High School Football Notebook: La Mirada clinches title while taking a break

By Eric Terrazas, SGVN
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La Mirada High School resumes its football schedule on Friday after having two weeks off.

The Matadores had an unexpected week off when Suburban League foe Cerritos canceled its season and then had their scheduled bye last week.

La Mirada received good news while taking its break. Mayfair’s 34-27 overtime loss to Bellflower on Friday allowed the Matadores to clinch the Suburban League title outright.

Mayfair will be La Mirada’s final regular-season opponent Friday. The Matadores (7-1 overall, 4-0 league) will host the Monsoons (3-5, 2-2) at 7 p.m.

La Mirada, which is ranked No. 1 in the latest CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division poll, is anxious to get back on the field after playing its last game on Oct. 12 when it defeated Glenn 51-9.

“We’re excited to get back under the lights this Friday,” La Mirada coach Mike Moschetti said. “Mayfair has had bad luck this year but they have great athletes. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to compete against them. We have to be ready to go and play four quarters of football.”

Matadores senior quarterback Gerry Myres is putting together an impressive season, completing 70.3 percent of his pass attempts for 1,499 yards and 19 touchdowns while throwing only one interception.

Myres has connected on 35 of 42 passes for 466 yards and 10 scores in his last two games.

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