Friday Night Recap: La Mirada no match for St. John Bosco; La Habra, La Serna, Montebello get big wins

La Mirada hosts Bosco to open the football season Friday night at Goodman Stadium at La Mirada High School in La Mirada, CA Friday, August 28, 2015. (Photo by Mark Dustin for Press Telegram)

La Mirada hosts Bosco to open the football season Friday night at Goodman Stadium at La Mirada High School in La Mirada, CA Friday, August 28, 2015. (Photo by Mark Dustin for Press Telegram)

ST. JOHN BOSCO ROUTS LA MIRADA, 76-8: There were about 10 nervous minutes for St. John Bosco against La Mirada on Friday night, but 76 unanswered points can have a pretty powerful calming effect.
The Braves fell behind the host Matadores after a beautiful opening drive, capped by a Sei-J Lauago touchdown run, but the Braves responded with a flurry, cruising to an emphatic 76-8 nonleague victory.
“We knew they were going to come out with a flurry,” said Bosco head coach Jason Negro. “We didn’t do a good job handling it as a team. They did some things we weren’t prepared for and they put us back on our heels and took it to us for that first drive and a half.”
Once Negro and his staff adjusted to the different formations, motion and tempo from the La Mirada offense, the Braves took control of the game and let new quarterback Quentin Davis shine.
The senior is replacing three-year starter and current UCLA Bruin Josh Rosen, and he looked like he’ll be just fine in that role.In the first half alone, Davis was 13 for 14 for 263 yards and five passing touchdowns, adding 56 rushing yards with another score on the ground. He threw a 26-yard touchdown in the second half to finish with a whopping seven scores to go along with 389 total yards.

MONTEBELLO OPENS WITH BIG WIN OVER EL MONTE: There was just no stopping Montebello High School football team all-purpose threat Isaac Mendibles on Friday night.
The senior returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and had rushing and receiving scores to lead visiting Montebello to a 44-30 win over El Monte.
“He had a touchdown in pretty much every aspect,” Montebello head coach Pete Gonzalez said. “He’s a great player and a great kid. We’re hoping we’re going to be a little more balanced, where people can’t just key on Isaac.
“Obviously, he’s a big factor in our game. We’re going to go with him first. He’s our guy. You’re going to have to stop him.”
Montebello, which didn’t win a nonleague game last season before winning the Almont League, moved to 1-0. El Monte is 0-1.

ROUNDUP
LA HABRA WINS IN ROUT:
Eric Barriere passed for four touchdowns to lead La Habra High School to a 41-7 victory over El Toro in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.
The senior got to the host Chargers defense quickly, completing 9 of 15 passes for 197 yards. He threw a 90-yard TD pass to Lancaster Garcia, a 41-yarder to Justin Sun and 8 and 5-yard scores to Amon Sellows.
The Chargers picked off a Barriere pass and returned it for the nonleague game’s first score.Eli Anderson also scored on a 40-yard interception return and Prince Ross scored on a 20-yard run.

TOP 10
HOW THEY FARED (UPDATED THROUGH AUG. 29)

1. La Mirada lost to St. John Bosco, 76-8
2. La Habra def. El Toro, 41-7
3. La Serna def. Chula Vista Eastlake, 14-13
4. Sonora def. No. 10 Whittier, 41-23
5. Montebello def. El Monte, 44-30
6. El Rancho lost to Claremont, 19-6
7. St. Paul def. Agoura, 39-27
8. California def. Gahr, 28-0 (Saturday)
9. Cantwell lost to Workman, 8-7
10. Whittier lost to No. 4 Sonora, 41-23
OTHER SCORES
Whittier Christian 21, Bishop 16
Bonita 49, Schurr 2
Pioneer 28, Artesia 0 (Thursday)
St. Joseph 47, Santa Fe 21

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  • Outside Looking In

    It’s a good thing they’re in the Suburban League. Still can’t play with the big boys. #Shellacked
    #justthefacts

  • reality

    Usually SJB shows more mercy. I guess LM got mouthy after scoring first.

  • Jayvon Logan

    They are still one of the top teams in the southeast. Just a few recruits from being competitive with them.

    • Jefe

      Way more than a “few recruits” from being competitive with St. John Bosco.