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FRIDAY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP : Cortes, South Gate Dominate Roosevelt

October 09, 1994

Senior running back Hoffman Cortes rambled for 182 yards on 21 carries to lead South Gate past Roosevelt, 22 to 6, in a Southeastern Conference showdown at Roosevelt.

Cortes had a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach for Roosevelt. South Gate also got help from senior quarterback Juan Vasquez, who completed 5 of 11 pases for 66 yards and a touchdown. Vasquez also scored on a one-yard sneak in the second quarter.

Rams senior receiver Eddie Montes caught three passes for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Roosevelt running back John Pineda had 73 yards on 12 carries. Sophomore quarterback Fernando Delgadillo came off the bench to complete 4 of 13 passes for 92 yards in the second half for Roosevelt.

Records: South Gate 4-1; Roosevelt 3-2.

Next week: South Gate vs. Garfield; Roosevelt at Bell.

Los Angeles 8, Hamilton 0-- The Romans defeated Hamilton in a Coastal Conference game at Los Angeles that was marred by 28 penalties, four fumbles and four interceptions.

Neither team mounted a consistent attack, although Hamilton's Antoine Blount rushed for 101 yards in a losing effort.

Roman standouts were Akeem Onaolopo, who rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown, and Wesley Watson, who caught two passes for 25 yards and made a 35-yard run at the end of the game to seal the victory.

Franklin 20, Eagle Rock 19--Franklin thwarted a dramatic comeback by Eagle Rock, stopping a pass attempt for a two-point conversion after Eagle Rock's second fourth-quarter touchdown in a Northern Conference game.

Franklin scored three touchdowns, all on six-yard passes from quarterback Jeff Deno, who completed 12 of 25 passes for 115 yards.

Franklin's Johnnie Sanders, the area's leading receiver, was suspended from the team for disciplinary reasons.

Records: Franklin 4-1; Eagle Rock 4-1.

Next week: Verdugo Hills at Franklin; Eagle Rock at Wilson.

Lincoln 22, Marshall 0--Lincoln quarterback Adrian Pulido rushed for a 26-yard touchdown and threw a 22-yard scoring pass as the Tigers beat the Barristers in a Northern Conference game at Lincoln.

Lincoln racked up 152 rushing yards while allowing 50 yards to Marshall. Lincoln running back Jose Guevara ran for 69 yards on 22 carries and seven tackles on defense.

Records: Lincoln 1-4; Marshall 0-5

Next week: Lincoln at Hollywood; Marshall vs. Belmont at Van Nuys High.

University 21, Manual Arts 18--A potent performance by Manual Arts quarterback Willie Laffitte wasn't enough to overcome Erick Barnes, who beat the Toilers on offense and defense in a Coastal Conference game.

Laffitte completed eight of 16 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns, but Barnes' second-quarter interception set up his own five-yard touchdown reception. Barnes caught a second touchdown pass of 20 yards, then sealed the victory with another interception with 54 seconds left in the game, stealing the ball from a Toiler receiver in the University end zone.

Records: Manual Arts 2-3; University 3-2

Next week: Hamilton at Manual Arts; Venice at University.

Belmont 21, Hollywood 8--Belmont quarterback George Hernandez was 13 of 31 for 145 yards and had five carries for 128 yards and two touchdowns.

Belmont's Febian Villa had seven receptions for 60 yards.

Records: Belmont 2-2-1; Hollywood 1-4

Next week: Belmont vs. Marshall at Van Nuys High.

Bell 26, Lynwood 17--Vern Benard rushed for 158 yards and Gustavo Valenzuela threw a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Eagles to a nonleague win over Lynwood at Bell.

Lynwood jumped ahead 7-0 on a 45-yard run by Mac Barnes, thanks to a fumble recovery by linebacker Winston Offer. Late in the second quarter Valenzuela capped a nine-play 57-yard drive with a quarterback sneak to tie the game.

Records: Bell 4-1; Lynwood 0-5

Next week: Roosevelt at Bell.

Locke 34, Huntington Park 6--Sirr Parker rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Freddie Lee had 116 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown, as the Saints won a Southeastern Conference game at Huntington Park.

Parker had runs of 71 yards and 55 yards negated by holding penalties.

Huntington Park scored first on Ivan Ramos' five-yard run.

Records: Locke 2-3; Huntington Park 0-5

Next week: Jefferson at Locke; Jordan at Huntington Park.

Bell Gardens 20, El Rancho 7--The play of Bell Gardens' special teams was the difference in the nonleague game at El Rancho.

A fumble recovery by Luis Martinez on the second-half kickoff set up a 22-yard touchdown pass from Eddie Negrete to Guillermo Alvarez to break a 7-7 tie.

Bell Gardens sealed the victory after Diego Aluizo scooped up a blocked punt by Rolondo Terrazas and ran 16 yards for a 20-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

Records: Bell Gardens 2-3; El Rancho 1-4.

Next week: Bell Gardens at Keppel.

Wilson 42, Verdugo Hills 0--Haunted by the fact that it had scored in only two of its last 12 quarters, Verdugo Hills High also faced the specter of Arlin Slayton on Friday afternoon.

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