FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

The Venice High School Gondoliers continue to stay unbeaten in the Western League after defeating visiting Fairfax High School 21-0 Friday, November 7th.

The Gondoliers (4-5, 4-0) have sailed to four consecutive league victories since opening the season with five losses, and they handed Fairfax its first league defeat of the season.

Venice has one more league game remaining on the path to defending its league title, and will then seek a spot in the City Section championship division playoffs.

The Gondos will finish the regular season against host Westchester High School at 7 p.m. Friday, November 14th.

The Westchester High School Comets picked up their second Western League victory of the season with a 34-10 win over visiting Hamilton High School Friday, November 7th.

After trailing Hamilton 10-6 at halftime, the Comets (3-6, 2-2) scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to surge ahead and secured the victory with another touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Andre Buford led the running attack for Westchester with 11 carries for 100 yards rushing and Frederick Johnson added 56 yards rushing on ten carries.

The Comets will finish the regular season at home against Venice in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, November 14th.

Santa Monica High School remains in the hunt for a Southern Section playoff berth after a 20-17 Ocean League victory over host Inglewood High School Friday, November 7th.

After losing back-to-back league games to Beverly Hills and Culver City, the Vikings (7-2, 2-2) kept their playoff hopes alive with the win over Inglewood.

The Vikings jumped out to a 14-2 lead at halftime and stretched the advantage to 20-9 in the fourth quarter before Inglewood added another touchdown.

Running back Christian Ross led Santa Monica with 207 yards rushing and two touchdowns on four-yard running plays in the game.

Santa Monica will end the regular season in a league game at home against Hawthorne High School at 7 p.m. Friday, November 14th.

The St. Bernard High School Vikings finished Del Rey League play on a high with a convincing 44-20 victory over host Bosco Tech High Friday, November 7th.

It was the first win in six games for the Vikings (2-7, 1-3).

St. Bernard took a 22-7 lead into halftime and closed out the victory with three more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including an 80-yard pass by quarterback Malcolm Mitchell to wide receiver Jarrad Shaw.

Mitchell finished 12-of-17 for 192 yards passing and two touchdowns and Shaw added 121 yards on six catches.

The Vikings will end the regular season with a non-league game against visiting Mary Star of the Sea High at 7 p.m. Friday, November 14th.

The St. Monica High School Mariners (0-8, 0-3) had a bye November 7th and will seek their first victory of the season in their final Santa Fe League game against host Salesian High School at 7 p.m. Friday, November 14th.

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