DOWNEY - The Downey High School football team defeated Schurr last Friday night 24-14.The Vikings are now 2-1 and are a yard and a two point conversion away from being 3-0. Interestingly, the team that Downey lost to 28-27 two weeks ago in overtime, La Serna, is now the number one ranked team in the C.I.F. Southeast Division poll as of Sept. 10. With their victory at Schurr, Downey is now ranked 6th in that same poll. Downey finished this game with an impressive 223 yards rushing. Viking quarterback Jorge Reyna rushed six times for 38 yards, running back Eric Carrillo rushed four times for 18 yards and Viking workhorse Justin Huff rushed twenty times for 167 yards and two touchdowns. Reyna completed 7 of 15 passes to five different Viking receivers for 103 yards. Justin Huff caught two passes for 27 yards, Jeremy Villa caught two passes for 24 yards, Tristan Esparza caught one pass for 35 yards, Jacob Cook caught one pass for 12 yards and Anthony Mendez caught one pass for 4 yards and a touchdown. Downey was led on defense by Tristan Esparza's four solo tackles and 5 assists as well as Chris Blanton's 2 solo tackles and six assists.
********** Published: September 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 22