Southern Section

Saturday, Oct. 25


Murrieta Calvary Chapel 56, La Verne Lutheran 0


El Dorado 20, El Modena 0


Mammoth 35, Boron 7


Baker 28, Immanuel Christian 26
Luis Mendoza scored on a short touchdown run with less than three minutes to play to lift Baker over visiting Immanuel Christian (1-5, 1-2). Mendoza finished with 79 yards rushing, and Edson Nieto had 54 yards rushing and scored on twice to lead the Braves (3-4, 2-1).

Trona 72, Big Pine 24


Gabbrielino 36, Mountain View 7


Ontario 45, Colony 21


Rio Hondo Prep 45, Webb 7
Doc Bray had 158 yards on six carries, including an 85-yard scoring run, and caught a 64-yard pass reception from Dan Pastor to lead Rio Hondo Prep (4-1, 2-0). Host Webb is 3-2, 0-2.

Pasadena Poly 28, Flintridge Prep 14


Warren 43, Downey 3


Loyola 31, Mater Dei 28 (2 OT)
Thomas Weber kicked a 37-yard field goal in the second overtime Saturday night to lift Los Angeles Loyola to victory over Santa Ana Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium.

After trading touchdowns on their first alternate possessions in overtime, the Monarchs were stopped short on fourth and two at the 17 yard line. Weber, who missed an extra point and field goals of 43 and 51 yards, then kicked the game winner four plays later for the Cubs (4-3, 1-1).

Mater Dei (3-4, 1-1) twice fumbled inside Loyola's five yard line. The first turnover came on the opening drive of the game, and second came with the Monarchs driving for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:02 remaining in the game.

Mistakes also hurt Loyola, particularly a roughing-the-passer penalty on a failed fake punt, which resulted in a first down. Mater Dei then went on to score on a 1-yard run by Justin Guzman to cut Loyola's lead to 13-7 with 1:44 left in the first half.

Mater Dei quarterback Jason Forcier, who rushed for 106 of his 181 yards in the fourth quarter, scored on a nine yard run with 5:57 left in the game to tie the score at 21.

Dan Arritt


Brentwood 48, Kilpatrick 0
Ryan Mallory had 109 yards in 16 carries and two touchdowns to lead host Brentwood (6-1). Kilpatrick falls to 2-4.

Capistrano Valley Christian 33, St. Anthony 12
Kory Nielsen rushed for 103 yard in 17 carries and Karl Hotdel had 148 yards receiving with three touchdowns for Capistrano Valley Christian (3-3-1) at Laguna Beach High. St. Anthony is 2-4-1.

Chadwick 14, Malibu 7
Chris Kim scored on a 54-yard run in the third quarter to provide the margin of victory for host Chadwick (3-3-1). Danny St. Lawrence scored earlier for the Dolphins (3-3-1) on a 65-yard touchdown run. Chris Lefotu scored in the first quarter on a 10-yard run for Malibu (1-5).


California School of the Deaf/Fremont 44, CSDR 10



Maricopa 80 Laguna Blanca 32


Southlands Christian 52, Liberty Christian 30
Peace in the Valley at New Life Christian, 7


Avalon 52, Masada 6


Santa Clarita Christian 56, LA Lutheran 6
Stephen Mercier had five carries for 79 yards with three touchdowns for Santa Clarita Christian (7-0, 3-0).

Thacher 44, Villanova Prep 12


Baker 28, Immanuel Christian 26
Owens Valley 28, Lee Vining 22
Trona 72, Big Pine 24


California Lutheran at Upland Christian, cancelled (air quality)
Riverside Christian 33, Desert Chapel 0


First Lutheran 47, Ventura County Christian 0
Thousand Oaks Hillcrest Christian 43, Trinity Lutheran 8
Westmark 41, Skyward Christian 32


Torrance Lutheran 64, Henderson (Nev.) Warren-Walker 14

Friday, Oct. 24


Alhambra 28, Keppel 6
Julio Gasson completed seven of 17 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns and Stephan Diaz caught four passes for 87 yards and a pair of scores to lead host Alhambra (3-4, 1-1). Keppel is 0-7, 0-2.

Schurr 28, Bell Gardens 21
Jesse Ramirez had 290 all-purpose yards (174 rushing, 116 receiving) and scored four touchdowns to lead host Schurr (3-4, 2-0) over Bell Gardens (1-5-1, 1-1).

