December 1, 2012 |
Quarterback Cristian Solano helped deliver the first City Section football championship for San Fernando High in 37 years on Saturday night, running for two touchdowns and passing for three touchdowns in a 42-35 victory over Canoga Park in the Division II championship game at East Los Angeles College. "Party like 1975," read a poster a San Fernando fan was waving in the stands. Solano, a junior, completed 15 of 22 passes for 320 yards. Daemon Thompson had two interceptions and scored a touchdown.
July 28, 2012 |
Welcome back after the off-season from hell. Penn State's torturous timeline, spanning from last November to last week, cast a pall over the sport that could have hardly been fathomed this time last year. Jerry Sandusky's pathetic mug shot, the Freeh Report, Joe Paterno's eradicated legacy and NCAA President Mark Emmert's recitation Monday of unprecedented sanctions have left a football nation dazed and confused. "In one form or fashion it has affected us," Commissioner Jim Delany said in his opening statements this week at Big Ten media days.
December 12, 2011 |
Troy Starr turns 50 in February. How quickly the years have gone by. He was a fiery 25-year-old assistant coach at Carson High in 1987 when the team was upset by Granada Hills in the City Section football championship game. In 1992, he became head coach at Woodland Hills Taft, taking over a program that had a 0-8-1 record the previous season. He lasted 14 seasons and built the Toreadors into a City Section power. He resigned in 2007 to become the director of football operations for Urban Meyer at the University of Florida.
December 9, 2011 |
With All-City running back Robert Lewis a marked player, South East turned to junior quarterback Jonathan Santos, and he responded with five touchdown passes in the Jaguars' 51-34 victory over Marshall in the City Section Division II championship game Friday night at East Los Angeles College. Santos completed touchdown passes of four and 24 yards to Lewis, eight yards to Christian Quinones, 49 yards to Alex Alvarez, and 71 yards to Ramone Smith. He completed 20 of 29 passes for 317 yards.
December 2, 2011 |
Reporting from Eugene, Ore. -- Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott opened his state-of-the-league address Friday by saying, "We are very excited to be here … and to have what I know will be a full house, a raucous, loud atmosphere.... That's what we hoped for with this football championship game. " What the conference had also hoped for was a better matchup in its inaugural football title game. Oregon, ranked eighth nationally, rolled to a 49-31 victory over a UCLA team that came into the game with a 6-6 record.
November 18, 2011 |
UCLA had everything going its way last Saturday … after its game. The Bruins had stumbled through a 31-6 loss to Utah and were winging west, with players working cellphones and other electronic gadgets for updates on the Arizona State-Washington State game. "I felt bad. I had my head down and then someone came to me and said, 'Arizona State is losing in Pullman,' " linebacker Sean Westgate said. "I went, 'What?' I was so excited. All of us started tracking the game. " By the time UCLA landed, Washington State had finished off a 37-27 victory over Arizona State, giving control of the Pac-12 Conference's South division back to the Bruins — at least temporarily.