The ninth week of the LA City Section high school football season took place this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know.
No. 1 Banning didn’t play because Southern Section opponent Sierra Vista canceled their game.
No. 2 Palisades won over previously undefeated Hamilton 63-8. Moses Ross caught two touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a third TD. Daniel Anoh rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown.
No. 3 San Pedro beat up Gardena 69-0. Rob Sarmiento returned a kickoff for a touchdown and then caught four more scores in the victory. All five of his touchdowns came in the first half.
No. 4 Birmingham shutout No. 6 Granada Hills 49-0. Delamonte Barnes scored the touchdown of the night for the Patriots when he ran over two tacklers en route to a 45-yard score. Birmingham senior Arlis Boardingham also returned two punts for touchdowns.
No. 5 Dorsey improved to 6-2 with a 35-0 win over Hawkins on senior night.
No. 7 Lincoln shutout Marshall 49-0 to improve to 8-0.
No. 8 Venice squeaked by Westchester 14-13.
No. 9 Franklin shutout Torres 47-0 and No. 10 Reseda shutout Van Nuys 53-0.
In other games, Canoga Park beat Kennedy 28-6. Senior running back Kayden Collins had nine carries for 251 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The victory sets up a winner take all clash with No. 10 Reseda for the Valley Mission League title in two weeks if the Hunters get by Van Nuys on Friday.
Garfield beat Legacy 41-9.
A week after beating Garfield 30-29, Huntington Park won another Eastern League game over Bell 34-27.
In another big time Eastern League showdown, South Gate improved to 6-1 with a 20-16 win over Roosevelt.
Carson got back to .500 with a 42-6 win over Narbonne.
Crenshaw blew out View Park 55-0.
In an East Valley League clash, Verdugo Hills beat Grant 21-18.
In the Exposition League, Manual Arts beat Santee in a high scoring affair 48-38.
Arleta shutout Poly 34-0. Kelvin Duran rushed for 191 yards and three touchdowns.
Chatsworth took down El Camino Real 33-30 to clinch their first winning season since 2015.
Eagle Rock beat Wilson 56-14. Cleveland won against Taft 31-6. Marquez took down Mendez 41-6. Fremont beat Locke 38-16. Jefferson won big against Rivera 46-12. Panorama took down Dr. Maya Angelou Charter 38-16. MACES beat Bernstein 40-14. Contreras shutout Hollywood 40-0. Sylmar took down San Fernando 12-7. Chavez beat Monroe 40-6. New Designs Watts won against Belmont 52-12. LA High blew out West Adams 67-0.
In out of Section games, Dymally improved to 8-0 with a 46-0 win over Hoover and Fairfax fell to Whittier 28-7.