What happened in the first week of 2021 LA City Section high school football playoffs? Here’s everything you need to know

The first week of the 2021 Los Angeles City Section high school football playoffs took place on Friday. Teams competing in Divisions 1-3 all played their first round games. Open Division action begins next week (Nov. 12).

Here’s everything you need to know about the first week of postseason action.

DIVISION 1 (Bracket)

No. 1 Dorsey took down No. 16 Chatsworth 48-13. Mychai Williams intercepted his tenth pass of the season for the Dons in the win.

In the second round, Dorsey will take on No. 9 Cleveland who won their first round game over No. 8 Huntington Park 22-8.

No. 12 Arleta upset No. 5 Carson 29-28.

Even with their upset, Arleta gets to host their second round game because No. 13 Canoga Park beat No. 4 Franklin 35-34 in overtime. Kayden Collins rushed for 208 yards and scored four touchdowns in the Hunters’ win. Franklin tried to go for two in overtime after scoring a touchdown but couldn’t convert.

No. 3 Reseda took care of business against No. 14 Granada Hills winning 33-0. The Regents played strong defense to contain Highlanders’ star tailback Dijon Stanley. On offense, Reseda junior QB Anthony Morris finished the game 8 for 12 with 132 yards and a rushing score.

No. 6 Eagle Rock beat No. 11 Dymally 27-6. The Eagles will take on Reseda in the quarterfinals on the road.

In the final two Division 1 games, Crenshaw was forced to forfeit due to not having enough players vaccinated against COVID-19, which gave South East a free pass to the quarterfinals where they’ll meet No. 2 Venice, who beat No. 15 Kennedy 62-34. Romeo Signore rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns in the Gondoliers’ win.

DIVISION 2 (Bracket)

No. 1 El Camino Real beat No. 16 Chavez 27-6. Senior Royals QB Ryan Feinberg threw two touchdowns in the win.

No. 8 Jefferson took down Fremont 24-20. The Democrats will play on the road against El Camino Real in the quarterfinals.

No. 12 Hawkins went on the road and upset No. 5 Wilson 26-20.

No. 4 Westchester beat No. 13 Grant 41-14 and will now host Hawkins on Friday in the quarterfinals.

No. 3 Hamilton took down No. 14 Legacy 42-14. The Yankees will host No. 6 Verdugo Hills in the second round after the Dons beat No. 13 Marquez 20-8.

No. 7 MACES won over No. 10 Bell 10-7 and will travel to No. 2 Fairfax this Friday after the Lions beat North Hollywood 35-10. Sophomore QB Henry Prince threw three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth for Fairfax in their win. Jeffrey Nieves-Mays caught two of the touchdowns.

DIVISION 3 (Bracket)

No. 1 Taft beat No. 16 LA High 41-12. Anthony Maloney had a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown in the victory.

The Toreadors will host No. 9 View Park in the quarterfinals after the Knights took down No. 8 Contreras 32-29. Watch the highlights from View Park’s win here.

No. 5 Manual Arts beat No. 12 Monroe 22-20. Manual Arts will play on the road against No. 4 Narbonne in the quarterfinals. The previously winless Gauchos picked up their first victory of the season in a 14-0 first round triumph over No. 13 Santee.

No. 3 Panorama beat No. 14 Poly 14-0 to set up a quarterfinal game against No. 6 Sylmar, who beat No. 11 Washington Prep 30-14.

No. 7 New Designs Watts won via forfeit over No. 10 Torres and will now play on the road against No. 2 San Fernando in the second round after the Tigers beat No. 15 Mendez 22-12 in round one.

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