If one were rating high school homecoming games on a scale of one to 10, last week’s at Hamilton High School would be off the charts rating an 11.
Led by six foot, six inch junior quarterback Armani Rogers, The Hamilton Yankees destroyed the crosstown rival Fairfax Lions, 45-0 at Al Michaels Field.
The play-by-play announcer for NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecasts is a Hamilton alumnus.
It was the Western League opener for both schools.
Rogers torched the Lions for over 250 yards through the air completing four touchdown passes and running for another.
Rogers is reminiscent of NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback and Hamilton alum, Warren Moon. Moon went to Hamilton during the Nixon administration as did his agent and best friend, Leigh Steinberg.
Senior linebacker Anthonee Parker intercepted a Fairfax pass for a touchdown, returned a punt inside the Lions’ five yard line that led to another score and had numerous tackles including at least two quarterback sacks recorded on video.
Speaking of Hamilton linebackers, Oakland Raider and Super Bowl XV MVP Rod Martin is an alumnus having played with Moon during the Watergate years.
Senior wide outs Russell Shaw, Jericho Flowers and Trent Sadler caught the touchdowns with Shaw snaring two. Sadler also intercepted a pass.
Speaking of Hamilton wide outs New York Giants Super Bowl champion Stephen Baker The Touchdown Maker is an alumnus as well playing there in the early ’80s.
Junior tailback Malik Norman easily ran through the Lions defense for 100 yards like they were kittens.
With the win Hamilton evened its overall season mark at 3-3 with a 1-0 record in the Western League.
To hear from Hamilton head coach Ernest King on the Homecoming win, click on the video below.
Later this afternoon, they’ll host another crosstown rival – the University Wildcats – for first place in league.
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