The Braves (2-2) managed only a field goal in a nonleague loss to Valencia (4-0) on the road. La Mirada 50, Norwalk 14 The visiting Matadores capitalized on mistakes and beat the Lancers in the Suburban League opener at Excelsior Memorial Stadium. In the first quarter, the Matadores jumped to a 16-0 lead on Brandon Stein’s 3-yard scoring run, a safety and Zach Coelho’s touchdown on a fumble recovery. — Bob Daily Paramount 26, Verbum Dei 14 Senior running back Gaston Wilson ran for 171 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns as Paramount improved to 3-1 with a win over the visiting Eagles (2-2) in nonleague action. Rolando Upshaw had 126 yards on 12 carries. Millikan 19, Jordan 9 Zach Sullivan scored on a 25-yard pass from Santos Gonzalez in the third quarter to help seal the win as the Rams (2-2, 1-0) defeated the visiting Panthers (2-2, 0-1) in the Moore League opener for both schools. “It was a really exciting game,” Millikan coach Kirk Diego said. “We had some guys that really stepped up and our defense was tremendous tonight. I certainly hope we can build off this win but of course, we go up against Poly next week and they’re monsters.” Garfield 26, South Gate 21 Senior quarterback Daniel Kozasky threw touchdown passes to Manuel Rosales and Deandre Carter, but was tackled on the 1-yard line to end the game as the Rams (1-3-1, 0-1) fell short of victory in the Eastern League opener at Garfield (3-2, 1-0). Valley Christian 41, Montclair Prep 14 The combination of Steven Kruid and Shea Struiksma put on quite a show for the visiting Crusaders, as they connected for four scores as Valley Christian (3-1) scored in every quarter in a route. While Kruid, a senior, threw for 148 yards and five touchdowns (with six passes going to the junior Struiksma for 103 yards), senior Jason Chang racked up 113 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Bellflower 58, Cerritos 13 The Buccaneers exploded for 27 points in the third quarter and never looked back at home against the Dons. Senior running back Jeremy Avery carried the ball 19 times for 219 yard and two touchdowns (runs of 34 and 27), junior quarterback Reggie Williams completed 7 of 10 for 106 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran one in on a 17-yard keeper. Josh Thompson caught a 17-yard TD pass. San Pedro 28, Locke 21 Trailing 21-0 in the second quarter after Locke (2-2) returned a fumble for a score following a sack of San Pedro quarterback Jason Garneau, the Pirates (2-2) came all the way back thanks to three touchdown runs from senior fullback Devin Carter. Carter carried the ball 21 times for 86 yards and scored the game-winner with 4:40 remaining as San Pedro halted a two-game skid. Leuzinger 20, Carson 13 With only four of 22 starters returning from last season’s playoff team, the Colts made the wrong kind of history Friday, beginning their season 0-4 for the first time since 1965. Trailing 20-0 after three quarters, senior Derek Reed caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Lewis, who also scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak to begin a comeback. But when the Colts’ defense forced Leuzinger into a fourth-and-4 situation with less than two minutes remaining, a Carson linebacker jumped offsides and the penalty gave the Olympians the first down, enabling them to run out the clock. Huntington Park 41, Daniel Murphy 0 Senior quarterback Jonathan Ortiz completed 5-of-11 passes for 111 yards and threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Spartans went on to record a lopsided victory at home. Bell 41, South East 3 The Eagles (2-2, 1-0) gave the new kids on the block a real welcome to the Eastern League. Senior tailback Johnny Villaverde carried the ball 13 times for 166 yards and three touchdowns and senior quarterback David Cordova completed 11-of-14 passes for 185 yards, including two touchdowns to junior wide receivers Greggory Mead and Chris Iniquez. On the defensive side, Rafael Munoz had five solo tackles and five assists for Bell. Downey 36, Cypress 17 Junior quarterback Keith Shetler carried the ball nine times for 70 yards and scored two touchdowns, and junior running back Darren Tubbs had 11 carries for 84 yards and touchdown as the Vikings (3-1) won at home. Junior receiver Willie Bobbitt scored on 60-yard pass from senior quarterback Kyle Diaz. Calvary Chapel Downey 35, Capistrano Valley Christian 0 After watching the defense dominate the first half, the Grizzlies’ offense and special teams did their part in the second half, leading Calvary Chapel Downey (1-3) to a blowout on the road. Senior Michael Nuno ran for 171 yards and two TDs and Silvino Sanchez had 126 yards and a score. Joey Salamanca added a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! St. Paul 22, Banning 0 The Swordsmen dominated and cruised to a shutout victory over the visiting Pilots. St. Paul running back Nicolas Grigsby led the way with 233 yards on 16 carries and scored on runs of 86 and 18 yards. — Rudy J. Ramos Valencia 30, St. John Bosco 3 Wide receiver Donte Moss and tight end John Piraino, both seniors, each caught a pair of touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Austin Muhleka, who completed 6-of-11 attempts for 111 yards and four scores, and also kicked six PATs. Strong safety John Carcamo had 14 tackles and an interception for St. Anthony. If there is a patron saint of dominating football games, the St. Anthony High football team (4-0) has been under that wing the last three weeks. Senior running back Sidney Gonzalez ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries to lead the Saints to their third consecutive double-digit nonleague victory, this time against the visiting Fighting Frogs of Ribet Academy, 49-6.