Around the Olympic

ATO: Playoffs – Championship Round Recap

Saturday, Dec. 13

Paraclete 21, Rosemead 10

ATO: Playoffs – Championship Round

Saturday, Dec. 13

Rosemead @ Paraclete

ATO: Playoffs – Semifinal Round Recap

Saturday, Dec. 6

Paraclete 27, Temple 6

ATO: Playoffs – Semifinal Round

Saturday, Dec. 6

Paraclete @ Temple City

ATO: Round 2 Recap

Saturday, Nov. 29

Paraclete 14, Northview o

ATO: Round 2 Playoffs

Saturday, Nov. 29

Paraclete @ Northview

ATO: Round 1 Recap

Friday, Nov. 21

Paraclete 42, San Marino 14

Rosemead 45, Valley Christian 14

Sumler’s five TDs lead Rosemead romp

By Casey Cranford, Correspondent, Pasadena Star News
ROSEMEAD – The first round of the CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley Division playoffs the past few years have not gone exactly the way Rosemead High School football coach Matt Koffler would have liked.But all than changed with a 45-14 victory over Valley Christian in the first round on Friday night.

“We’re out of the first round. This is the one hurdle we got over,” Panthers coach Matt Koffler said. “The monkey is finally off our back.”

The Panthers (9-2) were led by senior running back Tra Sumler, who finished with 285 yards on 15 carries and scored five touchdowns.

“(Tra) has to be one of the best running backs in the Valley,” Koffler said. “He just continues to make huge plays week in and week out.”

Rosemead’s defense also dominated Crusaders quarterback Kyle Cameron. The Panthers pressured him all night, sacked him five times and forced him to throw three interceptions.

“We blew a few coverages tonight early,” Koffler said. “Our defense made some adjustments and just competed with them.”

The Panthers struggled early by committing eight penalties for 60 yards in the first quarter.

`We’re an aggressive defense and we made some mistakes early,” Koffler said. “We just had to maintain ourselves and we calmed down.”

Rosemead quarterback Angel Alejandre had another solid performance in completing 11 passes in 19 attempts for 165 yards.

The lone bright spot for the Crusaders (7-4) was running back Chris Binford, who had 129 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.Valley Christian had no answers for the Panthers’ offense, which compiled 494 total yards.

“We just executed on a lot of plays tonight,” Koffler said. “Everybody contributed on offense tonight.”

The score was tied at 7-7 when Rosemead’s Conrado Simpson caught a 52-yard pass from Alejandre that set up a 2-yard scoring run by Sumler that gave the Panthers a 14-7 lead they never gave up.

“Our kids worked hard all season for this game,” Koffler said. “I have been so proud of this team all season.”

Rosemead has scored more than 40 points eight times time this season.

The Crusaders were held to only 14 points for the second time this season.

Rosemead will host San Dimas, which advanced with a 67-12 victory over Sierra Vista.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Duarte 38, LA Baptist 30

Canada sparks Duarte victory

By Nathan Hawkins, Correspondent, Pasadena Star News

NORTH HILLS – Daniel Owen made one final desperate dash on fourth down at the Duarte 21-yard line, only to see Falcons defensive back Demetrius Jackson close and make a game-sealing tackle with 22 seconds left as Duarte High School defeated host L.A. Baptist 38-30 in an opening-round CIF-Southern Section Mid-Valley football playoff game Saturday.Behind another standout performance by junior running back Jordan Canada (28 carries, 224 yards, three touchdowns) the Falcons built a seemingly comfortable 14-point, fourth-quarter lead. Owen, though, almost singlehandedly led the Knights on two late scoring drives and scored a potential game-tying touchdown with 2:47 left. The extra-point attempt sailed wide left, though, and the score remained 31-30.

The Falcons again appeared en route to wrapping up the victory as Canada picked up three more first downs on the ensuing drive. After his 31-yard run, the Falcons had the ball on the Knights 5-yard line with just more than a minute to play.

