November 8, 2012 |
Westlake Village Oaks Christian (8-2) at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (7-3), 7 p.m. Oaks Christian is making its Pac-5 Division playoff debut. The Lions opened a 21-0 lead over top-seeded Ventura St. Bonaventure last week before losing in the Marmonte League championship game, so it's clear they have the ability to play against the best,. They're led by quarterback Brandon Dawkins and linebacker Cameron Judge. Notre Dame's offense has reached peak form in Week 11, led by standout running back Khalfani Muhammad and improving quarterback Kelly Hilinski.
October 19, 2012
The new gunslingers First-year quarterbacks making impact Cade Apsay, C.C. Canyon, Jr. Has 26 touchdown passes. Ian Fieber, Mission Viejo, Jr. Has passed for 1,754 yards, 18 TDs. Ajene Harris, Crenshaw, Jr. Strong arm, fearless. Koa Haynes, Bishop Amat, Jr. Athletic, smart, versatile. Brad Kaaya, Chaminade, Jr. He's 6-4, smart and improving. Tyler Peterson, Diamond Bar, So. Has passed for 1,573 yards, 18 TDs. Nick Robinson, JSerra, So. Passed for 325 yards against St. John Bosco.
October 13, 2012 |
Can the high school football season produce any more excitement and drama than what transpired Friday night? From Orange County to the San Fernando Valley, there were upsets and amazing performances. There was Santa Ana Mater Dei knocking off No. 1 Santa Margarita, 24-7. There was Lake Forest El Toro upsetting No. 4 Tesoro, 41-31. There was Sherman Oaks Notre Dame stunning No. 12 Encino Crespi, 40-34, in four overtimes. There was No. 9 Bellflower St. John Bosco holding off JSerra, 44-41, in overtime.
October 12, 2012 |
La Puente Bishop Amat (5-0-1, 0-0) at Mission Hills Alemany (6-1, 1-0), 7 p.m. - Alemany hasn't lost a Serra League game since it joined the league in 2010, going 9-0. This should be one of the Warriors' toughest tests. Bishop Amat has balance on offense with quarterback Koa Haynes and running back Dionza Blue. Darren Andrews is a terrific receiver-defensive back. Alemany gave up 42 points last week in a win over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. The offense scored 49 points and might need to equal that, putting the pressure on quarterback Devon Dunn and receivers Steven Mitchell and Devin Ross.
October 28, 2011 |
San Clemente (8-0, 2-0) at Mission Viejo (5-2, 1-0), 7 p.m.: The outcome of this South Coast League showdown could be determined by whether Mission Viejo running backs Jahleel Pinner and Buzzy Yokoyama are able to make it back from injuries. The Diablos are at their best when they can run the ball effectively, something that San Clemente has done all season because of a dominant offensive line, led by All-American Kyle Murphy. Mission Viejo has had two weeks to prepare for San Clemente.
September 6, 2011 |
Now that the Rio Ruiz drama is over (he's not leaving to play for the 18U national baseball team), La Puente Bishop Amat Coach Steve Hagerty wants everyone to focus on his team's game against No. 1-ranked Anaheim Servite on Friday night at Cerritos College. "We're facing one of the best defenses around," Hagerty said. Last week, Bishop Amat defeated Los Angeles Garfield, 14-0, with quarterback Ruiz and receiver Adam Alcantara both not starting because they missed practice to play baseball.