FRIDAY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP : Bell Lassos the Roughriders, 14-6

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Roosevelt High discovered that it’s not a good idea for a defensive back to turn his back on Bell.

Eagle receiver Freddy Alcala made a Roosevelt defensive back turn the wrong way and scored on a 75-yard pass play from quarterback Danny Morales, to beat the Roughriders, 14-6, in a Southeastern Conference game at Roosevelt. Morales completed seven of 10 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown.

The Roughriders attempted a comeback with a 52-yard drive to the Bell 20, but the drive stalled when reserve quarterback Ello Zavala threw an incomplete pass on fourth-and-two with 44 seconds left.


Roosevelt played most of the game without starting quarterback Frank Madrid, who turned his right ankle on the ‘Riders’ second play from scrimmage and re-injured it when he returned in the third quarter.

Bell sophomore tailback Vern Benard, who rushed for 186 yards and three touchdowns in his varsity debut last week, left the game in second quarter after his third fumble. Anibal Miranda, who replaced Benard, had 49 yards in 11 carries and scored on a 20-yard run to give Bell a 7-3 lead.

Records: Bell 5-2; Roosevelt 5-1-1.

Next week: Bell at Garfield; Fremont at Roosevelt.

Westchester 43, Los Angeles 12--Westchester, behind the strength of their no-huddle offense rolled to an easy victory over the Romans in a Coastal Conference game at Westchester.

Los Angeles was led by quarterback Patrick Regan, who rushed for 64 yards and one touchdown. Shena Onalopa rushed for 62 yards.

Records: Westchester 7-0; Los Angeles 1-6

Next week: Venice at Los Angeles.

Fremont 21, Palm Desert 10--Fremont’s Steve Barragan stripped running back Scott Mulder during a tackle and raced 70 yards for a touchdown in a nonleague win. Fremont quarterback William Yates, who scored on a 39-yard touchdown run, was the game’s leading rusher with 52 yards in five carries.

Records: Fremont 5-2; Palm Desert 4-3

Next week: Fremont at Roosevelt.

Belmont 22, Marshall 20--The margin of victory for the undefeated Sentinels came in the third quarter when a bad snap on an extra-point attempt forced holder Giovanni Morales to run in for a two-point conversion in a Northern Conference game.


Belmont running back Ramon Archie ran for 126 yards in 22 carries and a touchdown. Defensive back Octavio Cavillo returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Records: Belmont 7-0; Marshall 1-5-1

Next week: Lincoln at Belmont.

Garfield 27, South Gate 23--David Guerra’s five-yard touchdown pass to Braulio De La Torre with 10:03 left gave Garfield an Eastern League win at home.

The Bulldogs were led by Armando Figueroa, who rushed for 195 yards in 31 carries for two touchdowns. Roylando Jeffery of South Gate rushed for 167 yards in 16 carries and one touchdown. Quarterback Juan Vasquez was five-for-12 with 157 yards and one touchdown.

Records: Garfield 6-1; South Gate 1-5

Next week: Jordan at South Gate; Bell at Garfield.

Schurr 41, Bell Gardens 27--Despite three touchdown runs by tailback Junior Samano, Bell Gardens was unable to make up the deficit in an Almont League game against Schurr at Montebello High School. Samano finished with 62 yards in 21 carries.

Fullback Mike Flores led the Lancers in rushing with 73 yards in six carries and scored on a 35-yard run with 8:17 left in the quarter.

Records: Bell Gardens 4-2-1; Schurr 5-2

Next week: Montebello at Bell Gardens.

Lincoln 40, Hollywood 0--Quarterback Gerardo Roman completed 14 of 24 passes for 133 yards and five touchdowns as the Tigers ended a two-game losing streak in the Northern Conference game at Wilson High.


Roman, who also ran for a two-yard score, teamed with receiver Jaime Oseguera on eight passes for 86 yards and three touchdowns.

Records: Hollywood 0-7; Lincoln 2-5.

Next week: Lincoln at Belmont.

Eagle Rock 40, Wilson 14--Quarterback Manny Navarette completed seven of 13 passes for 141 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Eagles past the Mules in a Northern Conference game. Eagle Rock scored three consecutive touchdowns to take a 27-7 lead at the half.

Wilson quarterback Eddie Gonzalez threw for 280 yards, completing 13 of 41 attempts, including an 83-yard bomb to Bradley on the first play of the third quarter. Bradley caught eight passes for 205 yards.

Records: Wilson 2-5; Eagle Rock 4-3

Next week: Franklin at Wilson.

Huntington Park 22, Jordan 0--Ricardo Bogarin spoiled Jordan’s homecoming by rushing 26 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Deon Mays added a 20-yard touchdown pass to Raul Buriel in the fourth quarter. Jordan quarterback Kevin Harris was 16-of-30 for 148 yards, but threw three interceptions.

Records: Huntington Park 2-5; Jordan 0-7

Next week: Jefferson at Huntington Park; Jordan at South Gate.

Manual Arts 7, Hamilton 7--Manual Arts came up short on its last chance to break the deadlock in the Coastal Conference game at Hamilton. With one second to play and the ball at Hamilton’s 21, Dartanyum Smith caught a short pass from Kareem Wafer, but was stopped for a three-yard gain as time expired. Smith finished with 170 yards in 24 carries.

Records: Manual Arts 3-3-1; Hamilton 3-3-1

Next week: Fairfax at Manual Arts.

Locke 30, Jefferson 18--Quarterback Akili Roberson completed only five of 20 passes for 195 yards, but two went for touchdowns as the Saints routed the Democrats at Jefferson.


Roberson hooked up with running back Ronald Smith and wingback Sirr Parker for 80- and 38-yard touchdown pass plays, respectively. Roberson also returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown. Locke also scored on a 33-yard run by fullback Baron McGee.

Records: Locke 4-2-1; Jefferson 4-3

Next week: Locke has a bye; Jefferson at Huntington Park.