For local basketball and soccer coaches looking for a head coaching job, Pacifica Christian may have the answer as the small Santa Monica private school is looking for someone to lead their girls’ basketball and girls’ soccer programs this season.
With the television cameras of Time Warner Cable broadcasting the game, it was a chance for the Yankees to shine in the spotlight.
Instead, they did little to provide much excitement in narrow 6-0 victory over View Park on Friday.
Running back Kyshawn Richards’ two-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter was the only points that Hamilton would need.
Neither team’s offensive lines provided any protect in the game and that did not make assistant head coach Ernest King happy.
“We had too many penalties and too many mistakes,” Hamilton assistant head coach Ernest King said. ” We have a bye next week, so we can go over everything and tighten up the screws.”
Hamilton’s defense forced four turnovers yet did not get a single point out of it.
Defense and special teams mistakes hurt Fairfax in loss to Taft
Fairfax quarterback Leo Murillo threw for 249 yards and running back Ramses Hernandez had 113 yards on the ground but the Lions had breakdowns on defense and special teams in a 36-30 loss at home.
With eight minutes remaining, kicker Obed Hernandez 21-yard field goal gave Fairfax a 30-28 lead. However just a minute later, the Lions’ defense left Dalton Oronoz wide-open for a 67-yard touchdown that prove to the deciding score.
Fairfax had two chances to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, but could not capatilize.
The Lions turned the ball over on downs at the Taft 18-yard line and Murillo pass was intercepted by Jahlil Lipkin in the final minute.
Fairfax lineman Foster Dixson was ejected after the interception by Lipkin for throw a punch in frustration. The senior will miss next week’s game vs San Pedro.
He apologize shortly after the game on Twitter.
“Let my emotions get the best of me in the final [minute],” Dixson said. “I apologize to Taft’s coaching staff and players also to the refs and my teammates and coaches.”
Taft’s Chris Duncan had a 26-yard touchdown run for Taft with 33 seconds left in the first half to take a 14-13 lead. Darian Albrecht had 75-yard kickoff return for Taft in the third quarter.
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Tied at 14 and sitting at the San Pedro three-yard line with ten seconds left in the first half, University was poised to take a surprising halftime lead.
Then the Wildcats missed and easy field goal. That would be all the momentum San Pedro would need to regain control of the game.
Girls’ Volleyball: Fairfax may not look like a typical volleyball team, but their hot start is no fluke
If people thought that Fairfax’s girls’ volleyball team run to the LA City Division II semifinals last season was a fluke, the Lions have proved so far this year why they have a shot at taking home the school first city title since the Lions won the 1983 3-A championship.
Fairfax has jumped out to a 9-0 start including winning all of their varsity games at the Venice Tournament last week. Among those impressive wins were victories over host and LA City Division II finalist Venice and Division III champion Eagle Rock, who is now in Division II.
It is a big change from the 14-13 record they had last season and finished the middle of the Western League standings.
Fairfax defensive end Foster Dixson has been offered by UTEP earlier today, his head coach Juan Solorio said.
An All-City player last season, Dixson has five sacks in three games for the Lions this year, which is tied for third in the LA City Section according to MaxPreps. Four of those came against Marine League power Carson three weeks.
Hamilton fans proved how much they support their football team when the school was one of the three choices of games to be televised as part of Time Warner Cable’s Fan Choice selection.
In a surprise showing, the Yankees’ game against defending Division III champion View Park on Friday took more than 80% of the 10,000 votes in the poll easily beating out a rivalry contest between Sylmar and San Fernando, as well Marshall versus Lincoln.
Santa Monica College 6-foot-8 guard Derrien King has committed to Washington State his announced today.
The freshman was a second-team All-CIF and averaged 23.6 points per game during his junior year at New Roads in Santa Monica after moving in the area from Wichita, Kansas.