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

GAMES OF THE WEEK
Cantwell 44, Pioneer 0

By Stephen Ramirez
steve.ramirez@langnews.com
@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)


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.
TOP 10
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
OTHER SCORES
Paraclete 43, Montebello 0
Cantwell 44, Pioneer 0

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Thursday Final: California rolls over Magnolia, 56-6

By Stephen Ramirez
steve.ramirez@langnews.com
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter
ANAHEIM >>
California High School, coming off an impressive win at San Marino last week, wasn’t about to give a little of it back by suffering a letdown against Magnolia on Thursday.
The Condors showed it from the start.
Nathan Lowden rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns and the California followed it up with a 56-6 victory over the Sentinels at Western High School.
Quarterback Adam Satti passed for 128 yards and two scores for the Condors, who improved to 3-2 heading into next week’s bye week. Traie Kastle-Givens had four receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns and Gabriel Cosio had 75 yards and a score for California, which outgained, Magnolia, 430-117.
Jose Lopez had the lone touchdown for the Sentinels, who slipped to 2-3.
California put it away by halftime, scoring on its first four possessions to lead 28-0 after the first quarter and 42-6 at the break.
Lowden, who did all his work during the first two quarters, made it 14-0 in the first following a 7-yard run at 8:01 and an 8-yard run at 4:19
An interception by Kastle-Givens at the Magnolia 25 set up a Lowden’ 3-yard run for a 21-0 lead at 3:06.
Nathan Gudino made it 28-0 with a 4-yard run on the first play of the second quarter.

California coach Kyle Trudell: “It was a big confidence booster for us. We hadn’t played an opponent with a loss until this week. It was a good win for us. But there are still a lot of things we need to work on. The kids are starting to figure it out, and we’re starting to get better. That’s all you can ask for.”
California’s Nathan Lowden: “(Last week’s win) gave us a big boost in confidence. But you can’t get a big head, and I think we showed that. We weren’t’ overconfident when we came out today and we showed what we were supposed to do.”

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Daily News Top 10: Changes in the middle, but La Mirada still shows the way

Coach Mike Moschetti has La Mirada looking good so far in 2014.  (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

Coach Mike Moschetti has La Mirada looking good so far in 2014.
(Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

DAILY NEWS TOP 10
1. La Mirada (3-1) – How good are the Mats? They showed how good Friday, soundly beating La Habra. Going forward they might not lose the rest of the season, as they move into league play, then the CIF-SS playoffs.
2. La Serna (3-1) – If there is a team that can match La Mirada, it’s the Lancers, who look like CIF-SS contenders again. We get a good view this week when they host Rancho Cucamonga.
3. La Habra (1-3) – The Highlanders are a solid No. 3 pick, and with some separation between them and No. 4, they might stay here a while.
4. El Rancho (2-1) – The Dons look like La Serna’s chief challenger in the Del Rio League. They get a good test this week, hosting Diamond Ranch.
5. California (2-2) – Don’t sleep on the Condors, who beat a pretty good San Marino team on the road. The race for the Del League title is going to fun.
6. St. Paul (3-1) – The Swordsmen have the look of pretenders after they were walloped at Damien last week. Another big loss is expected this week, but I think they are somewhere in the middle between their 3-0 start and last week.
7. Whittier (2-2) – The Cardinals have looked good, sans last week’s loss. But this is a team that challenge for a playoff spot.
8. Santa Fe (1-3) – The Chiefs record is more to the tough schedule it as faced than their own talent level. They have another tough one this week, but they’ll soon be back in their comfort zone of the Del Rio.
9. Whittier Christian (0-4) – The Heralds were forced to forfeit their two wins, but we’ll overlook that and rank them accordingly. On the field, the defense has to get better.
10. Schurr (1-3) – The Spartans also have scheduled up a bit, but could be the top team in the Almont.

