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Articles by Joe Snyder

Just about every time any one sees Serra High’s football team, you will watch the so-called “Khalil Tate Show.”

Tate continued his outstanding performance in a Mission League game against Alemany from Mission Hills last Friday at Serra.

Tate had 500 total yards and had a hand in all six Cavalier touchdowns as Serra held off the Indians 41-34. He completed 15 of 25 passes for 301 yards and four touchdowns. Tate ran for 199 yards and two TD’s.

Mique Juarez  North High (Torrance)

Football           Quarterback/Athlete

All-purpose quarterback Khalil Tate continued to dominate opponents as Serra High’s football team upped its Mission League record to 4-0 by cruising to a 33-7 win over Crespi in the Cavaliers’ homecoming game last Friday.

Tate totaled 252 yards that included 142 yards passing and 110 rushing. He scored two touchdowns on runs of eight and 25 yards and those came in the first quarter in just 29 seconds.

Tate also had one TD pass of 22 yards to wide receiver Merlin Robertson that gave Serra a 19-0 lead early in the second period.

Last Friday’s Mission League football showdown between two of the top teams in Southern California that were loaded with Major Division I college prospects definitely had the atmosphere of a college football game.

Khalil Tate      Serra High

Football           Quarterback

Tyler Hall       Serra High

Serra High's Tyler Hall had an interception for a touchdown and made a few other good plays on offense and defense as the Cavaliers won their Mission League football opener over host Loyola High 35-17 on Sept. 25. Serra also downed host Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 35-20 last Friday.

   Photo by Joe Snyder

Serra High’s girls’ volleyball team began the Del Rey League with a four-game loss to St. Paul High from Santa Fe Springs last Thursday at Serra.

The Lady Cavaliers (3-3 overall) got off to a good start by defeating the Swordsmen 25-17 but St. Paul (9-3) turned the tables and won the next three sets by 25-12, 25-22, 25-20 scores.

The first game saw Serra get off to an 8-1 lead and led all the way, although St. Paul got as close as two points on one occasion.

The Swordsmen led virtually the entire second game.

It was on Sept. 5 that quarterback Khalil Tate had to sit out in Serra High’s football showdown against Corona Centennial due to being ejected a week earlier due to retaliation after a late hit in the Cavaliers’ season opener at Lakewood High.

Serra ended up getting routed by the Huskies, the top ranked squad in California and second in the United States by Maxpreps, 52-13, in the Honor Bowl at Oceanside High.

El Camino College’s football team began its season with a 31-23 home victory over Pasadena City College last Saturday at Redondo High.

The Warriors appeared to have the game put away with a 31-10 advantage with about four minutes left before seeing the Lancers score two touchdowns.

ECC’s starting quarterback  former North Torrance High standout Jorge Hernandez completed 23 of 38 passes for one touchdown and one interception.

Freshman Stevie Williams had a 28-yard TD reception from Hernandez early in the third quarter.

Alonzo Meeks     Gardena High

Running back

Gardena High running back Alonzo Meeks scored on a 70-yard run to key the Panthers to a 20-0 win over host Verbum Dei High last Friday at Los Angeles Southwest College. The Panthers are 2-0 as they have a bye week before hosting North Hollywood in their home opener on Sept. 18.

— Joe Snyder