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Garfield Wins Tight Game

  • By Johnny Artiga
BELL - 10/15/10 - The Garfield High football team kept up its defensive ways Friday night against Eastern League opponent Bell High winning a tight battle, 32-22.

This week, the Bulldogs were led by a consistent rush and aerial attack putting up 165 yards on the ground and 117 in the air. As for the Bell Eagles, they totaled 63 rushing yards and 123 passing.

The Bulldogs, once again, came storming out of the gates defensively in the second half, starting things off with an interception return by linebacker Jonathan Valles who ran it back for a 23-yard touchdown.

On the ensuing kickoff the Bulldogs forced a fumble at Bell's 15 yard line, which led to their second touchdown in a span of three minutes, putting the Bulldogs up for good, 25-9.

As for their offensive game plan, "We wanted to establish the run game and as we did that it opened up our aerial attack," said Garfield offensive coach Derrick Wicks. "We run a complex offense and with our freshmen quarterback Nicki still learning. We are getting better weekly."

The Bulldogs improved their record to 3-4 in overall play and to 2-0 in league play and avenged last year's 14-7 loss to Bell.
Bell High dropped to 4-2 overall and to 1-1 in league play.

Next Friday at 7 p.m., Garfield will be visiting Huntington Park High which has an overall record of 1-6 and a league record of 0-3. Next week, the Bulldogs will look to reach the .500 mark for the first time this year.

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