In other high school football playoff games:

The St. Bernard High School Vikings picked up their first Southern Section playoff victory in four years with a 38-14 win over visiting North Torrance High School in the first-round game Friday, November 16th.

The Vikings (7-5), who finished second in the Del Rey League this season, reached the playoffs last season but lost to eventual state champion Oaks Christian High in the first round.

St. Bernard proved that it was a new year by taking an early 17-0 lead in the first quarter that it never relinquished.

Running back Adam Long finished with seven carries for 42 yards rushing and two touchdowns in the game and Ryan Richard added two more touchdowns on 41 yards rushing.

Senior quarterback Ryan Simpson helped boost the offense on five-of-eight passing for 90 yards.

The victory set up a battle at home with top-seeded and undefeated Morro Bay High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 23rd.

Santa Monica High School grabbed the early lead but Palos Verdes High School pulled away in the second half on the way to a 34-20 defeat of the Vikings in the first-round game of the Southern Section playoffs Friday, November 16th.

The Vikings, who missed out on the playoffs last season, reached the post season this year after finishing tied for second in the Ocean League.

Santa Monica made the first move in the game against Palos Verdes when Jon Dunn returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown.

After Palos Verdes responded right back, Santa Monica took a 13-7 lead on a 71-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Ryan Katz to Al-rilwan Adeyemi. But Palos Verdes again answered and took a 14-13 lead into halftime.

Katz finished eight-of-20 passing for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Christian Ross led the running attack with 11 carries for 41 yards rushing.

Max Monbouquette led the Viking defense with 19 tackles.

The Vikings finished the season with an overall record of 6-5.

The Westchester High School Comets scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter but it was too late to overcome the deficit in a 28-8 loss to host Carson High School in the first round of the Los Angeles City Section Championship Division playoffs Thursday, November 15th.

After finishing tied for third place in the Western League this season, the Comets were selected as the 15th seed for the city playoffs.

Second-seeded Carson proved to be too much for Westchester, as the Colts scored on their first drive and held the Comets scoreless until the fourth quarter.

Westchester picked up its only score of the night on a two-yard touchdown run by Frederick Egars-Johnson. The team then added a two-point conversion, but Carson had already secured its spot in the second round.

The Comets finished the season with an overall record of 4-7.

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