Palmer leads La Serna to CIF-SS title game

La Serna High quarterback Frankie Palmer has helped lead the Lancers to the upcoming CIF-SS Southeast Division Championship game against Downey High. He is pictured at the Whittier campus on Nov. 27. (Leo Jarzomb/Staff Photographer)

By Eric Terrazas, SGVN
La Serna High School junior quarterback Frankie Palmer is already putting together quite a resume.

Since taking over the starting duties as a sophomore last season, Palmer has guided the Lancers to two consecutive CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division championship-game appearances.

Palmer and the Lancers (12-1) are preparing for Saturday’s CIF-SS Southeast Division final against Downey (10-3), which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Cal State Fullerton. A victory would give the Lancers their first CIF-SS football crown since 1967.

“It feels great,” Palmer said of the Lancers’ achievement. “Our team has worked really hard for this and we deserve it.

“We have put in numerous hours of time. Our coaches have put great game plans together. We have a great group of guys who have helped us reach the final the last two years – from the seniors we had last year to the guys we have this year.

“It feels great but the task is not over. Downey is a great team and we will have a tough game on Saturday.”

Heading into the Lancers’ 35-17 semifinal triumph last week against West Covina, Palmer had thrown for 1,925 yards and 19 touchdowns while completing 60.6 percent of his attempts. Palmer has also done a good job taking care of the football, throwing only three interceptions.

Palmer has also contributed to the Lancers’ ground attack, rushing for 257 yards and two scores on 79 carries.

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