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Results/Week #5/ 9.26.14
Garfield “Bulldogs” 41 Bell “Eagles” 7 Recap: “On Cruise Control” was the way that Garfield fans decribed their win as they walked out of Bell High’s stadium. The “Bulldogs” completely dominated their opponent in this Eastern League opener for both schools. Coach Lorenzo Hernandez once again was responsbile for answering the popular fan question to the rhythmic chant of “Who Let The Dogs Out?” No doubt, it was he and his creative band of dedicated Assistants. Three 1st period scores and 1 in the 2nd, gave the Bulldogs a 27-0 halftime lead and from there they never looked back. Selected Player stats… On offense: QB/Stevie Williams, 8-10 for 184 yds/4 rushes-33 yds/1 TD; CB-WR/Cleo Session, Jr./Passed for 1 TD/4 recps-99 yds/1 TD catch; & FB-Frankli Robles/3 carries-56 yds. (Lng. 49 yds). On defense, Jr/LB/Joseph Silva was credited with (11) tackles/3 solo-8 assts; and 4 different players racked up 1 sack each. Next: @ Huntington Park, 10/3/14. FS/GHS & RC,Sr./ELASS
Lincoln “Tigers” 42 Marshall “Barristers” 6 Recap: Lincoln’s Head Coach, Alberto Carrillo commented after the game, “As far as the pre-season/non-league games, they were very challenging for our “Tigers.” I purposely scheduled tougher teams this year to better prepare us for League, and I think it has done just that. As you know, last Friday, (in the Kenny Washington, Jr. Menorial Game IV and Throwback Jersey Night), we beat Marshall 42-0 in our first League game.” Coach highly commended his WR/Dakota Ridgeway, who had 4 catches for 161 yards and 3 TDs. This game marked the return of Brandon Oroxon, who had 5 catches for 44 yards. “He was double-teamed and pressed all night, however, he still managed to make some amazing catches,” said his Coach. When speaking about his offensive unit, Carrillo added that..“with an improved offensive line, QB/Albert Buenrostro was able to complete 9 of 16 passes for 205 yards.” Finally when asked about the defesnive unit, his remark was.. “Sophmore Randy Orozco had 6 tackles plus a fumble recovery, and Jose Vasquez soundly contributed with a fumble recovery and 2 sacks.” And so, the “Tigers” will be on the hunt for the rest of the season. Next: @ Torres, 10/3/14. AC/LHS & RC, Sr./ELASS
Cathedral “Phantoms” 34 Dorsey “Dons” 3 Recap: The “Phantoms” wasted little time in showing the highly respected Dorsey “Dons” that they would find little, to no hospitality, on this Friday Night. In many sports circles, the term “Speed Kills” is a symbolic way of describing a very athletic/game-changing player, or also, a team. But, it was Cathedral who had the better speed merchants in the battle between these two prestigious programs and tradional powerhouses. As Head Coach Kevin Pearson exclaimed..“our team answered a lot of questions for us (his Coaching Staff) tonight. We played extremely disciplined, physical, and fast football!” Selected player stats after the first (4) games: On offense: So./QB/Andrew Tovar, 16 TD passes; Sr/WR/Aaron Moore, 15 catches/5 TDs. For the Dorsey game, stats reflected: Tovar/19-35/249 yds/3 TDs; Moore/5-69/2 TDs; Sr/WR-CB/Capt./Cameron Haney/1 Kick-off return/6 Tackles (4 solo-2 asst). On defense, the accolades go out to Sr/DE-TE/Simi Moala/8 tackles (3 solo-5 asst); Sr/G-DT/Jordan Franklin/7 tackles (4 solo-3 asst); & Sr/LB/Carlos Rodriguez/6 tackles (1 solo-5 asst). Next: Verbum Dei, @ Home 10/3/14. KP/CHS & RC, Sr./ELASS
Roosevelt “Rough Riders” 41 L.A. Jordan “Bulldogs” 6 Recap: Head Coach Javier Cid took his first Eastern League game seriously, but yet compassionately, as he played his regular “troops” for only a limited amount time in this very wide-margined victory over the L.A. Jordan “Bulldogs.” The second unit and plenty more reserves saw real “battle action” for a good portion of the game. The “Riders” dominated from their opening drive and basically coasted home with their 1st League “road” win. The game was settled by halftime with the Riders leading, 27-6. Selected player stats: On offense-Sr/QB/Albert Torres/8-12 compl-116 yds./5 car-29 yds/3 TD passes; and Jr/WR/Jonathan Garcia/4 Rec-65 yds./2 TDs. For the Rider defense, Jr/Anthony Vega was chosen as Player of the Game. Coach Cid now takes this week to prepare for his toughest opponent of the season when he travels to Venice High to take on Head Coach, Angelo Gasca and his Gondoliers in a big non-conference battle. Venice is a surprisng (0-4) with losses coming at the hands of State Champion, Chaminade, folllowed by Oaks Christian, Garfield, and last week, Santa Maragarita. Next: @ Venice, 10/3/14. Non-Conference Game. RC, Sr./ELASS
