Allison Jacobs of West Ranch and Kami Miner of Redondo are two of the best girls’ volleyball players in Southern California.
They took time out from their busy schedules to play for the USA Girls’ Youth National team. Jacobs was team captain and made all-tournament in helping USA win the gold medal at the NORCECA games in Honduras on Sunday night.
There’s some big games in the City Section this week that will help clarify potential teams in the Open Division playoffs and also seedings overall.
Eagle Rock, off to a 3-0 start, gets its toughest test from Fairfax at Eagle Rock on Friday. Quarterback Nathan Corrales of Eagle Rock has passed for 149, 335 and 195 yards in wins over South Gate, Arleta and Bell.
Garfield, off to a 3-0 start, hosts 1-2 Crenshaw. Peter Garcia of Garfield is averaging 9.4 yards per carry with 581 yards rushing and five touchdowns. Crenshaw is coming off a win over Fairfax in its first game against City Section competition.
Cole Doyle is finally a senior at Crescenta Valley. He has been the team’s starting quarterback ever since the final two games of his freshman year. That’s 26 games as a starter.
On Friday night, he completed 23 of 29 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 150 yards and four touchdowns in a 44-26 win over Montebello.
At 5 feet 11, Doyle is continually underestimated because of his size, but he has helped lead the Falcons to a 3-0 record. This season, he has passed for 687 yards and rushed for 401 yards and 10 touchdowns.