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Football: Jefferson is on a nine-game winning streak

November 19, 2012 |  8:39 am

The surprise team of the City Section Division II playoffs is Jefferson (9-3), which has won nine consecutive games since opening the season with losses to Canoga Park, Reseda and Gardena.

The Democrats get a rematch against Canoga Park in Friday night's semifinals.

"We're a much different team than in the beginning of the season," Coach David Wiltz said.

Everyone knows about Jefferson standout running back-linebacker Marcus Stamps, a San Diego State commit who rushed for 191 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 63-21 quarterfinal win over No. 2-seeded Eagle Rock.

But Jefferson also has another standout in 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior DaMarquis Longmire. He had touchdown catches of 60 and 51 yards. He also had a 66-yard touchdown run.

"He's big but really fast," Wiltz said.

Jefferson rolled up more than 600 yards in total offense.

-- Eric Sondheimer