San Gabriel 20, Montebello 13


Beverly Hills 50, Leuzinger 28
Ollie Linter passed for 236 yards and one score and had a 33-yard touchdown run to lead visiting Beverly Hills (4-2-1, 1-0). Kyle McCall rushed for 222 yards and five touchdowns and Brandon Rice had 13 catches for 179 yards an one touchdown for Beverly Hills. Jason Taylor, who had 16 tackles at strong safety, ran for 238 yards and one score on 20 carries and Gerard Armstrong, who had 10 tackles at linebacker, had seven carries for 131 yards for Leuzinger (2-5, 0-2).

Mira Costa 14, Inglewood 8


Linfield Christian 31, Midway Baptist 12
Terry Burgin ran for 100 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries and Jame Waite rushed for 171 yards on 23 carries and one score to lead visiting Linfield Christian (4-3, 2-0) over Midway Baptist (3-4, 0-2).

Anza Hamilton 43, Twin Pines 0


Villa Park 21, Brea Olinda 7
Derek Hines rushed for 132 yards and one touchdown for Villa Park (7-0, 2-0). Brea Olinda is 2-5, 1-1.

Tustin 41, Anaheim Canyon 16


Buena 27, Santa Barbara 14
St. Bonaventure 50, Ventura 3
San Marcos 28, Dos Pueblos 21


Fontana 20, Eisenhower 8
Miller 47, Rialto 14
Redlands East Valley 24, Redlands 16


Twentynine Palms 34, Big Bear 26
Beaumont 15, Banning 13
San Jacinto 16, Vista del Lago 3
Notre Dame 37, Yucca Valley 0


Pasadena Marshall 27, Grace Brethern 20


Bosco Tech 42, Bishop Montgomery 21
Nick Acuna ran 160 yards on 24 carries, leading a Bosco Tech (3-4, 1-1) ground game that gained 352 yards.

Crespi 36, St. Bernard 19
Randle Harris scored five first-half touchdowns and Encino Crespi's defense held Playa del Rey St. Bernard to eight first downs as the host Celts defeated the Vikings.

Harris rushed 18 times for 121 yards and four touchdowns and caught a nine-yard scoring pass from Kevin Vollmer.

The victory moves Crespi (6-1, 2-0) into first place, a half-game in front of defending league champion Gardena Serra, which plays tonight and will face the Celts next week.

St. Bernard (5-2, 1-1) scored first on an 80-yard pass play from Kennedy Offoegbu to Jared Billups, but Crespi answered by scoring on five of its seven first-half possessions. The two non-scoring possessions were turnovers in St. Bernard territory.

St. Bernard closed to within 22-13 after an 80-yard touchdown run by Marcus Crockett in the second quarter, but Harris had scoring runs of two and five yards before the half that gave Crespi a 36-13 lead.

St. Bernard held Crespi to 27 second-half yards and Harris had only 28 yards after intermission, but the Vikings were unable to capitalize. Trailing, 36-19, the Vikings saw an Offoegbu pass fall incomplete on fourth down from the Crespi six-yard line with 7:03 to play.

The Celts took over and gained four first downs to use up the rest of the clock.
--Peter Yoon


La Serna 31, Whittier 0
Ricky Beltran rushed for 142 yards on 14 carries and also had an interception for La Serna (7-0, 2-0). Ernie Cooper added 75 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns. Whittier is 4-3, 0-2.

Santa Fe 28, El Rancho 22
California 28, Pioneer 9


Mammoth 35, Boron 7


Barstow 14, Victor Valley 0


La Quinta 47, Desert Hot Springs 17
Palm Springs 48, Indio 0
Palm Desert 20, Cathedral City 17 (OT)


Valencia 28, Burbank Burroughs 20
Burbank 16, Saugus 14


Fullerton 35, La Habra 3
Several big plays and a very big player kept the Indians (7-0, 2-0) undefeated and on top of the Freeway League standings.

Fullerton (4-3, 1-1) took a 14-3 lead just before halftime on a five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Xavier Hicks to tight end Darren Fells on a timing play in the end zone where the 6-8 Fells leapt over the defender to make the catch. The play was set up by an 88-yard punt return by Ricky Reynoso.

Fullerton extended its lead to 18 points with a 14-play, 81-yard scoring drive that opened the third quarter, then got a 93-yard interception return for a touchdown from Hicks. He picked up a nice block on La Habra quarterback Danny Morales from teammate David Allen that sprang Hicks the final 25 yards up the La Habra sideline.

