Facing a closer game than its Western League opener, the Venice High School Gondoliers came out on top 17-13 against visiting Hamilton High School in a league game Friday, October 19th.

After earning a convincing 42-3 victory over Westchester High School in their league opener, the Gondoliers (6-1, 2-0), ranked 20th by the Los Angeles Times, had to get through a tougher challenge against Hamilton for their second league win.

Venice will next play its last home league game against University High School at 7 p.m. Friday, October 26th.

The Westchester High School Comets fell behind early and were unable to battle back in a 32-6 loss to visiting University High School in a Western League game Friday, October 19th.

After earning a narrow victory over Washington High September 21st, the Comets (2-5, 0-2) have been defeated in four consecutive games.

Westchester will next face host Palisades High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, October 26th.

After earning a dominating shutout victory in their Ocean League opener, the Santa Monica High School Vikings were narrowly defeated 28-26 by host Beverly Hills High School in a league game Friday, October 19th.

The Vikings (4-3, 1-1) scored a touchdown in both the first and second quarter but went into halftime trailing 21-14.

Santa Monica added another 12 points in the fourth quarter but it was not enough to overcome the deficit.

Senior quarterback Ryan Katz, who led the Santa Monica offense by finishing 11-of-17 passing for 205 yards, threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Taylor Wright. Running back Vince Lawrence finished with 16 carries for 90 yards and Christian Ross added 89 yards on five carries.

The Vikings will next face host Culver City High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, October 26th.

The St. Bernard High School Vikings picked up two quick touchdowns early in the first quarter on the way to a dominating 49-9 Del Rey League victory over host Bishop Montgomery High School Friday, October 19th.

Gregory Walker ignited the scoring with an 85-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff for St. Bernard (4-3, 2-0), which captured its third consecutive victory.

The Vikings then recovered a fumble by Bishop Montgomery in the ensuing drive and capped it off with a touchdown by Adam Long.

Long lead the Viking running attack with 110 yards rushing on five carries and had three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Ryan Simpson finished three-of-five passing for 50 yards and added 30 yards rushing in the game.

St. Bernard will next host Bosco Tech High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, October 26th.

St. Monica High School was within a touchdown at 14-7 at halftime, but visiting Cantwell-Sacred Heart High School pulled away in the second half to take a 40-7 victory in the Camino Real League opener for the Mariners Saturday, October 20th.

The Mariners (0-7, 0-1) had been held scoreless for five consecutive games until James Wright gave them their first touchdown in the first half. Wright finished with 80 yards rushing in the game.

St. Monica will next play at Verbum Dei High School in a league game at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 27th.

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