November 17, 2013 |
A weary and somewhat battered group of UCLA football players headed toward the student section Friday, as is the habit after Bruins victories. They then trudged back to the locker room, probably feeling every snap from a 41-31 victory over Washington. The Bruins are halfway through a four-game stretch that will determine their fate. Consecutive scratch-and-claw victories over Arizona and Washington have led them to a showdown with Arizona State on Saturday. UCLA is one game behind the first-place Sun Devils in the Pac-12 Conference South Division.
November 4, 2013 |
On Saturday morning, the City Section seeding committee will get together and select the No. 1 seed for the Division I football playoffs. Should it be Venice (7-2), Crenshaw (5-4) or Narbonne (7-2)? All three schools have played challenging schedules against top Southern Section schools. All three are unbeaten against City Section opponents. Let's see what the fans think. Cast your vote. Eric.email@example.com
October 30, 2013 |
UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has been the focal point of fan frustration the last two weeks, as the Bruins seem to have misplaced their big-play ability. "I have two friends right now, my mom and my dog," Mazzone said. "And my mom is 50-50. " The Bruins averaged 45 points the first five games but turtled up in losses to Stanford, 24-10, and Oregon, 42-14. The fact that the Ducks are ranked second nationally and the Cardinal sixth certainly was a contributing factor.
October 21, 2013 |
Editor's note: Elijah Zabludoff is a senior football player from St. John Bosco High and an aspiring journalist. Each week during the high school football season, he will be blogging about his personal experiences and also his thoughts about prep sports in general. Zabludoff is a returning starter at center for the Braves, who are ranked No. 1 in the Southland by the Los Angeles Times. I am the center for St. John Bosco, a football team who runs a fast-paced, quick-hitting offense.
October 19, 2013 |
Seven teams in The Times' top 25 went down to defeat on Friday night, and one of them was Chino Hills. Charter Oak's Donavin Washington, a senior receiver with lots of speed, caught 14 passes for 213 yards in his team's 24-17 victory over the No. 15-ranked Huskies in a Sierra League game. Quarterback Kory Brown was 20 of 31 for 287 yards and one touchdown. Also losing were No. 7 Chaminade, No. 8 Orange Lutheran, No. 11 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, No. 16 JSerra, No. 21 Glendora and No. 25 Santa Margarita.
October 18, 2013
Cassius Marsh carries about him a genteel nature in conversation. He speaks in a quiet tone, with a slight Cajun accent. He is reserved and easygoing. The private person doesn't seem to mesh with the sometimes volatile public persona he has developed as a defensive end for UCLA's football team. Marsh accepts that, and works to suppress a side he can't entirely separate from his personality. "With passion, when you're upset, comes anger," Marsh said. "Sometimes, when you're young and dumb, you don't know how to control it the right way. " The passion is a Stanford problem this week.