Approaching the Half-Way Mark: For all of our usual fans, and to those who are recent viewers of our site, here’s our featured High School Football Round-Up #4/Week3. The first-half of the 2016 season is nearly over with just one more game left for most teams. Then the real season begins and hopefully, for many of our covered teams, they will be in the playoffs starting the second week of November. We’ll keep our eye on all teams, as they keep their eyes on the prize—a conference title and then hopefully, a City title. Keep supporting and rooting hard for the team, or teams, of your choice. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
More News: Attention All South Gate and L.A. City Section Eastern League Fans/Followers… the City of L.A.’s Cable TV/Ch. 36 & KLCS, Ch. 58/LA Unified School District’s So-Cal Prep Report, interviewed Rams’ Head Coach, Jose Casagran and his outstanding running back, Tremar Holiness on 9/21/16 at 7:30 pm. See link for the promo LA36.org. pic.twitter.com/4IZRL9OxQa
In the L.A. City Section for Week #3, the Eastern League’s, Garfield Bulldogs lost to the always powerful and dangerous Crenshaw Cougars. The South Gate Rams protected their home turf with a very convincing non-conference win over the San Fernando Tigers, while the Roosevelt Rough Riders went down to their fourth consecutive non-conference loss versus the Eagle Rock Eagles. Overall Records: South Gate (3-1); Garfield (2-2); and Roosevelt (0-4).
The Northern League posted a (1-2) record in Week 3 as the Wilson Mighty Mules tasted defeat for the first time in their loss to the Alhambra Moors. The Lincoln Tigers lost a heartbreaking non-conference, double-overtime game to the University Wildcats. The Conference opener is up next for Wilson as they host Lincoln. The Torres Toros are gaining some well-deserved attention as they won their third game in a non-conference match-up against the Metro League’s New Designs Watts Knights. Head Coach Charles Burnley is starting to get his team back on the winning track. Overall Records: Wilson (3-1); Torres (3-1); and Lincoln (1-3).
The Metro League’s, Mendez Jaguars, picked up their first-ever school/team win against the Sotomayor Wolves. It was a very close non-league victory, but one that was well-earned. A Big Congrats to Head Coach Carlos Fernandez and his Team!! Overall Record: Mendez (1-3).
Here are the line results from Week #3: Fri. 9/16/16
Crenshaw 26 Garfield 7 [Next: Servite @ Cerritos College, 9/23, Fri. 7 pm]
South Gate 22 San Fernando 6 [Next: Salesian @ Home, 9/23, Fri. 7 pm]
Eagle Rock 35 Roosevelt 17 [Next: BYE Week, 9/23/16]
Alhambra 28 Wilson 13 [Next: Lincoln @ Home, 9/23 Fri. 7 pm] *Please note. This a “Throw-Back Jersey” & “Salute To the 1996 3-A City Champions” game.
University 20 Lincoln 14 (2OTs) [Next: @ Wilson, 9/23 Fri. 7 pm]
Torres 32 New Designs Watts 16 [Next: BYE Week, 9/23/16]
Mendez 21 Sotomayor 20 [Next: @ Grace Brethern/San Fernando 9/23 Fri. 7:30 pm
Our three local area teams representing the CIF/SS repeated their 3-0 performances for Week 3. The Cathedral Phantoms re-engaged an old rival and defeated the Loyola Cubs on their home field. More good news.. due to this huge victory, they moved up three slots to the #20 weekly ranking in the L.A. Times poll. The Salesian Mustangs easily dispatched the visiting Eastern League’s Huntington Park Spartans by a very wide margin. And, in a very rare Friday Night Lights forfeit, the Bishop Amat Lancers, now ranked #9 in the L.A. Times poll, (up one slot from last week), took the night off and were able to rest well, heal up where it’s needed, and then gladly add the victory over the St. Paul Swordsmen to their record. Overall Records: Cathedral (4-0); Salesian (3-1); and Bishop Amat (3-1).
Here are the line results from Week #3: Fri. 9/16/16.
Cathedral 21 Loyola 19 [Next: BYE Week, 9/23]
Salesian 71 Huntington Park 0 [Next: @ South Gate 9/23 Fri. 7 pm]
Bishop Amat 2 St. Paul 0 (This game was won by Forfeit). [Next: Loyola @ Home, 9/23 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.
Photo Gallery: Our Week 3 presentation features a variety of pictures from Cathedral vs. Loyola and Bishop Amat vs. Servite (from Week 1). Credits: Daniel Barcenas, Cathedral and Vince Quiñones, Bishop Amat.