Monday, October 18, 2010
LA South: Five things from the weekend
By Blair Angulo
1. You didn't get the sense that Bishop Amat's Jalen Moore expected to talk to reporters following his team's come-from-behind win against No. 9 Crespi on Friday. After the playing of the school's alma mater, the junior tailback jogged toward the locker room with the rest of his teammates until he was nabbed. It's weird, given he had rushed for 270 yards and a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. It's one thing for a player to say, "It was a team effort, the offensive line really helped us out, etc." It's another thing to show it, which Moore did. Or perhaps he's just camera shy.
2. How about the performance of Dorsey quarterback Joseph Gray, who basically played on one ankle Friday? The Washington-bound slinger threw for seven touchdowns in the Dons' rout of Locke. If Gray keeps this up, Dorsey (6-0) and Crenshaw (4-2) appear headed for a clash on Nov. 12. Save the date.
3. Serra's George Farmer was back at full strength Saturday, which only meant pain for St. Francis defensive backs. The stud wideout, who sat out the second half of the Narbonne game two weeks ago due to an injured hip, had three touchdowns and 217 yards receiving in a 41-14 road win.
4. After seeing Crespi's high-powered offense Friday at Bishop Amat, it's hard to imagine any team having success against Kenny Stenhouse and Co. But that's exactly what Compton Dominguez did a month back, riding out of Encino with a 14-11 win. Hold Crespi to a mere 11 points? On the road? That's mind-boggling. Dominguez (5-1) was at it again Friday, winning a defensive struggle at Warren, 21-16. The five-point victory followed one of four points, which followed a pair of shutouts. Clump that together with a now-impressive six-point loss to Bishop Amat and you've got a sleeper in Compton.
5. Lakewood took a big blow in its loss to Long Beach Poly last week, but got off the mat on Friday to return to its winning ways. Poly was idle, but will resume its Moore League title redemption tour Friday against Millikan.