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Compton finally solves Dominguez

September 21, 2008|Ben Bolch | Times Staff Writer

The football rivalry between city neighbors Compton and Dominguez highs had been so lopsided that Dominguez Coach Willie Donerson once requested a running clock during the second half of a game the Dons won, 78-0, in 1996.

So when Compton junior safety Chris Jones intercepted a pass at the Tarbabes' one-yard line with 12 seconds left Friday night to secure a 12-9 victory over host Dominguez, things got a little crazy.

Compton players shed tears of joy and Tarbabes Coach Calvin Bryant also ended up wet after his players dumped a bucket of ice water on him in celebration of the team's ending a 24-game losing streak in the series.

"It was pandemonium," Bryant said Saturday. "I was hoping that someone would come through. Fortunately, we were the team that came up with the big play."

USC-bound defensive back Chris Metcalf intercepted two passes for Compton (2-0), which next plays at Granada Hills Kennedy (0-2) on Friday before opening Moore League play.

Streaking

Thermal Desert Mirage won its first varsity game after 30 consecutive losses with a 57-16 victory over visiting Holtville. . . . Shane Wilson secured Calabasas' 23-13 victory over Oxnard Hueneme that ended a 27-game home losing streak when he made the Coyotes' fifth interception with less than a minute to play. . . . Garden Grove Bolsa Grande won away from its home field for the first time since defeating La Puente Bassett in 1996 when the Matadors defeated Santa Ana Godinez, 32-7, at Santa Ana Segerstrom.

Making the most of it

After being held out of the first quarter because he missed a practice last week, Oxnard Santa Clara's Cierre Wood rushed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' 35-7 victory over host Oxnard Channel Islands. . . . La Puente Bishop Amat running back Deshawn Gaisie scored five touchdowns and finished with 229 all-purpose yards in only three quarters during the Lancers' 42-6 victory over visiting West Covina.

Doing it all

L.A. Brentwood quarterback Josh Amster had a hand in 427 of the Eagles' 431 yards of total offense in a 28-26 victory over visiting Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep. Amster gained 105 yards on 20 carries and completed 12 of 26 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 75-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Trojans watch

Defensive back Byron Moore Jr. returned the opening kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown and blocked a punt that he recovered for another score to lead host Harbor City Narbonne to a 33-0 victory over L.A. Hamilton.

Bruins watch

Mission Viejo defensive back and wide receiver Alex Mascarenas had two interceptions, a three-yard touchdown catch and a fumble recovery for another score during the Diablos' 38-14 victory over host Carlsbad La Costa Canyon.

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ben.bolch@latimes.com

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