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Friday, Sep 27 2013 11:50 PM

Sept. 27 high school football roundup

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    West's Fondereaux Wilson and Frontier's Brady Serda confront each other in the first quarter of the game.

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    Frontier's #1 Caleb Thompson picks one out of the air afer he avoids West's #80.

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    West's Taylor Williams and Frontier's Brooks Douglass battle for the ball in the second half of the game.

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    West's Steven Bleakley wraps his arms around Evan Moore of Frontier in the second quarter.

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    Frontier's Brooks Douglas snags one out of the air intended for West's William Taylor.

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    Frontier's Troy Banks avoids his opponent Brandon Bustamante of West.

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    West's William Butler waits for Caleb Thompson of Frontier to come down with the ball before tackling him.

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    Troy Banks of Frontier gets past West's Stanley Dubard.

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    West's Terry Stephens gets his arms around Troy Banks of Frontier and brings him down with help from his teammates.

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    Frontier enters the stadium at the second half against West.

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    West's #2 Fondereaux Wilson comes up with the ball after jumping high into the air to down with it.

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    West's Stanley Dubard gets taken out of bounds by Frontiers's Riley Salters.

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    After catching a pass Brady Serda runs a few more yards taken a couple of West opponents with him.

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    West's William Sims beats the drums at halftime.

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    A West High flag girl entertains the crowd at halftime.

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    West High's mascot and a cheerleader take time out at halftime.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Frontier tailback Troy Banks scored a career-high five touchdowns, including four in the second quarter, in a 44-7 thrashing of West in a non-league game.

The Titans found a loophole in the Vikings' defense.

"It's something we saw in film during the week," Titans quarterback Evan Moore said. "The secondary was leaving our inside and outside slot receiver open and so we started playing an old fashioned game of 'monkey in the middle' with them. If they covered the inside guy, we went to the outside, and it also opened up the running game."

That allowed Frontier to convert several first downs, leading to four touchdowns for Banks, including a 15-yard pass and catch from Moore.

The Titans were coming off two tough losses heading into the game at West and wanted to win heading into their bye week.

"We knew we were better than those two teams that beat us, but we weren't a team that overcame adversity because we are a young team," Moore said.

Banks, a senior, was nonplussed by his career high five touchdowns.

"It's a good win for the team, but I want to go home and get something to eat and rest, and then tomorrow it's time to start reviewing films," Banks said.

-- FRANCIS MAYER

Bakersfield Christian 43, Chavez 7

Brandon Jones ran for a 12-yard TD on the Eagles' opening drive, completed a 53-yard TD pass to Hayden Kutcha on the second possession and Bakersfield Christian rolled in its South Sequoia League opener.

Matt Smith's 35-yard run set up his 5-yard TD run that gave the Eagles (2-2) a 20-0 lead in the first quarter. Josh Jackson turned a short pass from Jones into a 63-yard gain that led to a 24-yard field goal by Nathan DeJager for a 23-7 lead in the second quarter.

The onslaught continued in the third quarter when a TD run by Kutcha and short TD passes by Jones to Matt Smith and Zach Balfanz gave BCHS put the game out of reach.

Chavez dropped to 3-2.

Independence 51, Mira Monte 0

On the strength of three first-half TD passes by Jordan Wiley, the visiting Falcons (3-1) built a 30-0 halftime lead and cruised to a non-league victory.

Wiley finished with 176 passing yards and four TDs.

A 98-yard interception return for a TD by Michael Andrews was quickly followed by a Mira Monte fumble deep in its territory to account for the other two scores. A 23-yard David Martinez field goal capped the first-half scoring.

Two quick Lions turnovers to start the third quarter led to a couple of Falcon TDs. Lions starting QB Eric Madrigal was injured in the first half and did not play after that.

-- NESTOR FERNANDEZ

South 45, Foothill 3

South running back Johnnie Dirden rushed for 76 yards and three touchdowns and added a fourth touchdown when he returned the second half kickoff 91 yards, leading the Rebels (4-0) past the Trojans (1-3).

South ran for 303 net yards with Dirden's teammate Chris Garcia gaining 103 yards.

The Trojans' defense was consistently outmatched by the high-flying South offense, giving up 20 first downs, 15 on the ground.

South's defense held the Trojans to just 58 total yards, and Foothill didn't help itself, either, committing 12 penalties for 135 yards.

-- Zak Cowan

Centennial 38, Santa Barbara 7

Noah Frazier had 12 carries for 145 yards and a touchdown and the host Golden Hawks rushed for 314 yards against the Dons (2-3) on the way to the non-league victory.

Centennial's defense forced four turnovers and held the Dons to 82 rushing yards and 102 yards passing.

Linebacker Gabe Arteaga returned a fumble 38 yards for a second-quarter touchdown for Centennial.

Sophomore Brandon Robinson ran 12 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns for the Golden Hawks (2-2).

-- ESTEBAN RAMIREZ

Wasco 69, East 26

WASCO -- Isaiah Sharp had nine carries for 172 yards and four touchdowns and added a 63-yard punt return for the Tigers (3-1).

Terrance Grinner had eight carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard punt return.

Casper Lopez ran for two touchdowns for the Tigers.

Northwest Christian 50,San Pedro-Rolling Hills Prep 13

SAN PEDRO -- Running back Deven Hillberg carried 16 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns as the Guardians evened their eight-man football record at 2-2.

Hillberg, playing linebacker, also led Northwest with 11 tackles and added an interception.

Aaron Phillips had nine carries for 44 yards and three touchdowns and one receiving TD, and Matthew Zobel had eight carries for 80 yards and a touchdown for the Guardians.

Golden Valley 27, North 20

Tyler Waters completed 13 of 17 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs (3-2) over the Stars (1-3) in a non-league game. Waters also carried twice for 47 yards and another touchdown.

North's Steven Twiss carried 22 times for 221 yards.

The Stars had a chance to the tie game in the final minute but the Bulldogs intercepted a long pass by Twiss with 35 seconds remaining that sealed the victory.

-- JOSH BEDINGFIELD

Shafter 62, Kennedy 0

DELANO -- Kyle Millwee completed six passes for 190 yards and Gabriel Cabezuela ran nine times for 67 yards to lead Shafter (3-2, 1-0 SSL) to victory at Kennedy (2-3, 0-1 SSL).

Miguel Aguilar had a 91-yard catch for the Generals.

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