Dion Willis, Carson, Sr.
Willis scored four touchdowns and rushed for 161 yards on 11 carries to help Carson, the top seed in the City Section Div. I playoffs, to a 42-6 win over Sylmar in the first round Friday. The Marine League co-MVP -- Willis shared the honor with teammate Justin Alo -- busted a 70-yard score on the game's first play. He averaged nine yards per carry the rest of the way, complementing quarterback Alo's 11-for-14, 226-yard effort.
Jacklyn Bamberger, Palisades Charter, So.
Bamberger captured the L.A. City Section individual girls' cross country championship by finishing Pierce College's three-mile course in 18:46.61 on Saturday. She edged San Pedro junior Evelyn Gonzalez (18:51.46) and El Camino Real freshman Peyton Cline (18:53.60). Birmingham claimed the team title by having four runners finish in the top 12.