Friday, Sept. 17
Belmont 20, Bell 16
Irving Valencia had an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Belmont that pulled the Sentinels (3-0) to within 16-13, and Jonathan Estrada ran 23 yards for the decisive score in the third quarter. Tailback Diego Romero rushed for 192 yards and one touchdown in 23 carries for Bell (0-2) in the loss at Belmont (3-0).
Taft 35, Carson 20
Woodland Hills Taft's Jamere Holland is the top sprinter in the City Section. The junior is also showing that he can be a top wide receiver as well.
Holland caught three touchdown passes in the first half-all on big plays-and the host and No. 25-ranked Toreadors reestablished themselves as a title contender with a victory Friday night over defending champion and 14th-ranked Carson that ended the Colts' 10-game winning streak dating back to last season.
"It's a big win," said Troy Starr, who returned as Taft's coach after taking a year off. "It's a class program. My [coaching] roots are at Carson."
An error-plagued Taft team finished with an uncharacteristic 5-6 record last season. The mistakes seemed to carry over to this year's opener as quarterback Josh Portis committed two costly fourth-quarter turnovers in a one-point loss to L.A. Crenshaw.
After Portis lost a first-quarter fumble that was recovered by Carson's Lamar Brumfield for a touchdown, Taft didn't commit another turnover while turning to its newest offensive weapon.
Holland, the defending City champion in the 100 and 200 meters, took full advantage of man-on-man coverage as he beat the Colt secondary for touchdown plays of 57, 71 and 35 yards as the Toreadors took a 21-14 halftime lead.
"They put single coverage on him and they had a 5-foot-9 cornerback," Portis said. "Jamere is 6-1 and he [runs] a 10.5 in the 100. That's a no-brainer. He's going to be a big-time player for us."
Portis, who passed for 211 yards and rushed for another 64, pushed the lead to 14 points with a 20-yard scamper in the third quarter. Shelton Banks added a 38-yard touchdown run.
Carson quarterback Bo Napoleon completed 20 of 39 passes for 206 yards but the Colts lost two fumbles and had trouble finishing drives.
Cleveland 22, Reseda 0
Jeremy Obando was 12 for 20 passing for 172 yards and one touchdown for host Cleveland (2-0). Julius Killings caught Obando's TD throw and also scored on a two-yard run. Reseda (0-2) has yet to score this season.
Eagle Rock 38, L.A. Hamilton 14
Ryan Paul had 168 yards in 20 carries with three touchdowns to lead host Eagle Rock. Quarterback Jeremy Camacho completed 10 of 16 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles (3-0). Markece Peco had three catches for 85 yards, including a 58-yard scoring pass and V.J. Castanos added another touchdown catch for 53 yards and also carried five times for 70 yards.
Franklin 34, Fairfax 10
Brandon Torres of Franklin (2-0) had 251 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns against visiting Fairfax (1-1).
Gardena 43, Grant 12
Junior linebacker Steve Cameron had 10 tackles, four sacks and two pass deflections for host Gardena (2-0). Grant is 1-1.
Garfield 20, Granada Hills 17
With 20 seconds left in the game, Garfield senior defensive end Carlos Guzman forced a fumble and junior defensive tackle Raul Sanchez recovered it on the Garfield one-yard line to preserve the victory. Pedro Salazar led the Garfield offense by rushing for 162 yards and three touchdowns in 30 carries.
Jefferson 34, South Gate 20
Contrell Walker connected with Austin Usher on two touchdown passes for the host Jefferson (1-1).
LA Wilson 42, Sun Valley Poly 7
Chris Patino completed 14 of 20 passes for 449 yards and three touchdowns during the first three quarters for Wilson (2-0), while adding a pair of touchdown runs. Brandon Tucker accumulated 316 all-purpose yards, including a 75-yard touchdown reception and a 85-yard kickoff return for another score. Poly evens its record at 1-1.
