Santa Monica High School, led by tailback Glyn Milburn, rallied twice Friday night to defeat Palisades, 48-42, in a nonleague game before a crowd of 5,500 at Santa Monica College.
The Vikings (2-0) trailed, 30-13, at halftime but scored 21 straight points in a nine-minute span in the third quarter to take a brief 34-30 lead. Palisades (0-1) scored to make it 36-34 before Santa Monica came back with two touchdowns to take the lead for good.
Milburn followed up last week's 241-yard, 3-touchdown performance against St. Paul by rushing for 162 yards and 5 touchdowns in 38 carries. Quarterback Steve Macko completed all 7 of his passes for 49 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Palisades quarterback Perry Klein completed 25 of 44 attempts for 227 yards and 5 touchdowns.
City San Fernando 24, Manual Arts 6--Quarterback Joe Mauldin threw touchdown passes of 9 yards to Danny Leos and 13 yards to Tommy Howard, and ran 9 yards for a third touchdown at Manual Arts in the nonleague opener for both teams. San Fernando scored on its first offensive series on a 3-yard run by Eric Lee. Manual Arts tied the game in the second quarter on Kevin Bowden's 14-yard run. Mauldin completed 12 of 22 passes for 161 yards and was the game's leading rusher with 47 yards in 15 carries. Bowden completed 4 of 15 passes for 43 yards and was intercepted twice.
Alemany 17, Granada Hills 14--With 1:14 remaining in the game, Chris Lobos kicked a 31-yard field goal to give the Indians (2-0-1) a nonleague win against the Highlanders (0-1), The Times' No. 3 ranked City team, at Alemany. Sophomore quarterback Joey Rosselli, who entered the game in the second quarter and led a 87-yard touchdown drive, completed 11 of 16 passes for 159 yards and 1 touchdown to lead the Alemany offense. Mark Scott had 8 receptions for 103 yards. Ray Campuzano gained 105 yards in 19 carries for the Indians. Granada Hills quarterback Jason Leach completed 26 of 31 passes for 271 yards and 1 touchdown. Jamal Farmer scored the second Granada Hills touchdown on a 69-yard run.
Gardena 27, San Pedro 6--Senior running back Derrick Duren rushed for 109 yards and 1 touchdown in 11 carries to lead a Gardena ground attack that totaled 298 yards in a nonleague victory at San Pedro. Khybdeeb Hairston carried 13 times for 89 yards and a touchdown, and Vincent Murray carried 12 times for 56 yards and a touchdown for No. 6-ranked Gardena, which held San Pedro to 69 yards rushing and 88 yards passing.
Carson 28, Lynwood 0--Quarterback George Malauulu completed 11 of 17 yards for 284 yards, including a school record-tying 94-yard touchdown pass play to wide receiver Brian Treggs as the Colts, top-ranked in The Times' City poll, routed the Knights in a nonleague game at Lynwood. Carson dominated both sides of the line, compiling 404 yards on offense while holding Lynwood to 9 yards rushing and 12 yards passing. The Carson defense sacked Lynwood's Charles Levy 9 times--including 4 by senior linebacker Arnold Ale--and dropped Lynwood running backs 6 times for losses. Ale and senior linebacker Arthur Warren each had 13 tackles.
Southern Section Crespi 55, Santa Barbara 0--Junior tailback Russell White set a school single-game rushing record of 266 yards in 16 carries, and fullback J.J. Laskey added 153 yards in 7 carries as Crespi (2-0-1) rolled up 636 yards in total offense in a nonleague game at Crespi. White opened the game with a 96-yard touchdown and later added scoring runs of 57 and 1 yards. White has gained 507 yards in 51 attempts. Laskey had touchdown runs of 59, 1 and 61 yards the first three times he carried the ball. Santa Barbara (2-1) was limited to 154 yards total offense. Junior Ron Redell, who completed 7 of 8 passes for 94 yards and 1 touchdown, alternated with starting quarterback Rob O'Byrne, who completed 4 of 5 passes for 65 yards. Junior Eric Kieling had 8 catches for 130 yards and 1 touchdown.
Fontana 26, St. Paul 7--Derrick Malone rushed for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns in 22 carries to lead the Steelers (3-0), The Times' No. 1-ranked Southern Section team, to a nonleague victory before 7,000 fans at St. Paul. Fontana's Kevin Snyder had three interceptions, including two in the final 2:17 to set up a pair of Fontana touchdowns. St. Paul (0-3), off to the worst start in school history, was led by Anthony Munoz, who rushed for 76 yards in 13 carries.
Bishop Amat 21, Long Beach Poly 0--Running back Mazio Royster rushed 30 times for 164 yards and a two-point conversion to lead the Lancers to a 21-0 nonleague win over the visiting Jackrabbits. Royster was complemented by quarterback J.R. Phillips, who rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another. Phillips, a senior, completed 6 of 16 passes for 158 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown play to junior wide receiver Wade Kennedy, and scored on two 1-yard runs. Bishop Amat, The Times' No. 4-ranked Southern Section team, amassed 356 yards while holding Poly (0-2) to 158 yards.