a 20-yard TD pass to tie
it, then a 35-yard extra point kick to win it with 14.2 seconds

St. Francis 15, St. Paul 14 (2 OT)
Visiting Knights rallied from 14-7 deficit with a 6-yard TD run, then
completed a 2-point conversion pass for the deciding point.

Bishop Montgomery 36, Cantwell 35 (3 OT)
Cantwell extends game, stays close but can’t win it at the end as
Knights win it with a 24-yard TD pass.

La Serna 35, El Rancho 12
Lancers area’s only unbeaten team and sit atop the Del Rio League thanks
to a balanced attack and a complementary defense.

La Mirada 37, Bellflower 14
Matadores storm back from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to upset the host
Buccaneers and grab an inside track to one of the Suburban League’s four
automatic playoff berths.

La Habra 41, Sunny Hills 7
Highlanders stretch their scoring advantage over three Freeway League
opponents to 148-7, and appear primed for next week’s showdown with

Schurr 28, Montebello 18
Spartans win battle for crosstown bragging rights, but may have started
a bit early which reportedly was instrumental in a post-game brawl
between the teams’ players..

Whittier 41, Pioneer 32
As usual, Pioneer scores enough points to win, but Titans’ defense can’t
hold up its end of the bargain as Cardinals’ Enriquez runs for 287 yards
and four touchdowns.

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