Katella Rallies in Fourth Quarter to Defeat Estancia

Katella rallied from a third-quarter deficit to defeat Estancia, 27-19, in a nonleague game Friday at Newport Harbor High.

Toriano Johnson scored what turned out to be the winning touchdown with 5 minutes 31 seconds left in the game on a five-yard reception from reserve quarterback Stevie Gomez.

Katella (3-2) took a 7-0 lead with 6:47 left in the first quarter when sophomore quarterback Joe Rogers connected with Bob Nita on a 37-yard pass play. Rogers left the game after completing three of 12 passes for 62 yards.

Estancia (2-2-1) tied the score at 7-7 in the second quarter on a 48-yard run by James Dawkins. Estancia took the lead, 13-7, when Dawkins ran from 37 yards out with 3:01 left in the half.

Arthur Tiscareno returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards, giving Katella the halftime edge, 14-13.

Estancia came back to score the only points in the third quarter on Manu Tanielu's three-yard run to take a 19-14 lead.

In other nonleague games:

Costa Mesa 41, Anaheim 0--Vince Hamade rushed for two touchdowns and had a reception for another to lead the Mustangs over Anaheim (0-5) at Orange Coast College.

Costa Mesa (5-0) scored 20 first-quarter points to put the game away early. With only 22 seconds off the clock, Hamade scored on a 69-yard run. It took 26 seconds more for the Mustangs to score again, as Jerry Cleveland recovered a fumble in the end zone to give Costa Mesa a 14-0 lead. Hamade closed out the first-quarter scoring with a 29-yard pass play from Ronnie Lievanos with 3:32 left.

Steve Herzog scored on a 34-yard pass from Lievanos with nine seconds left in the half. After a scoreless third quarter, Hamade and Herzog each added two-yard touchdown runs in the fourth.

Hamade finished with 148 yards in 20 carries and caught four passes for 92 yards. Costa Mesa also intercepted seven passes, including three from Rovinn Sou, giving him six this season.

Los Angeles Baptist 21, Brethren Christian 14--Brethren Christian had an opportunity to tie the score with 1:53 left after reaching Baptist's 20-yard line, but failed to complete a pass on four attempts.

Tim Feirfeil gave Baptist (4-1) a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on touchdown catches of 35 and 70 yards. The Knights led, 21-7, at halftime after Garrett Ellis' 10-yard touchdown catch from Peter Dirksen, who was 12 of 17 for 274 yards and three touchdowns.

Brian Pappagalo scored Brethren Christian's first touchdown on a 10-yard run and Adrian Castillo scored on a two-yard run with 8:32 remaining in the game. Castillo rushed for 124 yards in 25 carries for the Warriors (2-3).

Riverside Sherman Indian 28, Southern California Christian 6--James Brantley's 60-yard kickoff return to open the second half of play was the only bright spot for the host Flames (1-4).

Sherman Indian (1-4) opened the scoring in the first quarter when Aaron Brown rushed one yard for a 6-0 lead. The two-point conversion failed. Tommy Walker made the score 12-0 when he rushed for a three-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Walker scored again in the third quarter on a five-yard run, and Gerrard McDarment scored the final touchdown on a four-yard run in the fourth quarter.

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