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November 14, 1998 | CHRIS LIVASY
Kennedy 24, Cleveland 18--James Norris scored twice as the Golden Cougars (7-3, 5-2) posted a victory at Cleveland. Norris caught four passes for 84 yards, including a 25-yard scoring play, and returned a kickoff 90 yards for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown with 10:32 left in the game. James Bethea ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns in 25 carries in a losing cause for the Cavaliers (2-7, 1-5). Cleveland quarterback Eddie Whitaker was sacked six times for minus-73 yards.
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July 21, 2000 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For James Bethea, there was never a question what he would do after high school. There was a master plan. Bethea was groomed by his paternal grandparents, who are his legal guardians, to attend a university, perhaps on an athletic scholarship. Academics came first, athletics second. Always in that order for nearly every day of the 17-year-old's life. So when Bethea was offered a scholarship to play football for California, his grandparents weren't the least bit surprised.
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September 18, 1999 | MAYAR ZOKAEI
Reseda 21, Cleveland 14--Eddie Robinson scored on a one-yard run with 4:05 to play to give host Reseda the victory. Robinson rushed for 163 yards in 22 carries and also scored on an eight-yard run late in the third quarter to put the Regents (2-0) ahead, 14-6. Cleveland (1-1) countered with a four-yard touchdown pass from Eddie Whitaker to Ontae Chaney early in the fourth quarter. James Bethea ran for a two-point conversion to tie the score.
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November 19, 1999 | STEVEN HERBERT
Cleveland High's magical season could not carry over to the City Championship playoffs. Despite building a 14-0 lead, the 12th-seeded Cavaliers fell to fifth-seeded Dorsey, 47-26, Thursday night in a first-round game at Jackie Robinson Stadium. "We played a helluva football game for at least 24 minutes," said Cleveland co-Coach Bill Paden, whose team shared its first league championship since 1978. "We surprised them a little bit."
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September 25, 1999 | FRANK CARULLI
Gabe Figueroa intercepted an Eddie Whitaker pass with 2:05 to play to seal Monroe's 33-29 victory over Cleveland in a nonleague game Friday night at Monroe. DeAndre Phillips ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns in 12 carries, and Tyrone Burwell ran for 159 yards as the Vikings (3-0) amassed 489 yards. James Bethea gained 207 yards in 13 carries, including touchdown runs of 90 and 49 yards for the Cavaliers (1-2).
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November 19, 1999 | STEVEN HERBERT
Cleveland High's magical season could not carry over to the City Championship playoffs. Despite building a 14-0 lead, the 12th-seeded Cavaliers fell to fifth-seeded Dorsey, 47-26, Thursday night in a first-round game at Jackie Robinson Stadium. "We played a helluva football game for at least 24 minutes," said Cleveland co-Coach Bill Paden, whose team shared its first league championship since 1978. "We surprised them a little bit."
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November 16, 1999
Boys' James Bethea SCHOOL: Cleveland YEAR: Senior SPORT: Football SEASON AT A GLANCE: On a Cleveland team full of speedsters, Bethea is the most dangerous. The tailback has 1,806 yards in 190 carries, and has scored 29 touchdowns and three two-point conversions for 180 points. Bethea has rushed for 100 yards or more in all but one game, helping Cleveland to a 7-3 record.
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July 21, 2000 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For James Bethea, there was never a question what he would do after high school. There was a master plan. Bethea was groomed by his paternal grandparents, who are his legal guardians, to attend a university, perhaps on an athletic scholarship. Academics came first, athletics second. Always in that order for nearly every day of the 17-year-old's life. So when Bethea was offered a scholarship to play football for California, his grandparents weren't the least bit surprised.
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October 27, 1999 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was to be the year quarterbacks ruled the City Section. But the predictions have not come to pass. Only Ruben Zaragoza of Kennedy and Jason Winn of Granada Hills are on pace to surpass 2,000 yards through the air in the regular season. The anticipated aerial assault has given way to a stampede. Defenses must look out below. Running backs on 10 of the 17 City teams in the region average more than 100 yards rushing per game.
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November 16, 1999
Boys' James Bethea SCHOOL: Cleveland YEAR: Senior SPORT: Football SEASON AT A GLANCE: On a Cleveland team full of speedsters, Bethea is the most dangerous. The tailback has 1,806 yards in 190 carries, and has scored 29 touchdowns and three two-point conversions for 180 points. Bethea has rushed for 100 yards or more in all but one game, helping Cleveland to a 7-3 record.
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October 27, 1999 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was to be the year quarterbacks ruled the City Section. But the predictions have not come to pass. Only Ruben Zaragoza of Kennedy and Jason Winn of Granada Hills are on pace to surpass 2,000 yards through the air in the regular season. The anticipated aerial assault has given way to a stampede. Defenses must look out below. Running backs on 10 of the 17 City teams in the region average more than 100 yards rushing per game.
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September 25, 1999 | FRANK CARULLI
Gabe Figueroa intercepted an Eddie Whitaker pass with 2:05 to play to seal Monroe's 33-29 victory over Cleveland in a nonleague game Friday night at Monroe. DeAndre Phillips ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns in 12 carries, and Tyrone Burwell ran for 159 yards as the Vikings (3-0) amassed 489 yards. James Bethea gained 207 yards in 13 carries, including touchdown runs of 90 and 49 yards for the Cavaliers (1-2).
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September 18, 1999 | MAYAR ZOKAEI
Reseda 21, Cleveland 14--Eddie Robinson scored on a one-yard run with 4:05 to play to give host Reseda the victory. Robinson rushed for 163 yards in 22 carries and also scored on an eight-yard run late in the third quarter to put the Regents (2-0) ahead, 14-6. Cleveland (1-1) countered with a four-yard touchdown pass from Eddie Whitaker to Ontae Chaney early in the fourth quarter. James Bethea ran for a two-point conversion to tie the score.
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November 14, 1998 | CHRIS LIVASY
Kennedy 24, Cleveland 18--James Norris scored twice as the Golden Cougars (7-3, 5-2) posted a victory at Cleveland. Norris caught four passes for 84 yards, including a 25-yard scoring play, and returned a kickoff 90 yards for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown with 10:32 left in the game. James Bethea ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns in 25 carries in a losing cause for the Cavaliers (2-7, 1-5). Cleveland quarterback Eddie Whitaker was sacked six times for minus-73 yards.
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