HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL : THIS WEEK’S TOP GAMES
* BEVERLY HILLS vs. COMPTON CENTENNIAL
Friday at Beverly Hills, 3 p.m.
David Saraf played a big role in Beverly Hills’ 20-16 victory over Santa Monica. As a wide receiver, Saraf caught two touchdown passes. He also intercepted two passes as a defensive back. Beverly Hills All-Southern Section quarterback Ziv Gottlieb completed 14 of 31 passes for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns. Centennial lost to Dominguez, 39-0.
* ST. BERNARD vs. ST. FRANCIS
Friday at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m.
St. Bernard linebacker Edward Gordon recovered a fumble and intercepted two passes, one setting up the game’s only touchdown, as the Vikings began the season by beating Culver City, 7-0. The St. Bernard defense squelched the running and passing of Culver’s main offensive threat, quarterback Dameron Ricketts, and sacked him four times. The Vikings will need all the defense they can muster Friday night; St. Francis rolled over Burroughs of Burbank, 39-22.
* HAMILTON vs. KENNEDY of GRANADA HILLS
Friday at Kennedy, 8 p.m.
Hamilton, 0-9 last season, broke a 10-game losing streak in its opener by winning at Eagle Rock, 13-9. Behind, 9-0, in the third quarter, the Yankees rallied on touchdowns of three and 87 yards by Marcel DeGratel. Hamilton will be hard-pressed to make it two consecutive victories; always-strong Kennedy is coming off a 43-0 rout of Narbonne.
* CULVER CITY vs. PENINSULA
Friday at Culver City, 7:30 p.m.
Culver City’s offense was hamstrung by four turnovers (two interceptions, two fumbles) and a dropped pass in the end zone as the Centaurs started the season with a 7-0 loss at home to St. Bernard. Peninsula made its debut as a new team last week a successful one, defeating Long Beach Millikan behind the running of Guy Pisani and Brian Durbin. Pisani rushed for 123 yards and Durbin for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Peninsula combines players from three high schools that were shut down: Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Miraleste.
* BRENTWOOD vs. PASADENA POLY
Saturday at Brentwood, 1:30 p.m.
Brentwood quarterback Jono Ohlgren accounted for all five of his team’s touchdowns, running for two and passing for three to Michael Green as the Eagles routed Coast Union, 33-6, to begin the season in eight-man football. Ohlgren passed for 242 yards. Green caught only three passes, but they all went for touchdowns and covered 132 yards. Pasadena Poly was defeated by Francis Parker of San Diego, 42-20, in its opener last week.