Thursday, Oct. 9
GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE
Los Amigos 41, Pacifica 10
La Palma Kennedy 28, Tesoro 13
The Fighting Irish regained its momentum on special teams and didn't let go in the second half en route to the victory at Anaheim Western High.
Kennedy (4-1) was stopped on fourth and goal at the one-yard line on its opening drive of the game and later could not stop Tesoro (3-2) on a 17-play, 98-yard drive that took eight minutes off the first-half clock and gave the Titans a 6-0 lead.
But Kennedy's Bryan Pepperdine blocked a punt late in the second quarter and Ryan Griffin returned it 12 yards to the Tesoro five. Two plays later, wide receiver Tanner Elliott took a direct snap from center and scored on a six-yard run for a 7-6 lead.
The Fighting Irish then scored on its first three drives of the second half, two on touchdown passes from Robert Becker.
Elliott, who came into the game with 28 catches and six touchdowns this season, caught only two passes, but one went for a 58-yard touchdown that gave Kennedy a 21-6 lead. Kennedy sophomore running back Calvin Smart rushed for 84 of his 86 yards in the second half.
Tesoro junior running back Evan Handa rushed for 132 yards in 28 carries, including a 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The Titans were slowed by 10 penalties for 75 yards.
Santa Fe 28, Downey 20
Dontrell Mitchell rushed for 231 yards and three touchdowns to lead visiting Santa Fe (4-1). Downey is 1-4.
Walnut 17, Covina 10
Ricky Parkhouse had two receptions for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead visiting Walnut (3-2). Covina is 2-3.
Brethren Christian 54, Downey Calvary Chapel 20
Buena 21, Hueneme 14
Chaffey 28, Etiwanda 14