Football: Crespi QB sets another school record
For the second straight game, Encino Crespi quarterback Kenny Stenhouse established a new school passing record Friday night in the Celts' thrilling 53-47 victory over Woodland Hills Taft.
A week after throwing for a school-record 484 yards and five touchdowns against then No. 8-ranked Vista Murrieta, the senior tossed a school-record six touchdown passes against the Toreadors.
Stenhouse completed 17 of 23 passes for 364 yards and had one pass intercepted against Taft, upping his gaudy season stats to 1,730 yards, 20 touchdowns and four interceptions through six games. On Friday, Stenhouse's first three TD strikes went to Devin Lucien for 65, 25 and 33 yards, his next two of 11 and 22 yards were to Michael Davison and his last, which proved to be the game-winner, was a nine-yarder to Chris Harper with 2:52 left in the fourth quarter.
Not to be outdone, Taft's Michael Bercovici came close to eclipsing his own school record of 474 yards passing set earlier this season against Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He completed 32 of 50 passes for 431 yards, five touchdowns and one interception against Crespi. Bercovici threw scoring strikes of 25, 13 and 15 yards to Michael Thomas, a 22-yarder to Kenny Thompson and finally a 32-yarder to Miles Johnson that pulled Taft to within six points with 1:22 remaining.
The Toreadors' senior signal caller, who has committed to Arizona State, now has 1,530 yards, 13 TDs and five interceptions in five games.
Though Taft plays in the L.A. City Section and Crespi in the Southern Section, the schools are located only a few miles apart off of Ventura Boulevard and their respective quarterbacks might well be the best in San Fernando Valley... and both have the numbers to back that claim.
-- Steve Galluzzo