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Melquan Stovall scored three touchdowns in Gardena Serra's 41-22 win over San Mateo Serra.
Melquan Stovall scored three touchdowns in Gardena Serra's 41-22 win over San Mateo Serra. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Receiver Melquan Stovall received MVP honors in helping Gardena Serra defeat San Mateo Serra 41-22 in an Honor Bowl game on Saturday night at Mountain View St. Francis.

Stovall caught touchdown passes of 22 and 14 yards and scored on a five-yard reverse. Quarterback Doug Brumfield threw four touchdown passes, including two to Justin Lockhart. He was 21 of 33 for 378 yards with one interception.

Macen Williams came up with an interception to stop San Mateo Serra on its opening drive.

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Saturday, August 25th

SOUTHERN SECTION

NONLEAGUE

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Someone needs to check if Corona Centennial coach Matt Logan is driving around in a modified DeLorean. It’s “Back to the Future” time for the Huskies.

Jordan Wilmore scored three touchdowns in Lawndale's win over Sierra Canyon.
Jordan Wilmore scored three touchdowns in Lawndale's win over Sierra Canyon. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Any official working Lawndale football games this season better have 100-meter speed to keep up with USC-bound running back Jordan Wilmore.

He broke off a 99-yard touchdown run on Friday night during Lawndale’s 25-22 win over Sierra Canyon.

“He’s Superman,’’ coach Travis Clark said.

Terence Simon Jr. scored three touchdowns in Cathedral's 33-10 win over Arcadia.
Terence Simon Jr. scored three touchdowns in Cathedral's 33-10 win over Arcadia. (Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Friday, August 24th

CITY

NONLEAGUE

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El Camino Real had 130 players try out for the soccer team last week while football participation is declining.
El Camino Real had 130 players try out for the soccer team last week while football participation is declining. (Eric Sondheimer)

For the second consecutive year, participation in 11-player high school football declined nationwide, according to the annual survey by the National Federation of State High School Assns.

In 2017, there were 1,038,179 high school students participating in 11-player football, a decline of 21,220 from the previous year. In 2016, the decline was 23,238. It’s the fewest number of players playing football since 2004.

Football remains the No. 1 participatory sport for boys by a wide margin. No. 2 is track and field with 600,097.

Thursday, August 23rd

SOUTHERN SECTION

NONLEAGUE

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It’s Week 1 of the high school football season and lots of news should be made this weekend.

Two schools from the Mission League, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and Gardena Serra, are traveling to Northern California to play in the Honor Bowl at Mountain View St. Francis. Notre Dame is facing St. Francis on Friday and Serra is playing San Mateo Serra on Saturday.

Notre Dame coach Kevin Rooney is in his 39th season. He used to be an assistant at St. Francis.

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Major League Baseball is hosting the States Play tournament this weekend at Global Life Park in Arlington, Texas. It matches the best rising high school seniors from Texas and California. There are 13 players from Southern California participating.

The participants:

Justin Campbell, Simi Valley; Cutter Clawson, Laguna Beach; Cole Dale, Maranatha; Emanuel Dean, Servite; Andrew Devine, Simi Valley; Joey Estes, Paraclete; Evan Fitterer, Aliso Niguel; Josh Hahn, Huntington Beach; Damone Hale, Gardena Serra; Tyson Heaton, Yucaipa; Sean McLain, Beckman; Joe Naranjo, Ayala; Cody Freeman, Etiwanda.

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Hawaii has canceled all after-school sporting events this week as Hurricane Lane continues on a path toward the state.

That means Honolulu Kamehameha Kapalama High is the only football team playing this week because it is traveling to face Carson High on Friday. The team already has left the island state.

The decision to cancel after-school activities until Monday was made by the Hawaii Department of Education.