GAMES OF THE WEEK
Cantwell 44, Pioneer 0
By Stephen Ramirez
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter
MONTEBELLO >> 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.”
LA SERNA 31, RANCHO CUCAMONGA 24
WHITTIER – 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
LA HABRA >> 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.
HOW THEY FARED
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