September 14, 1991 |
The Fremont High football team got caught in a massive traffic jam before it arrived at San Fernando for Friday night's season opener. Once there, the Pathfinders were run over by a truckload of Tigers, falling 40-7. The start of the game was delayed 45 minutes after Fremont's bus got stuck in rush-hour traffic. But despite the late start, San Fernando had little problem getting its offense in gear.
December 22, 1993 |
Senior tailback Tyrone Crenshaw of Sylmar High became the first player in 13 years to win consecutive City Section 4-A Division player-of-the-year honors when he was selected co-MVP with quarterback Seka Edwards of Westchester. Crenshaw, who led all City ballcarriers in rushing with 1,785 yards, earned solo honors as a junior after leading the Spartans to the 4-A title. Edwards and Crenshaw led their teams to the semifinals this season.
July 17, 1994 |
William Yates Jr. cut a dashing figure during a photo shoot at Norman O. Houston Park near Baldwin Hills. Wearing a khaki safari outfit, the former Fremont High quarterback jumped in the air, cocked back his left arm and faked a pass. The spectacle drew the attention of passing motorists on La Brea Avenue, much to Yates' amusement. "Cars were stopping by and people were asking 'Who does he play for?' " Yates said. " 'What pro team does he play for? Who is he? I've never heard of him.'
September 21, 1991 |
Time had expired at Jefferson High on Friday but the nonleague football game between San Fernando and the Democrats had yet to be decided. With the clock reading 0:00, Jefferson quarterback Marcus Johnson attempted a two-point conversion pass to Darrell Cooley, but the ball dropped untouched in the end zone and San Fernando escaped with a 14-13 win. After San Fernando (2-0) stopped consecutive running plays, Jefferson scored on fourth and goal from the Tiger three-yard line.
November 28, 1991 |
Some fans stood in line 35 minutes Wednesday night to buy a ticket for what was supposed to be a great matchup between two football teams from adjoining neighborhoods. But some of those same fans were heading for the parking lot in the third quarter because they had seen enough. Before a crowd of 8,000, Sylmar High dominated favored San Fernando, 31-7, in a City Section 4-A Division quarterfinal at Birmingham High.
September 10, 1994 |
If San Fernando Coach Sean Blunt and his staff wake up today with heartburn and indigestion, there might be a good reason. Hart punched their Tigers in the gut repeatedly in a season-opening 41-18 victory Friday night at Canyon High. "The gut," in football terminology, is the middle of the line and the center of the playing field. That's where Hart, led by junior running back Ted Iacenda's five touchdowns, hammered San Fernando.
October 24, 1992 |
After the heavens opened at the outset of the third quarter and the rain began falling in sheets, Friday's North Valley League game between Kennedy High and San Fernando came down to which team had the better mudder. That turned out to be the Tigers' Leon Blunt, who rushed for two fourth-period touchdowns and a key conversion to rally the host Tigers to a 14-7 victory over Kennedy.
October 5, 1991 |
El Camino Real High faced the same predicament Friday night as the storied boy with his finger in the dike: If the Conquistadore defense couldn't plug the line of scrimmage, San Fernando's blurry-fast running backs threatened to pour through like a flood. In the end, San Fernando, like a force of nature, could not be stopped, winning, 42-0, at home in a Northwest Valley Conference opener.