Bears optimistic as season gets underway

DOWNEY - The Warren High School football team will open their 2012 football season against South East High School of South Gate on Thursday, Aug. 30, at South East High School.The Bears finished last season with an overall record of 1-8-1 and a S.G.V.L. record of 1-4. The Bears played last season with many underclassmen gaining valuable game time experience. Experience should play a key role in the Bears' success this season. Coach Jimenez is pleased with the progress of his squad and maintains that his players are "ahead of where they were last year at this time." The Bears will be relying heavily on junior quarterback Zabib Summerville and senior running back Daryl Donerson to keep the chains moving. South East High School was built in 2005 and is starting its eighth year in existence. The South East High School football team is the reigning C.I.F. L.A. City Division II champions. The Jaguars defeated the Marshall High School Barristers 51-34 in the championship game held at East Los Angeles College (E.L.A.C.) last fall and finished their season with an overall record of 13-1. Quarterback Jonathan Santos returns for his senior season while standout running back Robert Lewis has graduated and will be attending Southern Methodist University (S.M.U.) on a football scholarship this fall. The Bears will make the change from the C.I.F. Western Division to the Southeast Division. After traveling to South East High School next Thursday, the Bears will then host Norwalk on September 7 and travel to Rosemead on September 14. The Bears will then host Bell Gardens on September 21 and follow that up by hosting California High School on September 28. The Bears will then travel to cross-town rival Downey on October 5, host Dominguez on October 12 and travel to Lynwood on October 19. The Bears travel to Paramount on October 26 and finish their regular season by hosting Gahr on November 2. All games start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The Bears are looking forward to competing for a S.G.V.L. title and making a run in the C.I.F. Southeast Division playoffs.

********** Published: August 23, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 19