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Just a few weeks after losing running back Malik Roberson for the 2013 season because of a knee injury, Gardena Serra has lost his backup and expected new starter, Josh Thomas, to the same injury, a torn ACL, according to Coach Scott Altenberg.
That adds to the likelihood that receiver Adoree' Jackson will end up being moved to running back this fall.
Gearing up to make a run at Gardena Serra in football and Bellflower St. John Bosco in basketball, West Hills Chaminade has picked up 6-foot-5, 210-pound receiver-basketball player Brayden Lenius, a transfer from British Columbia.
He's the second high-profiled transfer that the Eagles have taken in. Guard Michael Oguine checked in from Reseda Cleveland.
Lenius, who visited several local private schools before deciding on Chaminade, is expected to sit out the first month of the season under CIF transfer rules.
When Newhall Hart loses in a seven on seven passing tournament this summer, it will be big news, because the Indians and their talented receiving group are very tough to beat.
Hart won its own tournament championship on Saturday, defeating Westlake in the final.
Quarterback Brady White continues to benefit from an experienced and dependable group of receivers that includes Trent Irwin, Chase White, Andrew MacArthur, Wes Fitzpatrick, Connor Wingenroth and Davis Koppenhaver.
"All of our receivers are playing outstanding," Coach Mike Herrington said.
Westlake is alternating at quarterback sophomore Malik Henry and senior Tommy Gonzales.
Thousand Oaks and Bakersfield Liberty also reached the semifinals before being eliminated.
Hart is in the Conejo Valley tournament next weekend.
Hart and Alemany, each coached by a Herrington brother (Mike at Hart, Dean at Alemany), engaged in an 11 on 11 football scrimmage without pads and without tackling on Wednesday night at Valencia.
It is so much better than a seven on seven passing competition, but it comes down to trust to pull it off.
The coaches have to trust each other that they’ll get their players to play hard without taking cheap shots or letting their competitive instincts take over and do something silly.
The players have to trust each other that it’s touch football, not tackle, and being too aggressive trying to show off isn’t going to be acceptable.
The players and coaches pulled it off, which made it fun and enjoyable to see how the teams could perform with linemen and a little blocking.
Both schools have some big-time offensive threats. For Alemany, running back Dominic Davis and receiver Desean Holmes will score lots of touchdowns in the fall. Quarterback Alif Graves has some running ability. For Hart, the passing combination of quarterback Brady White and receiver Trent Irwin is going to join the great duos of the past.
One development for Hart is that standout basketball point guard Myles Franklin, a junior, was on the field playing safety. He's never played football in high school. He's one of the best athletes at Hart, so it will be interesting to see if he sticks with football. He had an interception.
There’s also linemen ready to make an impact.
Now, if only other schools and coaches can gain each other's trust, more teams can join the 11 on 11 fun.
With the decision of Alexander Diamont of Venice to commit to Indiana, he'll join a long list of Venice quarterbacks who ended up in college after playing for Coach Angelo Gasca.
Gasca has produced one of the best passing attacks in the City Section year after year, and his quarterbacks have been rewarded.
There was JP Losman, a 1999 grad who signed with UCLA. Then came Anton Clarkson, who went to Oregon State; Eddie Miller, who went to Louisville; Beau Davis, who went to Nebraska; Robert Ambers, who went to Mississippi State, and Alfonso Medina, who ended up at Weber State via Santa Monica College.