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Friday Night Football: Damien overwhelms St. Paul, 44-0; La Mirada beats La Habra; La Serna wins again


FEATURED GAMES
DAMIEN 44, ST. PAUL 0

LA VERNE >> That talk of a resurgence for the St. Paul football team might have to be put on hold.
Damien is another story.
Dylan Thigpen rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Boragine threw for 114 and three scores as the host Spartans overwhelmed the Swordsmen, 44-0, in a nonleague game on Friday.
Damien scored on four of its first six possessions to lead 37-0 at halftime and improve to 2-1. The Spartans beat Roosevelt two weeks ago and played Charter Oak close last week before losing.
St. Paul, which dominated its first three opponents, slipped to 3-1. The Swordsmen, getting 52 yards rushing from David Castillo after the game was well in hand, had 137 yards, 103 of which came in garbage time.


Damien’s Dylan Thigpen: “We did a lot of work out here, every single one of us. Defense, offense, special teams all played really well. It was really good.”

St. Paul coach Rick Zepeda: “It was a combination of things. “We just have to line up and do what we do. We didn’t do that. We fumbled, we had tipped interceptions, snap over the head.
“We just never got started. It was our first road game. No excuses. We have to play better than this on the road.”
– Stephen Ramirez

Eric Barriere of La Habra stretches out to get the first down in the second quarter in non-conference action against La Mirada on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at La Habra. (Correspondent photo by Chris Burt)

Eric Barriere of La Habra stretches out to get the first down in the second quarter in non-conference action against La Mirada on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at La Habra. (Correspondent photo by Chris Burt)


LA MIRADA 45, LA HABRA 28
LA HABRA — La Mirada bounced back from last week’s blowout loss to Servite with an impressive 45-28 victory over host La Habra on Friday night.
The Matadores withstood a wild second half which opened with the teams trading touchdowns on six consecutive possessions.
La Mirada’s defense weathered the storm and stopped the La Habra offense on downs midway through the fourth quarter. The Matadores converted that stop into a 24-yard field goal from Nikolas Valdez to make it 45-28.
As he has all season, Tony Brown led the La Mirada offense, catching eight passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Brown has gained at least 100 yards receiving and scored a touchdown in every game this season.
La Mirada quarterback Christian Lara was also outstanding, completing 17 of 20 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown.

– Richard Hernandez
CALIFORNIA 38, SAN MARINO 35
SAN MARINO — It was an all-out air assault Friday night at San Marino High School, as the host Titans and California High combined for 617 passing yards.
But Caifornia came out victorious when senior running back Nathan Lowden scored on a 14-yard run with 7:50 left in the fourth quarter as the Condors held on for the 38-35 nonleague victory to send the Titans to their first defeat of the season.
It was the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Lowden ran for 133 yards on 29 carries and also threw a 71-yard halfback option pass to senior wide receiver Jake Mata (three receptions for 114 yards) for a score.
Senior quarterback Adam Satti threw for 240 yards and a touchdown for the Condors (2-2), completing 26 of 31 passes.

ROUNDUP
Quarterback Enrique Pacheco passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead La Serna High School to a 37-18 victory over South Hills in a nonleague game at California High on Friday night.
It was the Lancers’ third consecutive victory after opening the season with a loss.
Pacheco completed 13 of 16 passes and threw a 72-yard TD pass to Jonathan Wise and a pair of TD passes to Curtis Ashton of 48 and 10 yards. Wise had four receptions for 153 yards and Ashton six catches for 106 yards. Ashton also scored on a fumble recovery. Kevin Ramos rushed for 70 yards and a score.

HOW THE TOP 10 FARED
1. La Mirada (3-1) def. La Mirada, 45-28
2. La Serna (3-1) def. South Hills, 37-18
3. La Habra (1-3) lost to La Mirada, 45-28
4. St. Paul (3-1) lost to Damien, 44-0
5. El Rancho (2-1) def. Montebello, 42-7
6. Whittier (2-2) lost to Long Beach Wilson, 21-7
7. Whittier Christian (2-2) lost to St. Margaret’s, 44-21
8. Santa Fe (1-3) lost to Burroughs/Burbank, 33-21
9. California (2-2) def. San Marino, 38-35
10. Schurr (1-3) lost to Diamond Ranch, 17-7
OTHER SCORE
Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary 41, Mary Star 6

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Thursday Final: Pioneer holds on for second consecutive win


By Stephen Ramirez
steve.ramirez@langnews.com
@SteveRRamirez on Twitter

 (Photo by Leo Jarzomb/Whittier Daily News)

(Photo by Leo Jarzomb/Whittier Daily News)