L.A. University 26, Washington 7
Terrell Patterson ran for 140 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown, Jason Robinson went seven for 14 for 170 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a touchdown and Greg Walker had three catches for 140 yards and a touchdown for visiting L.A. University (1-1). Washington is 1-1.
Monroe 44, Canoga Park 7
John Egan had four receptions for 65 yards in the loss for host Canoga Park (0-2).
Roosevelt 24, Lincoln 0
Jonathan Francisco rushed for 111 yards on eight carries, including a six-yard touchdown run, Carlos Diaz rushed for 111 yards on 11 carries and Danny Perez had two intercteptions for host Roosevelt (1-1). Lincoln is 1-1.
Fremont 33, San Pedro 7
Locke 20, Los Angeles 0
Narbonne 44, Westchester 7
Taft 35, Carson 20
Villanova Prep 21, Sage Hill 7
Compton Dominguez 25, Los Angeles Crenshaw 15
The game ended with 18 seconds left when several skirmishes broke out on the field at Crenshaw. The fighting marred a game in which Dominguez cornerback/quarterback Marvin Johnson intercepted three passes, threw for three touchdowns of 9, 30 and 32 yards, and ran for a 29-yard score in the third quarter to stave off a Crenshaw rally.
Dominguez (2-0), ranked No. 23, led at halftime, 18-0, before No. 21 Crenshaw (1-1) rallied and frustrations grew on both sidelines.
Dominuez was called for seven personal fouls - six in the second half - and Crenshaw was whistled for three.After Johnson's last interception at the Dominguez 47 with 31 seconds left, there appeared to be at least three different on-field altercations that were tended to by Los Angeles Police Depart. of-ficers.
"It's sad for the kids and sad for the community," Crenshaw Coach Robert Garrett said.
Dorsey 27, Santa Margarita 7
Junior tailback Stafon Johnson had 135 yards in 10 carries to lead visiting Dorsey, ranked No. 17 by The Times. Jeremiah Johnson added 101 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries for the Dons.
Dorsey had three successful goal-line stands, led by linebacker Chad Lowe, who had an especially strong performance that included a 57-yard interception return for a touchdown and a combined total of 17 solo and assisted tackles.
Courtney Williams, another top linebacker who was injured with an ankle sprain last week, when Dorsey (1-1) lost, came back and had four sacks, causing a fumble on one of them that the Dons recovered. The fumble recovery led to an 18-yard touchdown run by Johnson a few plays later.
Zack Crossland, who had a knee sprain last week, is still out, but is expected to be back in two weeks, when Dorsey travels to play Oakland McClymonds.
Santa Margarita is 1-1.
Loyola 24, Venice 0
Matt Appenfelder returned a kick 100 yards to give visiting Loyola (2-0), ranked No. 6 by The Times, a 21-0 lead at the beginning of the second half. Venice drops to 0-2.
Manual Arts 32, Pioneer 12
Brandon Roberts had three carries for 68 yards and one touchdown, Dwayne Giddens had two carries for 76 yards and a touchdown, Derrick Palacio had four catches for 62 yards with one touchdown, Phillip Jones had three catches for 126 yards with two touchdowns and had two interceptions for Manual Arts. On defense, Vincente Brown had 11 tackles and one assist and Laterrious Wells had seven tackles and one assist for the host Toilers (1-1).
Santa Monica 20, Palisades 7
Michael Henley rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown in 16 carries and Lewis Adevemi gained 69 yards and a touchdown in 14 carries for host Santa Monica (1-1), which earned its first victory under second-year head coach Michael Burnett. Robert Gillette recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for the only score for Palisades (0-2). Andre Harris rushed for 118 yards in 17 carries and Dylan Cohn complete nine of 21 passes for 121 yards and one interception for Palisades.
Lancaster 18, San Fernando 15
Sylmar 39, Inglewood 13
Valencia 43, Birmingham 26
Wilmington Banning 42, Compton 6