On the ensuing kickoff, Fountain Valley's Bryan Reihm was tackled in the end zone for a safety, giving Los Alamitos a gift-wrapped opportunity to steal the victory.

On the punt, Chad Dunn's 26-yard return gave Los Alamitos the ball at the 47, but five plays later, Jones fumbled at the 30 and Bryan Schutte recovered with 2:25 remaining.

"This feels like a Super Bowl," said Kyle Feiler, who rushed eight times for 78 yards and scored touchdowns of 16 and six yards in the third quarter. "We were pumped up. We brought everything we could. We just don't like Los Al."

If the Barons were emotional, Los Alamitos was not -- something that has dogged the Griffins the last few games.

Ryan Best's interception ignited the third-quarter rally. He batted the ball to himself and returned it 10 yards to the Los Alamitos 32-yard line. From there it took four plays to score as Feiler -- a running back -- lined up at quarterback in the shotgun and ran a draw. John Asmussen kicked the extra point to make it 7-7.

The Barons got another big play on their next drive, catching Los Alamitos in a blitz to gain 52 yards on a screen play to Best. Three plays later, Feiler scored from six yards.

And in the fourth quarter, Kevin Gerard stepped in front of a Jimmy Barnes pass and returned it 57 yards for a 21-7 lead with 8:32 left.

"I knew [Jeremy] Childs is the receiver they want to go to," said Gerard, who had two of Fountain Valley's four interceptions.

David Patterson also had one.

"I told him he could get a lot of recognition if he shut down Childs," said Johnson, who watched Childs catch only four passes for 31 yards. "I think he did."
--Martin Henderson

Huntington Beach 14, Esperanza 10
Edison 21, Marina 7


Oaks Chrisitan 56, Carpinteria 7
Joey Halzle completed seven of seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown for visiting Oaks Christian (7-0, 3-0).

Nordhoff 18, Oak Park 10
Bishop Diego 25, Santa Paula 25


Northview 21, Covina 14