CERRITOS >> It might have been closer than expected, but all the Pioneer High School football team cares about is that the Titans have won for the second consecutive week.
Phillip Hernandez accounted for 165 yards and three touchdowns and Pioneer stopped Cerritos twice in the final three minutes to lead the Titans to a 30-28 victory over Cerritos on Thursday in a nonleague game at Gahr High School.
Pioneer, also getting 51 yards receiving and two touchdowns from Ray Flores and 51 yards rushing and a score from Jakob Williams improved to 2-2.
Kijon Washington rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns for the Dons, who slipped to 0-3.
Pioneer looked to be in good shape late in the third quarter when Williams scored on a 5-yard run for a 30-20 lead.
But Cerritos, which had battled back all night, countered with a 6-yard run by Washingto to make it 30-28 with 8:15 left in the game.
Pioneer, after giving up the ball, then stopped the Dons on fourth and four from Cerritos’ 48 with 2:55 left. The Dons got the ball back with just over two minutes to play, but with its double-wing offense could only march to midfield before the clock ran out.

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Boys Water Polo: La Serna knocks off No. 2 Los Altos, 17-13

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It may only be an early-season game, but the Los Altos and La Serna high school boys’ water polo teams, both of which are ranked in the Top 10 of CIF-SS Division 5, put on quite a show on Tuesday afternoon at La Serna.
The game included four All-CIF players from last season, with Los Altos (4-2) and La Serna averaging 15 and 13 goals per game, respectively.
La Serna, ranked No. 4, came from behind for the second year in a row in the annual nonleague game and defeated second-ranked Los Altos, 17-13.
Despite a high-scoring game, La Serna third-year coach Jim Armstrong was quick to praise his freshman goalie Zack Jenkins on his strong play late in the game, holding Los Altos to only one goal in the final period.
“They (Los Altos) can really make a goalie look silly,” Armstrong said. “They shoot from such angles and with authority, but he stepped up big and stopped them in the end.

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Daily News Football Rankings: La Mirada stays on top

St. Paul quarterback Jacob Maier (#15) breaks away from a South East defender in their non-league football game at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs on Friday September 12, 2014. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

St. Paul quarterback Jacob Maier (#15) breaks away from a South East defender in their non-league football game at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs on Friday September 12, 2014. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

DAILY NEWS FOOTBALL RANKINGS
1. La Mirada (2-1) –
The Matadores were given a dose of reality after being blown out by a Servite team that is considered one of the best in the state. But they stay at No. 1, because their 2014 resume is just better than anyone else. This week, La Mirada gets La Habra, which also gives us a better look of good they really are.
2. La Serna (2-1) – The Lancers, after an opening week setback, are rolling. They beat a good Los Osos team, then overwhelmed Schurr last week. They again look like the Del Rio League favorites, and still might be the best in the area.
3. La Habra (1-2) – The Highlanders are in the same boat as La Mirada, who they host on Friday. But the Mats have better wins, although La Habra’s white-washing of South Hills was impressive.
4. St. Paul (3-0) – Look who is the area’s only undefeated team. But as horse trainer Tom Smith told owner Charles Howard in Seabiscuit, ‘Against who?’ The Swordsman get a good measuring stick at Damien this week. Win that, and you have to believe they can do some damage in the Angelus League.
5. El Rancho (1-1) – The Dons appear to be La Serna’s chief challenger in the Del Rio League. Right now, they appear to be a step behind, but I like the look of this club.
6. Whittier (2-1) – The Cardinals make the biggest leap in the area, moving here form outside last week’s top 10. But its earned after they whacked last week’s No. 6 — Whittier Christian — and every else in the bottom of the top 10 lost, and in some cases, big.
7. Whittier Christian (2-1) – With the 6-10 ranked teams all losing, the Heralds just drop one spot. Other than last week’s loss to Whittier, the Heralds have looked solid.
8. Santa Fe (1-2) – It’s hard to get a read on the Christian Lara-less Chieftains, who have again scheduled up big. They’ve got another tough one this week, traveling to West Covina.
9. California (1-2) – The Condors have suffered back-to-back blowouts. It won’t get any easier this week as they are at San Marino, which won 65-0 last week.
10. Schurr (1-2) – The Spartans were no match for La Serna last week …but who is?
Others: 11. Cantwell (1-1), 12. Montebelo (0-3), 13. Pioneer (1-2).

