Mission Viejo Leery of Rested De La Salle
Don’t be surprised if Concord De La Salle turns in an inspired performance when it plays host to Mission Viejo on Saturday. The Spartans, idle last week, will have had two weeks to prepare.
De La Salle, which had not lost since Dec. 7, 1991, had its national-record 151-game winning streak end in its season opener this year. The Spartans improved to 1-2-1 after a 49-0 victory over San Jose Mitty.
Mission Viejo (4-0), ranked No. 1 in the state, beat No. 2 Long Beach Poly, 41-14, on Friday, when Chane Moline rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns and Mark Sanchez passed for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
Lake Balboa Birmingham’s 33-27 victory over Newhall Hart ended the City Section’s string of 10 consecutive losses in intersectional matchups with the Indians.
Hart’s Tyler Lyon threw 54 passes with 28 completions for 368 yards in a losing cause. He had one touchdown and had three passes intercepted.
It’s the second week in a row a Southland player has thrown 54 passes -- five fewer than the section record. Mike Anderson of Irvine Woodbridge completed 30 of 54 for 412 yards in a 28-23 loss to Irvine University.
Compton Centennial and host Los Angeles Verbum Dei will not complete their nonleague game that was ended at halftime Saturday afternoon after gang-related violence in the stands.
According to Centennial Principal Richard Chavez, a group of freshman football players was heckled by older gang members during the game before one gang member punched one of the players. A verbal confrontation ensued and police and security personnel responded to the incident. There were no arrests or injuries reported.
Because the field’s only bleachers are just a few feet from the players on the sideline, it was mutually agreed by both schools’ representatives to stop the contest. The score was 0-0.
Jeremy Camacho of Eagle Rock needed only 14 completions in 22 attempts to pass for 425 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-7 Northern League victory over Los Angeles. He had scoring passes of 61, 25, 22, 58 and 56 yards.
Camacho fell 19 yards short of the school record, held by current offensive coordinator and former coach Steve Wahl.
“Because Jeremy’s a junior, we believe there will be another chance,” said Coach Jerry Chou, who shut down his team’s passing game with eight minutes left. “You don’t want to set a record in a game like that anyway.
“Steve set the record in the Rose Bowl in the late ‘60s playing L.A. Franklin for the league title.”
Markece Peco’s 208 yards receiving, on eight catches, were a school record. He had three touchdowns.
The battle for the league title gets serious on Friday, when Eagle Rock (4-1, 1-0) plays at Franklin (5-0, 0-0), the dominant team of the last decade. The season ends with Eagle Rock at L.A. Wilson (4-0, 1-0) on Nov. 12.
Three dots and a cloud of dust: Palm Desert devised a defense to keep Hemet’s Brandis Dew from beating them with his arm, but the 6-foot-6 quarterback ran for 105 yards and touchdowns of one and 38 yards -- and also threw his 20th touchdown pass and second interception -- in a 21-14 victory over Palm Desert.... Duryea Day recovered a fumble in the final minute and Antonio Williams scored from one yard with 13 seconds left to give Temecula Valley a 35-32 upset of then-No. 15 Moreno Valley Valley View.... The last team to beat Compton Dominguez on the field was Palmdale in the 2002 Division III quarterfinals. On Friday, the Falcons did it again, 49-20.... Westlake Village Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell said discussions have begun with Ventura St. Bonaventure for a nonleague game next season. Oaks Christian (4-0), favored to win a second consecutive Division XI title, starts 14 sophomores.... North Hollywood Campbell Hall, a Division XIII team in its seventh year of 11-man football, pulled off the biggest upset in school history, beating Division III Mission Hills Alemany, 36-28. “It’s like Cal State Northridge beating Notre Dame,” said Campbell Hall Athletic Director Anthony Harris.
Staff writers Eric Sondheimer, Dan Arritt and Eric Maddy contributed to this report.