Friday Night Lights are here once more, as one of the most welcomed and beloved Fall traditions of High School football takes center stage in our vast East L.A. and Beyond communities for the start of the 2016 season. This season we will once again provide all of our viewers with the results of each game, (10 in all), and we’ll also provide a photo gallery whenever we can coordinate it with the school’s photographers.
In addition, we will also provide you with the link to each school so you can go directly to their page and view their schedules, rosters, standings, and content, many times with short videos on several of the school’s players. Just a quick “Heads Up”….you may have to register with Maxpreps.Com to see this feature. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
Note #1 From The Editor: In the L.A. City Section, for Week #1, the bulk of games are scheduled for this Thursday, 9/1/16. In the CIF/SS, Cathedral, Salesian, and Bishop Amat all play on Friday, 9/2/16.
Here are the results from Week Zero: Fri. 8/26/16 & Sat. 8/27/16:
L.A. City Schools: Unfortuantely, all three of our Eastern League teams went down in defeat in the season’s opening weekend. All three will face strong opponents again this week. The Northern League went 2-1 with Wilson winning big, The nice surprise of the Northern League was the convincing victory of the Torres “Toros.” Lincoln struggled on offense and was shut out. Mendez, now a member of the Metro League/Division III, will face a long and tough road since this is their inaugural season of varsity football. Their offense managed to score only a field goal in this away game.
Alemany 42 Garfield 12 [Next: Banning @ Home, 9/1 Thurs. 7 pm]
Fairfax 42 Roosevelt 10 [Next: San Pedro @ Home, 9/1 Thurs. 7 pm]
Westchester 38 South Gate 22 [Next: @ Arleta, *9/1 Thurs. 3:30 pm]
Wilson 43 Roybal 0 [Next: @ Santee, 9/1 Thurs. 7 pm]
Huntington Pk. 8 Lincoln 0 [Next: Belmont @ Home, 9/1 Thurs. 7 pm]
Torres 28 Verdugo Hills 16 [Next: Hollywood @ Home, *9/2 Fri. 7 pm]
Fremont 44 Mendez 3 [Next: @ Monroe, 9/1 Thurs. 7 pm]
CIF Southern Section: Cathedral lived up to its #22 ranking in the L.A. Times with a solid win. Salesian easily defeated an undermanned squad. Bishop Amat was devastated by the L.A. Times #1 ranked team. Their next opponent is yet another Orange County powerhouse.
Cathedral 40 Santa Fe 15 [Next: Burroughs (Burbank), @ Home 9/2 Fri. 7pm]
Salesian 69 Verbum Dei 0 (played on 8/27/16)* [Next: @Calabasas, 9/2 Fri. 7 pm]
Mater Dei 63 Bishop Amat 14 [Next: Servite @ Cerritos College, 9/2/ Fri. 7 pm]
Note #2 From The Editor: Garfield, Cathedral, and Bishop Amat have their own websites with their schedules. For all other schools, click on the “link” below to view their respective schedules as posted on Maxpreps.Com.