“People started congratulating me like the game was over,” coach Wardell Crutchfield said. “I was like, man, this game is not over.”

Crutchfield was right. On the next play, Canada scored from the 5 and the Knights had one last shot to tie the score, trailing by eight with 1:07 left.

Owen, who ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 265 more yards and another touchdown, again led the way. He guided the Knights quickly down the field, only to see the Duarte defense make one final stand to end the game.

“I thought he (Owen) was phenomenal today,” Crutchfield said. “But he’s been good all year and we knew we would have our hands full with him.”

The Falcons (6-5) started quickly, thanks to a diving interception by Kendall Thompson on the first play of the game.

Jordan Canada’s younger brother, Jaime, scored two plays later on a 2-yard pass from Durriae Williams to give the Falcons the early lead.

ATO: Round 1 Playoffs

Friday, Nov. 21

San Marino @ Paraclete

Valley Christian @ Rosemead

Saturday, Nov. 22

Duarte @ LA Baptist

ATO: Week 10 Recap

Thursday, Nov. 13

Paraclete 37, Valley Christian 13

Whittier Christian 30, Village Christian 21

Bob Daily reporting for Whittier Daily News

GRANADA HILLS – Two touchdowns, two interceptions and a safety in the second half of the fourth quarter carried visiting Whittier Christian High School to a 30-21 Olympic League victory over Village Christian at Kennedy High School on Thursday night.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Heralds defensive end Robert Dominguez tackled the Crusaders punter for a 9-yard loss after a bad snap.

Three plays later, Nick Camarillo took a pitch from reserve quarterback Justin Trevino and raced 22 yards to the end zone to give the Heralds a 21-14 lead.

After Village Christian drove 70 yards in eight plays with Andrew Camino’s 33-yard touchdown run tying the score at 21, the Heralds executed a 65-yard touchdown drive.

In the march, fullback Mark Edwards completed a 35-yard pass to Jordan Chavira-Pearman, and Camarillo added a 20-yard run before following blockers Jonathon Acker and Aaron Anderson on a 10-yard touchdown run to give Whittier Christian a 28-21 lead with 3:00 left in the game.

On the Crusaders’ second subsequent play, Daniel Genberg intercepted a pass and returned it to the Crusaders 25.

The Heralds’ possession ended on a fumble, but on the Crusaders’ next play, Zach Beckert intercepted a pass.

This time the Heralds’ drive was stopped on a lost fumble at the Village Christian 5.

Two plays later, with 50 seconds left in the game, Whittier Christian’s Sam Rhone tackled the Crusaders quarterback in the endzone for a safety.

The Heralds scored on the game’s opening possession when Edwards caught a pass from Stephen Anderson and converted it into a 44-yard touchdown play.

Midway through the second quarter, after George Flynn’s tackle gave the Heralds the ball on downs, Whittier Christian drove 50 yards on 15 plays, with Camarillo scoring the TD on a 2-yard run for a 14-7 lead.

Bye Week

LA Baptist

Final Standings

(based off league record)

Paraclete 7-3, 4-0

LA Baptist 6-4, 2-2

Valley Christian 7-3, 2-2

Whittier Christian 4-6, 1-3

Village Christian 3-7, 1-3

ATO: Week 10 Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 13th

Valley Christian @ Paraclete

Whittier Christian @ Village Christian

Bye Week:

LA Baptist

ATO: Week 9 Recap

Friday, Nov. 7th

LAB 22, Whittier Christian 17

By Matthew Montes, Correspondent- Whittier Daily News

Chavira-Pearman finished with 9 catches for 100 yards.

Neither team scored in the first quarter.

The Heralds (3-6, 0-3) scored on a 39-yard pass from Stephen Anderson to Jordan Chavira-Pearman with 6:33 left in the second quarter.

After a long timeout because of an injured player, Baptist (6-4, 2-2) responded with a 95-yard drive that ended on a 48-yard scoring pass from Daniel Owen to Jon Hilliger with 53 seconds left in the half.

