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It can't get much better than this for three Crenshaw High grads: They're playing pro football in Los Angeles.

The Chargers claimed linebacker Hayes Pullard off waivers from Jacksonville.

Cornerback Dominique Hatfield made the Rams roster as an undrafted free agent.

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Passing the ball has become so prominent that sometimes the running backs are forgotten. But it's hard to forget Alex Jung of Sunny Hills.

The 5-foot-8, 195-pound senior rushed for 407 yards in 27 carries and scored six touchdowns in a 40-3 win over Dana Hills last week.

Other running backs are off to a fast start too.

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Friday's non-league football game between Chaminade and St. John Bosco at El Camino College is to be televised live by Prime Ticket at 7:30 p.m.

Games to be shown on the web by Prep Zone:

Upland vs. Redlands East Valley; Orange Lutheran vs. Vista Murrieta; Bishop Amat vs. JSerra; Westlake vs. Newbury Park.

It was a weekend that Harvard-Westlake alumni and baseball fans will never forget.

Jack Flaherty, Max Fried and Lucas Giolito, teammates at Harvard-Westlake in 2011, all made successful starts on the mound in the major leagues.

Former coach Matt LaCour wishes he could have seen each one.

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Standout sophomore quarterback Luca Diamont of Venice learned last week that he will miss the 2017 season.

Diamont suffered a minor skull fracture when he fell off a golf cart in July. He hoped he could return before this season ended, but his doctor reconfirmed that the injury requires four to six months to heal, his father, Don, said Sunday.

"He still held out hope and I didn't want to crush his hopes," Don said. "You look at him and you wouldn't think there's a thing wrong."

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George McQuarn, a former basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton and Verbum Dei, died on Sunday morning in Long Beach of a possible heart attack, family friend Donny Daniels said. He was 76.

McQuarn was the coach at Verbum Dei during the school's glory days in the early 1970s, coaching the likes of Raymond Lewis and David Greenwood.

He later became an assistant coach to Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV and Bill Frieder at Arizona State and was head coach at Fullerton for eight years.

Thursday, September 7th

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Centennial quarterback Tanner McKee rolled his ankle on this play Saturday while trying to pick up yards.
Centennial quarterback Tanner McKee rolled his ankle on this play Saturday while trying to pick up yards. (Jerry Soifer)

In many ways, Corona Centennial's 40-20 defeat to Florida's IMG Academy on Saturday night in the Honor Bowl at San Diego Cathedral Catholic might end up being a victory.

Yes, things looked pretty bleak. All-star quarterback Tanner McKee went down with an ankle injury midway through the first quarter. The backup quarterback, Ala Mikaele, was taken off in a stretcher after a helmet to helmet hit in the second quarter.

Despite that adversity and facing a team made up of all-stars from 29 states and 12 countries, Centennial battled and fought and showed the kind of character needed to succeed later in the season.

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Saturday, Sept. 2

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Punahou's trip from Honolulu proved successful Saturday night after a 56-42 win over Gardena Serra at the Honor Bowl in San Diego.

Quarterback Stephen Barber put the exclamation point on the victory with a 99-yard touchdown run with nine seconds left. Punahou (3-0) came up with an interception on the one-yard line to stop a Serra comeback attempt.

Barber ran for two touchdowns and passed for three touchdowns.