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Friday, Oct. 8
Eagle 24, Franklin 21
Paul Zuber kicked a 31-yard field with four seconds left to lift Eagle Rock (5-1, 2-0) to its first victory over Franklin (4-1, 1-1) since 1991.
Eagle Rock quarterback Jeremy Camacho completed 12 of 17 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Josh Jovanelli made a 65-yard touchdown reception on a reverse option pass from Markece Peco, who also caught a 25-yard scoring pass and finished with five receptions for 100 yards.
Eagle Rock took a 14-7 halftime lead, but Franklin tied the score at 21-21 with four minutes left before Zuber converted the decisive field goal.
L.A. Marshall 35, Los Angeles 28
Quarterback Richie Samayoa rushed for 69 yards in 12 carries and scored on runs of 10 and five yards while the defense returned two fumbles and an interception for touchdowns for Los Angeles Marshall (3-3, 1-1) at Los Angeles.
Samayoa also was four for five passing for 46 yards for Marshall, which led 35-7 after three quarters and held on to beat Los Angeles (1-4, 0-2) for the first time in the teams' eight meetings.
The Barristers, however, had to hold off a fourth-quarter comeback by the Romans, who scored 21 points in the period.
Junior cornerback Colby Whitfield intercepted two passes and returned one 39 yards for a touchdown for L.A. Marshall.
L.A. Wilson 48, Belmont 21
Quarterback Chris Patino completed 20 of 30 passes for 281 yards, including three touchdowns to lead host L.A. Wilson (5-0, 2-0).
Abraham Venegas caught six passes for 102 yards and one touchdown and also got his seventh interception of the season for the Mules. Belmont is 4-2, 1-1.
Chatsworth 35, Sylmar 21
Mike Moustakas completed 19 of 30 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns to lead Chatsworth (5-0). Sylmar is 4-1.
Dorsey 21, Birmingham 14
Normally, Los Angeles Dorsey relies on it's running game at crucial points of football games, but a 45-yard scoring pass keyed a comeback victory over Lake Balboa Birmingham Friday night in a nonleague game at Birmingham High.
Dorsey, ranked No. 14 in the Southland by The Times, trailed, 14-13, when it took possession at its 13-yard line with 6 minutes 46 seconds left to play. After seven consecutive running plays took the Dons inside Birmingham territory, Coach Paul Knox threw a changeup.
Quarterback Keith Charles found speedy receiver David Gettis streaking down the middle and connected for a touchdown and a 19-14 lead. A two-point conversion pass gave Dorsey (4-1) a seven-point lead with 3:16 to play, and its defense took over from there.
No. 15 Birmingham (2-3) passed the ball effectively in the first half but gained only 54 total yards in the second. Quarterback Andrew Miramontes finished with 13 completions in 26 attempts for 148 yards, but was five of 13 for 45 yards in the second half.
Stafon Johnson had 116 yards and a touchdown in 17 carries to lead Dorsey's ground attack, which accounted for 208 of its 288 total yards. Teammate Jeremiah Johnson had 66 yards in 15 carries and also returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown that tied the score at 7-7 in the first quarter.
Birmingham took a 14-7 lead on a one-yard sneak by Miramontes, a score set up by Miramontes' 51-yard pass play to Cory Anderson that took the ball to the Dorsey five. Dorsey had a chance to tie when Stafon Johnson scored on a 13-yard run with 8:47 left in the first half, but kicker Albert Russell missed the extra point and Dorsey trailed, 14-13 at halftime.
Fremont 16, Westchester 0
Andre Bouvay gained 96 yards in 16 carries and Danny Williams had two receptions for 125 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown for Fremont (5-0) at Westchester (0-5).
Granada Hills 33, Granada Hills Kennedy 21
Senior tight end Ray Felger caught three touchdown passes to lead visiting Granada Hills (1-4) to its first victory this season. Granada Hills Kennedy is 0-5.
Huntington Park 29, Grant 22
Juan Orea carried the ball 15 times for 114 yards and two touchdowns to lead visiting Huntington Park (4-1).
Grant (2-3) scored on a 92-yard punt return with 1:43 left in the third quarter to take a 22-14 lead. Huntington Park scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the win.
L.A. University 32, Hollywood 29
Terrell Patterson had 150 yards in 12 carries and scored on runs of 30 and 20 yards for L.A. University and the Wildcats (2-3) hung on to win at Hollywood (0-5).
Kevin Germany picked up a Hollywood fumble and returned it 60 yards for what turned out to be the decisive touchdown with six minutes left for University, which halted a potential game-winning, 62-yard drive by the Sheiks on Hollywood's last possession.
A one-yard run on fourth down by Jorge Cabrera was stopped just short of the goal-line with 13 seconds left, extending the Sheiks' losing streak to 37 games.
San Fernando 37, Verdugo Hills 13
Rafael Reynolds rushed for 231 yards and two touchdowns in 17 carries for San Fernando (2-3). Verdugo Hills is 1-4.
