Area roundup: Del Oro still winless after defeat in Southern Calif.By: Journal sports staff
For the second straight week, the Del Oro Golden Eagles varsity football team lost to a squad from Westlake Village in a Battle for Veterans showdown.
On Friday, Del Oro (0-2) fell to host Westlake of Ventura County, 16-13 in overtime, in the final part of a fundraiser for wounded veterans.
Del Oro star running back Brandon Monroe rushed for more than 100 yards and a touchdown.
Michael Moore lined up under center as the quarterback, as Zach LaBar is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered in last week’s 40-0 loss to Oaks Christian.
The Golden Eagles have a bye week before returning to the gridiron to host Burbank at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.
Central Catholic JV 48, Placer 6 — The Hillmen (0-1) scored on an 85-yard kickoff return by Austin Hess to open the game, but weren’t able to find the end zone the rest of the contest against host Central Catholic (1-0) on Friday. The Hillmen, who trailed 28-6 at halftime, were limited to 65 yards of total offense.
Colfax JV 24, El Camino 21 — Trailing 21-18 with less than eight minutes left in the game, quarterback Logan Hurst capped a game-winning scoring drive with a keeper from four yards out Friday. The Falcons (2-0) then sealed the game when Brian Little sacked El Camino’s quarterback on fourth down from the Colfax 18-yard line with under two minutes to play. Hurst also found Marcus Jackson on a 70-yard scoring pass. Jeromy Cabodi, Pat Beninga and Sam LaHaie all turned in strong defensive outings.
Placer frosh 38, Davis 18 — The Hillmen (1-0) got their 2012 season off to a good start Thursday with a victory over the host Blue Devils.
Colfax frosh 28, El Camino 22 — The Falcons squared their season record at 1-1 Friday with a win.
Del Oro at High Sierra Tournament — The Golden Eagles (7-1) had a successful weekend outing at a 36-team tournament in Reno, Nev., winning six out of seven matches. Del Oro beat Red Bluff, Galena of Reno, Franklin of Elk Grove, McQueen of Reno, Roseville and Shasta.
The Golden Eagles were eliminated by Spanish Spring in the quarterfinals, finishing fifth overall in the tournament. They entered as the No. 3 seed.
Morgan Lees was selected as one of 10 top all-tournament players.
“She was definitely our leader on the floor and when we needed a crucial kill or serve,” coach Stuart Kageta said. “She has a real powerful arm swing. Other coaches saw that.”
The Golden Eagles play Ponderosa on Tuesday at Del Oro at 6:30 p.m.