Friday Final: Cantwell routs Pioneer; La Serna steps up, beats Rancho Cucamonga

Cantwell 44, Pioneer 0

By Stephen Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter

Darion Lindsey and Jojo Turner of Cantwell-Sacred Heart trap Pioneer running back Jakob Williams for a small gain in the first half of prep football action Friday September 26, 2014 at Cantwell. (Correspondent photo by Chris Burt/Sports)

Darion Lindsey and Jojo Turner of Cantwell-Sacred Heart trap Pioneer running back Jakob Williams for a small gain in the first half of prep football action Friday September 26, 2014 at Cantwell. (Correspondent photo by Chris Burt/Sports)

It’s been a downward cycle for the Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary football team the previous two seasons.
But early signs point to a revival, especially during the past two weeks.
Jean-luc Dauphiney rushed for 108 yards and scored two touchdowns and Matthew Valencia threw for 166 and two scores and Cantwell won its second consecutive game with a 44-0 victory over visiting Pioneer in a nonleague game on Friday.
The Cardinals outgained the Titans, 467-19, to improve to 3-1. Cantwell also sacked Pioneer quarterback Phillip Hernandez five times for a minus-33 yards. The Titans’ Jakob Williams rushed for 43 yards.
Pioneer, which had won its previous two games, slipped to 2-3.

Cantwell coach Kim Taylor: “We had a lot of energy today. We had a rough practice the other day and they came out with a lot of energy. It showed.”
Jean-luc Dauphiney: “We knew this game was pretty big,” Dauphiney said. “We came off a win last week, so we had momentum. Big props to my (offensive line), and the whole team. It was a total team effort. We thank God for everything we did.”
In recent years, La Serna has made heads turns with victories over higher division teams. Most notably, wins in consecutive seasons over Westlake High from the Pac-5 division.
The Lancers furthered their reputation on Friday night with a wild 31-24 win over perennial Baseline League contender Rancho Cucamonga at California High School.
La Serna survived a furious Cougars rally that saw them get to the Lancers one-yard line before being turned away as time expired to seal the win.
Rancho Cucamonga running back Aaron Manning tried to get around the left edge on fourth-and-goal but was tracked down by a host of La Serna defenders, his fumble was picked up by Cougars wide receiver Blake Fisher who was tackled as the clock struck zero.

— Richard Hernadez
La Habra 55, Colony 48
Colony High School’s football team sported a No. 1 ranking in the CIF-SS Central Division entering Friday night.
The glaring No. 1 associated with La Habra was in the win column.
Fifty-five points and 389 rushing yards for La Habra running back Carlos Martin added up to win No. 2 for La Habra, which prevailed in a shootout, 55-48.
The Highlanders (2-3) watched a 19-point fourth-quarter lead slip away when Colony’s Ryan Kinard broke a 75-yard touchdown run to give Titans (3-2) a 48-47 lead with 2:34 to play.
To cap a night of counter punching, La Habra scored in two plays, one a 42-yard Martin run, to regain a seven-point lead with 1:59 to play that would be the final margin.

— Clay Fowler
ROUNDUP: West Covina 56, Santa Fe 27 — Junior Isaiah Love ran for three touchdowns and caught a 56-yard pass from Aaron McCorkle to lead West Covina High School to a 56-27 nonleague win over Santa Fe on Friday night.
TOP 10

1. La Mirada (4-1) def. Artesia, 42-0
2. La Serna (4-1) def. Rancho Cucamonga, 31-24
3. La Habra (2-3) def. Colony, 55-48
4. El Rancho (2-2) lost to Diamond Ranch, 24-19
5. California (3-2) def. Magnolia, 56-6 (Thursday)
6. St. Paul (3-2) lost to JSerra, 52-0
7. Whittier (2-2), idle
8. Santa Fe (1-4) lost to West Covina, 56-27
9. Whittier Christian (0-5) lost to Western Ch., 78-74 (That’s no typo!)
10. Schurr (1-3), idle
Paraclete 43, Montebello 0
Cantwell 44, Pioneer 0

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  • pirate7

    SP appeared to be INTIMIDATED ….again! QB looks rattled…Listen to your Coaches.

  • PIHI

    Glad to see Pioneer has turned things around Steve… Not!!!

  • Cardinals Football

    Cantwell scored on the 1st play of their first possession that let the air out of Pioneer’s balloon. Cantwell extremely explosive on offense and a very tough D-Line. Very athletic at the skills spot. There getting better each day.

  • pirate7

    Now lets put money into academics and air conditioning in each classroom so the students can at least have a comfortable learning environment. Do you think Aceves will make a decent attempt to hold herself accountable?

    • Yellow Balls

      SP doesn’t have air conditioning? I thought I heard they did.

    • Fair is fair

      Why does it seem like every posting, regardless of headline, end up becoming a Two Minutes Hate on everything St Paul in the comments section? This is a sports blog. Stay on topic.