Santa Fe Springs St. Paul scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to rally for a 35-20 victory over host Lancaster Antelope Valley in a Southern Section Division III quarterfinal Friday night.
The second-seeded Swordsmen (10-2) extended their winning streak to nine games and will play host to Palmdale in a semifinal next Saturday.
After trailing, 20-7, at halftime, St. Paul stormed back behind the running of fullback Matthew Parent, who finished with 107 yards and two touchdowns in 21 carries.
The 6-foot-3, 248-pound senior scored on runs of eight and two yards in the fourth quarter.
The Swordsmen took the lead for good on an 80-yard touchdown pass from Miguel Rios to Sergio Villasenor on the first play of the fourth quarter and Randall Reynoso's extra point, making the score 21-20.
Antelope Valley quarterback Mychal Bogan rushed for 173 yards in 12 carries, including an 83-yard touchdown run and a 74-yard run that set up another score.
The Antelopes finished 8-4.