After Beverly Hills’ first year coach Marquis Bowling opened the season with four straight defeats, he left the field on Friday night after beating Lynwood Firebaugh 26:12 and immediately took part in a teaching moment.
Bowling put his arm around Eddie Carmosino, a freshman offensive lineman, before giving him an encouraging speech.
“He really thought he was having a rough night and was going on himself,” Bowling said. “I told him, ‘You’re a newbie and you’ve got your first win. It was a team effort. ‘ I really want him to understand the greater good of the team. I love the fact that Eddie was so emotional. He wanted to do his best. I told him, ‘You have three years left. Enjoy your first win. ‘”
While people sometimes forget how many life lessons are learned playing soccer, bowling did what so many soccer coaches do on a daily basis.
Big Night for Franklin: Junior Hector Ceballos had quite a night for Franklin in the 46-35 win over Crenshaw.
He contributed three interceptions and caught two touchdown passes in what is likely Franklin’s first victory over Crenshaw in football. He finished with nine catches for 149 yards.
Big QB Performance: Isaiah Sepand completed 11 of 18 passes for 288 yards and five touchdowns to help North Hollywood Campbell Hall improve to 6-0 with a 56-22 win over North Hills Heritage Christian. Campbell Hall’s coach is former UCLA defender Dennis Keyes.
El Toro remains undefeated: Lake Forrest El Toro is 6-0 after a 28-27 win over Rancho Santa Margarita Tesoro. Jake Vivonia finished with three interceptions.
Celebrating in Manhattan Beach: Loyola has at least 15 players on his South Bay soccer team, so a 34:31 Manhattan Beach Mira Costa defeat left some very happy young families behind. Loyola quarterback Joe Tatum completed nine of 14 passes for 240 yards and four touchdowns while Tahj Owens rushed 140 yards. Jacoby Kelly caught four passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns and Peter Vanis caught two passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns for the Cubs.
Incognito Scout: Bellflower St. John Bosco trainer Jason Negro decided to take his two daughters and a couple of their friends to scout out his next opponent, Santa Ana Mater Dei. It cost Negroes $ 50 for forgetting his Trinity League pass. The Monarchs won 58-7 against La Mirada. While his daughters were focused on Snapchat, he watched the game.
“Nobody recognized me and that was a good thing,” he said.
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Reseda triumph: Reseda took a big step towards the Valley Mission League title with a 21-13 win over Granada Hills Kennedy. Jerry McGee finished with four catches for 137 yards and one touchdown while having two interceptions.