The Heralds went ahead 10-7 on a 29-yard field goal by Robert Dominguez with 10:13 left in the fourth.

Baptist then scored on a 45-yard TD pass from Owen to Stephen Henderson with 7:25 left, then kicked a field goal to make it 16-10. They later went up 22-10 on a 13-yard run by David Tripoli with 1:17 left.

The Heralds scored with 16 seconds left on a 16-yard pass from Anderson to Justin Trevino.

Valley Christian 38, Village Christian 7

From staff reports – LB Press Telegram

With the score tied at 7-7 at halftime, the Crusaders (7-2, 3-1) came alive in the second half behind QB Kyle Cameron and WR Jason DeKruyf to win the Olympic League game.

Cameron and DeKruyf hooked up 11 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Cameron also threw a TD to Matt Bynum.

Valley Christian also got a first-half rushing TD from Ryan Montgomery and a 70-yard fumble return by Brett VanderPloeg in the second half.

Another Report from The Daily News….

Quarterback Kyle Custer ran for 102 yards but threw four interceptions as Village Christian of Sun Valley (3-6, 1-2) lost the road game to Valley Christian of Cerritos (7-2, 2-1).

Kyle Cameron completed 26 of 35 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns to lead Valley Christian.

Custer’s 58-yard run set up Miles Darcey’s 1-yard touchdown to tie the score at 7-7 in the first quarter. Darcy finished with 16 carries for 48 yards.

From that point Valley Christian, scored 31 unanswered points. Jason De Kruyf had nine catches for 142 yards, two touchdowns and Matthew Alford had two interceptions for Valley Christian.

– Sergio Ascencio

ATO: Week 9 Schedule

Friday, Nov. 7th

Village Christian @ Valley Christian

LA Baptist @ Whittier Christian

Bye Week:


ATO: Week 8 Recap

Satruday, Nov. 1

LAB 49, Valley Christian 27

From the LA Daily News:

Daniel Owen kept the Southern Section playoff hopes alive Saturday for host L.A. Baptist of North Hills, accounting for six touchdowns in a 49-27 Olympic League win over Valley Christian of Cerritos (6-2, 1-1).

Owen scored the game’s first touchdown on a 2-yard run, then threw for 486 yards – 344 in the first half – and five touchdowns (54, 53, 25, 9, 83).

David Tripoli returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown that put L.A. Baptist (5-4, 1-2) ahead 42-21 at end the third quarter. Tripoli also scored on a 54-yard reception.

John Hilliger and Stephen Henderson both had 149 receiving yards, combining for three touchdowns.

– Aaron Glascock

Paraclete 17, Village Christian 6

Bye Week:

Whittier Christian

ATO: Week 8 Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 1

Valley Christian @ LA Baptist – 1pm

Paraclete @ Village Chrisitan – 7pm @ Kennedy H.S. (Granada Hills)

Bye Week:

Whittier Christian

ATO: Week 7 Recap

Friday, Oct. 24th

Valley Christian 38, Whittier Christian 21

From the Whittier Daily News:

Heralds beaten by Crusaders
By Matthew Montes, Correspondent

CERRITOS – Valley Christian High School’s spread offense was too much to handle for visiting Whittier Christian on Friday night as the Heralds lost, 38-21, in an Olympic League game.

After Whittier Christian (3-5, 0-2) failed to convert on fourth down on its first possession, Valley Christian (6-1, 1-0) took a 7-0 lead on its first offensive play, a 55-yard scoring run by Ryan Montgomery.

Whittier Christian later fumbled and Valley Christian linebacker Chris Aalberg recovered at the Whittier Christian 2-yard line. Quarterback Kyle Cameron then hit receiver Jason De Kryuf with a 2-yard pass for a 14-0 lead at the half.

In the second half the Crusaders scored 24 points to win going away.

Whittier Christian wide receiver Justin Trevino had six receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns.

