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FRIDAY FOOTBALL ROUNDUP : Jordan's Victory Ends 3 Years of Frustration

October 16, 1994

Quarterback Nate Turner's 12-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter ended 31 games of frustration for Jordan, as the Bulldogs held on for a 9-8 victory over Huntington Park on Saturday night at Huntington Park.

But with less than two minutes remaining in the game, a last-ditch drive by Huntington Park and premature celebrations by Jordan players and fans jeopardized the Bulldogs' victory, their first since 1991.

Players and fans rushed the field after Turner's touchdown, prompting the referees to penalize the Bulldogs for delaying the game on the ensuing kickoff. Huntington Park took the kickoff, then drove to the Jordan 33, where they faced a 4th and 10.

Jordan defensive end Junior Chavira nailed quarterback Gabriel Madera for a seven-yard sack, ending the comeback drive but setting off a second Jordan celebration that cost it another 15-yard penalty. But the Bulldogs were able to run out the clock.

"I put the guys through extra work this week," said a pleased coach Willie Brown, who accepted congratulations from his jubilant players and Jordan followers after the game. "That made the difference. They played together as a team and never gave up."

Brown, the former Raider All-Pro and first-year coach at Jordan, saw Huntington Park overcome a 3-0 deficit when Cesar Aguilera scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter, culminating a 45-yard drive that began after Jordan turned the ball over on a fumble.

Tailback Termell Goss ran for 155 yards on 15 carries. Turner was four for 11 and 117 yards passing and rushed for 58 yards.

"Everybody was a family today," said Goss. "Everybody came together. And Coach Brown really wanted to win this game."

Records: Jordan 1-5; Huntington Park 0-6

Next week: Huntington Park at Jefferson; South Gate at Jordan.


Dorsey 14, Carson 13--Antwain Wilson carried 16 times for 112 yards and scored a touchdown and Jemell Gordon had 88 yards in 16 carries as Dorsey used its ground game to defeat defending champion Carson, 14-13, in a rematch of the City 4-A championship game Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

Dorsey had 236 yards rushing and only 30 yards passing. Roderick Brown completed two of eight passes, but scored the deciding touchdown on a one-yard sneak with 48 seconds left in the first half. Brown's score capped a 79-yard, 11-play drive.

Carson running back Joseph Redmond scored touchdowns on two one-yard runs, the latter coming with 7:19 left in the game. A personal foul set back Carson 15 yards on the point-after try, and Rafael Mares' kick sailed wide right, leaving the Colts a point short of a tie.

Dorsey took the ensuing kickoff and ran 14 plays until time expired.

Records: Dorsey 4-2; Carson 2-4

Next week: Gardena at Dorsey.


Westchester 46, Los Angeles 8--Westchester tight end Tony Griffin had 230 all-purpose yards, two touchdowns and an interception as the Comets improved to 3-0 in the Coastal Conference.

Comet quarterback Damion Ward passed for 54 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Brennan Crooks passed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in the second half.

Los Angeles quarterback Patrick Regan completed eight of 29 passes for 131 yards with one interception.

Records: Westchester 5-1; Los Angeles 2-4

Next week: Los Angeles at Venice.


Manual Arts 26, Hamilton 0--Manual Arts running back Erwin Burton returned the opening kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown and quarterback Willie Laffitte threw two touchdown passes in a Coastal Conference game at Manual Arts.

Toiler receiver Reggie Duncan caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Records: Manual Arts 3-3; Hamilton 0-6

Next week: Manual Arts at Fairfax.


Hollywood 19, Lincoln 6--George Castro had two fumble recoveries for Lincoln, but the Tigers committed four turnovers in the Northern Conference game at Hollywood.

The most crucial miscue--an interception by Hollywood's Jorge Juarez--ended a Lincoln drive late in the fourth quarter with Hollywood clinging to a 13-6 lead.

Records: Lincoln 1-5; Hollywood 2-4

Next week: Belmont at Lincoln.


Crenshaw 40, Washington 14--Farrel Payton scored four touchdowns and combined with teammate Anthony Lowrance for 214 yards rushing as they led Crenshaw to a 40-14 Southern Pacific Conference victory.

In the first quarter, the teams scored on their first possessions. But after General running back Dennis Northcutt (409 yards entering the game) left the game with a bruised hand early in the second quarter, the Cougars ran wild.

Payton rushed for 115 yards in 19 carries and three touchdowns.

Records: Washington 2-4; Crenshaw 4-2

Next week: Narbonne at Washington; San Pedro at Crenshaw.


Jefferson 16, Locke 14--Isaac Hatley rushed for 101 yards and scored two touchdowns, including a controversial score in the second quarter, to help propel the Democrats past the Saints in a Southeastern Conference game at Locke.

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