Warren High places first at cross-country finals

DOWNEY – The San Gabriel Valley League girls’ cross-country finals were Oct. 31 at La Mirada Regional Park. All six league schools fielded teams and competed for the league’s fastest times.

League favorite Warren placed first with a score of 26, Downey placed second with a score of 54, Paramount placed third with a score of 61, Gahr placed fourth with a score of 93, Dominguez placed fifth with a score of 160 and Lynwood placed sixth with a score of 165.

The lowest score in cross country running wins based on the five fastest runners from each school.

The Bears’ Nadine Gomez (11) finished 1st overall with a time of 18:27.4, Alicia Liera (11) finished 4th overall with a time of 19:23.3, Arianna Cervantes (12) finished 5th overall with a time of 19:47.8, Valeria Guerra (12) finished 7th overall with a time of 20:05.2 and Bryanna Garcia (12) finished 9th overall with a time of 20:38.8.

The Vikings’ Laura Velasco (12) finished 3rd overall with a time of 18:55.3, Alyssa Tapanes (9) finished 6th overall with a time of 20:04.3, Mia Neuman finished 11th overall with a time of 21:03.1, Emma Vitela (9) finished 15th overall with a time of 22:14.1 and Julianna Cuevas (10) finished 19th overall with a time of 22:35.1.

The boys enjoyed equal success at the same competition.

League favorite Warren placed first with a score of 27, Paramount placed second with a score of 51, Downey placed third with a score of 78, Gahr placed fourth with a score of 81, Dominguez placed fifth with a score of 152 and Lynwood placed sixth with a score of 178. The lowest score in cross country running wins based on the five fastest runners from each school.

Warren finished in an average team time of 16:30. The Bears’ Fabian Gomez (11) finished 2nd overall with a time of 16:08.1, Owen Franco (11) finished 4th overall with a time of 16:26.1, Antonio Munoz (12) finished 5th overall with a time of 16:28.2, Gerardo Rubio (12) finished 7th overall with a time of 16:39.2 and Andres Serna (12) finished 9th overall with a time of 16:52.8.

Downey finished in an average team time of 17:24. The Vikings’ Matthew Enriquez (12) finished 12th overall with a time of 17:06.4, Jesse Sanson (12) finished 15th overall with a time of 17:28.1, Cyrus Gutierrez finished 16th overall with a time of 17:28.5, Jacob Guerrero (12) finished 17th overall with a time of 17:28.7 and Gustavo Garibay (12) finished 18th overall with a time of 17:29.4.


DOWNEY FOOTBALL:
The Downey High School football team improved to 6-5 on the season with a 44-14 first round playoff win at La Mirada last Friday night. The Vikings scored early and often in their route of the Matadores.

Downey jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and added 21 more points in the second quarter to take a 38-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Vikings were outscored 7-6 in the third quarter and 7-0 in the fourth quarter. The damage had been done however and Downey cruised to the 44-14 win.

Viking quarterback Kijjon Foots completed 12/18 pass attempts for 303 yards and three touchdowns. The Viking ground game was led by Malcom Perry’s 14 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns, Alex Cortez’s ten carries for 73 yards and one touchdown and Antonio Ruiz’s four carries for 34 yards.

The Viking receiving corps were led by Noah Skobis’ three receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns, Kevin Caldwell’s three receptions for 56 yards, Dillon Laurer’s three catches for 23 yards and Brenden Hodge’s one reception for 78 yards and one touchdown.

The Viking defense was led by Vincent Willis’ eight solo and three assisted tackles, Isaiah Burton’s five solo and six assisted tackles, Anthony Lopez’s two solo and seven assisted tackles, Justin Cardenas’ four solo and four assisted tackles and Lawrence Joseph’s five solo and two assisted tackles.

Coach Williams, his staff and players are all looking forward to their C.I.F Division 3 quarterfinal game against Citrus Hill of Perris at Downey tonight. Citrus Hill is currently 11-0 and were the Mountain Pass League champions.

The Hawks defeated Damien of La Verne in their first-round game last Friday night at Citrus Hill 52-21.


WARREN FOOTBALL:
The Warren High School football team defeated Crescenta Valley at Warren last Friday night, 52-47, in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 7 playoffs.

With the win, the Bears improved to 8-3 on the season and will now play Northview in the second round. Northview defeated Santa Ynez 43-7 in their first-round game at Covina District Field last Friday night.

In the Warren/Crescenta Valley game the Falcons took an early 21-7 lead. The Bears stormed back in the second quarter and outscored Crescenta Valley 24-14. The Bears still trailed 35-31 heading into the locker room at halftime.

Warren outscored the Falcons 21-6 in the third quarter and led 52 41 after three quarters of play. Crescenta Valley outscored the Bears 6-0 in the fourth quarter but Warren had sealed the win and came away with the hard fought, 52-47 win.

Bear quarterback Chris Venegas completed 15/21 pass attempts for 268 yards and four touchdowns. Venegas also carried the ball four times for 67 yards with one touchdown and finished the game with a quarterback rating of 153.3.

Warren’s rushing attack was led by Eimajah Hunter’s nine carries for 60 yards and one touchdown, Arvionte Sheffield’s 12 carries for 46 yards and Damarryea Armstrong’s two carries for 53 yards. The Bear receiving corps were led by Desmond Carnes’ four receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns, Keison Evans’ five receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown and Jabari Hughes’ three receptions for 54 yards and one touchdown.

The Bear defense was led by Damarryea Armstrong’s 12 solo and two assisted tackles, Jason Perez’s nine solo and four assisted tackles, Darin Marquez’s four solo and four assisted tackles and Kevin Arias’ two solo and six assisted tackles.