City Section

Friday, Sept. 19


Bell 34, Belmont 0
Senior tight end Johnny Calderon caught touchdown passes of 10, 23, and 66 yards to lead host Bell. Quarterback Oscar Gonzalez was 9-11 for 151 yards and three touchdowns and Brian Delgadillo carried the ball 14 times for 84 yards and a score for Bell. The Eagles (1-0-1) scored 20 points in the thrid quarter to break open a 7-0 halftime lead. Belmont is 1-1.

Canoga Park 23, Monroe 8
Tony Egues threw first-half touchdown passes to Jason Egan and Thomas Johnson, and Leon Shelton had a four-yard touchdown run for visiting Canoga Park (2-0).

Carson 22, Taft 13
Lamar Brumfield intercepted a tipped pass and ran it back to Taft's two-yard line with two minutes left in the game to secure the victory for host and No. 22 Carson. Quarterback Bo Napoleon then scored on a two-yard run to put the game out of reach for the Colts (1-1). Robert Miller added 80 yards on 17 carries for Carson.

Dorsey 49, Los Angeles 7
Donald Prince completed 10 of 17 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns to lead visiting Dorsey (2-0). The Dons offense gained 257 total yards rushing. Los Angeles is 2-1.

Fairfax 20, Franklin 7
Marcel Biggers rushed for 97 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns to lead host Fairfax (1-1), which had 237 total yards on the ground.

Fremont 21, San Pedro 20
Curtis Johnson threw a third-quarter touchdown pass to Danny Williams to give Fremont the lead and the Pathfinders survived a late comeback by host San Pedro.

San Pedro (1-1), which defeated L.A. Jordan last week, appeared ready to tie the score when Ronnie Barber busted through the middle for a 12-year touchdown run with 2:16 remaining. But Ibraham Moreno's point after try went wide left.

"It should have been a tie game," San Pedro Coach Mike Walsh said. "It was a great game. Both teams played pretty evenly."

Fremont (2-0) took its final lead when Williams hauled in a 29-yard pass from Johnson over his left shoulder as he was under tight coverage. San Pedro had tied the game at 14-14 earlier in the third when quarterback Dustin Garneau connected with Darrell Bullock on a 49-yard scoring pass.

Johnson, a junior, looked like a poised veteran in his second start as he completed 14 of 22 passes for 150 yards.

"He was nails," Fremont Coach Pete Duffy said. "He's getting better with every snap."

Eric Stephens

Gardena 20, Grant 13
Chris Green ran for 150 yards and three scores, including touchdown runs of 55, 74 and 20 yards, to lead visiting Gardena (2-0). Grant is 0-2.

L.A. Jordan 21, L.A. Hamilton 10
Jesse Murry rushed eight times for 59 yards with one touchdown, and scored on a 70-yard punt return for L.A. Jordan, which was the home team although the game was played at Hamilton. Murry also had an interception in the third quarter. His brother, Jamell Murry, scored on a 39-yard touchdown run to give Jordan a 14-10 lead midway through the second quarter, and led the Bulldogs (1-1) with 17 tackles, including seven solo. Hamilton is 1-1.

L.A. Marshall 27, Van Nuys 20
James Wilson carried 23 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 2:24 remaining, to lead L.A. Marshall. Quarterback Marcus Hammond both rushed and passed for 90 yards and had one passing and one rushing touchdown for Marshall which is 2-0 for the first time since 1992, and the second time since 1984. Host Van Nuys falls to 0-1-1.

L.A. University 18, Washington 0
Senior halfback Brian Robinson and junior Enous O'Neal both had five-yard touchdown runs to lead host L.A. University (2-0). University's defense recorded two safeties in the shutout.

Tristan Taylor had 12 tackles, including four for loss, and Richard Lee had six tackles and an interception, and Nicholas Parks added nine tackles and a sack for Washington (0-2).

L.A. Wilson 31, L.A. Poly 15
Quarterback Chris Patino was 30-44 for 375 yards and four touchdowns, wide receiver Abraham Venegas had 11 catches for 90 yards and three touchdowns and middle linebacker Victor Lopez had 12 tackles to lead L.A. Wilson (1-1). Host L.A. Poly falls to 0-1-1.

Roosevelt 44, Lincoln 6
Chris Hurtado rushed 152 yard on 7 carries, including a 68 yard scoring run and Nathan Holloway threw a 38 yard touchdown pass to Wilson Parrales to lead Roosevelt (2-0), which tallied 362 total rushing yards. Lincoln is 1-1.

Garfield 37, Hollywood 12
Granada Hills 42, Eagle Rock 12
Westchester 26, Narbonne 21


La Mirada 14, Crenshaw 12
Kyle Gran had a 55-yard touchdown run and helped stop a late 2-point conversion to secure the victory for host Crenshaw.

Crenshaw cut into La Mirada's 14-6 lead in the fourth quarter when Rickie Collin scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 6:47 left. However, Gran pressured Cougar quarterback Anthony Moore on the conversion try and forced an incomplete pass. Crenshaw (1-1) got the ball back with 2:10 remaining but Gran intercepted Moore's pass at the 38-yard line to clinch the win.

Gran rushed for 112 yards in 20 carries. He also had an 18-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.

Eric Stephens

Palisades 16, Santa Monica 12
Andre Harris rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown in 24 carries and Dylan Cohen completed five of 10 passes for 54 yards and ran for a 17-yard score for Palisades (2-0). Cohen also kicked a 22-yard field goal. Anthony Simmons rushed for 128 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown run, in 12 carries for Santa Monica (0-2).

Venice 17, Loyola 13
Venice scored a major victory Friday night, but it was a bigger triumph for City Section football.

Venice held off a fierce rally by Los Angeles Loyola to hold on for a 17-13 victory over the Cubs at Santa Monica College.

It was vindication for City Section schools, which have long been an afterthought compared to Southern Section schools in the heirarchy of Southern California football. It was a more convincing statement considering the team Venice defeated.

Loyola, a four-time major-division champion that is ranked No. 6 by The Times, is no ordinary Southern Section team. It is traditionally one of the best and most respected teams in the Southland.

"This is a huge win for our program and for all of City football," said Coach Angelo Gasca of Venice (2-0), which is ranked No. 19. "I grew up knowing a lot about Loyola. I knew what we were facing tonight."

Loyola (1-1) trailed, 10-0, at halftime and 17-0 after Byron Ellis scored from two yards with 7 minutes 19 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Cubs stormed back and pulled to within 17-13 with 7:01 left in the game when TrasonÖ Bragg scored on a two-yard run.

Loyola's defense forced Venice to punt after three plays on its next possession and took over at the Venice 30-yard line after a poor punt with almost five minutes to play. Two plays later, however, Venice linebacker OtonÖ Garcia stripped the ball from Bragg and ErickÖ Lobos recovered the fumble for Venice with 4:39 left. The Gondoliers picked up two first downs and ran 12 plays to run out the clock.

Beau Davis completed 16 of 26 passes for 199 yards and receiver Ryan Graves caught four passes for 126 yards for Venice. Ellis had 104 yards rushing and two touchdowns in 21 carries.

Scott Deke completed 12 of 22 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown for Loyola. Bragg had 103 yards rushing in 19 carries.

Peter Yoon

Wilmington Banning 26, Compton 7