Vikings beat Etiwanda to advance to second round of CIF playoffs

Photo courtesy @downeyvikes on Instagram

Photo courtesy @downeyvikes on Instagram

DOWNEY – The Downey High School football team defeated Etiwanda last Friday night at Downey, 47-14, in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. 

With the win, Downey improved to 9-2 overall and will travel to Corona del Mar on Friday for their game against the Sea Kings. Corona del Mar is 10-1 overall and was 5-0 in Pacific Coast League play. 

Corona del Mar defeated Roosevelt, 42-35, in their first-round game last Friday.

In the Downey/Etiwanda game, the Vikings scored early and often. Downey led 19-0 at the end of the first quarter and 26-7 going into the locker room at halftime. 

The Vikings outscored Etiwanda, 8-0, in the third quarter and led 34-7 after three quarters of play. Downey scored 13 more points in the fourth quarter and won convincingly, 47-14.

Downey quarterback Kijjon Foots completed 9/16 pass attempts for 176 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and had a passer rating of 134.4. Foots also ran the ball 13 times for 114 yards and one touchdown. 

The Downey ground game was led by Baraq Ross’ 30 carries for 197 yards and three touchdowns and Shane Olden’s five carries for 31 yards and one touchdown.

The Viking receiving corps were led by Christopher Atkins’ five catches for 127 yards and one touchdown. Nicholas Whitney caught one reception for 31 yards and a touchdown.

The Downey defense was led by Malcom Perry’s seven solo and five assisted tackles, Noah Skobis’ eight solo and two assisted tackles, Jacob Manetta’s five solo and two assisted tackles and Eli Garcia’s one solo and five assisted tackles.     
 

WARREN GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY: The Warren High School girls’ cross-country team advanced to C.I.F. Finals this weekend at the Riverside Course in Riverside. 

The Lady Bears finished 7th in Heat 2 with a score of 218. Warren finished in a team time of 1:34.54 and an average runner time of 18:58. Warren finished 11th, 27th, 48th, 68th and 69th, respectively.

Nadine Gomez was the first Lady Bear to finish in a time of 18:06.6, Leann Pavana was the second Lady Bear to finish in a time of 18:35.4, Natalie Esparza was the third Lady Bear to finish in a time of 19:09.6, Adriana Cervantes was the fourth Lady Bear to finish in a time of 19:31 and Marissa Lule was the fifth Lady Bear to finish in a time of 19:31.6.


WARREN BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY: The Warren High School boys’ cross-country team saw their season come to an end last Friday morning at C.I.F. Prelims in Riverside. 

The Bears finished 9th in Heat 2 with a score of 240. The Bears finished in a team time of 1:19.13 and an average runner time of 15:50. Warren finished 29th, 33rd, 51st, 60th and 75th, respectively. 

Emiliano Rodriguez was the first Bear to finish in a time 15:32.5, Antonio Munoz was the second Bear to finish in a time 15:36.6, Alex Guardado was the third Bear to finish in a time of 15:57.1, Alfredo Santana was the fourth Bear to finish in a time of 15:58.8 and Fabian Gomez was the fifth Bear to finish in a time of 16:08.3.
 

DOWNEY BOYS CROSS-COUNTRY: The Downey High School boys’ cross-country team saw their season come to an end last Friday morning at C.I.F. Prelims in Riverside.

The Vikings finished 14th in Heat 3 with a score of 420. The Vikings finished in a team time of 1:21.55 and an average runner time of 16:23. Downey finished 75th, 76th, 86th, 98th and 101st, respectively. 

Pablo Calderon was the first Viking to finish in a time 16:09.1, Jaime Quinones was the second Viking to finish in a time 16:11.0, Fabian Zuniga was the third Viking to finish in a time of 16:19.1, Matthew Enriquez was the fourth Viking to finish in a time of 16:36.1 and Sergio Salas was the fifth Viking to finish in a time of 16:40.2.

DOWNEY GIRLS CROSS-COUNTRY: The Downey High School girls’ cross-country team saw their season come to an end last Friday morning at C.I.F. Prelims in Riverside.

The Lady Vikings finished 16th in Heat 2 with a score of 421. Downey finished in a team time of 1:40.6 and an average runner time of 20:01. Downey finished 31st, 65th, 97th, 116th and 130th, respectively.

Laura Velasco was the first Lady Viking to finish in a time of 18:42.3, Adriana Higuera was the second Lady Viking to finish in a time of 19:25.1, Mia Neuman was the third Lady Viking to finish in a time of 20:04.1, Vanessa Vanda was the fourth Lady Viking to finish in a time of 20:36.9 and Juliana Cuevas was the fifth Lady Viking to finish in a time of 21:17.6.


CALVARY CHAPEL FOOTBALL: The Downey Calvary Chapel football team saw their season come to an end Nov. 3 in the first round of the C.I.F. 8 Man Division 1 playoffs. 

The Grizzlies were defeated, 58-6, at Faith Baptist of Canoga Park. With the loss, the Grizzlies finished their season with an overall record of 4-4, while Faith Baptist remained undefeated at 11-0. The Contenders are currently ranked number one in the state in the 8 Man Division and are scheduled to play Orcutt Academy later today.

In the DCC/Faith Baptist game the Contenders jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Faith Baptist scored 42 points in the first quarter and another 8 points in the second quarter to take a 50-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. 

The Contenders outscored the Grizzlies 8-6 in the third quarter and led 58-6 at the end of the third quarter. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter and the score remained 58-6.

Grizzly quarterback Jacob Escalante completed 10/21 pass attempts for 84 yards and one touchdown. Escalante also rushed 16 times for 42 yards. Luke Manriquez also contributed to the DCC ground game with six carries for 35 yards.

The Grizzly receiving corps were led by Carlos Fuentes’ four catches for 29 yards and one touchdown, Andrew Rangel’s four catches for 25 yards and Luke Manriquez’s two catches for 30 yards. 

The DCC defense was led by Luke Manriquez’s five solo and four assisted tackles, David Zarate’s six solo and two assisted tackles, Carlos Fuentes’ three solo and four assisted tackles and Andrew Rangel’s four solo and one assisted tackle.