City Section

Friday, Oct. 17


Dorsey 34, Jefferson 21
Stafon Johnson ran for 106 of his 137 rushing yards in the fourth quarter. While Dorsey's offense struggled early, the Don defense came up with big plays. Linebacker Joey Rucks made two second-quarter interceptions, returning one 50 yards for a touchdown that gave Dorsey a 20-14 halftime lead. After a 13-yard run by Jeremiah Johnson put the Dons up, 28-21, early in the fourth quarter, Rucks recovered a fumble, setting up Dorsey's final score.

Fremont 42, Locke 25
Andre Bouvay gained 164 yards in 18 carries and four touchdowns to lead visiting Fremont.

Crenshaw 41, Manual Arts 0
Dorsey 34, Jefferson 21


L.A. Jordan 17, Garfield 13
Jesse Murry had eight carries for 153 yards, including touchdown runs of 79 and 56 yards, to lead L.A. Jordan (4-2, 1-0) over visiting Garfield (3-3, 0-1). Defensive end Rashad Newsome had five tackles and four sacks to lead the Jordan defense. Jamell Murry added seven solo tackles and 13 total at linebacker for the Bulldogs.

Roosevelt 49, Huntington Park 0
Roosevelt running back Manny Garcia ran for an 84-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and finished with 149 yards on seven carries. Chris Hurtado added 154 yards on 12 carries for Roosevelt (4-2, 1-0) which rolled up 501 yards of total offense.

South Gate 25, Bell 20


Gardena 41, Washington 14
Jason Lewis scored on touchdown runs of seven and 22 yards and Chris Green gained 101 yards in 13 carries and one touchdown to lead Gardena (6-0, 1-0) past host Washington (2-4, 0-1). Leuma Pomele had 10 tackles and four sacks to led the Gardena defense.


Franklin 28, Eagle Rock 26
L.A. Wilson 28, Belmont 7


Grant 34 Sun Valley Poly 10
North Hollywood 24, Canoga Park 18
Verdugo Hills 42, Hollywood 0


Monroe 38, Van Nuys 0
Granada Hills Kennedy 27, Reseda 13
Sylmar 35, San Fernando 14


Lake Balboa Birmingham 28, Granada Hills 24
With a junior-laden team, Lake Balboa Birmingham showed its youth with three turnovers and a number of mental and physical mistakes in its key West Valley League opener against Granada Hills. The defending City Section champions showed a lot more in the final minutes.

The Patriots made their only real scoring drive in the game count at the end as tailback Brian Stuart scored from one yard out on fourth down with 29.3 seconds left to pull out a 28-24 victory Friday night at Birmingham.

The touchdown capped a 12-play, 90-yard drive aided by two critical 15-yard penalties by the Highlanders (4-2, 0-1). With star tailback Bryan Baylor on the sidelines with leg cramps, Stuart gained 25 of his 42 yards on the Patriots' final four running plays.

"I kept saying to myself that I wasn't going to be denied," Stuart said.

Birmingham (3-3, 1-0) got two big receptions over the middle by Benny Ward but picked up another 15 yards when the Highlanders were called for pass interference on a pass that Ricardo Salcedo intercepted.

Granada Hills co-Coach Tom Harp said he didn't see the play but put the blame on an offense that didn't score after halftime. The Highlanders failed to finish a late drive and turned the ball over on downs at the Birmingham 10 with 3:58 left.

"We had the ball down there and we didn't put it away," Harp said.

Granada Hills had control of the game in the first half when it took advantage of Birmingham turnovers and mistakes. Keith Brown gave the Highlanders a 17-7 lead with a 44-yard scoring reception from Brandon Charls after Miramontes was sacked and Marc Payne recovered the fumble.

On another second-quarter possession, center Eduardo Felix snapped the ball over Miramontes' head for a 24-yard loss. Miramontes was forced to punt the ball and Granada Hills took over at the Patriot 29.

After an incompletion, Charls connected with Darion Donnelly for a 29-yard scoring play and a 24-7 lead. Baylor, who had 269 total yards, brought the Patriots back on the ensuing possession when he took a screen pass and weaved through the Granada defense for a 78-yard score to slice the Highlander lead to 10 points.
--Eric Stephens

Taft 25, Cleveland 14
The Toreadors scored touchdowns on plays measuring 95, 63, 55 and 20 yards in winning their West Valley League opener at Cleveland.

Taft (4-2) scored its first touchdown on a 55-yard pass from punter Shelton Banks to Ian Bell less than two minutes into the game and the Toreadors' second touchdown came on a 95-yard interception return by Jason Haywood. Haywood's touchdown gave Taft a 13-6 lead and quarterback Josh Portis scored on a 63-yard scramble with 25 seconds left in the second quarter to give the defending league champion Toreadors a 19-6 advantage.

Cleveland (4-2) narrowed its deficit to 19-14 with 6:39 left in the game when Joey Morales caught a five-yard touchdown pass from David Contreras and Kenny Niaki added the two-point conversion run. But Taft drove 65 yards in three plays on the ensuing drive, capped by a 20-yard pass from Portis to Brandon Anson.

Portis completed six of 14 passes for 72 yards and gained 58 yards in five carries.

Cleveland ran 60 offensive plays to Taft's 28, but the Cavaliers turned the ball over on downs four times inside the Taft 30-yard line.

The game was stopped for about 20 minutes in the third quarter after Haywood sustained a neck injury. He lay on the ground for about 15 minutes, but boarded an ambulance under his own power before heading to Northridge Hospital Medical Center as a precautionary measure.
--John Ortega

El Camino Real 14, Chatsworth 7


Fairfax 28, Palisades 6
Jonathan Price had 147 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns to lead host Fairfax (2-3-1, 1-0). Palisades is 3-3, 0-1.

Venice 49, Hamilton 3
Venice quarterback Beau Davis completed nine of 11 passes for 154 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Ryan Graves. Linebacker Jimmy Miller had 11 tackles, three for loss of yardage for Venice (6-0, 1-0). Hamilton is 2-4, 0-1.

Westchester 18, L.A. University 14

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