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rts With Jim Ferguson The Trojans celebrate their last-minute winning field goal. Courtesy photo Employment Opportunities CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER- FUILL TIME BENEFITED POSITION - FLSA Non-Exempt Range 36 $26.490Hourb" Must be available to. work weekends, holidays and some evenings Applications may be obtained at the Front Counter - Lobby Area of City Hall 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA 90704 Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017 by 4pm More Information: The California DMV Will conduct busifiess in the City of Avalon October 9-11, 2017 Appointments are available and may be scheduled at City Hall. California driver license and identification card a pplications will be processed. All original driver license and identification card applications will require two (2) acceptable California residency documents. Non-commercial drive tests will be conducted and basic vehicle registration renewals/a pplications wilt also be processed. DMV hours of operation will be: Monday l:00pm - 5:00pm Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm Wednesday 8:00am - 11:30am Acceptable methods of payment will be: cash, checks, and money orders. (Checks are preferred) Commercial drive tests will no longer be administered in the City of Avalon. Hi.up in the ImtUe for I.A The battle for LA hit a bump this past weekend as both the Rams and Chargers lost in the final seconds of their respective games. This was the Chargers home opener in their cozy stadium, StubHub Center. T h e Miami Dolphins took the lead Jim Ferguson 19-17 with a Columnist 54-yard field goal with a little over one minute remaining in the game. There was plenty of time for Phillip Rivers to position his team for a game winning field goal. Rookie kicker Younghoe Koo who had his game tying field goal attempt blocked last week had a relatively short 42-yard field goal to secure the victory. Unfortunately, the kick was wide right and the Chargers fell to 0-2. The Kanas City Chiefs are the Chargers next opponent and they have beaten the Chargers the last six times they have played. Charger fever has not been evident in the LA area with the attendance at the Stubhub not a capacity for the smallest stadium in the NFL. The Rams didn't fair any better against the Washington Redskins. It was a game the Rams always trailed and couldn't muster a scor- ing drive in the last minutes of the fourth quarter and ultimately lost 27-20 to the Redskins to even their record at 1-1. Jared Goff, the Rams second year quarterback, preformed adequately and com- pleted 15 of 25 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown. The Coliseum had a better turn- out for the game with a paid atten- dance of over 55,000. To put that into perspective, the third team in Los Angeles, the USC Trojans, put more fans in the stands than both the Rams and Chargers combined. The Rams face off against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. Hopefully they will prevail against the 0-2 49ers. Trojans prevail Speaking of the Trojans they had a score to settle against the University of Texas Longhorns. The game was more of a defen- sive struggle for both teams as SC took a 14-7 halftime lead. Texas came out the second half and started to have more success putting 10 points on the score- board. The Trojans behind Heisman hopeful, Sam Darnold, had 45 seconds left on the clock when they began the final drive to tie or win the game. Darnold had his Heisman moment and drove the Trojans into field goal range of walk-on kicker Chase McGrath. McGrath a freshman, put the game into overtime by kicking the ball through the uprights. Both teams scored touchdowns in the first overtime. Texas then lost a fumble inside the five-yard line by an aggressive defensive play by USC's Christian Rector. SC secured the victory when McGrath kicked his second career field goal and the Trojans came away victorious 27-24. Next up for the Trojans are the California Golden Bears who are off to a 3-0 start. UCLA was feeling good about their early season and getting some recognition with a 25th spot in the polls. Bruin quarterback Josh Rosen was riding a wave of suc- cess while leading the Westwood gang to two victories. The Memphis Tigers were undefeated and had a quarter- back named Riley Ferguson (No Relation). It wound up being a shootout with the Tigers and Ferguson's six touchdown throws prevailing 48-45 sending the Bruins home without the Southern hospitality they were hoping for. The Bruins square off against Stanford and they will be in a foul mood after losing to the Trojans and San Diego State the last two weeks. Dodgers back 6n track The Dodgers finally got back on track by putting together a four game winning streak. They have secured a playoff spot but win- ning the Western Division of the National League is their immedi- ate goal. The clinching of the West should happen by the time you read this article. Things remain status quo for the Angels. If they can finish strong in the next 12 games they should have a chance of partici- pating in the postseason. The Yankees look to be the favorite of securing a Wild Card spot and the Twins and Angels are battling for the last remaining spot for October baseball. 9/22 Cr0ssw0r l SOlUtiOn I , 14 i Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 THE CATAUNA ISLANDER