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Kasdorf keeps rolling along

October 12, 2008|Austin Knoblauch and Ben Bolch | Special to The Times

Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High junior Ryan Kasdorf continued to illustrate Friday night why he is considered one of the most talented junior quarterbacks in the state, completing 27 of 37 passes for a team-record 418 yards and four touchdowns during the Knights' 31-24 victory over Anaheim Servite at Cerritos College.

Kasdorf obliterated Steve Cottrell's team record of 381 yards set in 1979 as the Knights, ranked No. 8 in the Southland by The Times, improved to 5-0. No. 6 Servite fell to 3-2.

Kasdorf has passed for 1,577 yards and 17 touchdowns with two interceptions.

The start of the game was delayed 62 minutes because of a power outage.

The game did not end until 11:22 p.m.

Player recovering

In a scene that has become disturbingly familiar in the Mojave Desert this season, a player had to be airlifted to a hospital Friday night.

Mojave junior running back Darren Johnson was transported to a Bakersfield hospital at halftime of the Mustangs' home game against Yermo Silver Valley after falling unconscious late in the second quarter, Mojave Coach Larry Satterfield said. The game was called with Silver Valley leading, 21-0.

Johnson later regained consciousness and was released from the hospital Saturday, Satterfield said. Coaches initially feared that Johnson had suffered a serious injury after taking a vicious hit on a running play, but it turned out he was suffering from low blood sugar.

"He's going to be fine," Satterfield said. "We're thankful that he's well and everything's OK."

Boron sophomore running back and safety Vinnie Rodriguez died Sept. 16 from head injuries suffered in a game four days earlier.

In the case of both players, the ambulance assigned to the game was called away to another emergency.

"It might be something we have to look at," Satterfield said of the absence of emergency personnel.

Bruins watch

After sitting out Arcadia's previous two games because of a broken big toe, senior linebacker and running back Todd Golper scored three touchdowns during the Apaches' 22-6 Pacific League victory over Glendale.

Golper scored on a three-yard run and receptions of 66 and 32 yards.

Trojans watch

Los Angeles Jordan senior quarterback and defensive end James Boyd completed 21 of 37 passes for 395 yards and four touchdowns with one interception during the Bulldogs' 44-27 victory over host Huntington Park in their Eastern League opener. Boyd also made two tackles.


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