Warren defeats Lynwood in blowout fashion

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The Warren High School football team defeated an overmatched Lynwood team 56-0 last Friday night at Lynwood. With the win the Bears improved to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in league play. With the loss the Knights fell to 0-4-1 overall and 0-1 in league play. Warren will travel to Paramount later today for their game against the Pirates. Paramount (2-4, 0-1) defeated Downey at Paramount 33-7 last Friday night.

In the Warren/Lynwood game the Bears scored early and often. Warren led 23-0 at the end of the first quarter and scored another 20 points in the second quarter. The Bears took a 43-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Warren picked up in the second half where they left off in the first half and outscored the Knights 13-0. Warren won going away 56-0.

Bear quarterback Chris Venegas completed 13/17 pass attempts for 234 yards and two interceptions. Venegas also added three carries for 45 yards with one touchdown on the ground. Chris Venegas finished the game with a passer rating of 157.1. Arvionte Sheffield also contributed to the Bear ground game with two carries for 40 yards with two touchdowns and Eimajah Hunter contributed with three carries for 32 yards.

The Bear receiving corps were led by Xavier Osbey’s four catches for 78 yards with one touchdown and Robbie Colenzo’s four catches for 87 yards with one touchdown. The Bear defense was led by Kevin Arias’ four solo and one assisted tackles, Alex Valenzuela’s four solo tackles and Darin Marquez’s two solo and two assisted tackles. Coach Lara, his staff and players are all looking forward to their game against Paramount later today. The winner of this game will have the inside track to the S.G.V.L. title.

Downey Football - The Downey High School football team was defeated by Paramount at Paramount 33-7 last Friday night in the league opener for both schools. With the win the Pirates improved to 2-4 overall and 1-0 in league play and with the loss the Vikings fell to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in league play.

In the Downey/Paramount game the Pirates got out to an early lead. Paramount led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter and took a 12-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Pirates scored another 14 points in the third quarter and led 26-0 entering the fourth quarter. Both teams scored a touchdown and extra point in the fourth quarter and Paramount came away with the convincing win.

Viking quarterback Kijjon Foots returned from injury and completed 16/24 pass attempts for 173 yards and one interception. Viking backup quarterback Pedro De anda completed 4/14 pass attempts for 85 yards and two interceptions.

The Viking ground game was led by Malcom Perry’s 13 carries for 118 yards and one touchdown and Noah Skobis’ seven carries for 31 yards. The Viking receiving corps were led by Brenden Hodge’s six catches for 104 yards, Lawrence Joseph’s six catches for 78 yards and Danny Ruiz’s three catches for 36 yards.

The Viking defense was led by Anthony Lopez’s seven solo and five assisted tackles, Justin Cardenas’ five solo and four assisted tackles, Vincent Willis’ five solo and three assisted tackles and Brennan Fields’ three solo and four assisted tackles. Coach Williams, his staff and players are all looking forward to hosting Dominguez tonight and getting their first league win.

Warren Girls Volleyball - The Warren High School girls’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 6-7 and a S.G.V.L. record of 4-4. The Lady Bears were defeated by Gahr at Gahr 3-0 on Tuesday and hosted cross-town rival Downey at Warren yesterday (scores unavailable at press time).

Downey defeated Warren in their first-round league match at Downey 3-0 on September 18th. The much-anticipated rematch at Warren should be exciting.

The Lady Bears will conclude their regular season schedule when they travel to Dominguez to face the Lady Dons next Tuesday. Warren defeated Dominguez 3-0 in their first-round match on September 20th at Warren.

The Lady Bears are currently tied for third with Paramount and look to finish their season on a high note. As of Wednesday night, Gahr is currently in first place at 8-0, Downey is in second place at 7-1, Paramount and Warren are both 4-4 and tied for third place, Lynwood is in fifth place at 1-7 and Dominguez is in sixth place at 0-8.

Coach Lane, his staff and players are all looking forward to qualifying for C.I.F. Division 5 postseason play and making a run.

Downey Girls Volleyball - The Downey High School girls’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 13-10 and a San Gabriel Valley League record of 7-1. The Lady Vikings defeated Lynwood at Downey 3-0 on Tuesday and played cross-town rival Warren at Warren yesterday (scores unavailable at press time). Downey defeated Warren at Downey in their first-round match 3-0 on September 18th.

Downey will conclude their regular season next Tuesday when they travel to Gahr to play the Lady Gladiators. The Lady Vikings were defeated by Gahr at Downey in their first-round match on September 20th 3-1 (25-11, 25-20, 23-25 and 25-23).

Gahr is currently 17-8 overall and 8-0 in league play. The Lady Gladiators currently have the inside track to the league championship but must beat Downey in both teams’ league finale to win the league title outright.

Downey needs to beat Gahr next Tuesday in order to claim a co-S.G.V.L. championship. A win for the Lady Vikings would also secure the league’s number one seed for C.I.F. postseason play due to winning the head-to-head match in the second round of league play.

Coach McCarthy, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing strong, beating Gahr and making a run in the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs.