Stanley Academically Ineligible

San Fernando High wide receiver Terrell Stanley is academically ineligible and will not return to the team until late next month, Coach Sean Blunt said.

Stanley, a three-year starter, caught 45 passes for the Tigers last year.

Jones hurt: Howard Jones, a starting tailback and linebacker at Birmingham, pulled a hamstring late in a 14-13 loss to Canoga Park last week and is doubtful for Friday's game against Van Nuys.

Jones rushed for 124 yards against Canoga Park.

Speedy quartet: Cleveland is faster this year, thanks to four members of the track team.

The quartet has already paid off with several big plays in Cleveland's 28-26 upset over Palisades last week.

James Bethea rushed for 87 yards and had a game-saving interception in the final seconds.

Andre McIntosh and Ontae Chaney each caught a touchdown pass and Matthew Clark scored on a two-point conversion. Only Bethea played on the varsity last year.

Back to grass: Playing their opener against Evergreen High in Seattle, Burroughs players had an interesting choice in footwear.

"Most just wore basketball shoes," Indian Coach Keith Knoop said.

The game was played on an Astroturf field, rendering regular cleats useless. Knoop said the turf actually intimidated his team for the first half, when it committed four turnovers and fell behind, 31-0, by halftime.

"The kids were overwhelmed by the whole trip," Knoop said. Lineman Carlos Coronado broke his hand in the 37-12 loss but has been cleared to play this week against Notre Dame.

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