Game Of The Week:
Dorsey def. Crenshaw, 6-2 In a game marred by turnovers and a muddy field, Dorsey avenged a pair of losses to Crenshaw a year ago, and beat the Cougars in a baseball score, 6-2. Raymond Carter was held to 25 yards on 10 carries and the Cougars had seven fumbles, losing five. Dorsey running back John Roberson rushed for 59 yards on 23 carries for the Dons, who improved to 3-3 while the Cougars fell to the same record.
San Diego (Calif.) Mira Mesa def. San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine, 26-21
Future UCLA teammates Nate Chandler and Chris Forcier took on each other, and Chandler got the bragging rights in the Marauders come-from-behind win over the Saints. Forcier was nearly perfect in the first half, going 9-of-11 for 119 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He finished with 226 yards. Chandler had four receptions for 33 yards and Markques Simas had six catches for 148 yards and the 62-yard game winner for the Marauders.
Fresno (Calif.) Edison def. Fresno (Calif.) Hoover, 37-7
The Tigers bounced back in a big way, snapping a four-game losing streak with a 30-point win. Courtney Viney had an interception and kept his reception-less streak alive in the win. He finished with seven tackles for the Tigers, who improved to 3-4.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei def. Inglewood (Calif.) Animo, 65-6
Reggie Dunn had two receptions for 99 yards, both touchdowns and rushed for 23 yards on two carries, scoring on the ground. He added a 32-yard punt return for a score, giving him four on the night. Maxwell Lacy had a pair of receptions for 87 yards and scored two touchdowns and Sean Merritt scored two touchdowns to go with his 84 yards on five carries. Curtis Wilson was 6-for-8 for 206 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Jonathan Calhoun had three interceptions, Justin Edison had 10 tackles with 2.5 sacks and a pair of tackles for loss while Essex Johnson had nine tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss.
Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft at Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham at 7:30 p.m.
Taft welcomed back running back/linebacker Malcolm Smith into the lineup and he rushed for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns but it wasn't enough as Milton Knox had a career day. Knox ran for 253 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Will Chandler scored a career-high three touchdowns, one each on offense, defense and special teams. Taft quarterback Exavier Johnson was 13-of-24 for 169 yards and an interception that Chandler returned for his score. The Patriots improved to 3-3 while Taft fell to 2-4.
Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame def. Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany, 41-7
Shane Horton rushed for 189 yards on 10 carries, including an 88-yard touchdown in the first half and was 5-for-7 for 138 yards with a touchdown pass, leading the nights to the blowout win over Alemany. Mike Stanton scored on a 58-yard touchdown pass and Thaddeus Brown added a score on the ground for the Knights, who improved to 6-0.
Etiwanda (Calif.) def. Upland (Calif.), 28-27
Four-star tight end/defensive end Devin Mahina had three catches for 42 yards, six tackles and a sack but the Highlanders were stunned by the Eagles in a 1-point loss.
Encino (Calif.) Crespi def. West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade, 15-7
Defensive end/linebacker D.J. Holt had a sack and a quarterback hurry on the final play of the game to help the Celts escape with an 8-point win over the Eagles.
Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser def. Bloomington (Calif.), 14-12
The Cats, led by defensive end Chris Carter's 11 tackles and two sacks, edged Bloomington, 14-12 in their Sunkist League opener.
San Diego (Calif.) Hoover def. San Diego (Calif.), 27-6
Bruin target Todd Doxey scored for the sixth straight game, catching a five-yard touchdown pass and picking off a pass in the Cards' win over San Diego, which improves their record to 6-1.
Moorpark def. Agoura, 33-13
Junior running back Darrell Scott rushed for 238 yards, 177 in the second half, and scored five touchdowns as the Musketeers cruised to a 20-point Marmonte League victory over the Chargers. Scott iced the game with a 71-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Palisades (Calif.) def. Los Angeles (Calif.) University, 15-14
RB/DB Dajuan Cofield, cast in the shadows of his brother Raymond Carter, had a big game in the Dolphins 1-point win over University. Cofield rushed for 136 yards on 16 carries and had two receptions for 41 yards scoring a touchdown and adding five tackles in the win. Titus Young had four catches for 59 yards and a score and chipped in seven tackles and an interception in the loss for the Wildcats.
Oxnard (Calif.) Rio Mesa def Oxnard (Calif.), 21-9
Malachi Lewis rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns and Josh Harrison scored on a 31-yard touchdown score to help give the Spartans a big Pacific View League opening win over the rival Yellowjackets. Lewis rushed for 105 yards in the second half and score both of his touchdowns in the final two quarters.
Other Games of Note:
Kenny Rowe had three sacks, a deflection and forced a fumble while Donovan Warren scored a 65-yard touchdown off a blocked field goal in Long Beach (Calif.) Poly's 35-8 win over Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson . Tate Forcier ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch to a 32-14 win over San Diego (Calif.) Henry. Lance Mitchell threw for two touochdowns and ran another one in during Pasadena (Calif.) Muir's 47-6 win over Glendale (Calif.). Willie Youngblood rushed for 179 yards on nine carries and scored a touchdown before leaving with a neck injury. 2008 quarterback Darius Banks was 18-for-28 for 340 yards and threw five touchdowns in Culver City's 68-27 win over Inglewood.
Byes of Note:
San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty (UCLA committed LB Steve Sloan)