Note From The Editor #1: As a reminder to our many followers, we have now re-embarked on producing our featured “High School “Game of the Week,” and we’ll be covering as many schools as possible in this season’s schedule. This posting contains only game highlights. Our “Play-By-Play” coverage of this game will be out shortly.
Note From The Editor #2: This posting is a “Heads Up” to all high school fans everywhere. Be prepared to see one of the most dominant and exciting football performances captured on the now infamous “Friday Night Lights” highlight reel. And, believe it or not, this was the season opener. Can’t wait to see Game 2 and the rest of this season. Our featured school #1, is the L.A. City Section’s Northern League member school, the Torres HS “Toros.”
In this game’s coverage,we focus one of one of the most followed running backs in the country. His name first surfaced last year as a junior when he finished as one of the “Top 5” running backs in the State. Thus, all eyes were set on his senior season debut and with that, East L.A. Sports Scene was also eager and ready to show to the internet’s abundance of high school football fans, what a dominant player Tiquan Gilmore is. Remember the name and his number, Tiquan Gilmore #7.
Having said all of that, we now direct you to watch this dynamic, outstanding video game highlight as #7 absolutely goes to work in more ways than one to defeat the Verdugo Hills “Dons” (48-16) in the season’s Week Zero game played at Torres HS, 8.25.17.
Brief Game Summary: All in all, Gilmore was responsible for scoring 7 touchdowns by way of an 80 yd. Kickoff return; a 35 yd. “Pick-6”; an 80 yd. punt return; a 60 yd. run out of the shot-gun; and three other amazing rushing TDs from distances varying from 50,60, and 70 yds. For good measure, he was on the receiving end of 2 point conversion, giving him a total 44 points scored in his debut game of the season.
Do watch our post-game interview and learn more about Tiquan’s winning team attitude. He is first and foremost a total team player and understands that he owes much of his on-field success to his teammates. He also gives much credit to his head Coach, Charles Burnley, who has mentored him from his first day on-campus to his present moment in time as a Torres HS student-athlete.
A special acknowledgement goes out to the highlight reel’s producer, Frankli Robles, Garfield HS, Class of 2014, Letterman member of the varsity football team, (2011-12-13-14) and now, a most promising and very creative intern, for East L.A. Sports Scene Productions.
Last, but not least, we encourage you to kindly like and share this link with as many of your friends and followers of high school football who live in East L.A. and way beyond!! Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com