It was Hicks' sixth interception of the season. He also passed for two touchdowns.

Fullerton running back Brian Allen ran for 147 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown run. But his 60-yard run for an apparent score was nullified by a penalty. Fullerton had a 52-yard fumble return by Jose Miranda for another apparent touchdown also called back on a penalty.

Morales, under heavy pressure from Fullerton's defense all night, passed for 151 yards, but was thrown for rushing losses seven times.
--Paul McLeod

Troy 21, Sonora 13
Sunny Hills 35, Buena Park 24


Garden Grove Pacifica 43, Garden Grove 21
Brandon Harper completed 11 for 15 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns and Steve Heller caught seven passes for 100 yards and two scores for Pacifica (4-3, 3-1). Jaymes Franco added had 99 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown for Pacifica. Garden Grove is 3-4, 2-1.

Rancho Alamitos 47, Westminster La Quinta 0


Antelope Valley 19, Highland 8
Quartz Hill 21, Lancaster 20
Palmdale 58, Littlerock 0


Westminster 44, Ocean View 0
Carlos Brooks rushed nine times for 165 yards and scored three touchdowns for Westminster.

Santa Ana 26, Estancia 20


Bishop Union 41, Frazier Mountain 21
Dylan Beaman rushed for four touchdowns, bolstering his total to 22 scores on the season, to lead host Bishop Union (6-1, 2-0). Frazier Mountain falls to 0-2 in league.

Mojave 7, Desert 0
Rosamond 10, Kern Valley 0


Valley View 27, Canyon Springs 17
Riverside North 49, Moreno Valley 7
Arlington 24, Riverside Poly 21


Santa Maria St. Joseph 35, Cabrillo 27
Brad Escobar rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns in 39 carries for St. Joseph.

Santa Ynez 45, Nipomo 6
Lompoc 57, Santa Maria 0


Thousand Oaks 42, Calabasas 17
Moorpark 35, Royal 6
Agoura 35, SImi Valley 0
Westlake 41, Newbury Park 14


Hacienda Heights Wilson 41, Charter Oak 32
Bonita 22, Garey 21


Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 40, Alemany 0
St. Paul 45, Harvard-Westlake 0


Arroyo 22, El Monte 21
Rosemead 27, South El Monte 5


Rim of the World 41, Hesperia 0
Apple Valley 22, Sultana 13


Gladstone 35, Duarte 0
La Puente 42, Workman 6


Lakewood 21, Long Beach Wilson 17
Long Beach Cabrillo 24, Long Beach Jordan 21
Long Beach Poly 43, Compton 0


Don Lugo 27, Chaffey 0


Redondo 24, North Torrance 0
Hawthorne 36, West Torrance 21


Savanna 31, Magnolia 10
Santa Ana Valley 41, Anaheim 20
Western 21, Century 7


Arroyo Grande 23, Righetti 14
San Luis Obispo 43, Paso Robles 22


Arcadia 43, Glendale 9
Pasadena 39, Hoover 7
Muir 27, Crescenta Valley 26


Corona del Mar 24, Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 7
Northwood 35, Laguna Beach 0


Hueneme 34, Camarillo 20
Channel Islands 24, Oxnard Pacifica 7
Rio Mesa 35, Oxnard 28


Culver City 31, South Torrance 6
James Magee had 169 yards on 22 carries and one touchdown for host Culver City (7-1, 4-0). South Torrance (4-3, 1-2) became the first team in seven weeks to score on the first team defense of Culver City.

El Segundo 52, Palos Verdes 12
Tyson Hawley of host El Segundo (4-3, 2-2) completed 11 for 15 passes for 237 yards and five touchdowns. Palos Verdes is 1-6, 0-4.

Torrance 61, Compton Centennial 6


Temple City 39, Blair 7
San Marino 13, La Canada 12
South Pasadena 29, Monrovia 19


Arroyo Valley 70, San Bernardino 54
Colton 26, Yucaipa 19
Cajon 27, Pacific 13


Walnut 31, Nogales 0
Josh Broughton caught touchdown passes of 99 and 16 yards to lead host Walnut (4-3, 1-1). Nogales falls to 0-7, 0-2.

West Covina 35, Rowland 16


Dominguez 30, Lynwood 27
There's nothing fancy about the Compton Dominguez offense. The Dons cluster together in their double wing-T formation -- football's version of a scrum in rugby -- and dare the other team to stop their relentless running game.

