Downey offense too much for Warren to handle

DOWNEY – The Downey High School football team defeated cross-town rival Warren at Warren last Friday night, 48-27. With the win, the Vikings improved to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in S.G.V.L play while the Bears fell to 5-4 overall and 1-3 in league play. 

Downey traveled to Gahr (7-2, 3-1) last night to play the Gladiators and Warren traveled to Compton College to play the Dons (2-7, 0-4). Neither final score was available at press time.

In the Downey/Warren game the Vikings scored first and led 7-0. The score remained 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Both teams scored two touchdowns in the second quarter. Downey missed an extra point conversion but still led 20-14 going into the locker room at halftime.

The Vikings blew the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Bears 21-0. The score was 41-14 as the third quarter ended. 

Downey scored and converted the extra point early in the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 48-14. Warren scored two late touchdowns and cut the score to 48-27. That is as close as it got for the Bears and Downey claimed the 48-27 win.

Viking quarterback Kijjon Foots completed 8/11 pass attempts for 160 yards and one touchdown. Foots also ran the ball 16 times for 160 yards and three touchdowns. His passer rating was 145.1.

Baraq Ross had 28 carries for 141 yards and one touchdown and Shane Olden had two carries for 55 yards and one touchdown. 

The Viking receiving corps was led by Christopher Atkins’ three catches for 113 yards and one touchdown.

The Viking defense was led by Noah Skobis’ five solo and one assisted tackle, Jack Chapman’s five solo and one assisted tackle, Robert Barron’s four solo and two assisted tackles and Nicholas Whitney’s two solo and four assisted tackles. 

Coach Williams, his staff and players concluded their regular season schedule last night at Gahr. The C.I.F. Division 4 playoff bracket will be released this weekend.

DOWNEY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: The Downey High School girls’ volleyball team finished their season with an overall record of 18-10 and were 10-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

For their efforts, Downey is the 2017 San Gabriel Valley League champion. 

The Lady Vikings were defeated by El Segundo at Downey 3-1 (12-25, 20-25, 26-24 and 19-25) on Tuesday night in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. El Segundo is the number three entry from the Ocean League and finished their regular season schedule with an overall record of 17-11 and a league record of 6-4.

Gahr and Warren also competed in the Division 4 playoffs. Gahr is the number two entry from the S.G.V.L. and finished their regular season schedule with an overall record of 9-15 and were 7-3 in league play. The Lady Gladiators traveled to Valley Christian on Tuesday night and were defeated in three sets 25-11, 25-18 and 25-15. 

Valley Christian is the number two entry from the Olympic League and finished their regular season schedule with an overall record of 21-8 and a league record of 6-2.

Warren is the number three entry from the S.G.V.L. and finished their season with an overall record of 9-7 and were 6-4 in league play. Warren was defeated by Mayfair at Mayfair 3-0 (25-16, 25-13 and 25-16) on Tuesday afternoon. 

Mayfair is the number one entry from the Suburban League and finished their regular season schedule with an overall record of 23-5 and a Suburban League record of 12-0.

All three San Gabriel Valley League entries were eliminated in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs on Tuesday.

WARREN GIRLS TENNIS: The Warren High School girls’ tennis team finished their regular season schedule with an overall record of 10-5-1 and a San Gabriel Valley League record of 8-3-1. 

The Bears were defeated by Downey once, Paramount once and Gahr once. The lone tie was to Downey in their first matchup at Warren.

Over Warren’s last five matches the Bears defeated Lynwood at Lynwood 11-7 on 10/10, were defeated by Paramount at Warren 10-8 on 10/12, were defeated by Gahr at Gahr 11-7 on 10/13, defeated Downey at Warren 10-8 on 10/17 and defeated Lynwood at Warren 10-8 on 10/20.

WARREN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL: The Warren High School girls’ volleyball team finished their regular season schedule with an overall record of 9-7 and were 6-4 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

The Lady Bears were the No. 3 entry from the San Gabriel Valley League in the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. 

Warren was defeated by Millikan at Millikan 3-0 (25-16, 25-13 and 25-16) on Tuesday in the first round. Their season is now over. Downey and Gahr were the first and second place entries from the S.G.V.L., respectively.

WARREN BOYS WATER POLO: The Warren High School boys’ water polo team has concluded their season. The Bears finished with an overall record of 6-16 and were 1-4 in San Gabriel Valley League play. 

Warren did not qualify for postseason competition. Cerritos is the 2017 league champion. 
Downey finished second, Paramount finished third, Gahr and Warren finished tied for fourth and Whitney finished sixth.

The Bears did enjoy a new pool this season. The Murdoch Fraser Aquatics Center is an excellent venue to swim and play water polo in. Warren will look to qualify for postseason play next season.  

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD: Warren High School awarded its Outstanding Service Award last week. Below are the remarks made during the presentation:

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Tonight, Warren would like to honor a community business with its highest honor.
Principal Rivas and the whole Warren Family would like to present the Warren High School Outstanding Service Award.

This year’s recipient goes to MVP Family Practice and Sports Medicine for their service to the students and athletes of the Downey Unified School District, their unwavering support of Warren athletics, and their commitment to the athletes and parents within the City of Downey.

As so many of you know, MVP Family Practice and Sports Medicine works with both public high schools here in Downey.  They provide the schools with unmatched service and programs for our students, they support each school every week with training and doctor support at every game, they provide concussion protocols and impact testing for our kids, and they consistently provide physicals and services while donating almost all the money they earn back to the schools.

Tonight, please welcome Dr. Bryan Payne and Ray Gonzalez, both work tirelessly for our City, our District, and our schools.  Can we all please give a rousing applause to MVP Family Practice and Sports Medicine for they do for our district and our kids.

Thank you.