Bears prepare for showdown against undefeated La Serna

DOWNEY – The Warren High School football team was defeated by Mayfair, 35-34, last Friday night, dropping the Bears to 2-2 on the season.


The Bears will travel to La Serna later today to face an undefeated Lancer team (5-0).


In the Warren/Mayfair game, the Monsoons led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Bears outscored Mayfair, 14-7, in the second quarter and took a 14-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.


Both teams scored a touchdown and extra point in the third quarter and the Bears held a 21-20 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Monsoons outscored the Bears 15-13 in the fourth quarter and took the hard fought, 35-34 win.


Bear quarterback Chris Venegas completed 17/22 pass attempts for 275 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. Venegas had a quarterback rating of 139.2.


The Bears’ ground game was led by Arvionte Sheffield’s eight carries for 39 yards and Demarryea Armstrong’s five carries for 25 yards.


Warren’s receiving corps were led by Desmond Carnes’ five catches for 102 yards and three touchdowns, Robbie Colenzo’s five catches for 92 yards and Jabari Hughes’ two catches for 48 yards and one touchdown.


The Bear defense was led by Brandon Gallegos’ eight solo and four assisted tackles, Stephen N. Austin’s four solo and five assisted tackles, Demarryea Armstrong’s three solo and four assisted tackles, Alex Valenzuela’s three solo and three assisted tackles and Jonathan McDaniel Jr.’s three solo and three assisted tackles.

WARREN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: The Warren High School girls’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 4-5 and are 2-2 in San Gabriel Valley League play.


The Lady Bears defeated Lynwood at Warren 3-0 on Sept. 6, defeated Paramount at Paramount 3-2 on Sept. 11, were defeated by Gahr at Warren 3-1 on Sept. 13 and were defeated by Downey at Warren 3-0 on Sept. 18.


The Lady Bears hosted Dominguez yesterday at Warren in the last game of the first round of league play (score unavailable at press time). Warren is scheduled to play Lynwood at Lynwood on Sept. 25, Paramount at Warren on Sept. 27, Gahr at Gahr on Oct. 2, Downey at Warren on Oct. 4 and will conclude league play when they travel to Dominguez to face the Lady Dons on Oct. 9.


Coach Lane, his staff and players are all looking forward to the second round of league play and qualifying for postseason play. Warren finished last season with an overall record of 9-7 and a S.G.V.L. record of 6-4. Warren finished league play in third place behind eventual league champion Downey (10-0) and league runner-up Gahr (7-3), respectively.


Warren was then defeated by Mayfair at Mayfair 3-0 (25-16, 25-13 and 25-16) in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs.

DOWNEY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: The Downey High School girls’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 9-7 and are 4-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play.


Downey defeated Paramount at Paramount 3-1 on Sept. 6, defeated Dominguez at Downey 3-0 on September 11th, defeated Lynwood at Downey 3-0 on Sept. 13 and defeated Warren at Downey 3-0 on Sept. 18. Downey hosted Gahr at Downey yesterday (score unavailable) in the last game of the first round of league play.


The Lady Vikings competed in the Whittier Tournament on Sept. 7-8 where they finished with a record of 3-2. Downey defeated Cal 2-0 on Sept. 7, were defeated by St. Paul 2-0 on Sept. 7, were defeated by San Marino 2-0 on Sept. 8, defeated Bishop Amat 2-0 on Sept. 8 and defeated La Habra 2-1 on Sept. 8.


Downey will compete in the second round of league play when they host Paramount at Downey on Sept. 25, when they travel to Dominguez on Sept. 27, when they host Lynwood at Downey on Oct. 2, when they travel to cross-town rival Warren on Oct. 4 and will conclude league play when they travel to Gahr to play the Lady Gladiators on Oct. 9.


Coach McCarthy, his staff and players are all looking forward to the second round of league play and qualifying for postseason play. Downey finished last season with an overall record of 18-10 and were 10-0 in league play. Downey is the 2017 defending S.G.V.L. champion.


The Lady Vikings were defeated by El Segundo at Downey 3-1 in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs.

DOWNEY FOOTBALL: The Downey High School football team was defeated by Alemany last Friday night, 20-14.


With the loss the Vikings fell to 2-3 on the season. The loss marked the end of Downey’s preseason schedule.


This week Downey will observe their bye-week and get ready to travel to Paramount next week in their S.G.V.L. opener. The Pirates are currently 1-3 and will travel to Venice High School later today.


In the Downey/Alemany game, the Vikings relied on back-up quarterback Pedro De anda. Starting quarterback Kijjon Foots is still nursing an injury but will be ready for the Paramount game.


De anda completed 10/25 pass attempts for 221 yards. He also threw for one touchdown and two interceptions.


The Viking ground game was led by Malcom Perry’s 18 carries for 113 yards and Noah Skobis’ six carries for 78 yards. The Viking receiving corps were led by Brenden Hodge’s five receptions for 123 yards and Danny Ruiz’s two catches for 85 yards and one touchdown.


The Viking defense was led by Isaiah Burton’s six solo and three assisted tackles, Brenden Hodge’s seven solo and one assisted tackle, Justin Cardenas’ seven solo and one assisted tackle, Anthony Lopez’s seven solo and one assisted tackle and Vincent Willis’ three solo and three assisted tackles.