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2014 California Football Weekly Scorecard

2014 California Football Weekly Scorecard

Rookie

John Brown is a rookie wide receiver who played at Pittsburgh State, a Division II college in Kansas, and though first-year players aren’t supposed to make an impact too soon, he has after grabbing quarterback Carson Palmer’s 75-yard bomb that carried host Arizona past Philadelphia, 24-20, last Sunday. Entering this NFC battle each team had […]

Still Unblemished

In a close match, turnovers can wreck a game plan as Muir High found out after absorbing a 38-26 setback to visiting Crescenta Valley last Friday. The Mustangs turned the ball over four times, including three interceptions in a Pacific League showdown, and had their 19-game league winning streak snapped, while the Falcons remain undefeated […]

2014 Californaia Football Weekly Scorecard 10-22-14

2014 Californaia Football Weekly Scorecard 10-22-14

Tua Culpa, Don Mattingly

There is an old axiom about baseball, “Managers don’t win ball games.” Whether or not that’s true, what is inescapably true is that managers do lose ball games, and Don Mattingly was on a roll in the recently concluded loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, to wit: With one out in the top of the […]

Fighters

Florida State’s winning streak was extended to 23 games after holding off Notre Dame, 31-27, at Doak Campbell Stadium, but it wasn’t easy as 82,431 fans looked on last Saturday. The Seminoles’ bacon was saved when an offensive pass interference penalty was called on wide receiver C.J. Prosise, who pushed safety Jalen Ramsey that wiped […]

Birds Have It

Jordan LoBianco set the tone with two punt returns for touchdowns in the first quarter, and Jae Hong added an interception and score in the same stanza, as Crescenta Valley High overpowered visiting Hoover, 42-7, last Friday in a Pacific League contest. For good measure, there were two rushing touchdowns and a scoring toss from […]

College Football Steve’s Picks 10-15-14

College Football Steve’s Picks 10-15-14

Clayton Kershaw should not be MVP

Editor’s Note: This article was written on September 19, before the close of the season and before the playoffs. How can anyone seriously consider Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw as MVP? He is apparently incapable of pitching a complete game and his own manager, Don Mattingly, doesn’t trust him to pitch the ninth inning in close […]

Special

LeSean McCoy led the NFL in rushing in 2013, while DeMarco Murray leads the way this season, and each was in the middle of their respective team winning last Sunday. McCoy’s game-high 149 yards on 22 carries was just what the doctor ordered for the Philadelphia Eagles, who trounced the New York Giants in an […]