Trailing by a point on the final play, Locke High School’s season came down to a pass from Akili Roberson to Sirr Parker.
Parker securely grabbed the ball in the end zone for the apparent game-winning touchdown with no time left. But the pass was ruled incomplete and Locke lost 13-12 Friday to Westchester in a quarter final 4-A City Section playoff game at Westchester.
Westchester quarterback Seka Edwards, who was five-for-17 for 98 yards and one touchdown, connected with Tony Griffin on two fourth-down conversions, the second of which was the game-winning touchdown.
Records: Westchester 11-1; Locke 6-4-1.
Eisenhower 37, Loyola 19--Quarterback Bobby Thomason scored on two one-yard runs and Kadar Hamilton scored on a 12-yard run, but the Cubs were no match for Eisenhower and Glenn Thompkins in a Southren Section Division I quarterfinal game Friday at Glendale High. Thompkins rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown and threw for 77 yards and a score. It was the first time since 1987 that Loyola failed to reach at least the semifinals.
Records: Eisenhower 12-0; Loyola 8-4.
Bell Gardens 20, Peninsula 17--Francisco Samano rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns in 30 carries as the Lancers held on to win a Division III quarterfinal game Friday at Bell Gardens.
The Lancers’ overconfidence nearly cost them the game in the second half. After a Peninsula touchdown with 4:35 to play, the Panthers recovered an on-side kick on the Bell Gardens 48. But three plays and one yard later the Panthers punted and the Lancers ran out the clock.
Records: Bell Gardens 9-2-1; Peninsula 10-2.
Next week: Bell Gardens vs. Newbury Park.
San Pedro 16, Roosevelt 0--Juan Rodriguez rushed for 70 yards in 15 carries and Frank Medina completed 10 of 22 passes for 65 yards for visiting Roosevelt in a City 3-A quarterfinal game Wednesday at Daniels Field in San Pedro.
However, the Roughriders were hindered by four turnovers against the defending City 3-A champions. The top-seeded Pirates intercepted three passes and recovered a Roosevelt fumble on the opening series en route to their seventh consecutive victory.
Records: Roosevelt 6-5-1; San Pedro 11-1.
Washington 20, Huntington Park 0--Washington’s defense gave up only 47 total yards and two first downs and sacked Huntington Park’s Deon Mayes six times for minus 34 yards to advance to the semifinals of the City 3-A playoffs Wednesday.
The Generals relied on Dennis Northcutt, who rushed 17 times for 92 yards and a touchdown, and Amar Brisco, who carried 10 times for 50 yards and a touchdown.
The Spartans, who had 13 players out, had their best effort from Rigo Lopez, who caught three passes for 27 yards and carried the ball six times for 18 yards.
Records: Washington 8-4; Huntington Park 3-8
Next week: Washington vs. Fremont.
Fremont 28, University 14--William Yates completed 10 of 15 passes for 194 yards, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Pathfinders in a City 3-A quarterfinal game Wednesday at Fremont.
Records: University 5-7; Fremont 10-2
Next week: Fremont vs. Washington.
Reseda 25, Manual Arts 14--Flags flew, tempers blew and loose balls bounced everywhere. Reseda High’s victory over Manual Arts looked more like a preseason scrimmage Wednesday than a second-round City Section 3-A Division playoff game. A penalty flag was thrown on roughly one of every three plays.
Reseda’s Tyrone Francis fumbled three times, but rushed for 121 yards in 17 carries and two touchdowns in the second half, when the Regent defense shut out the Toilers.
Records: Reseda 9-3; Manual Arts 4-7-1