Silva’s Second Half Leads Los Altos

Los Altos Quarterback Andrew Silva’s big second half sparked the Victory

By George Hernandez

(Whittier) – Conquerors quarterback Andrew Silva’s strong second half led Los Altos to a 41-21 victory Friday night at California High School.  

Los Altos got the ball first and made it look easy with Silva finding an open David Titone-Perez in the corner of the end zone to make it 6-0 after a missed extra point. 

The Condors came right out and made it look just as easy driving down field with quarterback Daniel Torres capping it off with a three-yard dive to the end zone for a 7-6 lead. 

Cal’s Jeremiah Johnson would pick off a Silva pass the next possession and Torres would drive the Condors down field and take it in himself again for a 14-6 lead. 

The Conquerors tied it up just before half time when Anthony Rivas slammed his way in from two yards out and Titone-Perez caught a two-point conversion. 

The Condors took the ball first in the second half but would be forced to punt for the first time. 

Silva led the drive down field and a quarterback keep from 10-yards out gave Los Altos its first lead of the game at 21-14.

A throw from Torres while trying to avoid a sack was intercepted by Jaidon Servin of Los Altos. That short field for the Conquerors led to Rivas second score of the game.

Cal was forced to punt again and it was taken inside the five-yard line, a penalty took them back to the 30.

That was no problem for Silva who got the snap, bounced to the outside and took it 30-yards to paydirt, extending the lead to 34-14 after a missed extra point. 

Condors went for it on fourth and seven but were denied and turned it over on downs. 

Los Altos had Silva toss it this time and he found Isaac Dominguez for a 37-yard score putting the game out of reach at 41-14. 

Cal got on the board late in the game when Andrew Robledo pounded it in from one yard out. 

The Conquerors improved to 4-1 with the victory and will host Marina next week, while Cal will travel to its league rival El Rancho to open up Del Rio league play. 

10 Comments to "Silva’s Second Half Leads Los Altos"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 26, 2023 - 8:45 am | Permalink

    wah wah wah

    lets hear all the talk now .

    dont cry when we have our freshman team beating up your varsity

  2. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    September 26, 2023 - 8:38 am | Permalink


    So it’s good for La Serna to have its team only play its starters for the first half in 3 of their games? Instead of the “get on our level” attitude, why don’t you guys say “let’s go into a league that’s at our level”? It’s not fair to your kids or your league opponents that the outcome of a football game is decided so early. Same can be said about Long Beach Poly in the Moore League and La Habra in the Freeway League. But at least Orange County saw the writing on the wall and made the right move going forward.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 25, 2023 - 8:54 pm | Permalink

    La Serna’s level. so bring in transfers. Having the top local talent steered in the direction of
    Friendly Hills. I guess if open enrolment only benifts one school Whittier district is happy with that.

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 25, 2023 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    lol… stop crying and get on our level DEL RIO LEAGUE

    be ready for the pain

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 25, 2023 - 10:07 am | Permalink


    He’ll probably only have to do that for a half. Once the starters are out who cares? Sorry that Whittier has to play one really good team all season.

    Oh and that Polynesian kid gets to compete against Newbury Park and playoffs, just for the record.

  6. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    September 23, 2023 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    @Ice Man,

    Tell that to the Whittier kid who will be running a slant route this week into Owen Long and the new Polynesian transfer who sat out against the top competition but gets to play in Del Rio League play.

  7. Ice Man's Gravatar Ice Man
    September 23, 2023 - 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Honestly what good would it do for the DRL to kick out La Serna? Leagues don’t matter under the new playoff format and kids in the area will still want to go to LS rather than Cal or any other local school anyway… bring another school in so DRL can have 3 playoff spots and problem is solved.

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 23, 2023 - 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Almost every district is like that everyone has their turn, La Sernas has just been going on longer than others.

  9. Whit's Gravatar Whit
    September 23, 2023 - 9:34 am | Permalink

    Even if people wanted it to be addressed, the district wants to have that one elite school even if it means sacrificing the others, there’s too much power and political influence to ever change that situation.

  10. Del Rio Disaster's Gravatar Del Rio Disaster
    September 23, 2023 - 6:50 am | Permalink

    I’m wondering if the players and families associated with Cal, Whittier and Santa Fe are happy with how the Whittier district has structured its sporting world to favor La Serna, while effectively starving the others of talent. Sure, Zamora wasn’t the right choice, but neither was Arnold. The problem lies in the open enrollment boondoggle, a festering problem that seemingly nobody is willing to address.

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