The Westchester High School Comets scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter but it was too late to make a difference, as host Leuzinger High School defeated Westchester 24-7 Friday, September 22nd.

The Comets (1-2) opened the season with a victory over Franklin, but have suffered back-to-back losses to two tough opponents, San Pedro High and Leu- zinger (1-2).

Westchester and Leuzinger were scoreless after the first quarter of play, but Leuzinger jumped out to a 10-0 lead at halftime after scoring on a touchdown and 35-yard field goal.

Leuzinger then added two more touchdowns in the third quarter to stretch its lead to 24-0, before the Comets were able to get on the scoreboard with a 20-yard touchdown run in the final quarter.

The Comets will next host Cathedral High School in a non-league game at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29th.

The St. Bernard High School Vikings got off to an early lead in the first quarter, but Palos Verdes High School boosted its offense in the next two quarters to defeat host St. Bernard 21-13 in a non-league game Friday, September 22nd.

The Vikings (0-3) took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter after junior quarterback Ryan Simpson scored on a 35-yard touchdown run and junior Steven Locke kicked a 34-yard field goal.

But Palos Verdes (2-1) then responded in the second quarter with two touchdowns to overtake the lead at 14-10 at halftime.

Another touchdown by Palos Verdes in the third quarter put the Sea Kings ahead 21-10.

St. Bernard managed to add another score on a 28-yard field goal kick by Locke in the final quarter, but it was not enough to overcome the deficit.

The Vikings will next face visiting El Segundo High School in a non-league game at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29th.

The St. Monica High School Mariners were narrowly defeated 21-20 by host Malibu High School in a non-league game Friday, September 22nd.

The Mariners (0-3) remain winless but found some success on offense against Malibu (1-2) after struggling to score in their first two losses of the season to Bishop Montgomery and El Segundo High Schools.

St. Monica will next face crosstown rival Santa Monica High School in the fourth meeting between the two schools at Santa Monica College Corsair Field at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29th.

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