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SUNSET LEAGUE : Edison Builds Big Lead; Cruises to 48-20 Victory

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Edison dominated the first half of Friday night’s game against Ocean View and let its reserves mop up during the second half of a 48-20 Sunset League victory at Huntington Beach High.

Edison’s starting unit, which took the second half off because of the one-sided score, had five touchdowns and led, 35-0, at halftime. The Chargers (3-2, 1-1 in league) were helped by three Ocean View fumbles, all of which led to touchdowns. Ocean View is 0-5, 0-2.

Jeremy Simmons, a senior running back, scored Edison’s first and fourth touchdowns of the half on runs of 13 and six yards. He had 15 carries for 103 yards in the game.

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Todd Belitz added three touchdowns passes, a 19-yarder to Tony Borrelli, a 28-yarder to Andy Linnen and a five-yarder to Timon Jeske to conclude first-half scoring.

Pat Markovsky, Belitz’s second-half replacement, added touchdown passes of 32 yards to Jeske and 14 yards to Dan Emhof.

Ocean View rallied for 20 fourth-quarter points behind Ted Norman. He caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Freddy Brown and threw a 69-yard halfback option pass to David Shaw. He also ran two yards for the final score.

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