San Pedro 34, Palisades 6
Sophomore tailback J'Vone Hibbler rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown in eight carries, senior fullback Greg Wood added 83 yards and a touchdown in 17 carries and junior tailback Devin Carter scored twice as he gained 37 yards in six carries for San Pedro (3-2). San Pedro quarterback Dustin Garneau completed eight of 12 passes for 163 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions, both by Brandon Bryant, who returned one 40 yards for Palisades' (1-4) only points.
Taft 35, Narbonne 13
Football was played under the lights at Harbor City Narbonne for the first time Friday night. Woodland Hills Taft hit the switch, too.
The visiting Toreadors amassed 341 yards of offense and limited Narbonne to one touchdown on defense in paving the way for the victory.
Narbonne, which installed temporary lighting for the game against Taft and next week's Marine League showdown against San Pedro, came into the game ranked No. 13 in the Southland by The Times, but wasn't much of a match against the No. 21 Toreadors.
``I thought this was going to be a dogfight,'' said Taft junior quarterback Josh Portis.
Portis was a big factor in turning the tide on the Gauchos, throwing for 165 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 113 yards and two scores.
``They haven't played a tough quarterback like me, so I had to do what I had to do and break them down,'' Portis said.
The game began with plenty of offense. The Toreadors (4-1) scored on their first two possessions, a 40-yard strike from Portis to wide receiver Jamere Holland and a 75-yard run by Portis. Narbonne (4-1) also scored on its first drive, which ended in a 35-yard run by Marquis Delgado.
But the only points scored the rest of the half was on a 46-yard field goal by Narbonne's Oscar De Alba, which cut the lead to 14-10 with just over a minute remaining in the second quarter.
Narbonne running back Shelton Banks made his biggest play of the game on special teams, blocking a punt early in the second half that Holland returned 27 yards to the Gaucho six-yard line. Three plays later, Portis scored on a quarterback sneak for a 21-10 lead. De Alba cut the lead to eight with a 32-yard field goal later in the third quarter, but the Toreadors scored on their next two possessions to put the game out of reach.
``That punt block really put them down,'' Banks said.
Van Nuys 17, Canoga Park 14 (OT)
Pedro Lazaro kicked a 21-yard field goal on third down of the Wolves' first possession in overtime of a California tie-breaker for Van Nuys (2-3) at Canoga Park. Lazaro also kicked a field goal of 38 yards in the first half and 29 yards in the second half, helping the Wolves rally from a 14-3 halftime deficit. Paul Cortez rushed for 187 yards, scoring on runs of 27 and 50 yards, in 14 carries for Canoga Park (1-4).
Washington Prep 28, Manual Arts 0
Phillip Davis rushed for 85 yards in 14 carries and Deonte Matthews added 65 yards in 10 carries to lead Washington Prep (4-1) at Manual Arts (1-4).
On defense, Washington Prep's Wayne Collier returned an interception 26 yards for the Generals' first touchdown in the first quarter. Washington Prep led, 14-0, at halftime and added another 14 points in the third quarter.
Cleveland 21, Monroe 20
El Camino Real 33, North Hollywood 28
Fairfax 27, Sun Valley Poly 3
Gardena 14, L.A. Jordan 28
Locke 26, Reseda 14
South Gate 21, LA Hamilton 6
Wilmington Banning 32, Jefferson 13
Alhambra 54, Lincoln 24
Junior running back Mike Castro carried 10 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns and returned an interception 87 yards for another score and Devin Lopez returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown for host Alhambra (3-2).
Carlos Jaramillo returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown for Lincoln (1-4).
Crenshaw 47, Oakland McClymonds 21
Junior quarterback John Thompson came off the bench and completed six of 10 passes for 103 yards, with all six completions going for touchdowns to lead Crenshaw (4-1) over visiting Oakland McClymonds (2-3).
Thompson, who entered the game with seven minutes, 11 seconds left in the first quarter after junior starter Marques Curtis suffered a broken left femur, also scored on a one-yard touchdown run. He threw scoring passes of 28, 17, five, 11, 14 and 28 yards and had one pass intercepted.
Junior Tyquan Knox made four receptions for touchdowns for the Cougars, who led 33-6 at halftime. Seniors Garner McKay and Solomon Elimiminan each had one catch for a score.
Crenshaw's leading rusher was Rickie Collins, with 58 yards in eight carries.
Garfield 35, Salesian 0
Garfield improves to 4-1 with the victory; Salesian falls to 2-3.
Santa Monica 21, Roosevelt 14
Roosevelt tied the game at 14 with three minutes left, but the Vikings got a couple of big plays late to pull out the win at Santa Monica College. Daijon Locke blocked a Roosevelt punt in the final minute to give Santa Monica possession at the Roosevelt 8, and Viking quarterback Kevin Poindexter hooked up with Cristof Neuman on an 8-yard scoring pass with two seconds left to give the hosts the victory. Poindexter ran for the first two touchdowns for Santa Monica (3-2).
Warren 23, Bell 18
David Cordova was 14 of 23 for 235 yards passing with two touchdowns while Alan Valdez caught four passes for 87 yards for Bell (1-4). Warren is 3-2.
Thursday, Oct. 7
Los Alamitos 42, Carson 7