Eagle Rock “Eagles” 42 Wilson “Mules” 6 Recap: Coach Eddie Martinez has been here before when it comes to the mid-points of seasons. As a veteran coach of some 25 years, he’s pretty much gone through all of the ups and downs a high school football coach can expect in his career. This season, the “Mighty Mules” have been struggling with both sides of the ball, and it has come to the point, that they can no longer afford to make any more costly mistakes. After dropping their Northern League Home Opener by a wide margin, the Mules managed to keep their heads up and applaud those players who performed at a high level in this “Cancer Awarenss Game.” Coach Martinez greatly approved of the efforts displayed by QB/A.J. Wright who completed a 25 yd. pass to So./WR-CB/Darwin Mendoza for a TD in the final quarter. Coach Martinez will definitely have to bolster his pass defense to remain in contention for the League title. Next: @ Franklin, 10/3/14, Rivalry Game For “The Bell” EM/WHS & RC, Sr./ELASS
Bakersfield “Drillers” 49 Salesian “Mustangs” 6 Recap: The “Mustangs” had no competitive answer for this powerful State CIF/SS opponent from Bakersfield. The “Drillers” did some new-site drilling in the L.A. basin as they scored repeatedly in the 2nd half with their high-powered and dominant “run attack” offense. However, the final score was not totally indicative of the entire game. At halftime, the visitors only led by the score of 14-6. The lone “Mustang” highlight came mid-way through the first quarter when Sr/QB/Damion Wright connected with So/WR-DB/Rahyme Johnson for a TD. Aside from this scoring play, the Mustangs fell way short of their average score of 21.6 points per game. The Drillers certainly showed Salesian fans why they are known for their “Ground & Pound” offense as well as their determined “Zero Tolerant/Red Zone” defense. 10/3/14 – Bye week. Next: Cathedral, 10/11/14 @ L.A. Southwest College, 3 pm Kick-off RC, Sr./ELASS
Sotomayor “Wolves” 28 Torres “Toros” 20 Recap: The “Toros” remain in a nasty, winless “funk” as they find themselves at the mid-season point. Unable to take advantage of having played 4 home games out of their first 5, the Toros haven’ beent able to orchestrate a victory with a solid and consistent line-up. Injuries have claimed their fair share of the team blame, but nonetheless, Head Coach Peter Cuevas will find a way to turn things around…he always does. Nonetheless, there are still 4 Northern League games remaining to be played. Hungry for a win, they did manage to play hard and competitively against the visiting “Wolves,” with the halftime score reading, 9-7. Shining brightly on this Friday Night for the Toros’ offense were: So/QB/Mike Alvarez/10-15 compl/150 yds. (Alvarez takes over at QB for Robert Castro who returns to WR. For the game, Castro caught 5/130 yds; Sr/FB/Gabriel Alas/10 rushes/105 yds./2 TDs. (Alas was starting DE before moving to FB). On Defense: Jr/LB/Jesus Diaz, had 8 tackles (5 solo-3 asst) and rose to the occasion. Injury report: All-City DE, (Capt.) John Gonzalez dislocated his elbow and may be out for 3 weeks. He had 3 sacks in the game and is the City Section’s D-3 “sack leader” from 2013. Drive-killing, and TD forfeiting penalties plagued the Toros again, this time canceling a tremendous 70 yd. TD run by RB/Jose Munive. All-City OL, Giovanni Gonzalez was credited with 7 more “pancake blocks” in this game. Coach Cuevas awarded his “Player of the Game” to QB/Mike Alvarez. Next: Lincoln “Tigers” @ Home, 10/3/14. PC/THS & RC, Sr./ELASS
South Gate “Rams” (3-1) 9.26.14 – Bye Week. Did Not Play. Next: @ L.A. Jordan, 10/3/14, Kick-off at 3:30 pm
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