Saturday, Oct. 30
Locke 20, Manual Arts 6
Junior Jovonte Taylor of Locke (5-3, 1-2) gained 137 yards in 17 carries and scored on runs of 25 and 6 yards against visiting Manual Arts (1-7, 0-3).
Friday, Oct. 29
Dorsey 24, Crenshaw 20
There isn't much that separates Coliseum League rivals Los Angeles Crenshaw and Los Angeles Dorsey. In another tight game between the league title contenders, one thing figured to determine the winner Friday night.
Dorsey used an effective passing game to jump to an 18-point halftime lead and held off a furious second-half comeback to score a 24-20 victory over the mistake-prone Cougars before a near-capacity crowd at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The Dons (7-1, 3-0), ranked No. 12 by the Times, forced four turnovers and didn't commit one. David Gettis got the last one as he intercepted a pass at the Dorsey 25-yard line with 50.6 seconds remaining to hold off the charging Cougars.
No. 16 Crenshaw (6-2, 2-1) got 125 yards from tailback Rickie Collins and 73 from fullback R.J. Garrett but it botched the opening kickoff, lost two fumbles and quarterback John Thompson had two passes intercepted.
"We came through when we needed to and that's all that matters," Gettis said. "You try to play as perfect a game as you can. If we made those turnovers, it might have been different."
Crenshaw dug itself a hole when it failed to secure the opening kickoff and Dorsey's Lee Sprewell recovered. On the first play, Gettis got behind safety Darian Hagan and hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass from Keith Charles.
The Cougars fumbled the ball on their next possession and Dorsey took advantage as Jeremiah Johnson scored on a 16-yard run to push the lead to 12-0 just 4 minutes, 39 seconds into the game.
Charles, who was 7-for-14 for 142 yards, connected with Sydney Avery on a 11-yard scoring play and Johnson (13 carries, 115 yards) got his second score on a 38-yard run after the Cougars' Tyquan Knox fumbled on the kickoff.
Crenshaw dominated the second half. Garrett scored on a four-yard run in the third quarter and added a two-point conversion while Knox cut the lead to four with 4:34 left on a 15-yard touchdown reception from Thompson.
"We were wearing them down as the game went on," Collins said. "We tried hard but we just couldn't do it."
Fremont 18, Jefferson 0
Andre Bouvay carried 17 times for 188 yards and one touchdown to lead visiting Fremont (6-2, 1-2).
Nate Willard had three sacks and a tackle for loss for the Pathfinders, who held Jefferson (4-4, 2-1) to fewer than 100 net yards for the game. Malik James added a 65-yard punt return for Fremont.
Garfield 21, Bell 14
Diego Romero had 147 in 14 carries with one touchdown and David Cordova added 51 yards in ten carries for the other score in the loss for host Bell (2-6, 0-3). Garfield is 1-2 in league.
Huntington Park 24, South Gate 7
Jesse Reyes threw a touchdown pass, rushed for a touchdown, kicked a 20-yard field goal and two extra points and had two interceptions for visiting Huntington Park (7-1, 3-0). South Gate is 4-4, 2-1.
L.A. Jordan 33, Roosevelt 28
Qurterback Kenrick Harris had five carries for 215 yards and two touchdowns and passed for another toucdown, including a 10-yard go-ahead touchdown run with as time expired for host L.A. Jordan (4-4, 2-1). Roosevelt is 1-2 in league.
Narbonne 32, Gardena 15
San Pedro 24, Washington 12
Eagle Rock 49, Belmont 48 (4 OT)
V.J. Castanos rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns in 26 carries, including a two-yard run in the fourth overtime for Eagle Rock (6-2, 3-1) at Belmont (5-4, 2-3).
Jeremy Camacho completed 19 of 29 passes for 325 yards and four touchdowns for Eagle Rock, which led 21-7 at halftime. Richard Brenis caught touchdown receptions of 65 and 36 yards for Eagle Rock.
Franklin 46, Lincoln 18
Brandon Torres rushed for 192 yards in 22 carries with three touchdowns and Chris Velez caught a 62-yard touchdown pass for visiting Franklin (7-1, 2-1).
L.A. Wilson 62, Los Angeles 14
Senior quarterback Chris Patino completed 20 of 28 passes for 505 yards with seven touchdown passes, including five in third quarter for L.A. Wilson (7-0, 4-0) in victory over visiting Los Angeles.
