Varsity Times Insider
High school sports across the Southland
Football: Week 12 playoff schedule








Quarterfinals, Friday, 7 p.m.


#8 Arleta (10-1) at #1 San Pedro (10-1)


#5 Crenshaw (8-3) at #4 Carson (8-3)


#6 Dorsey (6-5) at #3 Narbonne (7-4)


#7 Birmingham (6-5) at #2 Garfield (9-2)




Semifinals, Nov, 28. Championship, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.






Quarterfinals, Friday, 7 p.m.


#8 Lincoln (7-4) at #1 Los Angeles Hamilton (8-3)


#5 South Gate (7-4) at #4 Los Angeles University (5-5)


#11 Chatsworth (6-5) at #3 Sylmar (9-2)


#10 San Fernando (6-5) at #2 Eagle Rock (10-1)




Semifinals, Nov, 28. Championship, Dec. 6, 3 p.m. at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.






Quarterfinals, Friday, 7 p.m.


#9 View Park (5-5) at #1 Los Angeles (9-2)


#12 Sun Valley Poly (3-8) at #4 Hawkins (8-3)


#6 Santee (7-4) at #3 Monroe (8-3)


#7 Rancho Dominguez (5-6) at #2 Bernstein (9-2)




Semifinals, Nov, 28. Championship, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.






Read more
Football: Thursday's playoff score

Thursday, November 20th







El Modena 41, Garden Grove Santiago 20



Read more
Football: Linebacker Reno Dubreuil of Westlake is Marmonte League MVP

Senior linebacker Reno Dubreuil of Westlake has been named the Marmonte League player of the year.

The offensive backs of the year were junior Chase Jasmin of Westlake and senior Marcus Chambers of St. Bonaventure. The offensive linemen of the year were senior Patrick Mekari of Westlake and senior Nick Capella of St. Bonaventure. The receivers of the year were juniors Michael Pittman of Oaks Christian and Theo Howard of Westlake.

The defensive lineman of the year were junior Brandon Shook of Westlake and senior Mark Zavala of St. Bonaventure. The linebacker of the year was senior Quincy Bennett of Westlake. The defensive back of the year was senior Jayln Harrison of Westlake.

First-team all-league offense

Offensive line_Reno Rosene, Oaks Christian, Sr.; Max Moore, Westlake, So.; Fred Wise, Westlake, Sr.; Michael Frank, Moorpark, Sr.; Patrick Dotsy, St. Bonaventure, Sr. WR_Andre Baccellia, Westlake, Sr.; Nick Rodriguez, Moorpark, Sr.; Darius Vines, St. Bonaventure, Jr. B_Nick Clarke,...

Read more
Baseball: Former Birmingham pitcher Edgar Olmos picked up by Mariners

Edgar Olmos, a 24-year-old former Birmingham High pitcher, has been added to the 40-man roster of the Seattle Mariners after being claimed off waivers from the Miami Marlins.

The left-handed reliever spent last year in Double-A and Triple-A ball.

He throws in the 90s. He was a third-round draft pick out of Birmingham in 2008.




Read more
Football: Mater Dei is seeking a second victory over Corona Centennial

Mater Dei has already beaten one team twice this season _ Westlake. But the Monarchs are facing a much more difficult challenge on Friday _ defeating Corona Centennial for a second time at Santa Ana Stadium.

Way back on Aug. 30, the Monarchs won, 38-18, at Mission Viejo High. Mater Dei never looked so good and Centennial never looked so bad.

"We had a lot of emotion in game one," Mater Dei Coach Bruce Rollinson said. "I think we surprised them and kind of surprised ourselves."

Both teams are better. Centennial, which was playing two new quarterbacks, has improved most notably on offense.

"They have the machine rolling, and it is very impressive to watch on film," Rollinson said. "Their big-play ability is something to behold. It doesn't take a genius to figure out we have to stay ahead of the chains, move the football and keep them off the field. I look for a very good high school football game."



Read more
Football: Cathedral-Downey winner could be headed to title game

The opportunity to win a Southeast Division championship is there for the winner of Friday night's quarterfinal game between Cathedral and visiting Downey.

The defeat suffered by No. 2-seeded La Mirada and the injury to St. Francis quarterback Jeremiah Martin has created an opportunity. The question is who's going to take advantage?

Downey will be a strong test for Cathedral. Downey has a pair of productive running backs in Daevon Vigilant (1,515 yards rushing) and Justin Huff (1,087 yards).

Can Cathedral's defense stop the run?

Cathedral sophomore quarterback Andrew Tovar is having a season to remember. Aided by a strong receiving corp, Tovar has passed for 3,297 yards and 42 touchdowns.

The survivor on Friday has a good chance to make it to the Southeast Division final.




Read more