Bears still searching for first win

DOWNEY - The Warren High School football team traveled to Rosemead High School last Friday night to take on an 0-2 Panther squad but found themselves trailing early and never recovered, losing 35-7.The Bears found themselves trailing 14-0 as the first quarter came to a close. Rosemead scored touchdowns at the 8:18 mark and again at the 6:08 mark. Both extra points were good. There was no scoring in the second quarter as the Bears and Panthers exchanged the ball and field position for twelve minutes. The score going into the locker room at halftime remained 14-0 Rosemead. Warren was still in this game and played a solid second quarter on defense. The Panthers scored a touchdown first in the third quarter at the 9:42 mark. The extra point was good and Rosemead led 21-0. Warren scored their touchdown at the 4:31 mark on a 19 yard touchdown run by Bear fullback J.R. Vaaulu. The extra point was good. The score at the end of the third quarter was 21-7 Rosemead. The Panthers finished the game by scoring two fourth quarter touchdowns. The Panther touchdowns were scored at the 4:54 and 1:30 marks, respectively. Both extra points were good and Rosemead won 35-7. The Bears are now 0-3 and will host the 2-1 Bell Gardens Lancers Friday night at Justice Stadium. Bear quarterback Zaahid Summerville returned to the starting lineup after missing the last two games with a sprained right ankle. Summerville completed 12/28 passes for 79 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. The Bear rushing attack accumulated 190 yards on the ground. Daryl Donerson carried the ball 17 times for 80 yards, J.R. Vaaulu had seven carries for 47 yards and a touchdown, Darwin Walker had seven carries for 35 yards and Daniel Sanchez had six carries for 28 yards. Daryl Donerson led the Bears in receptions with six catches for 36 yards followed by Darwin Walker's two catches for 19 yards, Oscar Herrera's two catches for 13 yards, Anthony Rangel's one catch for 8 yards and J.R. Vauulu's one catch for 3 yards. The Bears will host Cal High on Sept. 28 and start San Gabriel Valley League play by traveling to cross-town rival Downey on Friday, Oct. 5. Coach Jimenez is hopeful that a tough non-league schedule is preparing his team for success in league play.

********** Published: September 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 23