In other high school football games:

The Venice High School Gondoliers picked up a touchdown in both the third and fourth quarter but it was not enough to overcome the first-half effort of one of the Southland’s top teams, host Oaks Christian High School, in a 42-14 non-league loss Friday, October 3rd.

The defeat continues the struggles this season for Venice (0-5), which has lost five consecutive games.

Oaks Christian (5-0) jumped out to a 21-0 lead with three touchdowns in the first quarter and added another three scores in the second quarter to enter halftime with a convincing 42-0 advantage. The Gondoliers still appear to be adjusting to the loss of key offensive players, quarterback Richard Ragland and running back Curtis McNeal, from last season.

Venice will next open Western League play against host Hamilton High School at 3 p.m. Friday, October 17th.

The Westchester High School Comets took an early lead but host Narbonne High School boosted ahead with a strong second-half effort to defeat the Comets 56-34 in a non-league game Friday, October 3rd.

It was the third consecutive loss for the Comets (1-3), who opened the season with a 48-0 shutout of Manual Arts High.

Senior running back Frederick Johnson put the Comets ahead 14-7 with two five-yard touchdown runs in the first quarter, but Narbonne added two scores in the second quarter to take a 21-14 lead at halftime.

Narbonne scored three touchdowns in both the third and fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Westchester will next face Valencia High School in a visiting non-league game at 7 p.m. Friday, October 10th.

Santa Monica High School picked up a 21-13 non-league win over host Jordan High School of Long Beach Friday, October 3rd, to remain undefeated this season.

The two teams each scored a touchdown in the second quarter to go into halftime tied at 7-7. The Vikings (4-0) took a narrow 14-13 lead after halftime and secured the victory with another touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Garrett Safron completed five-of-seven passes for 88 yards, including one touchdown in the game. Running back Christian Ross led Santa Monica with 25 carries for 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

The Vikings will play their first game on the new synthetic turf field at Santa Monica College Corsair Field against Capistrano Valley High at 7 p.m. Friday, October 10th.

The St. Monica High School Mariners jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter but visiting Chadwick High School fought back to narrowly defeat the Mariners 20-18 in a non-league game Friday, October 3rd.

The loss keeps the Mariners (0-4) winless this season.

The Mariners got their first score of the game on a 40-yard pass quarterback Sam Holguin to Danny White. Quarterback Joe Giesregen then connected with Michael Holubowski to give St. Monica a 12-0 lead in the first quarter.

St. Monica will next face visiting Villanova Prep in a non-Santa Fe League game at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 11th.

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