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Los Angeles
Sports Reporter — LA Times
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Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976.

Football: Long Beach Poly-Narbonne matchup tops this week's schedule — There are five matchups of top 25 teams this coming week, led by the Long Beach Poly at Narbonne showdown on Thursday night. Poly won its opener in Arizona. Narbonne will be making its season debut. It's a 7 p.m. game that will be televised by Time Warner Cable.

Football: De La Salle loses in Texas, 26-21 — California prep football took it on the chin on Saturday night when Concord De La Salle was beaten in Texas by Trinity, 26-21, in a nationally televised game. De La Salle couldn't hold onto an early lead, lost the ball on fumbles and struggled with its tackling.

Football: Mission Viejo is 2-0 after win in Bakersfield — First there was domination in Hawaii on Aug. 21. And on Saturday night, Mission Viejo took another road trip, this time to Bakersfield, and the result was a 27-14 victory over Liberty. The Diablos improved to 2-0. Last week, they defeated Baldwin, 63-7. Saturday's victory might be considered more important, because Liberty is usually pretty good.

Paul Knox lends coaching expertise to Los Angeles Dymally — The opening night of the high school football season found a familiar coach on the sideline. Paul Knox, the man who built Dorsey High into a City Section power from 1985 until his abrupt dismissal in December, is serving as an assistant with Los Angeles Dymally, a second-year varsity program located between Locke and Fremont.

In Houston, public school football coaches make pretty good money — They love high school football in Texas, and the Houston Chronicle has published a story detailing the salaries of 64 public school football coaches in Houston. The higest paid earns more than $132,000 (take that, private schools). The lowest receives $70,000. According to the Chronicle, the average public high school head coach earns $92,887.
Aug 29, 2015

RT @latimes: In Houston, public school football coaches make pretty good money: from $70,000 to $132,000

Football: San Juan Hills serves notice with win over San Clemente — San Juan Hills may be ready to join the big boys in Orange County. Led by Nebraska-bound quarterback Patrick O'Brien, San Juan Hills knocked off San Clemente, 34-20, on Friday night. O'Brien completed 30 of 37 passes for 320 yards. San Juan Hills is in the South Coast League with Mission Viejo and Tesoro.

Football: QB Khalil Tate is ejected and can't play against Corona Centennial — There's nothing good that comes out of an ejection, but the timing for quarterback Khalil Tate's ejection from Gardena Serra's 41-15 win over Lakewood on Friday couldn't have been worse. Tate lost his cool after a late hit and was ejected in the first half.

Football: Trinity League goes 6-0 in opening week — All hail the Trinity League, which continues to be the dominant football league in Southern California. All six schools won their season openers. Josh who? Yes, Josh Rosen has moved on to becoming the starting quarterback as a freshman at UCLA, but St. John Bosco didn't miss him in a 76-8 win over La Mirada.

Football: The Brevin White era begins at Alemany — Sophomore Brevin White has taken over as Alemany's starting quarterback, and his season-opening performance gave every indication of his potential. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 274 yards and five touchdowns in a 61-7 win over Garfield. Alemany's improved defense allowed just 43 yards rushing.

Mater Dei beats Bishop Amat in back-and-forth battle — It's my 39th season covering high school football. When I saw seven iPads lined up on a table behind the Santa Ana Mater Dei bench Friday night for coaches to watch instant replays against La Puente Bishop Amat, I shook my head and mumbled, "Wow."
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Aug 30, 2015

RT @RonMFlores: Talented 2017 PG Jailen Moore of Lakeside is now at Redondo Union. #HSBB #Grassroots

Aug 30, 2015

@CAngress5 you're thinking negative. Just pointing out how someone is reaching goals through hard work and isn't satisfied.

Aug 30, 2015

You're the City player of the year. You already have a scholarship to UCSB. So what does Eric Yang of ECR do on Sunday morning. Go hit.

Aug 30, 2015

Former Birmingham pitcher Edgar Olmos is making his first start for Seattle Mariners. Go Patriots.

Aug 30, 2015

Football: Long Beach Poly-Narbonne matchup tops this week's schedule

Aug 30, 2015

Don't mess with Texas. Trinity is 31 seconds away from a 26-21 win over De La Salle.

Aug 30, 2015

RT @nhhs_athletics: @latsondheimer officials called a good game between Franklin @ North Hollywood.

Aug 30, 2015

@j_alex_UB Very few penalties in Mater Dei-Bishop Amat game.

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