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A survey sent to 570 Southern Section schools asking whether transfer rules need to be adjusted saw 71.5% of the 544 schools that responded answering yes.

That’s a powerful message Southern Section commissioner Rob Wigod can take to Sacramento this week when the state CIF’s 10 section commissioners gather for an annual meeting.

Among the options offered as to possible changes, 46.2% chose a proposal that would allow a free transfer to any student during their freshman year regardless of the circumstances. They would have to enroll at their new school by the first day of their sophomore year. All subsequent transfers without a valid residence change or hardship waiver would result in being ineligible to play varsity for one year.

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Ed Croson, the veteran Chaminade football coach, swears he’s not punishing his players. Last week, the Eagles faced Folsom and lost 70-34. Next up is No. 1-ranked St. John Bosco in West Hills.

“You can’t look backwards. You have to look forward,” Croson said Sunday morning. “We’ll take something away. I told the kids I’m not going to apologize for stacking it up. They’re tough guys.”

The idea for scheduling tough opponents is to learn about your own team.

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Saturday, Sept. 8

SOUTHERN SECTION

NONLEAGUE

Friday, September 7th

CITY

NONLEAGUE

Thursday, September 6th

SOUTHERN SECTION

NONLEAGUE

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Sherman Oaks Notre Dame players prepare for a 6:15 p.m. start as the sun beats down on Thursday night.
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame players prepare for a 6:15 p.m. start as the sun beats down on Thursday night. (Eric Sondheimer)

A 6:15 p.m. start on a Thursday night at Littlerock High hardly disrupted the routine of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, which was 0-2 and coming off a tough 35-34 loss to Moorpark.

The Knights took out their frustration on Paraclete, rolling to a 55-7 victory. Notre Dame scored 28 points in the first quarter and never looked back behind sophomore quarterback Cooper Meek, who ran for three touchdowns and passed for another.

Meek’s 45-yard touchdown run started Notre Dame’s onslaught. The Knights made three interceptions, with Maxwell Cotton returning one for a touchdown.

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Moorpark High School will host a football doubleheader on Saturday.

In the 4:30 p.m. game, JSerra will take on Arizona Pinnacle.

Then the 7:30 p.m. game will have Moorpark playing Arizona Higley.

Next week’s Mission Viejo vs. Upland football game has been chosen to be shown on Prime Ticket.

The games chosen to be on Prep Zone:

Chaminade vs. St. John Bosco; Narbonne vs. Gardena Serra; Cathedral vs. Bishop Amat; Westlake vs. Moorpark.

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Let the debate begin whether Mets third baseman Todd Frazier was engaging in gamesmanship or cheating on Monday at Dodger Stadium when he was credited for catching a foul ball down the left-field line.

It turned out he dropped the ball in the stands but picked up a rubber ball, showed it to the umpire who made the out call.

Is that OK?

Los Angeles Times prep columnist Eric Sondheimer will be among the inductees in the City Section Hall of Fame ceremony on April 28.
Los Angeles Times prep columnist Eric Sondheimer will be among the inductees in the City Section Hall of Fame ceremony on April 28. (Eric Sondheimer)

The City Section announced its fifth induction class for its sports Hall of Fame, and it includes brothers Chris and Vince Ferragamo from Banning, football coach Paul Knox, San Fernando standout Anthony Davis and Kennedy standout Toya DeCree Holiday, the mother of the three Holiday brothers now playing in the NBA.

The class will be among those inducted during ceremonies on April 28 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

Also in the class is Los Angeles Times columnist Eric Sondheimer, who has covered high school sports in Southern California since 1976. The Poly High grad has been with The Times since 1997. He will be inducted along with Randy Rosenbloom, the longtime TV and radio broadcaster who is a North Hollywood grad.