Calvary Chapel travels to SLO to open football season

DOWNEY – The Downey Calvary Chapel football team will kick off their 2017 football season when they travel to Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo next Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Grizzlies did not play Mission prep last season.

DCC does not have a scrimmage scheduled this preseason and will play nine games in the regular season. The Grizzlies are eligible for postseason play should they qualify. 

DCC finished last season with an overall record of 5-4 and were 3-1 in league play. The Grizzlies did not participate in postseason play last season. 

Head coach Mike Nuno, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2017 football season.

DCC will also have fall teams for boys’ cross country, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball. It is certainly an exciting time to be a fall athlete at Downey Calvary Chapel.

■ The St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy football team will be hosting the Webb Schools of Claremont next Friday night at 7 p.m. This game will mark the season opener for both schools.
St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy will also have fall teams for boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball. It is certainly an exciting time to be a fall athlete at St. Pius-St. Matthias Academy.

■ The St. John Bosco football team scrimmaged against Long Beach Wilson High School at Bosco yesterday (stats unavailable at press time). 

This scrimmage served as a valuable tool for the Brave football staff to make any adjustments or address any needs they may need to make for their season opener next week. It was also an excellent opportunity for any Brave player to make a last summer impression to get more playing time.

Long Beach Wilson competes in the Moore League against Long Beach Poly, Lakewood, Cabrillo, Compton, Millikan and Jordan. Long Beach Wilson finished last season with an overall record of 10-3 and a Moore League record of 5-1. Long Beach Wilson was defeated by Los Altos 30-28 in the third round of the C.I.F. Division 6 playoffs.

St. John Bosco competes in the Trinity League against Mater Dei, Orange Lutheran, JSerra, Santa Margarita and Servite. Mater Dei was the 2017 Trinity League champion but Bosco was the C.I.F. Division 1 and state champion after they defeated Mater Dei 42-28 in the C.I.F. Division One championship game.

The Braves will be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida next Friday night to take on St. Thomas Aquinas High School. St. Thomas Aquinas is nationally ranked and the Florida 7A champion from last season. Coach Negro, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of the 2017 football season and defending their C.I.F. and state titles.

St. John Bosco will also have boys’ cross country and boys’ water polo beginning their respective seasons as well. It is an exciting time to be a fall season athlete at St. John Bosco.

■ Warren High School began their fall semester on Wednesday as students attended their first day of school. 

Fall sports teams have been practicing this summer and their respective games, matches and competitions are quickly approaching. Several competitions have already taken place and some are taking place later today and next week.

The Warren football team will be traveling to Bellflower High School later today to scrimmage against the Buccaneers. The freshmen team will scrimmage at 3:00 p.m., the junior varsity team will scrimmage at 4:00 p.m. and the varsity team will be scrimmaging at 5:30 p.m. These scrimmages will give the coaches a better idea and understanding as to who can do what in game situations. 

The Bears will kick-off their regular season schedule when they host Don Lugo next Friday night under the lights. Don Lugo defeated the Bears 18-0 last season.

The Warren girls’ cross country team ran yesterday at Gahr (times, places and results were unavailable at press time). The Warren girls’ volleyball team will be competing in the Valley Christian/Cerritos Tournament on Tuesday, August 22 and the Lady Bear golf team will be competing against Cerritos on Wednesday, August 28. 

The Warren pool will be hosting boys’ water polo games shortly as well. The pool, locker rooms and scoreboard all look outstanding. Fall sports are just getting started at Warren High School.  
■ Downey High School students went back to school this Wednesday as fall classes began. Many Viking athletes in different grades and team levels have spent a lot of time on campus and in practice getting better this summer in preparation for their respective upcoming seasons.

The Downey High School football team will be scrimmaging against Orange Lutheran tonight at Downey High at 6:00 p.m. Tonight’s scrimmage presents an excellent opportunity for Downey players to make a final summer impression and for Viking coaches to make any last minute adjustments. Downey will kick off their regular season schedule when they host Santa Margarita under the lights next Friday night at 7 p.m.

Several other fall sports teams have been busy this summer in preparation for their respective competitions, games and matches. Boys’ water polo has been busy early in the morning getting their workouts in at the Downey Aquatics Center. Girls’ volleyball has been busy practicing and participating in camps this summer in preparation for their season to begin.
Boys’ and girls’ cross country has been busy running the streets of Downey as well as doing work on the track at Downey. Girls’ golf has been busy driving and putting balls and girls’ tennis has been busy practicing their groundstrokes and backhands on the tennis courts.

Athletes are getting ready to compete and coaches are getting ready to coach. Fall seasons are finally getting started and It is certainly an exciting time to be an athlete on a fall sport’s team.