La Serna picks up a win

La Serna High school officials received a call from Downey officials early this week notifying the Lancers that Downey had used an ineligible player in its 17-13 win over the Lancers in the season opener. La Serna gets credit for a forfeit victory and improves to 1-1.

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Week 3 football: Read ’em and weep …

Last wee’s results: RMurray 11-0; ACampa 9-2

Records to date: RMurray 22-5; ACampa 18-9;

Thursday’s game:
Pioneer vs. Cypress, at Western HS: RMurray (Cypress); Campa (Cypress)

Friday’s games:
San Clemente at Santa Fe: Murray (San Clemente); Campa (San Clemente)
La Habra at Downey: Murray (La Habra); Campa (La Habra)
Paraclete at St. Paul: Murray (St. Paul); Campa (St. Paul)
La Serna at La Mirada: Murray (La Mirada); Campa (La Mirada)
California vs. GG Pacifica, at Bolsa Grande HS: Murray (Pacifica); Campa (Pacifica)
Montebello at El Rancho: Murray (EL Rancho); Campa (El Rancho)
HH Wilson at Schurr: Murray (Schurr); Campa (Schurr)
Santa Clara at Cantwell: Murray (Cantwell); Campa (Cantwell)
St. Margaret’s vs. Whittier Christian, at Whittier College: Murray (St. Margaret’s); Campa (St. Margaret’s)
Whittier at LA Roosevelt: Murray (Whittier); Campa (LA Roosevelt)

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Thursday results … no surprises

The weekend’s area high school football games began pretty much as expected in terms of which teams won, but the interesting part is how it was accomplished.
La Mirada 35, California 20: The Matadores’ passing and running was so efficient it almost looked methodical. Quarterback Daniel Poncedeleon only went deep once (incomplete), relying instead on short, quick throws to wide open receivers. Even the 80-yard scoring play was a short sideline pass that rerceiver Julian Matta, with the help of some poor tackling, turned into the big gainer. And effective game plan combined running backs Max Gama (17-63) and Matt Haltom (11-55) with Poncedeleon (16 for 20 for183 yards) and no interceptions. California’s opening drive (11 plays, 81 yards) was impressive, but the Condors didn’t put anything together effectively again until the final minutes when backup quarterback Adam Contreras completed four of five passes to move the Condors 65 yards in 39 seconds for their final touchdown, the score coming on a 35-yard pass to Ben Siepak with 27 seconds to play.

La Habra 37 South Hills 10: Host Highlanders were up 17-10 at halftime, then wore the Huskies down as Josh Quezada rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns to offset three interceptions thrown by quarterback Cody Clements.

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Week 2: Pick ’em and weep …

The records to date: RMurray 11-5; ACampa 9-7

Thursday’s games:
South Hills at La Habra: Murray (La Habra); Campa (La Habra)
La Mirada at California: (Murray) La Mirada; Campa (La Mirada)

Friday’s games:
Salesian at Cantwell: Murray (Cantwell); Campa (Cantwell)
Bell Gardena at El Rancho: Murray (Bell Gardens); Campa (Bell Gardens)
La Serna at Long Beach Wilson: Murray (LB Wilson); Campa (LB Wilson)
Montebello at Rowland: Murray (Rowland); Campa (Rowland)
St. Paul at Pioneer: Murray (St. Paul); Campa (St. Paul)
Santa Fe at Bonita: Murray (Santa Fe); Campa (Bonita)
Schurr at Downey: Murray (Downey); Campa (Schurr)
Warren vs. Whittier: Murray (Warren); Campa (Warren)
Whittier Christian vs. Savanna; Murray (WhChristian); Campa (WhChristian)

Upset special: Murray (Schurr); Campa (El Rancho

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