September 11, 1998 |
Los Alamitos probably won't have an easier time defending its No. 1 ranking in the county than it did Thursday night. The Griffins broke out to a 31-point halftime lead and went on to crush visiting Los Angeles Washington, 59-6, at Cerritos Gahr High. Senior wide receiver Keenan Howry tied a Los Alamitos record by scoring five touchdowns. Four came on pass receptions of 43, 46, four and 65 yards. The other was a 53-yard punt return.
June 27, 1999 |
In the waning moments Saturday, Keenan Howry turned what had been a so-so evening into one of the more exciting finishes in the 48 years of the Shrine Football Classic. His acrobatic--and controversial--37-yard touchdown catch on the last play of the game gave California a 28-25 victory over Texas. Howry, an all-county wide receiver from Los Alamitos, caught the pass with defensive back Jason Frederick wrapped all over him just inside the end zone at Cerritos College. It appeared that both had the ball in their hands.
October 13, 2002 |
Your senior year in college is supposed to be fun, especially when you are set to graduate on time. But until Saturday Oregon wide receiver Keenan Howry hadn't been having much fun. In January, Howry had surgery on his left shoulder to repair the ligament damage he suffered in 2001 and missed all of spring practice. When the Ducks began fall drills, Howry, from Los Alamitos, lost more time because of tendinitis in his right knee.
June 25, 2000 |
OK, so maybe you can mess with Texas. For the second consecutive year, the California all-star team pinned a last-second victory over Texas, turning a seemingly for-sure loss into a postgame celebration at the Shrine All-Star football game. This time, Chris Kluwe booted a 53-yard field goal as time expired to give California a 29-27 victory in front of 7,000 Saturday at Cerritos College. Kluwe, who has signed with UCLA, is no stranger to long field goals--he drilled a 60-yarder for Los Alamitos High in a playoff victory over Loyola.
October 13, 2000 |
Keenan Howry has been following one tough act, first at Los Alamitos High and now at Oregon. But that doesn't seem to bother the sophomore receiver, who appears to have the potential for an outstanding college career. Howry plays in the footsteps of Tony Hartley, who is the Ducks' all-time leader in receiving yardage with 2,744 and ranks third in the Southern Section's high school record book with 3,181 yards receiving.
October 10, 1999 |
UCLA finally joined the Pacific 10 scramble Saturday night, but not before nearly getting scrambled again itself. The defense was superb for most of the first half and Danny Farmer was the offensive star for all time, leading the Bruins to their first conference victory, a 34-29 victory over Oregon before 55,675 at the Rose Bowl that nearly included a blown 34-10 lead. The Bruins, avoiding their first 0-3 Pac-10 start since 1994, thrived most of the way, then survived at the end.