The second week of the prep football season saw two of the top teams in the area score signature wins. La Mirada, fresh off a win over Orange County power Tesoro, did the same to Charter Oak with a 48-28 victory to improve to 2-0. La Habra, which lost to El Toro last week, rebounded with one of its most-lopsided wins ever, destroying South Hills, 61-0. Other notable wins Friday by area teams were St. Paul improving to 2-0 with a 24-15 win over Warren; Schurr over El Monte, 35-6, and Cantwell Sacred Heart over Western Christian, 28-0. California and El Rancho took steps back with losses.
GAME OF THE WEEK
La Mirada 48, Charter Oak 28
LA MIRADA — What a difference a year makes.
A week after edging highly rated Tesoro, the La Mirada High School football team proved that result was no fluke by routing Charter Oak 48-28 on Friday.
The Matadores, who went 4-7 last season despite high expectations, are now 2-0 with two quality opponents as victims. Charter Oak fell to 0-2
Quarterback Christian Lara, a transfer from Santa Fe, threw for 176 yards in the first half and sealed it with two quick throwing TDs in the second half.
— Aram Tolegian @aramtolegian on Twitter
La Habra 61, South Hills 0 — Eric Barriere threw for 218 yards and four touchdowns as the Highlanders routed the Huskies.
St. Paul 24, Warren 15 — Jacob Maier threw for 213 yards and two scores as the Swordsman, 1-9 last season, won back-to-back games for the first time since 2011.
Schurr bounces back with 35-6 win over El Monte
Adam Polanco threw for 153 yards and three TDs to lead the Spartans
TOP 10 HOW THEY FARED
1. La Mirada (2-0) def. Charter Oak, 48-28
2. La Serna (1-1) def. Los Osos, 42-26 (Thursday)
3. La Habra (1-1) def. South Hills, 61-0
4. El Rancho (1-1) lost to Troy, 28-21
5. California (1-1) lost to Buena Park, 53-6
6. St. Paul (2-0) def. Warren, 24-15
7. Whittier Christian (2-0) def. Brethren Chr. 36-33 (Thursday)
8. Santa Fe (1-1) def. South El Monte, 21-7 (Thursday)
9. Montebello (0-2) lost to Northview, 38-6 (Thursday)
10. Schurr (1-1) def. El Monte, 35-6