October 25, 2020 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Venice High Football Kicks off Season with a Bang

Gondoliers 4-2 on season after series of convincing victories 

By Sam Catanzaro

The Venice High School Gondolier football team has been playing top-notch ball this month, highlighted by a tight 37-34 win over the Paramount High School Pirates in a home game at Venice High School on Friday, September 21 and a dominating 41-0 trouncing of Hamilton High School at an away game on September 28.

Venice’s Jojo Glaspie just after catching a pass.

On September 21, Paramount got off to a quick start, leading 20-0 in the second quarter but Venice soon mounted a comeback. Scoring 14 points in both the second and third quarters and nine points in the fourth quarter, the Venice offensive never looked back once they got started.

Venice quarterback Luca Diamont passed for 284 yards, completing 20 out of 32 plays. In addition, Diamont rushed for 84 yards to round out his performance.

Paramount’s Justin Livingston gets a stiff arm from Venice’s Jojo Glaspie.

Receiver Chad Johnson led the offensive charge for Venice, scoring three touchdowns, while Makai Cope added a touchdown of his own.

The Hamilton game was by every definition one-sided. In the 41-0 victory, Venice got off to a quick start, scoring 20 points in the first quarter and never looked back. Diadmont passed for 158 yards at a 48 percent clip and rushed for an additional 41 yards.

The Gondoliers now own a 4-2 record. Up next is an away game at University High School (1-5) on Friday, October 5.

Venice receiver Chad Johnson receiver is tackled to the ground by Paramount’s Haven Mcgee
Related Posts

‘Recall Newsom’ Head Hanging From Venice Ballerina Clown

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020

Cardboard cutout of Gov. Newsom’s head hanging from iconic Venice art installation By Sam Catanzaro A cardboard cutout painting of...

L.A. County COVID-19 Cases Partly Driven Teenagers

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

68 percent of new cases among people between ages of 12 and 50 By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County health...

Free Flu Shots at Palms Middle School for Students and Family

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

Los Angeles Unified and Health Net offering free vaccinations for seasonal flu to students and families By Chad Winthrop Los...

Mark Twain Middle School Community Raising Money to Restore Mural

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Colorful mosaic mural in front of school in need of repair By Sam Catanzaro Mark Twain Middle School community members...

Intravenous Vitamin Therapy: A Natural, Effective Solution for the Flu

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

By Dr. Mahboubeh Hashemi, ND and Dr. Matthew Cavaiola, ND  As fall and winter are fast approaching, many people, and...

Three-Story Apartment Building Planned Near Venice Canals

October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

1940s triplex could be replaced by co-living facility By Toi Creel Plans are in the works to demolish a 1940s...

Edify TV: Deal to House Homeless People Near Freeways

October 18, 2020

October 18, 2020

After months of negotiations, the City and County of LA reached a $300 million deal to house thousands of homeless...

LADOT Resumes Parking Enforcement

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control (PETC) has resumed parking enforcement. Find out what...

Armed Suspect Attempting to Rob Several Local Victims

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

LAPD issue alert regarding series of Westside robberies Los Angeles Police Department detectives have recognized a pattern of robberies on...

Italian Restaurant Opens in Venice’s Former Chaya Space

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Italian restaurant Forma expands into Venice By Kerry Slater A popular Santa Monica Italian restaurant has moved into space formerly...

Edify TV: Penmar Golf Homeless Encampment Update

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

The City of Los Angeles has taken new action in an effort to deal with a homeless encampment along Penmar...

Michelin Pauses 2020 California Guide

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Restaurant guide says COVID-19 and wildfires forced decision By Kerry Slater The Michelin Guide has paused the announcement of stars...

Venice Under Heat Advisory

October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

Heat advisory in effect until 5 p.m. Friday By Sam Catanzaro The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared a heat...

UCLA to Administer Faster, Cheaper Coronavirus Testing

October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

SwabSeq testing platform to be rolled out after FDA approval Scientists at UCLA Health will soon be using a new...