Patino threw touchdown passes of 15, 90, 75, 5 and 30 yards in the third quarter, when the Mules scored 34 points to expand a 28-14 halftime lead. He also had scoring passes of 2 and 19 yards in the first and second quarters, respectively, and he also ran for a two-yard touchdown in the second period before being lifted from the game at the end of the third period.
Abraham Venegas made seven receptions for 215 yards, including the 90- and 19-yard scores, and Brandon Tucker had five catches for 160 yards, including the scores of 75 and 5 yards.
SUNSET SIX LEAGUE
Grant 21, Canoga Park 14
North Hollywood 42, Verdugo Hills 7
Sun Valley Poly 48, Hollywood 28
VALLEY MISSION LEAGUE
San Fernando 41, Van Nuys 13
Rafael Reynolds rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns in eight carries, including a 95-yard scoring run, and caugh two passes for 94 yards, including an 85-yard touchdown reception, for San Fernando (5-3, 3-0) at Van Nuys (1-7, 0-3).
Granada Hills Kennedy 21, Sylmar 7
Reseda 13, Monroe 6
L.A. University 52, Palisades 14
Enous O'Neal rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns in 18 carries and Terrell Patterson added 175 yards and three touchdowns in 13 carries for University (4-4, 2-1).
Greg Walker caught three passes for 117 yards and intercepted a pass for the Wildcats. Brandon Bryant caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Cohen in the first quarter and Anthony Anaebere scored on a 98-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter for host Palisades (1-7, 0-3), which trailed 24-6 at halftime.
Venice 24, Fairfax 21
With Fairfax driving, Chris Lewis recoverd a fumble with 40 seconds remaining to preseverve the victory for host Venice, which now sits atop the league standings with the win.
Jonus Mouton scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 13-yard run in third quarter, capping 17 unanswered points in the period for the Gondoliers (6-2, 3-0). Fairfax fell to 2-1 in league.
Westchester 33, Los Angeles Hamilton 14
WEST VALLEY LEAGUE
Chatsworth 32, Granada Hills 29 (OT)
Francisco Ochoa kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime for Chatsworth (7-1, 2-1), which trailed 14-7 at halftime.
Shawn Johnson set up the winning kick by intercepting a third-down pass at the eight-yard line to halt Granada Hills' overtime possession. The host Highlanders fell to 1-7, 0-3.
Cleveland 23, El Camino Real 21
Jeremy Obando passed for 166 yards and one touchdown for visiting Cleveland (6-1, 2-1). The Cavaliers trailed, 14-6, before scoring 17 unanswered points, then hung on for the victory. El Camino Real fell to 4-4, 0-3.
Taft 28, Birmingham 21
Josh Portis, an acrobatic senior quarterback at Woodland Hills Taft, put on a fourth-quarter show to remember Friday, catching the game-winning touchdown on his only play as a receiver with 46 seconds left to give the Toreadors a 28-21 West Valley League victory over host Lake Balboa Birmingham.
"He was outrageous," Taft Coach Troy Starr said of the 6-foot-3 Portis, who has committed to Utah.
Portis started the game with five consecutive completions and touchdown passes of 23 and 78 yards to Jamere Holland. But his confidence seemed shaken after three interceptions.
Then, in the fourth quarter, he broke off a 39-yard run and scored on a seven-yard run to put Taft (7-1 overall, 3-0 in league), ranked No. 17 by the Times, on top, 21-14, with 6:35 left. Portis finished with 141 yards rushing in 20 carries.
No. 21 Birmingham (4-4, 2-1), which lost two fumbles and made numerous mental mistakes, tied the score with 1:30 left on a three-yard touchdown run by Brian Stuart, who finished with 110 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Portis led Taft down the field to the 15-yard line, contributing a 41-yard run. Starr decided to put in Thyrell Lewis at quarterback, and he lofted the ball high into the end zone for Portis, who leaped over a couple of defenders for the catch.
"It was a great win," said Starr, whose team was upset by Birmingham in the 2002 City championship game. "They're a great team, and I have a feeling we'll see each other again."
Patriot quarterback Andrew Miramontes completed 18 of 28 for 277 yards with one interception.
Thursday Oct. 28
Carson 24, Wilmington Banning 7