INVITATIONAL: KIBBLE'S LATE TOUCHDOWN LIFTS EL CAMINO REAL PAST VERDUGO HILLS.
Jamelle Kibble scampered 44 yards for a touchdown with 1 minute, 6 seconds remaining Thursday night to lift El Camino Real High of Woodland Hills past Sunset Six League champion Verdugo Hills of Tujunga 24-17 in the first round of the City Section Invitational playoffs.
El Camino Real (4-7) went ahead 17-3 in first quarter on 1- and 2-yard touchdown runs by Kibble and a 31-yard Dean Powell field goal, but the Dons rallied to tie the score in the third quarter.
Darren Hightower returned a fumble recovery 65 yards, and Verdugo Hills (7-3) pulled even on its first drive of the second half when Stephen Miller hit Bryce Freeman with a 41-yard touchdown pass and Anthony Herdliska added a two-point conversion run.
Kibble rushed 36 times for 218 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Conquistadores, who will face Huntington Park in Wednesday's quarterfinals.
- John Wareham
--Chatsworth 53, North Hollywood 31: Oliver Padre rushed for 155 yards and scored three second-quarter touchdowns as the Chancellors (4-6) beat visiting North Hollywood (4-7).
Wesley Spire passed for 178 yards and two touchdowns, and Chatsworth rallied from a 7-0 deficit to advance to next week's quarterfinals against Marshall of Los Feliz.
North Hollwood's Hamadicko Njimboa rushed for 192 yards and a touchdown.
- Malik Lee
--University 54, Grant 20: Jason Robinson passed for a touchdown, rushed for two more and intercepted a pass, all in the first half, as University of West Los Angeles routed visiting Grant of Van Nuys.
Robinson completed 7 of 11 passes for 151 yards and carried the ball three times for 23 yards. The senior's first score, a 10-yard touchdown run, cut Grant's early lead to 7-6 with 6:59 remaining in the first quarter.
Grant (4-7) recovered a Robinson fumble on fourth-and-inches on University's first drive, and the Lancers scored five plays later on a 10-yard Fred Winborn run to go ahead.
Winborn ruished for 190 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries.
Aaron Grims and Cedric Hayes combined for 152 yards rushing and two touchdowns for University (9-2), which will play Wilson of El Sereno in the quarterfinals.
- Kevin Connelly
--Wilson 35, Canoga Park 20: Dylan Martinez completed 21 of 34 passes for 258 yards and four touchdowns to lead Wilson of El Sereno (8-3) past visiting Canoga Park (7-4).
The Hunters rallied within 21-20 on Vincent Argott's 5-yard touchdown pass to Devon Williams, but Ryan Thomas missed the extra point, and Wilson scored on its next two drives to pull away.
Canoga Park led 14-0 on a pair of touchdown runs by Jose Martinez, who rushed for 122 yards on eight carries.
- Alex Valladares
--Eagle Rock 21, South Gate 14: L.J. Castanos rushed for 170 yards on 24 carries and scored the winning touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to lead the Eagles (9-2) past South Gate (5-5-1).
Eagle Rock won its first playoff game since 1998 and extended its winning streak to six games. It will play host to Westchester next week.
Eagle Rock's Damien Fuentes intercepted a pass in the back of the end zone with the score tied 14-14, and the Eagles drove 80 yards on eight plays for Castanos' 1-yard touchdown run with 8:52 remaining.
Eagle Rock took a 14-0 lead as Jeremy Camacho connected with Jose Navarro on scoring passes of 21 and 15 yards. Camacho completed 11 of 15 passes for 131 yards.
South Gate tied the score with touchdowns on back-to-back drives.
- Alex Valladares
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Nov 18, 2005|
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