St. Matthew's Alumni Spark Wolverines

Chad Kanoff and Chris Sebastian key Harvard-Westlake's rout of Fairfax.

had another big game for Harvard-Westlake High in last Friday night's intersectional football game. What made it even bigger, though, was that his efforts resulted in a win.

The Wolverines' junior quarterback threw for 163 yards and five touchdowns in a 51-14 victory over Los Angeles Fairfax, last year's L.A. City Section Division II champion.

Kanoff, who lives in Pacific Palisades and was a multi-sport athlete at , has eight touchdowns in Harvard-Westlake's first two games, having thrown three in a 34-27 loss to Venice in his team's opener. One of his scoring passes Friday was a 37-yard strike to fellow Palisadian and St. Matthew's graduate .

Sebastian, a junior cornerback and wide receiver, also returned an interception 26 yards late in the game and finished with four tackles on defense. He had six receptions for 64 yards in the Wolverines' season opener.

Senior safety , who graduated from St. Matthew's the year before Kanoff and Sebastian, had six solo and seven assisted tackles Friday, upping his season total to 21. , a senior defensive end, recovered a fumble and had seven tackles while fellow Palisadians (four solo tackles, one assist) and (one assisted tackle) also contributed on defense. 

Kanoff's eight touchdown passes equal his total as a sophomore last season when he took over for senior Max Heltzer as the starter in the Wolverines' last two games.

Harvard-Westlake needs one win to match its total from last season, when it moved up to the Mission League and Western Division from the lesser Del Rey League and Northwest Division and went 2-7-1.

Harvard-Westlake (1-1) travels to Lawndale for a nonleague game against Leuzinger Friday night. Leuzinger lost its season opener to Santa Monica 35-0 last week.


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