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One Year Ago: Knights Victorious in Battle with Spartans

In our continuing “One Year Ago” series we bring you Week 2 action from last year. Arroyo, after a Zero Week loss, picked up its second straight win with a big victory over Schurr. The game was played on September 6, 2019. Duane Barker was on hand to cover it.

One Year Ago: Apaches Routed In 2019 Opener

Okay one more from Week One of last year. Arcadia was coming off a CIF Championship appearance the year before but was completely overmatched in the 2019 opener against Valencia. The Apaches went on to finish the season 4-6 overall and missed the playoffs. Duane Barker covered the game played August 30, 2019.

Galaxy Fall 2-1 To Toronto In Preseason Match

(Carson) The LA Galaxy hosted Toronto in a preseason match Saturday afternoon and came up short in a 2-1 loss. The Galaxy goal came when Cristian Pavon curled one into the upper corner. The Galaxy also had to play the last 22 miniutes of the the first half and the entire second half a man […]

Sierra Canyon At The Top…Again

(West Hills) On a cold night on the west side, the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers paid a visit to the Chaminade Eagles Friday night in the CIF Division II Finals and physically domintated their hosts to the tune of 35-7 and were crowned the DII Champs.

Tartans Come Up Short In Semi-Finals

By Duane Barker (Glendora) The Glendora Tartans hosted the Aquinas Falcons in the semi-finals of the CIF Divsion V playoffs and fell to the visitors 24-21 on a field goal by Falcon kicker Angel Pais at Citrus College’s stadium.

La Serna Impressive In Second Round Win Over Los Altos

(Hacienda Heights) The La Serna Lancers held the Los Altos Conquerors to 129 yards of total offense and just one lone offensive score and beat their hosts 28-14 Friday night in the second round of the CIF Division VI Playoffs.

Lancers Tame the Bears In Round One

By Duane Barker (Whittier)  The La Serna Lancers took on the Warren Bears Friday in the first round of the CIF Divsion VI playoffs and trounced the visitors to the tune of 56-29. The Lancers also defeated the Bears earlier this season 50-6.

Lancers Reign In the Mission

By Duane Barker (La Puente) The Bishop Amat Lancers hosted the Loyola Cubs Friday under the lights at Bishop Amat High School and with NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez looking on, hammered their guests to the tune of 38-10 in front of a boisterous Amat crowd.

Moors Clinch The Almont

By Duane Barker (Alhambra)- The Alhambra Moors clinched the Almont League title Friday night at Moor Field with a 23-14 win over the visiting Bell Gardens Lancers and complete a return to prominence in the Almont.

St. Paul Dispatches Harvard Westlake

(Sante Fe Springs) The St. Paul Swordsmen hosted the Harvard Westlake Wolverines Friday night at “The Pit” on the campus of St. Paul High School and on homecoming night, the Swordsmen handed the Wolverines a sound 49-7 defeat.