Junior running back Will Strong gained 157 yards in 23 carries in the second half, scoring the Rangers' last three touchdowns, as Nordhoff rallied to clinch the Tri-Valley League title over visiting Oaks Christian.
Previously unbeaten Oaks Christian (8-1, 4-1) led, 28-13, before Strong scored on runs of three, 16 and 54 yards in the last 11:19. His efforts helped Nordhoff (8-1, 6-0) secure its first league title since 2000.
Strong, who suffered a strained left knee in the Rangers' last game, was limited to just eight yards in three carries in the first half and Oaks Christian led, 21-13, at intermission, following the Lions' comeback of their own from an early 13-0 deficit.
Oaks Christian rallied behind senior quarterback Joey Halzle and freshman running back Marc Tyler. Halzle completed 15 of 26 passes for 218 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Mark Richardson. Halzle completed 11 consecutive passes in one stretch.
Tyler, the son of former Rams star Wendell Tyler, had just four carries for 13 yards but scored on runs of five and three yards.
Oaks Christian's leading rusher, Aaron Ware, had 967 yards and 14 touchdowns entering the game but was limited to 64 yards in 14 carries.
Nordhoff closed out its league season with the victory and will play Arroyo Valley in a nonleague game next week. Oaks Christian finishes with a league game against Oak Park.
Carpinteria 21, Fillmore 0
Nordhoff 35, Oaks Christian 28
Oak Park 41, Santa Paula 0
VALLE VISTA LEAGUE
Covina 19, Ganesha 12
Pomona 27, Baldwin Park 11
San Dimas 36, Northview 19
Dominguez 46, Long Beach Jordan 21
Mayfair 38, Gahr 7
Malibu 45, Silver Valley 0