Saturday, Oct. 25th

Paraclete 33, LA Baptist 3

Bye Week:

Village Christian

ATO: Week 7 Schedule

Friday, Oct 24th

Whittier Christian @ Valley Christian

Saturday, Oct. 25th

LA Baptist @ Paraclete

Bye Week:

Village Christian

ATO: Week 6 Recap

Friday, Oct. 17th

Paraclete 38, Whittier Christian 12

Saturday, Oct. 18th

Village Christian 28, LA Baptist 16

Report filed by Daily News:

P.J. Kinney of Village Christian of Sun Valley rushed for 71 yards and passed for another 51, leading the visiting Crusaders to a 28-16 Olympic League victory Saturday over L.A.Baptist of North Hills.

At stake for both teams was a chance to take home the Bible Bowl trophy awarded to the winner of the annual rivalry game. The coveted football on a butcher’s block will remain at Village Christian (3-4, 1-0) for the third season in a row and the seventh time in the past eight years.

The Crusaders led 14-10, before L.A. Baptist (4-3, 1-0) grabbed its only advantage when D.J. Tripoli scored on a 5-yard run with 3:28 remaining in the third quarter. Village Christian used 15 plays and 5:54 to march 65 yards for the go-ahead score as Andrew Canino went in from 5 yards out early in the fourth and Kinney added a 2-point conversion.

Kinney added an insurance score with a 14-yard touchdown run for the Crusaders, who received a 99-yard return for a touchdown by Jayvaughn Nettles on the game’s opening kickoff.

Bye week:

Valley Christian

ATO: Week 6 Schedule

Friday, Oct. 17th

Paraclete @ Whittier Christian

Saturday, Oct. 18th

Village Christian @ LA Baptist

ATO: Week 5 Recap

Things are definitely heating up as Olympic League play opens next weekend. It also looks like this past weekend can officially be dubbed “Big Blowout Weekend” for all the league’s teams. As seen below, team’s from the Olympic either got worked over -or – worked over their opponents.

Friday, Oct. 10th

Whittier Christian 34, Kern Valley 7

Valley Christian 56, Godinez 0

Saturday, Oct. 11th

Paraclete 45, Bishop 7

Bakersfield Christian 49, Village Christian 15

Recap filed with Daily News:

Bakersfield Christian (4-1) behind quarterback Derek Carr scored 42 unanswered first half points in route to their victory over Village Christian at Kennedy High School.

Senior wide receiver Jayvaughn Nettles caught two 25-yard touchdown passes in the second half for Village Christian (2-4).

– Howard Abrams

St. Margaret’s 52, LA Baptist 0

Recap filed with Daily News: Daniel Owen completed 11 of 20 passes for 171 yards for host L.A. Baptist of North Hills in the nonleague loss to St. Margaret’s of San Juan Capistrano.

Owen connect five times with Jon Hilliger for 92 yards and twice with Stephen Henderson for 44 yards. However, the Knights (4-2) managed 58 rushing yards aginst a Tartan defense that recorded nine sacks.

L.A. Baptist had its best chance to score in first quarter when Benjamin Suarez recovered a fumbled punt and returned inside the 20 yard line. However, St. Margaret’s blocked Henderson’s 27-yard field goial attempt.

– Steve Collins

ATO: Week 5 Schedule

Friday, Oct. 10th

Kern Valley @ Whittier Christian

Godinez @ Valley Christian

Saturday, Oct. 11th

Bishop @ Paraclete

Bakersfield Christian @ Village Christian

St. Margaret’s @ LA Baptist

ATO: Week 4 Recap

Friday, Oct. 3rd

Paraclete 34, Grace Brethren 12

Mission Prep 17, Whittier Christian 7

Valley Christian 21, Ontario Christian 14 (OT)

Game Report filed with Press Telegram (Long Beach, CA):

Matt Bynum scored on a 25-yard run in OT and the defense came up with a big stop as the Crusaders (4-1) won on the road.

