California’s undefeated run came to an end Friday as it lost to Santa Fe 31-21. Santa Fe shares the Del Rio League’s top spot with La Serna, which soundly defeated El Rancho. Montebello, meanwhile, fell to Bell Gardens in the battle of sole possession of first place in the Almont League.
FRIDAY’S FINAL SCORES
Santa Fe 31, California 21
La Serna 67, El Rancho 33
Pioneer 14, Whittier 7
Cathedral 29, St. Paul 16
Whittier Christian 24, Maranatha 14
La Habra 34, Fullerton 9
Bell Gardens 7, Montebello 0
Alhambra 24, Schurr 21
Welcome to week 8 of the high school football season. We have eight games scheduled for tonight with a ninth set for Saturday. Undefeated California and Santa Fe face each other in a key Del Rio League matchup with the winner grabbing at least a share of first place. La Serna, which is tied with California and Santa Fe for first place in the Del Rio, will look to maintain its momentum against El Rancho. Montebello, meanwhile, will host Bell Gardens for sole possession of first place in the Almont League.
SGV FOOTBALL TWITTER FEED
SANTA FE-CALIFORNIA GAME PREVIEW
PREVIEW OF FEATURED GAMES
Bell Gardens at Montebello, 7 p.m.
Fullerton at La Habra, 7 p.m.
La Serna at El Rancho, 7 p.m.
Maranatha vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m.
St. Paul at Cathedral, 7 p.m.
Santa Fe at California, 7 p.m.
Schurr vs. Alhambra at Moor Field, 7 p.m.
Whittier at Pioneer, 7 p.m.
Cantwell Sacred Heart vs. Verbum Dei at L.A. Southwest College, 7 p.m.
For the second consecutive week, I turned in an 8-2 record. My only two misses were on El Rancho-Santa Fe and Schurr-Bell Gardens. Here are my week 8 choices:
Last week’s record: 8-2
Season record: 57-20
Friday, Oct. 19
Bell Gardens at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Montebello
Fullerton at La Habra, 7 p.m. — La Habra
La Serna at El Rancho, 7 p.m. — La Serna
Maranatha vs. Whittier Christian at Whittier College, 7 p.m. — Whittier Christian
St. Paul at Cathedral, 7 p.m. — Cathedral
Santa Fe at California, 7 p.m. — California
Schurr vs. Alhambra at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Schurr
Whittier at Pioneer, 7 p.m. — Pioneer
Saturday, Oct. 20
Cantwell Sacred Heart vs. Verbum Dei at L.A. Southwest College, 7 p.m. — Cantwell Sacred Heart
By Eric Terrazas, SGVN
LA HABRA – La Habra High School started quickly and finished fast in an 11-6 victory over visiting Sonora in a Freeway League boys water polo match Thursday.
The Highlanders (4-2 league), who held a 5-2 halftime lead, never trailed.
Bernie Hefner, Ben Russell and Sean Pederson each scored two goals for the Highlanders, who entered this week ranked No. 7 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 poll.
Nick Anderson scored twice to lead the visiting Raiders (0-6 league).
After taking a three-goal lead after two quarters, La Habra seized control by outscoring Sonora 3-1 in the third quarter.
It was the Highlanders’ second triumph over the Raiders this season. La Habra won the first meeting 19-4 on Oct. 2.
“We beat Sonora by a more significant margin before,” La Habra coach David Edwards said. “We were coming off a loss to Sunny Hills (9-8) on Tuesday and that took some of the wind out of our sails. We just wanted to come back, get a win and just play together as a team again.
“When we’re on, we play really well. When we’re off, we’re terrible. We need to find some consistency.”
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