High School Football

Downey, Central Catholic quarterbacks weigh in on ‘Deflategate”

Downey High School’s P.J. Wilson and Central Catholic’s Hunter Petlansky – both quarterbacks – say less air is better when it comes to footballs. The two weighed in on Deflategate, the football caper involving the New England Patriots and underinflated footballs that were discovered during their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game.


Wilson on Outdoors: What happens when prohibited species accidentally caught?

Q: I fly fish for calico bass using barbless hooks in the kelp beds off Catalina Island and the coast, and it’s all strictly catch and release. Garibaldi are abundant in this habitat and are very aggressive. When I can see them I can usually avoid catching them. However, rarely one will take my fly inadvertently. Since they are only lightly hooked through the lip, they survive the accidental catch and release. However, it is illegal to “take” garibaldi. Is this considered illegal if caught by accident and then released? How can one avoid catching them? Rick B.


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