Ryan Montgomery added a pair of short TD runs for Valley Christian.

Saturday, Oct. 4th

LA Baptist 21, Santa Paula 14

Sylmar 21, Village Christian 0

ATO: Week 4 Schedule

Friday, Oct. 3rd

Paraclete @ Grace Brethren

Whittier Christian @ Mission Prep

Valley Christian @ Ontario Christian

Saturday, Oct. 4th

Santa Paula @ LA Baptist

Sylmar H.S. @ Village Christian

ATO: Week 3 Recap

Friday, Sept. 26th

Paraclete 26, Desert 0

Santa Clara 40, LA Baptist 18

Village Christian 14, Gabrielino 6

Valley Christian 31, Tahquitz 20

  • No recap available

St. Margeret’s 42, Whittier Christian 26

ATO: Week 3 Schedule

Friday, Sept. 26th

Paraclete @ Desert H.S.

LA Baptist @ Santa Clara

Village Christian @ Gabrielino

Valley Christian @ Tahquitz

Whittier Christian @ St. Margeret’s

ATO: Week 2 Recap

Friday, Sept. 19th

Eastside 35, Paraclete 14

Whittier Christian 34, Savanna 16

Valley Christian 20, St. Bernard 14

From a Staff Report over at the Long Beach Press-Telegram: “Brett Struiksma and Greg Saarloos each caught TD passes, and Anthony Binford added a 28-yard TD run as the Crusaders (2-1) avenged last year’s loss to visiting St. Bernard (0-2).”

Saturday, Sept. 20th

LA Baptist 27, Rosamond 0

  • Nothing filed.

Mary Star of the Sea 9, Village Christian 6

From a Staff Report over at the Long Beach Press-Telegram: Bobby Martinez kicked a 28-yard go-ahead field goal late in the third quarter and the Stars (2-1) held on.”

ATO: Week 2 Schedule

Friday, Sept. 19th

Paraclete @ Eastside H.S. (at Pete Knight H.S.)

Whittier Christian vs. Savanna

Valley Christian vs. St. Bernard

Saturday, Sept. 20th

LA Baptist @ Rosamond H.S.

Village Christian vs. Mary Star of the Sea

ATO: Week 1 Recap

Saturday, Sept. 13th

Burroughs (R) 26, Paraclete 20

Friday, Sept. 12th

Valley Christian 35, La Quinta 13

Santa Paula 39, Whittier Christian 36

Fillmore 41, Village Christian 14

LAB 34, Vasquez 19

  • No game info at this time.

ATO: Week 1 Schedule

Here’s a look at what’s on tap for Week 1 Around the Olympic

Friday, Sept. 12th

Village Christian @ Fillmore

La Quinta @ Valley Christian

LAB @ Vasquez

Santa Paula @ Whittier Christian

Saturday, Sept. 13th

Burroughs (R) @ Paraclete

ATO: Week 0 Rewind

Friday, Sept. 5th

Serrano 35, Paraclete 28

Whittier Christian 35, Cochrane (Alberta, Canada) 9

Saturday, Sept, 6th

LAB 25, Calvary Murrieta H.S. 10

Village Christian 21, La Salle 18

The Crusaders controlled the game for three quarters until La Salle’s defense awoke. The Lancers looked to mount a fourth period comeback, getting within a field goal. Though, Village’s defense suffocated La Salle’s passing attack as they were able to hold the Lancers off for the win.

Bishop Manogue (Reno, NV) 61, Valley Christian 10

ATO: Week 0 Schedule

Friday, Sept. 05

Paraclete @ Serrano H.S.

Whittier Christian vs. Cochrane H.S. (Alberta, Canada)

Saturday, Sept. 06

LAB @ Calvary Murrieta H.S.

Village Christian vs. La Salle

Valley Christian @ Bishop Manogue (Reno, NV)

“This matchup has been talked about and hyped all year. It should be a great matchup,” Koffler said. “All both teams can do is line up and play and the better team will win.”

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