High School football notebook: Week 3
The Narbonne train continued to roll last week demolishing Lakewood, 61-6 in a nationally televised game.
This week the Gauchos (3-0) will take on Serra (4-0) in a highly contested battle in the South Bay. Narbonne is out-scoring opponents, 158-6 this season, including a 56-0 shellacking of Long Beach Poly two weeks ago.
For what it's worth, the Cavaliers snuck past Poly, 20-12 earlier this season. Serra and Narbonne have split meetings over the last two seasons with each team protecting home turf. The game can be seen on Prep Zone at 7 p.m. on FOXSportsWest.com.
If that game doesn't get your attention, this one surely will. Two PAC-5 titans will lock horns on Friday night. St. Bonaventure (4-0) will travel to South Orange County to take on reigning Division I State Bowl champion Santa Margarita (4-0).
It'll be a battle of the young hot shot coach, Todd Therrien and the master veteran Harry Welch. The Eagles have lost three players to Mission Viejo -- most recently offensive lineman Erik Bunte. The UCLA commit played two games with the Eagles this season before transferring and was declared immediately eligible to play for the Diablos last week.
All the Eagles did was respond with a school-record six touchdown runs from tailback Ryan Wolpin and Nebraska commit Johnny Stanton completed 87% of his passes in a 72-0 rout of Carson (0-4). You can catch the Seraphs and the Eagles on Prep Zone on FOXSportsWest.com at 7 p.m.
Staying in the Trinity League...there was a big buildup leading up to Servite's contest with former PAC-5 rival Edison. The Friars were coming off of a bye week in which they were breaking in a new offensive coordinator after firing former offensive coordinator Matt Mitchell earlier this season. Servite failed to light up the scoreboard, getting shutout by 3-0 Edison, 6-0.
The Friars finished with 154 yards of total offense and were shutout for the first time in the Troy Thomas era.
"I give the credit to Edison," Thomas told OCVarsity. "They've got a good defense."
The Friars were without running back Salesi Eteaki and tailback Andrew Moore didn't play until the second half. It doesn't get any easier for Servite (1-2). They host nationally ranked Bishop Gorman (2-1) on Friday.
Entering last week, Coley Candaele continued to talk about the hype surrounding his team, saying it may be unwarranted. Candaele said his team has "a long way to go." He's not doing a good job of proving his case. Vista Murrieta hung 59 on Redlands East Valley (1-2) in a 59-14 win seen on FOX Sports West.
"I couldn't see that coming," Redlands East Valley head coach Kurt Bruich told the Press Enterprise.
The Broncos (3-0) will be back on the air this week when they take on Cathedral Catholic (2-1) of the San Diego Section at 7:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket.
The other TV game will be Rancho Cucamonga (3-1) taking on J.W. North (1-2). That game can be seen at 10:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket.
Ohio State commit tight end/wide receiver/linebacker Marcus Baugh has not played the last two games for the Huskies after suffering a concussion in practice. He's been missed. The Huskies have lost two in a row in his absence.
"He makes plays and has a knack for scoring," said J.W. North head coach Mark Paredes.
Trailing 13-0 heading into the fourth quarter, Lawndale (2-2) came from behind to beat Leuzinger, 14-13 in a battle of Lawndale schools. Adonnis Johnson blocked a Leuzinger (0-3) field goal attempt and it was scooped and returned 90 yards by Engerson Lambert for the game-winning touchdown...kinda.
In his attempt to pick up the ball, Lambert kick the ball around for about 15 yards "like a soccer ball," according to first-year Lawndale head coach Rick Mathiesen.
Corona Centennial (2-1) racked up 431 yards on the ground in a 36-32 win over Alemany (3-1).
Mater Dei is 3-0 for the first time since 2007 after a 51-0 win over Santa Monica (2-1).
Week 3 Top Performers:
El Toro (4-0) quarterback Conner Manning completed 37-of-54 passes for 513 yards and six touchdowns in a 45-24 win over Palos Verdes (0-3).
Quartz Hill (1-2) running back Osirius Burke rushed 28 times for 238 yards and six touchdowns in a 56-49 win over Canyon.
La Serna (4-0) wide receiver MacEnzie Duarte caught five passes for 101 yards in the 38-9 upset win over Westlake (3-1).
Segerstrom (4-0) running back David Perkins rushed 15 times for 204 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-12 win over Godinez (0-3).