Prep Football : Friday’s Highlights : LB Millikan Stuns No. 1-Ranked LB Poly, 15-13
Senior Ed Robinson caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Cliff Mosley with 18 seconds remining to lift Long Beach Millikan to a 15-13 Moore League victory over No. 1-ranked and previously unbeaten Long Beach Poly, the Times’ No. 1-ranked Southern Section team Friday night at Veterans Stadium.
Millikan had taken a 9-0 third-quarter lead on a safety and a 15-yard touchdown pass from Mosley to Ray Jones.
Poly came back to take a 13-9 lead on two four-quarter touchdowns on Michael Herring’s 21-yard touchdown pass and Leonard Russell’s 9-yard run, the latter with 2:01 remaining.
The win gave Millikan a share of the title with Poly. Going into the game, Poly had outscored its opponents, 192-13. Millikan, which is 5-4, has outscored the opposition, 215-146.
Los Altos 15, West Covina 14--Mark Smith of Los Altos completed a pass to Garo Sarinian in the back of the end zone for a two-point conversion with 3:43 remining in the game to give the Conquerors a 15-14 win over West Covina in a Sierra League game at Los Altos High. The Conquerors scored the tying touchdown on a 21-yard pass from Smith to Steve Peters. West Covina had a chance to win the game when Vince Aquilar completed a 34-yard pass play to Mike Culwell on the Los Altos eight-yard line, but Andrian Alcazar intercepted Aguilar’s pass on the goal line and returned it 18-yards. West Covina had yet another change after it utilizled it last two timeouts and forced Los Altos to punt the ball. Scott Rice’s kick went only 10 yards and West Covina got the ball on the Los Altos 37-yard line. with 1:11 left. Two pass interference calls gave West Covina a first down on the 15. With seven second remaining Glen Norris attempted a 31-yard field goal, but it was blocked. Los Altos finished the regular season 3-1-1 in league and 7-2-1 overall. West Covina is 3-2 and 7-2. Hart 35, Schurr 19--Junior Jim Bonds completed 19 of 24 passes for 204 yards and 2 touchdown passes, and rushed for 83 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Foothill league title game at Montebello High. It was Schurr’s first loss. Schurr’s Eric Rubalcava passed for 331 and touchdowns of 73, 63 and 24 yards on 16 of 23 completions. End Hubert Turner was his primary receiver with 10 catches for 174 yards and 1 touchdown. Hart, which at one time was 0-3-1, has won six straight games and finishes league play 5-0. Schurr is 4-1 and 9-1.
Bell Gardens 24, Whittier 21--Bell Gardens built a 24-7 fourth-quarter lead on Javier Fimbres’ touchdown runs of 6 and 17 yards, Roy Amos’ 1-yard dive and Juan Cisneros’ 27-yard field goal in the Whitmont League game at Whittier. Whittier made it close with a 48-yard touchdown pass to Gene Nelson from Andy Emch and a 2-yard run by Mike Morales, with 1:17 remaining. Bell Gardens then took the kickoff and ran out the clock. Fimbres, a quarterback, gained 184 yards rushing in 26 carries. The win ensured Bell Gardens of a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Bell Gardens finished league play at 5-2 and is 7-3 overall. Whittier completed its season 3-4 and 4-6.
Lynwood 11, Cerritos 8--In a battle of running backs, it was a kicker who finally decided the San Gabriel Valley League contest at Lynwood. Gerry Garcia booted a 35-yard field goal with five seconds remaining to give Lynwood the league title. Cerritos scored first on Andre Wooten’s 25-yard run and a two-point conversion on a pass from Greg Pilioglas. Lynwood countered with a 2-yard touchdown run by Anthony Burnett and a two-point conversion pass from Reggie Pitchford to Marc Birch. Wooten finished with 129 yards in 17 carries, and Lynwood running back Austin McCowan had 195 yards in 30 carries. Lynwood finishes regular-season play with a 6-0 league record, 9-1 overall. Cerritos is 5-1 and 8-3, including two forfeit losses.
Lincoln 20, Marshall 14--Flanker Ramiro Garcia scored on an 11-yard reverse with 24 seconds remaining to give Lincoln the win in the Northern League game at Marshall High. Marshall had taken the lead early in the fourth quarter, 14-13, on a 59-yard pass play from Raul Porras to Brett Brice and Mario Ruiz’s extra point. Lincoln opened the scoring in the first quarter on a 37-yard pass play from Gus Aguirre to Sergio Rodriguez. Marshall tied the game at 7-7 just before the half on a 10-yard Porras to Brice pass. Lincoln took the lead 13-7 in the third quarter on a one-yard run by Steve Silva, but Pablo Cano missed the extra point. Silva led Lincoln with 63 yards in 16 carries. Lincoln finished the regular season 5-0 in league and 8-1 overall. Marshall is 2-2-1 and 3-5-1.