The fairly new East L.A.-based high school, Estéban E. Torres, has slowly, but gradually made its presence felt in the CIF-L.A. City Section‘s varsity football program over the last 5-6 years. The “Toros,“ have been ranked for the first two weeks of the season in the #10 spot, in the So. Cal. Prep Insider/Fox Sports/LA City Section Football Top 10 Poll. The Coach Charles Burnley-led Toros are off to a good run to start the non-conference season, and are looking to only get better by the time the Northern League rolls around on Friday, October 6th.
Special Note From The Editor: In the course of providing “Play-By-Play” coverage, there will be times that an error occurs in the description of any particular play. In this game, I would like to correct the “call” involving Torres receiver, #11 Antonio Greer, who caught a 50 yd. pass in the 3rd quarter. I mistakenly credited his teammate #42 Jalen Williams with that reception. Also in the 3rd quarter, I mistakenly credited Hollywood’s #9 Sean Kaplan/RB with a series of rushes that should have been given to #32 Loren Enoch. Thanks for your understanding of my explanation. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
Brief Game Summary: The Toros swept into Hollywood on a balmy and humid night for their big match-up with rival school, the Hollywood “Sheiks.” Their one and only goal—avenge their last year’s disappointing playoff loss. The game result…mission accomplished! Once again, the Toros blended their extremely potent offense with its stingy defense for a great road win. The final score was Torres 43-Hollywood 23. The “Player of the Game” honors go to Team Captain, Tiquan Gimore who was consistently effective and extremely dangerous with his rushing skills, as well as with his powerful defense abilities. The game also featured Coach Chalres Burnley’s strong and extended running game addition of Jalen Williams (SO) 6-1/195 who scored two impressive TDs on the ground.
Toros Game Statline: Offensive Unit: #7 Tiquan Gilmore/SR/RB-CB-WR/15 carries/295 yds/308 All-purpose yds/89 yds longest/5 TDs; #11 Antonio Greer/JR/WR-TE-DE/1 recp/50 yds; #80 Chris Leon/SR/TE/QB/passing attempts/1-1/50 yds; #42 Jalen Williams/SO)/RB-LB/70 yds/2 TDs/37 yds. longest; & #21 Kenny Torres/SR/K-RB/2-3 PATs.
Defensive Unit: #5 Jorge Zepeda/11 tkls/4 solo-7 asst.); T. Gilmore/8 tkls (4 solo-4 asst)/(1) INT; Antonio Greer/6 tkls (2 solo-4 assts); #59 Ish Arciga/LB-RB/6 tkls (3 solo-3 asst); #1 Efrin Vargas/WR/CB/5 tkls (3 solo-2 asst); #2 Andrew Morales/CB-WR-CB/6 assts;#9 Mario Gonzalez/CB-WR 6 assts); & #6 Frank Urzua/JR/WR-CB-K/(1) INT.
Credits: So. Cal. Prep Insider/Fox Sports/LA City Section Football Top 10 Poll.