Services Set For Coach of Champions

Former St. Francis High football coach Jack Friedman died early Monday morning after suffering a series of strokes.

Friedman, 71, who coached the Golden Knights from 1953-1965 and again from 1969-1978, led St. Francis to Southern Section championships in 1963 and 1964 and nine league titles.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at St. Bedes Church in La Canada at 10 a.m.

Given the go: Reseda’s Manuel Lennon was granted a waiver Monday to Rule 204-B by the City Section’s Interscholastic Athletics Committee, making him immediately eligible to play football for the Regents, Commissioner Barbara Fiege said.


Lennon, who spent part of last semester out of the country, had not completed the required 20 semester credits in the previous grading period.


Dodger fund-raiser: Providence High in Burbank is selling tickets to the Dodgers’ Sept. 24 game against the Milwaukee Brewers to raise scholarship funds to honor the memory of former youth softball enthusiast John Contreras. Tickets are $7. Brewer third baseman Jeff Cirillo, a Providence High graduate, is supporting the drive. Information: (818) 842-7555, Ext. 210.



Lone stars: Harvard-Westlake went 3-0 on its trip to Texas, beating Clearlake High, 15-3, on Saturday behind four goals apiece from Peter Hudnut and Jason Malinsky.