West Torrance High's football team continues to bull over its non-league opponents after humiliating El Segundo, 49-0, in a key non-league game that featured the Battle of the Unbeatens last Friday at West.
The Warriors were able to do it without star wide receiver Craig Knaus through most of the contest. That is because Knaus broke his right fibula and he will, most likely, be lost for the remainder of the season. Knaus was even being recruited by several Major Division I colleges.
Knaus' injury happened late in the first quarter after he caught a 16-yard pass from quarterback Zach Heeger. His reception led by a 9-yard touchdown run by Brett Ojiyi that gave West a 14-0 lead.
Heeger had a fine game completing 19 of 24 passes for 206 yards. His TD passes were to returning all-CIF Southern Section Northern Division wide receiver Dane Silverlake and Kurtis Guelff.
Defensively, West limited the Eagles, who entered the game ranked fifth in the CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division before dropping to seventh with the loss, to just 79 total offensive yards, including minus-six rushing.
El Segundo quarterback Lars Nootbar, a junior who was first team all-Pioneer League as a sophomore last year, completed 10 of 20 passes for 85 yards.
The Warriors, who are ranked No. 3 in the Southern Section Northern Division, could have another blowout win as it visits winless South Torrance (0-3) Friday at 7 p.m. The Spartans were routed by host Mira Costa, 60-7, last Friday in Manhattan Beach.
The Eagles come home to face Oak Park High at the same time.
Chadwick routs Bell-Jeff in shortened game: Chadwick School's football team took advantage of a short-handed Bellermine-Jefferson High team from Burbank in a 44-6 blowout in a game that was stopped early in the fourth quarter as the Guards, who began the contest with only 12 players, lost two players to injuries and were down to 10, last Saturday at Chadwick.
Teams must have a mininum of 11 players, the number who are out on the field.
Bell-Jeff already had to forfeit its home game to Torrance Bishop Montgomery due to lack of players a week earlier.
With the win, the Dolphins improved to 4-0 entering Saturday afternoon's home contest against Rosamond, a small high desert community located near Palmdale, beginning at 2 p.m.
Keying Chadwick was quarterback Peter Mavredakis who completed three of four passes and a touchdown to Cole Freeman.
Cameron Bartlett scored two touchdowns; one on a 33-yard run and the other on a 38-yard punt return.
Gardena romps to first win: Gardena High's football team picked up its first win of the season against John Glenn High from Norwalk, 47-0, last Friday at Gardena.
The Panthers (1-2) were sparked by running back Justice Anyanwu who rushed for 215 yards and scored three touchdowns. He had a 65-yard pass reception from quarterback Jonathan Reed; and scoring runs of 50 and 65 yards.
Reed completed three TD passes, which also included 30 to Michael Thompson and 70 to Justin Carter.
Gardena hosts University High from West Los Angeles Friday at 7 p.m. The Wildcats are 1-2 after a 22-6 loss at Locke High last Friday.
Last week's results:
Thursday, Sept. 19: Fountain Valley 49, Banning 17.
Friday, Sept. 20: West Torrance 49, El Segundo 0; Serra 48, Dorsey 18; Mira Costa 60, South Torrance 7; Peninsula 25, Torrance 22; Redondo 28, Culver City 14; Narbonne 33, Lakewood 15; North Torrance 56, Bishop Montgomery 6; Palos Verdes 50, El Toro 28; Santa Margarita 49, Carson 6; Lawndale 47, Leuzinger 9; Verbum Dei 38, Hawthorne 14; Gardena 47, Glenn 0; Burbank 50, Inglewood 12; Morningside 40, Compton 6; Cathedral 48, Westchester 0; St. Anthony 34, Mary Star 21. Eight Man: Rolling Hills Prep 62, Westmark 0; Pacific Lutheran 74, Animo Robinson 24.
This Week's Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 27:
Del Rey League: Mary Star at Bishop Montgomery, 7 p.m.; St. Bernard at La Salle, 7 p.m.
Non-League: Lawndale at Peninsula, 3 p.m.; Serra at Narbonne, 7 p.m.; San Pedro at Redondo, 7 p.m.; West Torrance at South Torrance, 7 p.m.; Mira Costa vs. Loyola at L.A. Valley College, 7 p.m.; Leuzinger at Torrance, 7 p.m.; Oak Park at El Segundo, 7 p.m.; Rancho Dominguez Prep at Banning, 7 p.m.; L.A. University at Gardena, 7 p.m.; Bishop Diego vs. Inglewood at Coleman Stadium, 7 p.m.; Morningside at Hawkins, 7 p.m.; Carson at Corona Centennial, 7:30 p.m.; Culver City at Paramount, 7 p.m.
Eight-Man: Bakersfield Northwest Christian at Rolling Hills Prep, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28:
Non-League: 11-Man: Rosamond at Chadwick, 2 p.m.
Eight-Man: Pacific Lutheran vs. San Marcos St. Joseph Academy at Escondido Calvin Christian, 2 p.m.
Snyder's South Bay Top 10: 1. Serra (4-0), 2. West Torrance (3-0), 3. Narbonne (3-1), 4. San Pedro (3-0), 5. Redondo (3-1), 6. Mira Costa (2-1), 7. Palos Verdes (2-2), 8. Carson (0-3), 9. El Segundo (2-1), 10. Culver City (2-2).