Local high school football roundup

File photo by Ted Apodaca

Los Alamitos (2-0) vs. Timpview, Utah (2-1), Friday at 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Stadium, Long Beach in this week’s football roundup.

Los Alamitos improved to 2-0 with a 25-6 win over La Serna on Friday at home. The Griffins were slotted in the No. 17 spot in this week’s Max Preps State poll, dropping two spots. The Griffins will host Timpview who are coming off a 21-13 win over Provo High.

Cypress (1-1) vs. El Modena (0-1) Thursday at 7 p.m. at Handel Stadium
Cypress looks to bounce back from a 41-24 loss to Corona del Mar on Friday. The Sea Kings are ranked No. 38 in this week’s Max Preps state poll, moving up 11 spots after the win over the Centurions. Cypress fell six spots this week and are now ranked No. 72 in the state poll.

Cypress trailed by four, 21-17, at halftime, before the Sea Kings pulled away in the second half. Aidan Houston put up big numbers for the Centurions, throwing for 247 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 153 yards and added two rushing touchdowns for Cypress. Michael Hubbard had seven catches for 88 yards and Jonah Kim had four catches for 91 yards and a touchdown.
El Modena is coming off a 21-17 loss to Colony in their season-opener.

Kennedy (2-0) vs. Sonora (2-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. at Handel Stadium
Kennedy is coming off a 35-21 win over Northwood High on Friday. Junior quarterback Devin Almazan threw for 356 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Fighting Irish to the victory over the Timberwolves. Junior Drew Deese had 10 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns and Rocco Street had six catches and the other touchdown.
Junior running back Rider Street rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Sonora is 2-0 with wins over Whitter High and Vincent Memorial out of Calexico, CA.

Western High (1-1) vs. El Toro High (0-2) Friday at 7 p.m. at Handel Stadium.
Western High bounced back from their season-opening loss to Los Alamitos to defeat St. Margaret’s High, 48-13, on Friday at Handel Stadium.
The Pioneers used a heavy ground game as they rolled up 269 rushing yards, led by Joshua Faulkner, who ran for 74 yards and a touchdown. Senior quarterback Anthony Luna ran for 50 yards and also had a rushing touchdown. Anthony Edwards Jr. had 48 yards on two carries with a touchdown.
Luna also threw for 141 yards and a touchdown, while Noah Giddens threw for 83 yards and three touchdowns. Desmin Joshway-Fairley had seven catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Faulkner had four catches for 53 yards and a touchdown and Malachi Alatorre also had a touchdown reception.
Alatorre also had a team-high 16 total tackles, with nine solo tackles to pace the defense. The Pioneer defense shut out the Tartans in the second half. Noa Valles-Blackwell had seven total tackles, while Dane Torrence, Dominic Hadrous and Edwards Jr. each compiled six total tackles.
The Pioneers will host El Toro High on Friday at Western High. The Chargers are 0-2 with losses to Tustin and Downey to start their