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Football Pick’em: It’s big game week in SGVN, with La Mirada-La Habra; St. Francis-Monrovia and Chino Hills-Bishop Amat

The game: In this year’s Tribskin Pick’em, Aram will I will do it a little differently. We’ll pick all games from the SGVN coverage areas of the Tribune, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena Star-News for an all-encompassing, all-out bragging right for 2014, since nobody ever pays the dinner bet. I won last year, ending Aram’s two-year win streak.
Head-2-Head
Aram Tolegian (Last Week: 31-10; Season Total: 91-29)
Fred Robledo (Last Week 29-12; Season Total: 83-37)

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Last Week:
Aram picked up a couple more games, his big difference makers were taking San Gorgonio over Glendora, Glendale over La Canada, and Bassett over El Monte.
This week: Great games in the Pasadena area and is good as Monrovia’s looked, I like St. Francis over the ‘Cats and La Salle over Maranatha. Glendora at Los Altos is intriguing, but this is where Glendora flexes its muscle. Also like Bishop Amat easy over Chino Hills and San Dimas easy over Rosemead. In Whittier, gotta take La Habra over La Mirada, also like Damien over St. Paul.

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Thursday’s games
Gladstone vs. El Monte at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Monte); Aram ()
Pioneer vs. Cerritos at Gahr, 7 p.m. — Robledo — Robledo (Pioneer); Aram ()
Sherman Indian vs. Blair at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Blair); Aram ()
Friday’s games
Bishop Amat at Chino Hills, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BAmat); Aram ()
La Mirada at La Habra, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Habra); Aram ()
Arcadia vs. Azusa at Citrus College, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arcadia); Aram ()
La Salle at Maranatha, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Salle); Aram ()
Monrovia at St. Francis, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Francis); Aram ()
San Dimas at Rosemead, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SDimas); Aram ()
South El Monte at Bonita, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bonita); Aram ()
South Hills vs. La Serna at California, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Serna); Aram ()
St. Paul at Damien, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Damien); Aram ()
Northview at Walnut, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Northview); Aram ()
Bell Gardens at Charter Oak, 7 p.m. — Robledo (COak); Aram ()
Beverly Hills at San Gabriel, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BHills); Aram ()
Bosco Tech at Bassett, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Bassett); Aram ()
Brea Olinda at Diamond Bar, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Diamond Bar); Aram ()
Burroughs vs. Santa Fe at Downey, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Burroughs); Aram ()
California at San Marino, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SMarino); Aram ()
Covina at Claremont, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Claremont); Aram ()
Diamond Ranch at Schurr, 7 p.m. — Robledo (DRanch); Aram ()
Duarte at Mountain View, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Duarte); Aram ()
El Rancho at Montebello, 7 p.m. — Robledo (El Rancho); Aram ()
Flintridge Prep at Sierra Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (FPrep); Aram ()
Ganesha at Baldwin Park, 7 p.m. — Robledo (BPark); Aram ()
Glendale at South Pasadena, 7 p.m. — Robledo (SPasadena); Aram ()
Glendora at Los Altos, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Glendora); Aram ()
Hart at Muir, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Muir); Aram ()
Keppel vs. Workman at La Puente, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Workman); Aram ()
La Canada vs. Crescenta Valley at Glendale, 7 p.m. — Robledo (CV); Aram ()
La Puente at Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (La Puente); Aram ()
Pomona at Colony, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Colony); Aram ()
Rio Hondo Prep vs. Calvary Murrieta at Temescal Canyon, 7 p.m. — Robledo (RHPrep); Aram ()
Rowland at Arroyo, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Arroyo); Aram ()
Webb vs. Marshall at U. of La Verne, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Webb); Aram ()
West Covina at Tesoro, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Tesoro); Aram ()
Whittier at Long Beach Wilson, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Whittier); Aram ()
Whittier Christian at St. Margaret’s, 7 p.m. — Robledo (St. Marg); Aram ()
Alhambra vs. L.A. Wilson at Moor Field, 7 p.m. — Robledo (LA Wilson); Aram ()
Gabrielino at Mar Vista, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Mar Vista); Aram ()
Temple City at Eagle Rock, 7 p.m. — Robledo (Eagle Rock); Aram ()

