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No Home Sweet Home for Normans

October 30, 2011

The Beverly Hills High School campus was adorned with Halloween decorations like jack-o-lanterns, spider webs and skeletons, but it was the Normans who got spooked in Friday night’s homecoming game at Nickoll Field. Indeed, defending Ocean League champion Inglewood was the scariest thing BHHS encountered all evening, as the visiting Sentinels forced five turnovers and dominated from start to finish in a 42-0 drubbing that left the Beverly Hills players and coaches looking like they had seen ghosts. “I knew that they were a good team,” BHHS coach Donald Paysinger said. “Our game plan was to establish the run. It was a combination of them being more physical and us not executing the way we needed to. We planned on using both quarterbacks [Brandon Adams and Cameron Countryman] all along and we did, but neither one could get into a rhythm.” Inglewood scored its first points on Devian Shelton’s 14-yard run midway through the first quarter. In the second quarter, he scored on a 36-yard fumble return, Deandre Johnson caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Derrick Woods and Woods scored on a quarterback sneak to give Inglewood a 28-0 lead going into halftime. “I was really impressed with our defense,” said Inglewood coach Stephen Daniel Thomas, who lost 35 players to graduation off last year’s 9-3 squad that reached the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs. “Offensively, I think we were a little sloppy, but our defense has played well all year.” After a festive halftime show, which included performances by the BHHS cheer squad and marching band, and the announcement of the homecoming court, the Normans came out determined to give their fans something to cheer about early in the second half. After Beverly Hills was forced to punt on its first possession, the Sentinels fumbled at their own 35-yard line and the Normans recovered. They failed to capitalize, however, driving inside the 5-yard line before running back Frank Brown was stuffed behind the line on fourth-and-goal. “I was more disappointed in our passing game,” Paysinger said. “Whether it’s running or throwing, you need one or the other working and tonight we had to be able to pass a little to open up the running game and we couldn’t do it.” Shelton scored on a 67-yard run in the third quarter and Johnson caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Woods in the fourth quarter to close out the scoring. “Losing Broderick Smith and Willie Green definitely hurt our offense because they are big-play guys, but things like that happen,” Countryman said of his two teammates who are out due to injury. “There are no excuses. We thought we’d win. The bottom line is we’re not playing very well as a team. The last two games are huge just from a pride standpoint. We want to finish strong.” The loss dropped the Normans into a tie for fourth with Hawthorne in the league standings. Santa Monica is one game ahead of Culver City and Inglewood going into Week 9. The Normans face last place Morningside in an away game next Friday, then host Culver City in their league finale Nov. 10. “The fact that we were playing the defending league champions doesn’t change anything,” Paysinger said. “If you asked most of our players who won league last year they couldn’t tell you. We don’t look in the past, we look at what’s in front of us. We have to get better.” Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final Inglewood 7 21 6 8 42 Beverly Hills 0 0 0 0 0 Scoring Summary 1st Qtr. Inglewood — Shelton 14 run (kick good) 2nd Qtr. Inglewood — Johnson 36 fumble return (kick good) Inglewood — Johnson 16 pass from Woods (kick good) Inglewood — Woods 1 run (kick good) 3rd Qtr. Inglewood — Shelton 67 run (kick blocked) 4th Qtr. Inglewood — Johnson 32 pass from Woods (Woods run) Records: Inglewood 3-5, 2-1; Beverly Hills 2-6, 1-2. Be sure to follow Beverly Hills Patch on  Twitter  and “Like” us on  Facebook . See the rest here: No Home Sweet Home for Normans

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Celebrities Shun LA ‘Occupy’ Protests?

October 14, 2011
Celebrities Shun LA ‘Occupy’ Protests?

Some celebrities have visited the Occupy Wall Street folks in New York City. Why haven’t we heard about Hollywood types hanging with the protesters here in Los Angeles? Could it be because many are among the most highly-paid people in the country? Visit link: Celebrities Shun LA ‘Occupy’ Protests?

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Mater Dei stuns unbeaten Santa Margarita, 21-14

October 14, 2011
Mater Dei stuns unbeaten Santa Margarita, 21-14

http://www.youtube.com/v/C1YMtdzkRkc?version=3&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata Monarchs’ defense records five sacks in Trinity League upset See the original post: Mater Dei stuns unbeaten Santa Margarita, 21-14

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