Calvary Chapel gets into win column with 28-24 win over Julian

The Downey Calvary Chapel football team earned their first win of the season last week with a 28-24 win against Julian at Downey. 

The win evens the Grizzlies record at 1-1. DCC was defeated by Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo at Mission Prep 50-20 last week in the season opener for both schools.

The Grizzlies will host Lighthouse Christian of Santa Monica tomorrow at Downey High School. DCC defeated Lighthouse Christian 64-8 last year and hope to get a similar result this year. The Saints come into tomorrow’s game with a record of 0-1. Lighthouse Christian was defeated by Calvary Baptist of La Verne 46-36 last week in their season opener.

Through two games this season, the Grizzlies have been led by running back Carlos Fuentes’ 55 yards rushing per game, quarterback Jacob Escalante’s 118 passing yards per game, Carlos Fuentes’ 17 tackles per game and Carlos Fuentes’ 12 points per game scoring.

DCC is playing in the 8 Man Freelance Division where they are competing against 17 other teams for a postseason spot. The Grizzlies did not participate in postseason play last season but look to get there this season.

Coach Mike Nuno, his staff and players are all looking forward to playing hard each week and qualifying for postseason play.


■ The Warren High School football team traveled to Buena Park last Thursday night and defeated the Coyotes, 51-20. 

Buena Park defeated Warren at Warren 42-0 last year. This year’s game featured a lot more Warren and a lot less Buena Park.

Warren has now won two games in a row and is currently 2-1 on the young season. The Bears have kept the scoreboard operator busy the last two weeks by scoring 96 points in their last eight quarters.

Warren will travel to Lakewood later today. The Bears were defeated by the Lancers 28-22 last season at Warren. Lakewood comes into tonight’s game with an 0-3 record and have struggled to score points in those three games. The Lancer offense has scored 20 total points to average just under 7 points per game while their defense has given up 97 points, or just over 32 points per game, in those same three games.

In the Warren/Buena Park game, Warren scored early and often to seal the win. The Bears scored 16 points in the first quarter and led 16-7 at the end of the first quarter. The Bears added six more points in the second quarter and led 22-7 going into the locker room at halftime.

The Bears added 15 more points in the third quarter and took a commanding 37-13 lead as the third quarter ended. The Coyotes outscored the Bears 14-7 in the fourth quarter to bring the game to 51-20. It was too little too late as Warren came away with the decisive win.

Bear quarterback Chris Venegas completed 17/27 pass attempts for 300 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Venegas also had seven carries for 17 yards. 

Warren running back Tyler Adams led the Bear ground game with three carries for 39 yards. Nikko Fierro-tuala also had 13 carries for 35 yards and scored one touchdown. The Bear receiving corps were led by Desmond Carnes’ four receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns, Gabriel Sandoval’s three receptions for 73 yards and Robbie Colenzo’s three receptions for 38 yards and one touchdown.

The Bear defense was led by tackling machine Cam’ron Chatman’s nine solo and ten assisted tackles and Casanova Ahfook’s five solo and five assisted tackles. 

Coach Lara, his staff and players are all looking forward to playing Lakewood tonight and earning their third straight win of the season.


■ The Downey High School football team traveled to Burbank last Friday night and defeated the Bulldogs, 35-7. Downey defeated Burbank at Downey last year, 7-6. 

This year’s game featured a lot more offense from the upstart Vikings. Downey has now won two games in a row and is currently 2-1. The Vikings have kept the scoreboard operator busy the last two weeks by scoring 77 points in their last eight quarters.

Downey will host San Pedro later today. The Vikings defeated the Pirates 27-21 last season at San Pedro in week one. San Pedro comes into tonight’s game with a 3-0 record and has only allowed 21 total points in those three games. The Pirate offense has scored 131 points to average just under 44 points per game. The Pirates defeated Long Beach Cabrillo from the Moore League 42-0 last Friday night.

In the Downey/Burbank game, Downey scored early and often to seal the win. The Vikings scored 14 points in the first quarter and led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. Neither team scored in the second quarter and the Vikings took the same 14-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Downey scored two more touchdowns in the third quarter and took a commanding 28-0 lead as the third quarter ended. The Vikings and Bulldogs each scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter as Downey sealed the 35-7 win.

Viking quarterback Kijjon Foots completed 15/21 pass attempts for 234 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Foots also had one run for 16 yards. Downey running back Baraq Ross led the Viking ground game with 21 carries for 231 yards and four touchdowns. 
The Viking receiving corps were led by Christopher Atkins’ six catches for 61 yards and Nicholas Whitney’s four catches for 108 yards and one touchdown.

The Viking defense was led by Anthony Lopez’s five solo and five assisted tackles, Malcom Perry’s six solo and three assisted tackles and Brennan Fields six solo and three assisted tackles. 

Coach Williams, his staff and players are all looking forward to playing a very good San Pedro Pirates team.


■ The Downey High School boys’ water polo team currently has an overall record of 3-6 and have not started league play. The Vikings participated in the Long Beach Poly Tournament on August 25 and 26 and finished that tournament with a record of 2-3.

Downey was defeated by Edison 19-3 on 8/25, was defeated by Cypress 18-11 on 8/25, was defeated by Yucaipa 17-5 on 8/26, defeated Lakewood 18-9 on 8/26 and defeated Chadwick 5-0 on 8/26 to finish the tournament on a modest, two game winning streak.

The Vikings defeated Bell Gardens 27-4 on 8/29, were defeated by Peninsula 17-9 on 8/31, were defeated by University City of San Diego 15-6 on 9/2 and were defeated by Fountain Valley 13-8 on 9/5.

Downey will participate in the Diamond Bar Tournament on September 22 and 23 before they begin S.G.V.L. play against Paramount at Downey on September 26. The Vikings will also compete in the Nogales Tournament October 13 and 14.

Downey will travel to cross-town rival Warren on October 17 for their highly anticipated city showdown. The game at Warren will mark the first time Downey will swim in the new pool at Warren in league play. 

Coach Villa, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of league play and making a run at a league title.