Warren football delivers ‘shocking’ rout to La Serna behind Nico Iamaleava’s 5 TD passes

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WHITTIER — Nico Iamaleava was much businesslike than successful his seven-touchdown show successful past week’s opener, and Warren’s defence took attraction of everything other successful a stunning 52-7 romp Thursday nighttime implicit longtime CIF Southern Section powerhouse La Serna.

Iamaleava completed 22 of 27 passes for 204 yards and 5 touchdowns, 3 of the tallies successful a 26-point 3rd 4th that doubled the visiting Bears’ vantage and gave them 105 points implicit 2 games against prime programs.

  • Warren’s Jordan Anderson (0) runs successful for a touchdown arsenic they play La Serna successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna backmost Jake Long (6) is sacked by Warren’s Maleek Riley (55) successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Warren’s Jordan Anderson (0) celebrates his touchdown with Jaidyn Houston (17) arsenic they play La Serna successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna antiaircraft extremity Chase Bernal (36) sacks Warren backmost Nicholaus Iamaleava (8) successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna receiver Jake George (7) is tackled by Warren defenders successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Warren backmost Nicholaus Iamaleava (8) makes a walk arsenic they play La Serna successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna moving backmost Owen Long (1) is stopped by Warren’s Daniel Cassidy (14) successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Warren moving backmost Romeo Clark (27) runs past La Serna defenders successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Warren’s Marcus Higgs (2) scores a touchdown arsenic they play La Serna successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna’s Nick Meza (2) is taken down by Warren defenders successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Warren backmost Nicholaus Iamaleava (8) is pushed done for a touchdown against La Serna successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna students cheer arsenic they play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna moving backmost Owen Long (1) runs successful the unfastened arsenic they play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna’s Owen Long (1) is stopped abbreviated of the extremity enactment by Warren defenders successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna’s Sean Rooney (16) and Nick Meza (2) halt Warren receiver Jordan Anderson (0) successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna backmost CJ Ceron makes a walk arsenic they play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna students cheer arsenic they play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Warren backmost Nicholaus Iamaleava (8) makes a walk arsenic they play La Serna successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Warren caput manager Kevin Pearson successful their non-league shot crippled against La Serna astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna tuba subordinate play during halftime arsenic they play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna defenders unit Warren backmost Nicholaus Iamaleava (8) successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna backmost CJ Ceron (8) hands disconnected to Owen Long (1) arsenic they play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna’s Adrian Castro (44) prepares to tally connected the tract arsenic they play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna players complaint connected the tract to play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • La Serna caput manager Andy George arsenic they hole to play Warren successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

  • Warren adjunct manager Stacey Ford fires up the defence arsenic they play La Serna successful their non-league shot crippled astatine Thorstenson Stadium successful Whittier connected Thursday August 26,2021. (Photo by Keith Durflinger, Contributing Photographer)

Warren (2-0), which dropped 2 one-sided decisions to La Serna 2 years ago, forced 4 turnovers — 3 of them starring to third-quarter touchdowns — and constricted the Lancers (0-2) to minus-41 yards connected the ground. Much of the antagonistic yardage came from 3 sacks (two by Maleek Riley) and a atrocious snap, which accounted for 2 of the giveaways.

“I was precise surprised. It’s shocking …,” Bears caput manager Kevin Pearson said pursuing the triumph astatine California High. “It’s brainsick (against a program} similar La Serna, which is truthful bully twelvemonth successful and twelvemonth out. I deliberation a batch of younger guys took it personally, erstwhile they bushed america arsenic atrocious arsenic they did successful ’19. Good teams emergence to the occasion, and we did tonight.”

Jordan Anderson (seven receptions for 52 yards) and Sahfee Yasin-Spann (three for 43) each caught 2 of Iamaleava’s TD passes, and Juan Wilson had the different one. The longest covered conscionable 8 yards.

Warren built a speedy 12-0 pb successful the archetypal quarter, marching 65 yards connected 8 plays successful conscionable 88 seconds, with Marcus Higgs moving the last 10, past going 93 yards, capped by Iamaleava’s 6-yard scoring flip to Anderson.

A goal-line basal to commencement the 2nd quarter, with Owen Long gang-tackled connected 4th down from the 1, kept La Serna from drafting closer. Two touchdowns successful the last 2 minutes of the fractional — Juan Wilson’s 7-yard reception and Daniel Cassidy’s 74-yard interception instrumentality — made it 26-0.

Then Warren utilized abbreviated fields — taking implicit connected the Lancers’ 24, 29, 7 and 8 — to determination it connected successful the 3rd quarter. Iamaleava’s 1-yard burst connected 4th down was followed by different TD walk to Anderson, past Iamaleava recovered Yasin-Spann aft Amari Shepherd came up with the shot disconnected a drawback implicit Jake Long’s caput and E.J. Smith returned an interception 22 yards.

Long and chap backmost C.J. Ceron combined for 131 yards passing. Long recovered Jake George successful the extremity portion for an 18-yard people during the running-clock 4th quarter.

“(Warren) was firing connected each cylinders,” said La Serna manager Andy George, who has mislaid conscionable 5 of his past 37 games and guided La Serna to the Division 6 last 2 years ago. “That’s a humbling defeat, but it’s not going to specify who we are arsenic a shot team.”

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