Sports Briefs: Downey hosting Charter Oak in second round playoff game

DOWNEY – The Downey High School football team improved to 10-1 on the season with a convincing 55-27 win against Damien at Downey last Friday night. 

The Vikings will now host Charter Oak (10-1) of Covina tonight in a game that will be streamed by Fox Sports GO. 

The Covina Chargers defeated the same Damien team Downey played on Friday, back on Sept. 16, 27-14. Charter Oak is the second place team from the Hacienda League behind Los Altos. Los Altos was the Hacienda League champion (11-0, 5-0).

In the Damien game, Downey got out to an early lead and never looked back. The Vikings led 13-0 at the end of the first quarter and scored 28 more unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 41-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. 

Downey scored another touchdown and extra point in the third quarter and led 48-0 going into the fourth quarter. The Vikings scored another touchdown and extra point in the fourth quarter and Damien scored all of their 27 points in the final quarter to close the final score to 55-27.

Viking quarterback Trevor Hill completed 6/10 pass attempts for 125 yards and one touchdown. Hill also ran the ball nine times for 106 yards and one touchdown. 

The Viking ground game accumulated 490 yards on 46 carries and scored seven touchdowns. Asfunso Elam carried the ball 18 times for 156 yards and scored two touchdowns and Baraq Ross carried the ball six times for 101 yards and scored one touchdown. The Viking receiving corps were led by Tony Ramirez’s two catches for 48 yards and one touchdown and Baraq Ross’ one catch for 29 yards. 

Downey’s defense was led by Malcom Perry’s seven solo and six assisted tackles, Josh Cooper’s five solo and one assisted tackles and Michael Cabrera’s four solo tackles. 
Coach Williams, his staff and players are looking forward to tonight’s game against Charter Oak and advancing to the third round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs.

■ The Warren High School girls’ cross country team saw their season come to an end last Friday morning at the C.I.F. Prelims in Riverside. 

Warren placed 10th in Division One and Heat 2 which was ran at 10:16 a.m. The lower point totals win in cross country scoring due to the order of finish by each runner from each school. The top five runners’ times are counted.

Arcadia finished first in Heat 2 with 76 points, M.L. King finished second with 100 points, El Toro finished third with 114 points, Arroyo Grande finished fourth with 121 points and Chino Hills finished fifth with 157 points to all finish in the top 5. 

Fountain Valley finished sixth with 164 points, Glendora finished seventh with 178 points, La Serna finished eighth with 237 points, Alta Loma finished ninth with 238 points and Warren finished tenth with 243 points, respectively, to round out the top ten.

Warren finished in 19th, 33rd, 61st, 69th and in 72nd place overall. Senior Carlota Conant finished 19th in a time of 18:56.8, senior Trinity Gomez finished 33rd in a time of 19:25.7, freshman Jazlyn Arevalo finished 61st in a time of 20:02.6, senior Rosie Santana finished 69th in a time of 20:16.2 and freshman Nadine Gomez finished 72nd in a time of 20:28.5. 

Coach Waldron, his staff and runners will now turn their attention towards track and field in the spring and start to rebuild for next year’s cross country season.

■ The Downey High School girls’ cross country team saw their season come to an end last Friday morning at the C.I.F. Prelims in Riverside.

Downey placed 8th in Division One and Heat 3 which was ran at 10:28 a.m. 

Vista Murrieta finished first in Heat 3 with 92 points, Yucaipa finished second with 94 points, Trabuco Hills finished third with 119 points, San Clemente finished fourth with 126 points and Roosevelt finished fifth with 153 points to all finish in the top 5.

Santa Monica finished sixth with 188 points, Ranch Cucamonga finished seventh with 199 points, Downey finished eighth with 224 points, Alta Loma finished ninth with 249 points and Newbury Park finished tenth with 290 points, respectively, to round out the top ten.

Downey finished in 32nd, 46th, 49th, 53rd and 54th place overall. Senior Morelia Venegas finished 32nd in a time of 19:14.9, junior Adrianna Higuera finished 46th in a time of 19:33.9, senior Brianna Orozco finished 49th in a time of 19:39.5, senior Elsa Delgado finished 53rd in a time of 19:45.9 and sophomore Laura Velasco finished 54th in a time of 19:47.1. 

Coach Gleason, his staff and runners will now turn their attention towards track and field in the spring and start to rebuild for next year’s cross country season.

■ The Warren High School boys’ cross country team saw their season come to an end last Friday morning at the C.I.F. Prelims in Riverside. 

Warren placed 10th in Division One and Heat One which was ran at 9:00 a.m. 

Burbank Burroughs finished first in Heat One with 81 points, Great Oak finished second with 91 points, Arroyo Grande finished third with 100 points, Arcadia finished fourth with 123 points and Vista Murrieta finished fifth with 172 points to all finish in the top 5. 

Beaumont finished sixth with 187 points, Quartz Hill finished seventh with 188 points, Corona finished eighth with 200 points, El Rancho finished ninth with 214 points and Warren finished tenth with 262 points, respectively, to round out the top ten.

Warren finished in 18th, 23rd, 61st, 85th and 86th places overall. Senior Daniel Ramos finished 18th in a time of 15:33.9, junior Emiliano Rodriguez finished 23rd in a time of 15:40.7, senior Alexander Garber finished 61st in a time of 16:09.9, sophomore Antonio Munoz finished 85th in a time of 16:28.4 and senior Ricardo Gonzalez finished 86th in a time of 16:28.7. 

Coach Miranda, his staff and runners will now turn their attention towards track and field in the spring and start to rebuild for next year’s cross country season.