HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUNDUP : Los Alamitos Wins Third Consecutive Title, 39-21
Los Alamitos High ran its unbeaten streak to 35 with an easy 39-21 victory over Huntington Beach in the Southern Section Division II championship Saturday night at Cerritos College.
The Griffins (14-0) have won three consecutive section titles, tying an Orange County record. They dominated the Oilers (13-1) by amassing 554 yards of offense.
Mike Good completed 21 of 32 passes for 403 yards and four touchdowns, and Enrico Bozman rushed for 161 yards in 20 carries for Los Alamitos. Receiver Brad Melsby caught nine passes for 158 yards and Anthony Tucker caught five passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns. Defensive tackle Robert Torres had two sacks.
Before 7,500, the teams exchanged field goals before the Griffins scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter, including touchdown bombs of 53 and 62 yards from Good to Tucker, helping Los Alamitos take a 23-10 halftime lead. The Oilers never got closer.
Huntington Beach, playing in its first sectional final since 1935, was led by quarterback Levi Schuck, who completed 20 of 35 passes for 193 yards, and tight end Tony Gonzalez, who had eight receptions for 91 yards.
Irvine 41, Moreno Valley Canyon Springs 14--Tony Mathis rushed 13 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns, and Mike Phelps completed five passes for four scores to lift Irvine (13-1) past Canyon Springs (12-2) in the Division IV championship at Orange Coast College.
The victory gave Irvine its third consecutive Southern Section title and second Division IV title in a row.
Irvine’s defense limited the Cougars to 213 yards in total offense, but 119 of those yards came after the Vaqueros pulled their starters with 2:24 left in the third quarter and a 41-0 lead.
Mathis scored on Irvine’s second play, from 48 yards, and added a five-yard scoring run. Phelps completed scoring passes to Geoff Noisy (five and 27 yards), Tommy Louie (39 yards) and Sean Clark (62 yards).
Anaheim Savanna 20, Whittier 13--Senior Rani Kahouch intercepted two passes and scored on a 71-yard pass play to lead Savanna (12-2) to the Division VI championship over the Cardinals (9-5) at Glover Stadium.
The title is the first for Savanna.
Kahouch, who led Orange County in receiving, was shut out in the first half as he was being double- and triple-teamed.
He caught his only pass on the second play of the fourth quarter, a 71-yard play off a fade pattern from quarterback Paul Waldrop.
Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills 44, Costa Mesa 6--Trabuco Hills (11-3) ran away with the Division VIII championship at home. Costa Mesa (9-3-2) had won the regular-season meeting, 13-3.
Jake Galasso ran for 152 yards in 14 carries and scored three touchdowns.