HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP : DIVISION V
Corona 21, El Monte Arroyo 16--David Janoski scored on a three-yard run with 4:03 remaining to lead the top-seeded Panthers at Corona High.
It was Corona’s second football title in three years.
Corona’s 80-yard winning drive was highlighted by Janoski’s 42-yard run to the Arroyo three. Gerald Washington was stopped twice for no gain before Janoski swept left and fought through a tackle at the one.
Arroyo had two chances to win after getting the ball in Corona territory but failed to score. Jason Saldivar recovered D.J. Hoyt’s fumble at the Corona 22 to end one drive. Arroyo got the ball back at the Corona 49 in the final minute, but Corona’s Darrell Bell intercepted a pass on the final play.
Arroyo took the lead on a 15-play drive to start the second half. Keith MacLellan scored on a three-yard run for a 16-14 lead with 4:43 left in the third quarter.
Hoyt finished with 174 yards in 22 carries but gained only 26 in the second half.
Janoski, who returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, carried 14 times for 107 yards.
Southern California Christian 34, Calvary Chapel 14--Mike Jacot ran for three touchdowns and 136 yards in 10 carries for the Flames before 2,000 at Santa Ana Stadium.
Jacot, a junior tailback, finished with 37 touchdowns to set an Orange County single-season record for rushing touchdowns. He entered the game tied at 34 with Ron Papazian of Whittier Christian, who set the record in 1989.
The Flames (12-2), who finished second to Calvary Chapel (11-2) in the Arrowhead League, lost to the Eagles, 19-14, earlier this season.
Besides Jacot’s touchdown runs of 21, 11 and 41 yards, Southern California Christian got a two-yard touchdown run from fullback Dennis Amundson, who finished with 144 yards rushing.
Quarterback Nathan Lambie passed 20 yards to wide receiver Scott Williams for a Southern California Christian touchdown during the second quarter.
Calvary Chapel quarterback Jason Sharkey passed for only 11 yards during the first half but finished with 115. In the team’s last game, Sharkey passed for 206 yards, including 149 in the first half.
The Eagles scored on an 11-yard pass from Sharkey to wide receiver Mike Echan during the second quarter and on a 42-yard pass from Sharkey to wide receiver Steve Hemple during the third quarter.