Players To Watch From All 10 Teams: In the L.A. City Section keep your eyes on: Garfield-Henry AdamBomb Polanco/QB/JR. & Oscar Vega/TE/SR; Roosevelt-Andy Salas/QB/SR. & Isaiah Zepeda/CB/JR; South Gate-Ernie Arcia/QB/JR. & Tremar Holiness/RB-CB/SR; Wilson-Isaac Abdullah/QB/SR. & Gabriel Herrera/LB-TE/SR; Lincoln-Michael Cova/QB/SR. & Jorge Luna/DE-TE/JR; Torres-T. Gilmore/RB/JR. & M. Alvarez/DB-TE/JR;Mendez-Nehemias Reyes/RB/SR. & Justin Montero/LB/JR.
From the CIF/SS... Bishop Amat-Blake Archuleta/QB/SO. & Aaron Maldonado/DT/JR; Cathedral-Andrew Tovar/QB/SR. & Hunter Echols/LB-DE/SR; Salesian-Deommodore Lenoir/Capt/CB-ATH/SR. & Rahyme Johnson/OLB-WR/SR.
We will be adding more names as the season progresses. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
In the L.A. City Section, for Week #1, our seven teams came away with an overall record of 3 wins and 4 losses. Eastern League “runner-up” from last year, the South Gate “Rams” overwhelmed its San Fernando Valley opponent on the road and posted a huge shut-out win. Garfield’s “Bulldogs” (0-2) are in the “extremely tough” part of their schedule and lost to Banning, while the Roosevelt “Roughriders” (0-2) dropped their second in a row, this week to San Pedro on their home turf.
The Northern League went 2-1 again, this time with the Wilson Mighty Mules (2-0) winning comfortably while Lincoln Tigers (1-1) snapped to attention and won easily. The Torres Toros (1-1) lost its first game.
The Metro League’s, Mendez Jaguars, faced Monroe from North Hills, located in the San Fernando Valley and fell to (0-2). Keep in mind, this is their first season of varsity football.
Here are the line results from Week #1: Thurs/Fri.9/1 & 9/2/16
Banning 39 Garfield 14 [Next: @ Harvard-Westlake, 9/9 Fri. 7 pm]
San Pedro 42 Roosevelt 14 [Next: @ San Clemente, 9/9 Fri. 7 pm]
South Gate 60 Arleta 0 [Next: Jefferson @ Home 9/9 Fri. 7 pm]
Wilson 23 Santee 7 [Next: Monroe @ Home, 9/9 Fri. 7 pm] *Youth Night & Jersey Retirement Ceremony for #10 Julio Briones & #34 Arlin Slayton
Lincoln 26 Belmont 10 [Next: Grant (SF Valley) @ Home, 9/1 Fri. 7 pm]
Hollywood 34 Torres 21 [Next: @ Belmont, 9/9 Fri. 7 pm]
Monroe 41 Mendez 0 [Next: @ Van Nuys, 9/9 Fri. 7 pm]
Our three local area teams representing the CIF/SS went 2-1 for Week #1. The Cathedral Phantoms are now (2-0) and maintained their #23 weekly ranking in the L.A. Times poll, while the Bishop Amat Lancers (1-1) won their first game defeating Servite. The Salesian Mustangs were defeated in an away game by Calabasas.
Cathedral 51 Burroughs (Burbank) 7 [Next: @ Lynwood, 9/9 Fri. 7 pm
Calabasas 35 Salesian 26 [Next: @ Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 9/9 Fri. 7 pm]
Bishop Amat 14 Servite 10 [Next: J. Serra @ Home, 9/9/ Fri. 7 pm]
Note From The Editor: *Garfield, *Cathedral, and *Bishop Amat have their own websites with their schedules. For the seven other schools, click on the “link” below to view their respective schedules as posted on Maxpreps.Com.
Our first photo gallery will show a variety of pictures from Garfield vs. Alemany, Bishop Amat vs. Mater Dei, Cathedral vs. Santa Fe and Wilson vs. Roybal. Photo Credits: Nick..Flicks Garfield; Vince Quiñones, Bishop Amat; Daniel Barcenas, Cathedral, and Peter Cabrera, Wilson.