Vikings put up 56 points in win against Dominguez

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DOWNEY – The Downey High School football team defeated Dominguez, 56-20, at Downey last Friday night.

With the win the Vikings improved to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in S.G.V.L. play. With the loss the Dons fell to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in league play.

Downey will travel to Lynwood (0-5-1, 0-2) later today and Dominguez will host Paramount at Dominguez.

In the Downey/Dominguez game the Vikings scored early and often. Downey quarterback Pedro De anda completed 10/13 pass attempts for 193 yards and three touchdowns. The Viking rushing attack was led by Malcolm Perry’s nine carries for 160 yards and two touchdowns and Jaden Allen’s 11 carries for 82 yards and one touchdown.

The Viking receiving corps were led by Danny Ruiz’s three catches for 71 yards and one touchdown, Dillon Laurer’s two catches for 37 yards and one touchdown and Jaden Allen’s one catch for 43 yards. The Viking defense was led by Danny Ruiz’s seven solo and two assisted tackles, Anthony Lopez’s five solo and three assisted tackles and Isaiah Burton’s five solo and two assisted tackles.

Downey still has a shot at earning a share of the S.G.V.L. title. The Vikings need to beat Lynwood tonight, defeat cross-town rival Warren next week, and defeat Gahr in their league finale. The Vikings also need the Gladiators to defeat the Pirates when they play.

Coach Williams, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play on a strong note and qualifying for C.I.F. postseason play.

WARREN FOOTBALL: The Warren High School football team was defeated at Paramount last Friday, night 24-21, dropping Warren to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in league play.

Warren will host Gahr later today. Gahr is currently 3-4 overall and 2-0 in S.G.V.L. play.

In the Warren/Paramount game neither team scored in the first half and took that same 0-0 score into the locker rooms at halftime. The Pirates outscored the Bears 12-7 in the third quarter and took that lead into the fourth quarter.

Warren outscored Paramount 14-12 in the final quarter but could not pull off the win. The Bears fell to defeat 24-21. There were no stats available at press time.

The Bears are looking to stay alive for at least a share of the S.G.V.L. title but must defeat Gahr later today, Downey next week and Dominguez in their league finale. The Bears also need Gahr to defeat Paramount when they play against each other. Downey can still sneak in for a share of the league title as well with wins against Lynwood, Warren and Gahr and a win by the Gladiators against the Pirates.

Coach Lara, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play on a strong note and earning a C.I.F. postseason playoff spot. Warren did not qualify for postseason play last season and are looking to change that this season.

WARREN GIRLS TENNIS: The Warren High School girls’ tennis team currently has an overall record of 9-3 and are 8-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play.

For girls’ tennis the San Gabriel Valley League consists of Downey, Gahr, Lynwood, Paramount and Warren. Dominguez does not currently field a team.

The Bears have played extremely well in league play. Warren defeated Paramount at Paramount 10-8 on September 18th, defeated Gahr at Warren 11-7 on September 20th and defeated cross-town rival Downey at Downey 15-3 on September 21st.

In second round play, Warren defeated Paramount at Warren 10-8 on September 24th, defeated Lynwood at Lynwood 15-3 on September 27th, defeated Gahr at Gahr 12-6 on October 2nd, defeated Downey at Warren 13-5 on October 4th and defeated Lynwood at Warren 15-3 on October 9th.

In the third round of league play Warren played Paramount at Paramount yesterday (score unavailable at press time), will play Gahr at Warren later today, will travel to Downey next Tuesday and will conclude their regular season schedule against Lynwood at Lynwood next Wednesday.

Warren is scheduled to host league finals on October 24th and 25th. Coach Starksen, her staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play on a strong note, performing well in league finals and making a deep run in the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs.

DOWNEY BOYS WATER POLO: The Downey High School boys’ water polo team currently has an overall record of 6-6 and are 2-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play.

The Vikings defeated Paramount at Paramount 7-4 on September 25th and defeated La Mirada at La Mirada 16-2 on October 2nd.

Downey is scheduled to play Warren at Warren next Tuesday and will conclude league play when they host Gahr at the Downey Aquatics Center on October 23rd. For boys’ water polo, the San Gabriel Valley League consists of Downey, Gahr, La Mirada, Paramount and Warren.

As of Wednesday evening, Downey is currently in first place with a record of 2-0, Warren is in second place at 1-0, Gahr is in third place at 1-1, Paramount is in fourth place at 0-1 and La Mirada is in fifth place at 0-2.

Downey was defeated by Pacifica at Downey 18-9 on October 9th and will be competing against Polytechnic of Pasadena later today in the Nogales Tournament at Glendora High School. Downey has been led this season by junior David Tonne (5 goals), senior Nathan Lopez (3 goals) and senior Jakob Martinez (3 goals).

Coach Uriel Villa, his staff and players are all looking forward to their cross-town rivalry game against Warren next Tuesday, finishing league play on a strong note against Gahr on October 23rd, qualifying for postseason play and making a run in the C.I.F. Division 6 playoffs.