(Harbor City, CA)—Per Maxpreps.com, this was a Great American Rivalry game and a non-conference match-up that showcased two of the best local high schools, and their dominant football programs within the Southern California region, Serra, Gardena/CIF-SS and Narbonne, Harbor City/L.A. City Section. They battled for the full 48 minutes as though it were a regional playoff game. Plus, the intensity levels, needless to say, were at a very high pitch during the entire contest. The game was played on Friday, 9/20/19 at Narbonne.
The Narbonne Gauchos were led by their JR/QB/#6 Jake Garcia, the USC commit who posted this game stat-line: (17-25) for 267 yds/3 TDs/2 INTS/longest completion, 39 yds/QB Rating of 109%. He shared his targeting with his outstanding receiving corps of: #1/WR/SR/Joshua Jackson, Jr./6 recptns-106 yds/17.7 ave. yds/39 yds longest; #5/WR/SR/Traeshon Holden/4 recptns-59 yds/14.8 ave. yds/33 yds longest/85 yd. kick-off return/2 TDs; #7/WR/SR/Jack Brown/1 recptn-45 yds/1 TD/45 ave. yds/45 yds longest; and #14/WR/SR/Eren East/3 recptns-47 yds/15.7 ave. yds/30 yds longest/1 TD. On defense, standout work was put in by #12/SO/Taariq Al-uqdah/12 tackles/2 solo-10 assts/2 tackles for loss; # 11/SR/Jordan Banks/11 tackles/4 solo-7 assts); and #3/SR/Alonso Person/9 tackles (3 solo-6 assts)/2 tackles for loss.
Photo Gallery: Frankli Robles, East L.A. Sports Scene Productions
The Serra Cavaliers were led into this contest by #5/QB/SR/Doug Brumfield/(9-15) for 112 yds/12.4 ave./13 carries for 64 yds/passed for 1 TD/Total yds. =176; #6/RB/JR/Elijah Davis/19 rushes for 96 yds/5.1 ave. yds/2 recptns-26 yds/1 TD/Total yds. =122; and #2/SR/WR/Lavon Bunkley/5 recptns for 96 yds/12 yds ave./1 TD/1 INT-61 yds-“Pick 6″/1 TD/12 game points for 2 TDs/Total yds. =96. The defense was led by: #11/SR/LB-WR/Justin Houston/10 tackles/3 solo-7 assts/1 INT/50 yds return/2 tackles for loss/1 sack; and #26/JR/Tyray Odell/10 tackles/2 solo-8 assts)/0.5 tackles for loss; and #44/JR/Lando Brown/5 tackles/2 solo-3 assts/3 tackles for loss/2 tackles for loss.
Grab a comfortable seat at home or another cozy spot if you’re not, and view our highlights video of this important game, as well as a great photo gallery, both produced for East L.A. Sports Scene by our multi-talented Field Producer, Frankli Robles, Lee Pictures.