Glendale Edges Compton

In a game dominated by the defenses, Glendale got past host Compton, 14-6, Saturday afternoon to run its record to 3-0.  Two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown by Eliot Jones, helped the Vaqueros score 14 points in the second quarter and the defense made that stand up for the win.

For the game, each team had just 9 first downs and the teams combined for a total of 400 yards of offense.  The difference came in that while Compton's defense held Glendale to just 175 yards, the Vaquero defense also scored a touchdown.

Both of Glendale's scores came in the second quarter.  The sequence began with punter Victor Valdez pinning the Tartars deep with a punt that Jeremey LeFrance fielded at his own 5.  LeFrance managed 5 yards on the return, but a penalty wiped that out.  On the very next play, Compton quarterback Alfred Newman tried a short pass, but the ball went right to Jones at the 7, and he carried it across the goal line to give the Vaqueros a 7-0 lead.

Then midway through the second quarter, a Newman pass was intercepted by Josh Nesbitt at the Compton 30.  It took the Vaqueros 8 plays to grind out a scoring drive, but when Jason McNeil scored from 4 yards out with 2:46 left in the first half, Glendale had a 14-0 lead.

In the third quarter, Compton went on a 16-play drive that chewed up 8:31 off the game clock.  On the drive's final play, a 4th and goal play from the 1, Reggie Taylor was initially ruled to have scored the touchdown.  After an officials' conference, however, he was (correctly) ruled to have been downed just outside the 1.  That only delayed the Tartars a bit though, as the defense quickly forced a Glendale punt, and LeFrance returned that kick to the Vaquero 23.  Two plays later, Compton quarterback Kyle Parrish threw to Chris Williams for a 23-yard touchdown pass that got the Tartars on the board.

That would be the game's final scoring play, and on the extra point, the kick was low and hit Glendale's Graeson Matevosian, leaving the score 14-6.  And Compton never made it across the 50-yard line the rest of the game.  The Tartars' final chance ended with an incomplete pass by Newman under heavy pressure from Sarkis Boyadjian, and when the ball hit the ground, Glendale had the victory secured.

There were few impressive offensive statistics to be had on this day.  Glendale's Brendon Doyle completed 9 of 24 passes for 102 yards, while Parrish was 13 of 27 for 133 yards and a touchdown for Glendale.  The game's leading rusher was Shaun Kermah of Glendale, who had 24 yards on 9 carries.  LeFrance of Compton topped all receivers with an impressive 6 catches for 78 yards.  Probably the most impressive player on the field was Glendale's Grant Valentine, who had a pair of sacks and seemed to spend a lot of time in the Compton offensive backfield.

With the win, Glendale (ranked #12 in the South and #19 in California entering the weekend) improves to 3-0 on the season, the first time in a very long time that has happened.  The Vaqueros have now won 10 consecutive regular-season games, a streak that began after losing to Compton in week 3 of last year, 14-7.  Glendale returns home to host LA Southwest next week.  Compton, which falls to 0-3 with the loss, will play at LA Harbor next week.


Glendale Vaqueros 14
Compton Tartars 6

Saturday, September 16, 2006 – 1 pm – Compton Community College - WSC

1st Quarter:    

No Scoring

2nd Quarter:   

G – Jones 6 yd interception return (Moreno kick) 11:25 (7-0)
G – McNeil 3 yd run (Zuber kick) 2:46 (14-0) 

3rd Quarter:   

No Scoring

4th Quarter:    

C – C.Williams 23 yd pass from Parrish (kick blocked) 14:51 (14-6)

Team Statistics:

First Downs:  Compton 9 (3 rush, 5 pass, 1 penalty), Glendale 9 (2 rush, 5 pass, 2 penalty)
Rushes-Yds:  Compton 26-60, Glendale 30-61
Passing Yds:  Compton 165, Glendale 114
Comp-Att-Int:  Compton 18-29-2, Glendale 10-26-0
Return Yds:  Compton 86, Glendale 62
Sacks-Yds:  Compton 1-8, Glendale 3-13
Fumbles-Lost:  Compton 5-1, Glendale 2-0
Penalties-Yds:  Compton 10-58, Glendale 9-60
Time of Possession:  Compton 31:36, Glendale 28:24

Individual Statistics:

Rushing:  Compton 27-R.Smith 6-19, 4-LeFrance 1-14, 3-Driscoll 6-10, 34-Taylor 3-10, 7-C.Williams 1-5, 20-Hester 1-3, 13-Parrish 6-0, 12-Newman 2-(-1); Glendale 28-Kermah 9-24, 17-Doyle 7-20, 6-Bryant 5-7, 4-McNeil 4-6, 23-Curtis 4-5, 47-Avery 1-(-1)

Passing:   Compton 13-Parrish 13-27-0-133, 1 TD; 12-Newman 5-12-2-32;

Glendale 17-Doyle 9-24-0-102; 40-Barrett 1-1-0-12; team 0-1-0-0

Receiving:   Compton 4-LeFrance 6-78, 27-R.Smith 5-3, 7-C.Williams 3-40, 88-Maher 1-17,

2-Peter 1-16, 3-Driscoll 1-8, 21-Wade 1-3; Glendale 80-Ayers 2-21, 9-Magallon 1-45,

85-Dewberry 1-14, 5-Sanford 1-12, 6-Bryant 1-6, 12-Merlos 1-5, 21-Marshall 1-5, 28-Kermah 1-4, 82-L.Williams 1-2

Interceptions-Ret Yds:  Compton none; Glendale 7-Jones 1-6, 34-Nesbitt 1-0

Fumble Recoveries:  Compton none; Glendale ???

Sacks-Yds:  Compton 92-Leichman 1-8; Glendale 51-Valentine 2-12, 57-Matevosian 1-1

Punters:   Compton 20-Hester 6-33.2 avg; Glendale 41-Valdez 8-36.8 avg

Kick Returns:  Compton 30-Brown 2-33, 4-LeFrance 1-11;

Glendale 5-Sanford 1-25, 21-Marshall 1-22

Punt Returns:  Compton 2-Peter 4-28, 4-LeFrance 3-14; Glendale 80-Ayers 1-9

Missed FG:  Compton none; Glendale 42-Moreno 32 yds (wide right)

Notes:  Glendale entered 2-0, #12 in South, #19 in California.  Compton entered 0-2. Glendale's 2nd TD came after Nesbitt's int.  at the Compton 30.  Matevosian blocked the XPA.  Barrett's pass to Sanford came on a fake punt play (it was successful).  Hester's run came after he bobbled the snap and tried to run for the first down (he was well short).  Parrish started at QB for Compton; Newman played the 2nd quarter and the final drive of the 4th quarter.




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