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Saturday Morning Quarterback: St. Paul wins again; La Mirada comes down to earth; La Serna wins again

St. Paul continued its 2014 turnaround in week 2 of the prep football season, winning its third consecutive game to open the season with a solid 29-6 victory over South East, of South Gate. Also, Friday, La Mirada, which started 2-0 with impressive wins over Tesoro and Charter Oak was dropped back to reality with a blow-out loss to highly-touted Servite. La Serna, after an opening week loss to Ralston Valley, of Colorado, scored its second consecutive big win, shutting out Schurr, 35-0.
DAILY NEWS HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

St. Paul quarterback Jacob Maier (#15) breaks away from a South East defender in their non-league football game at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs on Friday September 12, 2014. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

St. Paul quarterback Jacob Maier (#15) breaks away from a South East defender in their non-league football game at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs on Friday September 12, 2014. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)


GAMES OF THE WEEK
ST. PAUL 29, SOUTH EAST 6


SANTA FE SPRINGS — It’s been a trying couple of years for the St. Paul High School football team. But the Swordsmen are finally seeing the light at the end of what has been a dark tunnel.
Jacob Maier threw for 217 yards and three touchdowns and host St. Paul won its third consecutive game with a 29-6 victory over South East in a nonleague game.
Gabriel Bermudez had 121 yard receiving and a touchdown and Alfred Delgado rushed for 108 yards for the Swordsmen, who have already won more games this season than they won the past two seasons combined. St. Paul was 1-9 in each of the past two seasons.
Johnny Romero threw for 91 yards and a touchdown for the Jaguars, who slipped to 0-3.
St. Paul led 21-6 at halftime.

– Stephen Ramirez

SERVITE 56, LA MIRADA 14
NORWALK — La Mirada’s quest to upset a Pac-5 Division opponent for the second time in three weeks came up short on Friday night, as the Matadores fell to Servite 56-14 at Cerritos College.
“We got outcoached and we got overwhelmed from the get-go,” said La Mirada head coach Mike Moschetti. “They were the better team and we didn’t have a chance. When it went bad, it went bad, and before you knew it we were down 28-0.”
The Friars (2-1), who entered the game ranked No. 4 in the state by Cal-Hi sports, were in top form from the start, scoring touchdowns on each of their first five possessions.
However, the highlight of the night was provided by the Servite defense. On fourth-and-2 with 1:32 left before halftime, Maurice Davison intercepted a Christian Lara pass and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown.
Davison’s touchdown capped a nearly perfect half for Servite and gave the Friars a 35-0 lead at the break.

– Richard Hernandez
ROUNDUP: Whittier beats Whittier Christian, 51-28
Whittier High School outscored Whittier Christian 25-0 over the game’s final 12:19 to take a 51-28 nonleague victory Friday night at Whittier College.
Luis Valero scored on a 4-yard run with 19 seconds to play in the third quarter to give the Cardinals (2-1) the lead for good, 32-28.
Valero then scored from the 8-yard line less than two minutes into the fourth quarter and Anthony Pena scored two of his game-high five TDs to cap the scoring.
The Cardinals’ three-back set wore down the Heralds (0-3). Richard Bailey also scored on a 61-yarder.
Pena rushed for 198 yards on 14 carries. He scored on runs of 41, 20, 3, 35 and 15 yards.
Heralds quarterback Cooper Hughes threw three TD passes.

HOW THE TOP 10 FARED
1. La Mirada (2-1) lost to Servite, 56-14
2. La Habra (1-2) lost to Mission Viejo, 49-20
3. La Serna (2-1) def. Schurr, 35-0
4. St. Paul (3-0) def. South East, 29-6
5. El Rancho (1-1), idle
6. Whittier Christian (2-1) lost to to Whitter, 51-28
7. Santa Fe (1-2) lost to Bonita, 41-7
8. California (1-2) lost to Troy, 41-18
9. Schurr (1-2) lost to La Serna, 35-0
10. Montebello (0-3) lost to Arroyo, 35-17

OTHER SCORE
Pioneer 45, Rancho Alamitos 40
El Segundo 38, Cantwell 7

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