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Perez had a dominant performance against rival Kennedy on Friday. In the 63-21 win, Perez ran for 414 yards and six touchdowns on 27 carries while only playing three quarters. His performance helped Granada Hills get its first win of the season.
Foots completed 11 of 14 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns and added 11 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 56-42 victory over San Pedro on Friday. Through four games this year, Foots has 927 passing yards and seven touchdowns.
White erupted for 333 rushing yards and 100 receiving and scored six touchdowns to lead the Sentinels to the 47-12 victory over Bishop Montgomery last week. White scored on runs of 19, 57, 13, 99 and 49 yards. His receiving touchdown went for 59 yards.
The UCLA-committed cornerback returned an interception 57 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 6:36 left in the fourth quarter to lift Mission Viejo past rival Long Beach Poly, 12-7. Griffin also broke up several passes. “It’s a tough victory but a victory is a victory,” he said. “We proud of it.”
Jefferson rushed for a career-high 275 yards and scored three touchdowns on 34 carries as the Hawks defeated Val Verde Unified School District rival Rancho Verde, 21-13, in a nonleague game. Jefferson, who plays quarterback in a Wing-T offense, has rushed for 677 yards and 13 touhcdowns in four games this season. Citrus Hill plays Rancho Cucamonga in a battle of unbeatens this week.
After losing two straight and facing undefeated Los Altos, Bryce Wooldridge came up big for Glendora, throwing for 212 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-25 victory over the Conquerors. Wooldridge’s first pass was a 60-yard touchdown to Cameron Keller and he cruised from there. “This was a good win for our confidence and that first play set the tone,” Wooldridge said.
The 5-foot-11, 177-pounder has proven to be one of the more versatile players in the Inland Valley and that was evident again in the Panthers’ 38-23 win over Burbank Burroughs. He had two interceptions and seven tackles on defense and also scored offensively on an 70-yard touchdown run. Then on special teams he returned a punt 64 yards for yet another score.
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The Wildcats standout turned in an impressive performance at the Woodbridge Invitational, one of the premier cross country meets of the season. He covered the three-mile course in 14:35.8 to finish second overall in the elite Sweepstakes Division in which the best teams compete.
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