Top seed San Pedro, third seed Narbonne and fourth seed Carson advanced to Friday’s CIF-Los Angeles City Section Division I football playoffs after quarterfinal wins last Friday on their home fields.
At Carson, the Colts pulled away from defending City champion Crenshaw 23-7. At San Pedro, the Pirates routed Arleta 42-13. At Narbonne, the Gauchos elimnated Dorsey 22-6.
Carson’s deefense proved outstanding with three interceptions and shut down the Cougars.
One of the interceptions, by Manuopuava Tui-Enesi set up a 30-yard touchdown run from Devonte King that put the game away for the Colts with 1:21 left in the game.
Carson will face a stiff test when it visits San Pedro in the semis today at 7 p.m. The Pirates came from behind to edge the Colts 17-15 in the Marine league game on Nov. 7 at San Pedro. The Pirates are unbeaten at home.
Against Arleta, San Pedro (11-1) was sparked by running back Chris Alvidrez who rushed for three touchdowns in the first half. Running back Christian Serna ran for 90 yards and a TD, a 3-yard run in the second quarter.
The Mustangs, who finished their season at 10-2 after winning the East Valley League, started well with a 66-yard scoring run from running back Felix Vega, but the Pirates stormed right back with 42 unanswered points before Arleta scored its second touchdown in the fourth period.
Also for San Pedro, Joseph Santiago ran for 60 yards on three carries and Christian Michaels carried the ball six times for 52 yards.
Narbonne also overcame an early 6-0 deficit by scoring the game’s final 22 points.
Quarterback Roman Ale scored two touchdowns for the Gauchos.
Damion Gatlin ran for 160 yards to key Narbonne, which improved to 8-4.
The Gauchos visit second seed Garfield in the semifinals today at 7 p.m.
The winners will play for the championship on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
In the CIF-Southern Section Western Division playoffs, West Torrance overcame a 21-7 second quarter deficit to down Calabasas 52-41 last Friday at West.
The win kept the top seeded Warriors unbeatgen at 12-0.
West received another scare when star running back Brett Ojiyi went down to an injury but others stepped up in the second half.
Despite allowing 41 points to the usually high scoring Coyotes, the Warriors, behind Nathan Lima and Benton Shortridge, shut them out in the third quarter as West led by as many as 17 points (45-28 and 52-35).
Junior running back Michael Timmerman sparked West’s offense by rushing for 95 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries. Senior Dale Rouse scored three TD’s, one on a reception and two on runs. He caught three passes for 84 yards.
The win put West, Pioneer League champion, against former Bay League foe Palos Verdes today at 7 p.m. at South Torrance High. The Sea Kings, who won the Bay and are 9-3 overall, are the home team. The Warriors have not beaten the Sea Kings in five years. Palos Verdes won its fourth consecutive Bay crown this season.
At South last Friday, Palos Verdes used an effective running game to defeat No. 4 seed Oxnard 28-7.
The Yellowjackets, the Pacific View League champions, scored first but the Sea Kings scored 28 unanswered points while shutting out Oxnard, which finished its season at 9-3, the rest of the contest.
Quarterback Steven Delcarson scored P.V.’s first touchdown on a 30-yard keeper and its last on a 1-yard run.
He also threw TD passes to Shawn Hill from 20 yards and Lance Brown of 12 yards.
In other quarterfinal games last Friday, No. 2 seed and host El Segundo lost starting quarterback Lars Nootbar late in the second period and fell to Simi Valley 29-21 and Bay League runner-up Redondo was blown out by third seed Ventura 49-8 at Redondo.
The Eagles, who won the Ocean League, lost their first game of the season and finished at 11-1 and the Sea Hawks, with a very young team that is looking up for next year, ended at 6-6.
Final League Standings:
CIF-L.A. City Section:
Marine League: San Pedro (4-1, 11-1), Narbonne (4-1, 8-4), Carson (4-1, 9-3), Banning (2-3, 6-5), Gardena (1-4, 2-8*), Washington (0-5, 2-8).
Bay League: Palos Verdes (5-0, 9-3), Redondo (4-1, 6-6), Inglewood (3-2, 4-6), Mira Costa (2-3, 3-7), Peninsula (1-4, 3-7), Morningside (0-5, 4-6).
Mission League: Crespi (5-1, 9-3), Bishop Amat (5-1, 8-4), Serra (5-1, 8-3), Alemany (3-3, 7-3), Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (1-5, 5-5), Loyola (0-6, 4-6).
Ocean League: El Segundo (5-0, 11-1), Lawndale (4-1, 6-5), Santa Monica (3-2, 5-6), Culver City (2-3, 2-8), Hawthorne (1-4, 3-7), Beverly Hills (0-5, 1-9).
Pioneer League: West Torrance (5-0, 12-0), North Torrance (4-1, 7-4), Torrance (3-2, 7-4), South Torrance (2-3, 6-5), Leuzinger (1-4, 4-6), Compton Centennial (0-5, 2-8).
South Catholic League: Cantwell-Sacred Heart (3-0*, 8-3*), Bishop Montgomery (2-1, 6-5), St. Bernard (1-2*, 4-6*), Verbum Dei (0-3#, 0-10#).
Snyder’s South Bay Top 10: 1. West Torrance (12-0), 2. San Pedro (11-1), 3. Serra (8-3), 4. Carson (9-3), 5. Narbonne (8-4), 6. El Segundo (11-1), 7. Palos Verdes (9-3), 8. North Torrance (7-4), 9. Redondo (6-6), 10. Torrance (7-4).
*—Picked up forfeit win over Verbum Dei.
#—Forfeited five wins.