In a Rush, University Routs Poly


University High scored on each of its first two possessions in route to a 40-20 Pac 8 League victory over Polytechnic on Friday in West Los Angeles.

The Warriors improved their record to 4-1 in league by playing almost flawless football and out-gaining Poly, 388-191.

Meanwhile, Poly quarterback Donald Senegal suffered the brunt of frequent University blitzes. He was sacked seven times and spent much of the afternoon limping off the field.


Most of the Parrots’ yardage came late in the game against University’s second-string defense.

It didn’t take long for it to become apparent that things wouldn’t go Poly’s way.

The first time University had the ball senior quarterback John Moomaw faded back and lofted a 52-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver William Greene.

On their next possession, the Warriors established dominance on the ground, driving 59 yards on three rushing. Amani Davis ran 27 yards for the touchdown and University had a quick 14-0 lead.

Poly sustained a drive for the first time early in the second quarter, driving 63 yards on 11 plays, most of them running plays, to cut the score to 14-7.

University responded, going 80 yards for a touchdown just before the half. University added two unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter.

Poly made the score respectable with two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter as darkness crept over the unlit field.


The game was finally called because of darkness with only six seconds left because of a rule that requires officials to stop day games 10 minutes after sundown.

University running backs William Harris and Dion Griffin combined for 210 yards on 23 carries. Harris had 107 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. Moomaw finished 4 for 5 passing for 87 yards and a touchdown.

Reginald Smith starred on defense for University, intercepting a first-quarter pass that set up the Warriors’ second touchdown.

There were few highlights for the Parrots, who dropped to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in league. Senegal completed only 2 of 9 passes for 39 yards and had one interception. Jerry Gilmore led the team in rushing with 47 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries.