Los Angeles Preps: Leo Camacho

L.A. North: The Top 10

October, 23, 2011
10/23/11
11:24
PM PT
Crespi, St. Francis and Canyon lost last week. Crespi was the only team to stay in the L.A. North top 10. The Celts lost a crucial Serra League game, 28-14, to Bishop Amat. St. Francis lost its first game of the season, 44-30, to Gardena Serra.

But Canyon might have suffered the most embarassing setback, losing 34-7 to Foothill League rival Valencia. Canyon lost its first game of the season and let a golden opportunity to unseat Valencia as the Foothill League champ slip away.

Westlake and Ventura won to stay undefeated. Sierra Canyon enters the top 10 with an undefeated 7-0 record. Valencia comes in at No. 10, despite a 4-3 record.

Here’s a look at the L.A. North top 10:
  1. (1) Westlake (7-0) – The Warriors easily took care of Moorpark, erasing a 7-0 first-quarter deficit and rolling to a 34-13 Marmonte League win. Quarterback Justin Moore threw three touchdown passes and running back Dashon Hunt rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown.
  2. (3) Alemany (5-2) – The Warriors from Mission Hills had a bye last week. But at least they didn’t lose. They’ve had two weeks to prepare for a Serra League showdown with Crespi on Friday night.
  3. (4) Chaminade (6-1) – The Eagles showed Harvard-Westlake no mercy in a 55-0 shutout. They were up 49-0 at halftime and the game ended with a running clock. Running back Terrell Newby scored three touchdowns and had 120 rushing yards.
  4. (2) Crespi (4-2) – The Celts committed four turnovers and lost their first Serra League game of the season to Bishop Amat, 28-14. The Lancers scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to break a 7-7 tie at halftime.
  5. (6) St. Bonaventure (6-1) – The Seraphs crushed Agoura, 56-0. Shaun Wick scored three touchdowns for St. Bonaventure, one on a 58-yard punt return. He scored his other two touchdowns on runs of 41 and 47 yards.

(Read full post)

Ventura 42, Oxnard 7

October, 8, 2011
10/08/11
12:04
AM PT


VENTURA -- It has been nearly a month since Oxnard linebacker Adrian Padilla stepped on a football field.

He suffered a concussion in a game against San Luis Obispo in the second week of the season. Padilla needed brain surgery to reduce the swelling in his head and spent nearly three weeks in a hospital recovering.

He was released Monday and was an honorary captain for the Oxnard football team Friday night in his team’s game against Ventura.

Ventura won the game, 42-7, to keep its undefeated record in tact.

The Oxnard players, coaches and fans, meanwhile, reveled in Padilla’s return. The Oxnard players have patches on their helmets with the initials A.P. and the No. 25, the number Padilla wears. Half the money raised from the 50-50 raffle at the game on Friday night was donated to the Padilla family to help pay for medical bills.

Once the game started, however, Ventura (6-0) took control and rolled to its sixth win in a row.

Ventura quarterback Rodney Stanley threw for 217 yards and four touchdowns. Leo Camacho was his favorite receiver, hauling in four passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns.

Hunter Winans made a juggling catch in the third quarter and turned it into a 68-yard touchdown.

Nick Januska returned an interception 88 yards in the fourth quarter to give Ventura a 35-7 lead.

Running back Conner Armstrong capped the night for Ventura with a 21-yard touchdown run with 2:40 to play.

Ventura coach Brad Steward called his quarterback’s performance “workmanlike.”

“He did a nice job of taking what they gave us,” Steward said. “They didn’t have an answer for our pass game.”

(Read full post)

SPONSORED HEADLINES