Warren traveling to Paramount next week, with cross-town match against Downey looming

DOWNEY – The Warren High School girls’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 2-3 and began S.G.V.L. play when they hosted Lynwood yesterday (score unavailable at press time). The Lady Bears defeated Norwalk at Warren 3-0 (25-23, 25-18 and 28-26) on August 23 in preseason play.

Warren was defeated by Valley Christian at Warren on August 28 3-2 (25-21, 25-16, 17-25 and 25-16) and defeated El Rancho at Warren on August 30 3-0 in other preseason play. 

The Lady Bears will travel to Paramount on September 11 to face the Lady Pirates and will host the Lady Gladiators at Warren on September 13 before their scheduled league match against Downey.

Warren will travel to cross-town rival Downey on September 18 for the first of their two highly anticipated matches against the Lady Vikings. 

The Lady Bears will then host the Dominguez Lady Dons on September 20 in the last game of the first round of league play. Coach Lane, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of league play and qualifying for C.I.F. postseason play.

The Lady Bears finished last season with an overall record of 9-7 and a S.G.V.L. record of 6-4. Warren finished league play last season in second place behind league champion Downey (18-8, 10-0), respectfully. Warren was defeated by Mayfair 3-0 (25-16, 25-13 and 25-16) in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs. 

DOWNEY VOLLEYBALL: The Downey High School girls’ volleyball team currently has an overall record of 2-5. 

The Lady Vikings recently competed in the Molten Tournament where they finished with a record of 2-2. Downey was defeated by Edison in their first game 3-0 on August 18 25-10, 25-16 and 25-14 and defeated Long Beach Jordan in their second game 3-0 on August 22 25-5, 25-12 and 25-8.

The Lady Vikings defeated Valley Christian in their third game 3-2 on August 25 25-18, 21-25, 23-25, 25-21 and 15-11 and were defeated by Torrance in their fourth game 3-0, also on August 25, 25-10, 23-25, 25-16, 21-25 and 15-8.

Downey was defeated by Schurr of Montebello at Downey 3-2 on August 30 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 21-25 and 15-8 and was also defeated by Mayfair at Mayfair on Tuesday 3-1 16-25, 25-20, 25-22 and 25-21. 

The Lady Vikings opened S.G.V.L. play yesterday when they traveled to Paramount to play the Lady Pirates (score unavailable at press time). Downey will host cross-town rival Warren on September 18th in the first of their two much anticipated matches. 

Coach McCarthy, his staff and players are all looking forward to the start of San Gabriel Valley League play. Downey finished last season with an overall record of 18-10 and a S.G.V.L. record of 10-0. The Lady Vikings were defeated by El Segundo 3-1 (25-12, 25-20, 24-26 and 25-17) in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 4 playoffs.


WARREN FOOTBALL: The Warren High School football team defeated Huntington Park at Warren last Friday night, 59-0. With the win the Bears improved to 2-0 on the season and with the loss the Spartans fell to 0-3. 

Warren will travel to Culver City later today to face the 2-0 Centaurs. Culver City defeated West Torrance 62-20 in their first game and defeated Peninsula 61-27 in their second game.

In the Warren/Huntington Park game the Bears scored early and often. Warren led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and led 42-0 going into the locker room at halftime. The Bears picked up right where they left off in the second half and did not allow the Spartans to score. Warren kicked a field goal and led 45-0 at the end of the third quarter and added two fourth quarter touchdowns to win 59-0.

Bear quarterback Chris Venegas completed 7/9 pass attempts for 200 yards and four touchdowns. The Warren ground game was led by Nikko Fierro-Tuala’s six carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns, Eimajah Hunter’s two carries for 22 yards and one touchdown, Carlos Parra’s two carries for 35 yards and Arvionte Sheffield’s two carries for 10 yards and one touchdown.

The Bear receiving corps were led by Eimajah Hunter’s one catch for 52 yards and one touchdown, Robbie Colenzo’s one catch for 37 yards and one touchdown, Stephen N. Austin II’s one catch for 29 yards and one touchdown and Jabari Hughes’ one catch for 18 yards and one touchdown.

The Bear defense was led by Gerald Hickman III’s five solo tackles, Arvionte Sheffield’s three solo and two assisted tackles and Kevin Arias’ two solo and two assisted tackles. Coach Lara, his staff and players are all looking forward to handing Culver City their first loss of the season later today. 


DOWNEY FOOTBALL: The Downey High School football team was defeated by Kapolei of Hawai’i last Friday night, 23-14. With the win the Kapolei Hurricanes improved to 2-2 while the Vikings fell to 1-2. 

Downey will travel to San Pedro later today to play a 2-1 Pirate team. Downey defeated San Pedro at Downey last season in an offensive shootout 56-42.

In the Downey/Kapolei game the Hurricanes scored an early touchdown but missed the extra point and took an early 6-0 lead. Kapolei added a field goal before the second quarter ended and led 9-0 going into the locker room at halftime. The game got interesting in the fourth quarter as Downey closed the score to 16-14 with under a minute to play. Kapolei added a late touchdown and extra point and came away with the hard fought, 23-14 win.  

Viking quarterback Kijjon Foots completed 13/36 pass attempts for 188 yards and two touchdowns. Downey’s run game was led by Foots’ seven carries for 55 yards, Malcom Perry’s twelve carries for 49 yards and Jaden Allen’s eight carries for 32 yards. The Viking receiving corps were led by Brenden Hodge’s seven catches for 113 yards, Danny Ruiz’s two catches for 43 yards and Lawrence Joseph’s two catches for 23 yards. 

The Downey defense was led by Isaiah Burton’s six solo and one assisted tackle, Vincent Willis’ four solo and two assisted tackles, Anthony Lopez’s one solo and four assisted tackles and Noah Skobis’ four solo tackles. Coach Williams, his staff and players are all looking forward to evening their record at 2-2 against San Pedro later today.

SportsMark Fetter