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December 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Another day, another great game for former Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams, who passed for 217 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-17 FCS playoffs victory over South Dakota State on Saturday. Adams has 51 touchdown passes this season and is a finalist for top player in the FCS. Adams is a redshirt sophomore at Eastern Washington, which is 11-2 and advanced to the national quarterfinals. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams passed for 324 yards and two touchdowns to help Eastern Washington advance to the FCS Playoffs semifinals with a 35-24 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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September 3, 2010 | Staff reports
Martin Meza made an 18-yard field goal with 14 seconds left to give Mission Hills Alemany a 20-17 victory Friday night over host Westlake Village Oaks Christian in both teams' season opener. "Man, we really needed that field goal," holder Vernon Adams said of Meza, who also kicked a 47-yarder on the final play of the first half. "He stepped up big-time. " Adams also had a few big moments, the senior quarterback completing 11 of 19 passes for 107 yards and one touchdown and rushing for another score to help the Warriors, ranked No. 23 in the Southland by The Times, hand the No. 11 Lions their first regular-season defeat since a 25-20 loss to Oak Park on Oct. 19, 2007.
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November 4, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
When it comes to quarterbacks fulfilling their potential, put junior Devon Dunn of Mission Hills Alemany near the top of any list. Untested and unknown when the season began, Dunn has become a consistent, mistake-free passer and leader. He completed 15 of 20 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to help the Warriors clinch at least a share of the Serra League championship with a 28-14 win over Los Angeles Loyola. It was Dunn's four-yard touchdown pass to Corey Sims on third and goal with 46 seconds left that broke a 14-14 tie. Then came a Steven Mitchell 52-yard interception return for a touchdown to seal the win. Last season, Alemany won the Serra League championship behind senior quarterback Vernon Adams.
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November 12, 2010 | Staff reports
Mission Hills Alemany secured the Serra League's top spot in the Pac-5 Division playoffs with a 38-30 victory Friday over defending champion La Puente Bishop Amat, thanks to a quick-strike offense that featured senior quarterback Vernon Adams, who completed 15 of 18 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 19 carries for 70 yards and one touchdown. The game wasn't decided until Warriors junior defensive back Deron Smith intercepted Rio Ruiz's pass on Bishop Amat's 42-yard line with 2:08 remaining.
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December 3, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
FRIDAY'S GAMES Venice (8-4) at Crenshaw (10-2), 7 p.m. ?The closest any City Section team has come to beating Crenshaw is 36 points. The Cougars are playing as well as last season, when they went 14-0 before losing in the state championship bowl game. Venice has quality skill-position players, led by running back Teondray Caldwell and receiver Gabriel Marks. But to beat the Cougars in this City Division I semifinal, the Gondoliers must counter Crenshaw's speed, athleticism and powerful line play.
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November 4, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
When it comes to quarterbacks fulfilling their potential, put junior Devon Dunn of Mission Hills Alemany near the top of any list. Untested and unknown when the season began, Dunn has become a consistent, mistake-free passer and leader. He completed 15 of 20 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to help the Warriors clinch at least a share of the Serra League championship with a 28-14 win over Los Angeles Loyola. It was Dunn's four-yard touchdown pass to Corey Sims on third and goal with 46 seconds left that broke a 14-14 tie. Then came a Steven Mitchell 52-yard interception return for a touchdown to seal the win. Last season, Alemany won the Serra League championship behind senior quarterback Vernon Adams.
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April 18, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
It's the second year in which coaches in the Southern Section are no longer banned from associating with athletes out of their sports seasons, and football coaches are starting to become more creative with the added freedom. Even though there are no longer any rules dictating when spring football practice can take place, most coaches are sticking with the old schedule of having 15 days of practices starting next month because practicing any earlier would interfere with spring-sport athletes.
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October 23, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Not even a member of the Harlem Globetrotters could have pulled off the feat accomplished by Mission Hills Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams on Friday night in a 28-17 victory over Encino Crespi. Adams leaped over a teammate in the first quarter, lost the ball, somehow caught it in midair and went in for a nine-yard touchdown run. It was part of a near-flawless first-half performance when he completed all six of his passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in giving Alemany a 21-7 lead.
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November 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It was three years ago, in the 2010 Pac-5 Division semifinals, that Alemany gave unbeaten Servite perhaps its toughest game of the season. Servite prevailed, 28-21 , despite 153 yards rushing and 273 passing by Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams. Now the two teams are set to meet again in Friday's Pac-5 Division quarterfinals at Cerritos College. Both teams have quarterbacks capable of doing just what Adams did _ run and pass. Alemany has Alif Grayes. Servite has Travis Waller, who Alemany Coach Dean Herrington said, "He's RG3," referring to Robert Griffin III. The key to the game will be Alemany's defense.
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December 3, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
FRIDAY'S GAMES Venice (8-4) at Crenshaw (10-2), 7 p.m. ?The closest any City Section team has come to beating Crenshaw is 36 points. The Cougars are playing as well as last season, when they went 14-0 before losing in the state championship bowl game. Venice has quality skill-position players, led by running back Teondray Caldwell and receiver Gabriel Marks. But to beat the Cougars in this City Division I semifinal, the Gondoliers must counter Crenshaw's speed, athleticism and powerful line play.
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November 12, 2010 | Staff reports
Mission Hills Alemany secured the Serra League's top spot in the Pac-5 Division playoffs with a 38-30 victory Friday over defending champion La Puente Bishop Amat, thanks to a quick-strike offense that featured senior quarterback Vernon Adams, who completed 15 of 18 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 19 carries for 70 yards and one touchdown. The game wasn't decided until Warriors junior defensive back Deron Smith intercepted Rio Ruiz's pass on Bishop Amat's 42-yard line with 2:08 remaining.
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October 23, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Not even a member of the Harlem Globetrotters could have pulled off the feat accomplished by Mission Hills Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams on Friday night in a 28-17 victory over Encino Crespi. Adams leaped over a teammate in the first quarter, lost the ball, somehow caught it in midair and went in for a nine-yard touchdown run. It was part of a near-flawless first-half performance when he completed all six of his passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in giving Alemany a 21-7 lead.
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September 3, 2010 | Staff reports
Martin Meza made an 18-yard field goal with 14 seconds left to give Mission Hills Alemany a 20-17 victory Friday night over host Westlake Village Oaks Christian in both teams' season opener. "Man, we really needed that field goal," holder Vernon Adams said of Meza, who also kicked a 47-yarder on the final play of the first half. "He stepped up big-time. " Adams also had a few big moments, the senior quarterback completing 11 of 19 passes for 107 yards and one touchdown and rushing for another score to help the Warriors, ranked No. 23 in the Southland by The Times, hand the No. 11 Lions their first regular-season defeat since a 25-20 loss to Oak Park on Oct. 19, 2007.
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April 18, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
It's the second year in which coaches in the Southern Section are no longer banned from associating with athletes out of their sports seasons, and football coaches are starting to become more creative with the added freedom. Even though there are no longer any rules dictating when spring football practice can take place, most coaches are sticking with the old schedule of having 15 days of practices starting next month because practicing any earlier would interfere with spring-sport athletes.
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