Palisades, Ca-A big shake up at Palisades High School, Head Baseball coach Mike Voelkel resigns after seven season at the helm. Voelkel and his assistants coaches resigned citing, “Personal Reason”.
Quarterback Justin Alo passed for 283 yards and ran in for a pair of touchdowns while a stingy Mt. San Antonio College defense intercepted three passes and totaled five sacks to lead the Mounties to a 27-17 win over the City College of San Francisco Rams in the 2014 California Community College Athletic Association Football State Championship at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut on Saturday.
Mt. SAC capped its state championship season with an 11-2 overall record to earn its first state title since 2010 and fourth overall (1997, 2009, 2010).
You could not of asked for a better performance from Hamilton’s Jericho Flowers and Russell Shaw, Saturday night at the Memorial Coliseum.
Shaw had five touchdowns, including four in the second half, and Flowers had a special teams touchdown to begin and end the first half as Hamilton won the LA City Division II title 58-30 over Sylmar.
Football Roundup: LA High wins first title in nearly 50 years; Narbonne rallies to take Division I title
It took nearly fifty years for LA High to win a city football title but they held off Monroe 28-14 to take the Division III championship on Saturday at the Coliseum.
LA High quarterback Kaymen Cureton completed 20 of 34 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns and receiver Justin Rogers had six receptions for 106 yards as the Romans took home the school’s ninth title but first since 1965.
LA High led throughout, but was only able to put the game away on a 26-yard touchdown run by running back Richard Smith in the fourth quarter for the only points of the second half.
Jericho Flowers return the opening kickoff for a touchdown and return a field goal for another score to give the Hamilton a 23-9 lead at halftime. Flowers also had a 44-yard TD reception on a halfback pass by Russell Shaw.
Below is the live twitter feed on the LA City Division II title game between Hamilton and Sylmar and other LA City title games between LA High vs Monroe and Narbonne vs Carson.
It was during summer practices when Hamilton’s coaching staff boldly predicted that they would play for a city title for the first time since winning it in 2009.
Yet they took it a step further by guaranteeing a league title, something that the Yankees had not pulled off in 34 years, the longest drought on the westside.
Fans and opposing players quickly took to social media to mock the overconfidence and reminded Hamilton that they open the previous season with a loss to Windward, a basketball power who was playing in only their second season of 11-man football.
Despite the criticism, Hamilton assistant head coach Ernest King said the staff had a simple reason for believing in their squad.
When Hamilton running back Malik Norman dove into the end zone for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, the school’s marching band quickly broke out with “Fight On’.
The meaning of the song was simple.
It was a homage to a Yankee football team who will be playing at the Memorial Coliseum next Saturday for a city title as they knocked off South Gate 42-23 in the Division II semifinals on Friday night.