Note From The Editor: Well, here we are anxious and supportive high school football fans, and yet another week closer to the finale of the regular season. In two more weeks, the last League/Conference games will be played and then the CIF/Southern Section and the L.A. City Section 2015 playoff selection committees will have their work cut out when they draw the fields for the post-season tournaments.
So far, so good…most of our teams are playing well enough for consideration at various levels for the seedings picture.So far, so good…most of our teams are playing well enough for consideration at various levels for the seedings picture.
We invite you to go through our “Week #8 Round-Up” summary as you’ve done all season long, check our recently added playoff forecasts, spend some time viewing the great photo galleries we include on a weekly basis, and then lastly, we sincerely ask that you please share it with all of your networks. Again, we take this opportunity to publicly thank all of our contributing photographers who truly capture some amazing moments of each game.
Note #2 From The Editor: This posting offers you our usual “Round-Up” as we’ve now completed Week #8. We’ve also continued with our playoff forecast and include our photo galleries covering the South Gate “Rams” and the Bishop Amat “Lancers.” Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
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<Week #8- Friday, 10/16/15> FINAL SCORES & NEXT OPPONENTS
<L.A. City Schools>
South Gate (57) Huntington Park (23) @ So. Gate Next: Roosevelt @ Roosevelt, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
Roosevelt (33) Bell (21) @ Bell Next: South Gate @ Roosevelt, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
Wilson (37) Sotomayor (0) @ Wilson Next: Marshall @ Marshall, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
Franklin (49) Torres (18) @ Franklin Next: Eagle Rock @ Torres, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
Garfield BYE Week, 10/16 Next: South East @ South East, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
Lincoln BYE Week, 10/16 Next: Franklin @ Franklin, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
<CIF Southern Section>
Bishop Amat (49) Alemany (24) @ Bishop Amat Next: Chaminade @ Chaminade, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
Cathedral (28) Salesian (7) @ L.A. Southwest College Next: St. Paul @ St. Paul, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
Salesian (7) Cathedral (28) @ L.A. Southwest College Next: St. Francis @ St. Francis, Fri. 10/23 @ 7 pm
Cathedral 7-0/Angelus Lge. (2-0) Bishop Amat 6-2/Mission Lge. (3-1) Garfield 5-2/Eastern Lge. (3-0) South Gate 6-1/Eastern Lge. 3-0) Salesian 4-3/Angelus Lge. (1-1) Roosevelt 5-3/Eastern Lge (2-1) Wilson 5-3/Northern Lge. (3-1) Lincoln 2-5/Northern Lge. (2-1) Torres 0-7/Northern Lge. (0-3)
<Brief Playoff Forecast By Team> Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
<L.A. City Schools>
Garfield “Bulldogs” – Coming back off their BYE Week. Should have a decent match-up with South East on Friday. Garfield is always tough after its one week of rest and restoration. Look for the offense to catch fire quickly. Steady as she goes for the Bulldawgs.
South Gate “Rams – Big and important Friday Night Lights bout all set to take place in Boyle Heights as the Rams travel into Roosevelt for this titanic Eastern League contest. A win puts South Gate another step closer to the playoffs. A loss for the Riders could jeopardize their playoff chances.
Roosevelt “Rough Riders” – Much is literally “riding” on this key Eastern League match-up. The Rough Riders must protect their house against their enemy at all costs to preserve the consideration of the playoff selection committee. Their league record shows more wins than losses and they must keep it that for the rest of the season.
Lincoln “Tigers” – Coach Carrillo has been here before and knows that the team’s need to “win-out” and keep making a strong impression on the playoff committee is critical. The rest during Bye week should help the Tigers get back into winning mode.
Wilson “Mighty Mules” – Winning records are good to have at this time of the season. The playoff gods are looking for solid and competitive teams to make their playoff brackets. The Mules were impressive in their last outing and need to bring that momentum back quickly on Friday.
Torres “Toros” – It’s all about the team and school pride at this point of the season. Let’s hope that the Toros can come up with a new focus and a much improved nucleus of players for the 2016 season. It’s now time for the underclassmen to step up and accept their new leadership roles.
<CIF Southern Section>
Bishop Amat “Lancers” – The “Big Blue & Gold Crew” continues to roll in the victories. They took care of their business easily last week against Alemany, one of the league’s top ranked teams. They are truly on a mission to reach the playoffs and start the second season with a flourish. Still highly ranked and very volatile on both offense and defense. Keep your eye on the Lancers.
Cathedral “Phantoms” – With their “Back-to-Back” Angelus League win over arch-rival Salesian last week, the Phantoms contnue to remain undefeated overall at (7-0) and in league play at (2-0). They have proven to be one of the most watched teams in So. Cal this season. Expectations are always extremely high for the Phantoms at this time of the year.
Salesian “Mustangs“ – The Mustangs have no quit in them and they will definitely bounce back from the disappointing rivalry loss to Cathedral last Friday. Even losses have their silver linings and there may be one in the defeat. Any way you look at, compare, or analyze the Mustangs, they’re still a very dangerous opponent on any given Friday Night.
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