Lynwood wasn't up to the task.

Dominguez, ranked No. 20 in the Southland by The Times, overpowered the Knights when it counted Friday en route to a victory in a game between previously unbeaten teams at Lynwood Middle School.

Sam Hopkins rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns in 23 carries. His six-yard scoring run on fourth and goal with 1:14 to play gave Dominguez a 30-21 lead and capped a 13-play, 58-yard drive that sealed Lynwood's fate.

"I felt I was unstoppable," said Hopkins, a senior who also scored on runs of seven and 20 yards. "I just told the coach to give me the ball, and I made it happen."

Hopkins had plenty of help. Darryl Crummie gained 76 yards in 12 carries and scored on a 10-yard run. Dion Bell rushed for 67 yards in 13 carries and set up a touchdown drive with an interception. And the Dons' massive offensive line opened holes all night.

Dominguez (7-0, 2-0) extended its winning streak over Lynwood to 11 games. The Knights have not beaten the Dons since 1992.

Lynwood (5-1-1, 1-1) trailed, 23-21, after a 15-yard scoring pass from Ashlee Palmer to Ellis Powers with 7:05 to play. The Knights made the final score close on another Palmer scoring pass with four seconds left.

Marlin Simmons, Lynwood's defensive leader at linebacker, led the Knights with 74 yards rushing in only three carries.
--Rob Fernas


Aliso Niguel 23, Newport Harbor 19
Irvine 40, Woodbridge 0


St. John Bosco 22, Santa Margarita 0
Junior running back Daniel Jenkins rushed for 83 yards in eight carries and four other players scored as the Braves upset previously unbeaten Santa Margarita at St. John Bosco.

Santa Margarita (6-1, 1-1), ranked No. 14 in the Southland by The Times, played without versatile senior quarterback Michael Angelo, who was benched for disciplinary reasons after arriving late for a mandatory game-day church service at Santa Margarita. Angelo had rushed for 464 yards and six touchdowns and passed for another six touchdowns entering the game.

Senior Ryan Neinhuis replaced Angelo but was ineffective passing. Neinhuis completed two of eight passes for 11 yards with one interception, although he was the team's second leading rusher with 37 yards in 10 carries. Chris Ramsey had 43 yards in 11 carries to lead the Eagles, who finished with just 125 total yards.

St. John Bosco (6-1, 1-1), ranked No. 19 by The Times, scored in each quarter. Louis Spindola kicked a 37-yard field goal in the first, Greg Chavez had a six-yard touchdown run in the second, Michael Acosta returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in the third and Anthony Rodriguez caught a six-yard scoring pass from Patrick Cowan in the fourth.

Terrence King, who had rushed for 628 yards and 12 touchdowns as a backup, finished with 60 yards in 15 carries for the Braves. The defending league-champion Braves beat Santa Margarita for the second consecutive season after losing the first five games between the teams.
--Lauren Peterson

Bishop Amat 33, Servite 20


Damien 14, Chino 3
Diamond Bar 17, Chino Hills 14
Ayala 24, Glendora 21


Mission Viejo 63, El Toro 13
Capistrano Valley 20, Dana Hills 6
San Clemente 35, Trabuco Hills 10


Chaparral 24, Temecula Valley 21
Stephon Mitchell made a goal-line interception with six seconds remaning to preserve the victory for visiting Chaparral (5-2, 1-1). Matt Ticich completed 16 of 23 for 216 yards and two touchdowns for Chaparral. Antonio Williams rushed for 165 yards on 29 carries and Dorrell Peters ran for 84 yards on 11 carries and two scores for Temecula Valley (4-3, 0-1), which held Chaparral to 14 rushing yards.

Temescal Canyon 49, Murrieta Valley 19


Mayfair 21, La Mirada 6


Hemet 22, Hemet West Valley 9
Ryan Griffith caught seven passes for 101 yards and three touchdown passes, kicked two extra points and scored on a two-point conversion to lead Hemet (5-2, 1-1). Griffith also had an interception, broke up a pass that could have resulted in a West Valley touchdown and had six tackles. Hemet held host West Valley (3-4, 1-1) to just 155 yards on offense.

Paloma Valley 27, Perris 6


Fountain Valley 21, Los Alamitos 16
Fountain Valley had lost by one point to Mission Viejo, The Times' second-ranked team in the Southland, and by one touchdown to No. 14 Santa Margarita, but on Friday, the Barons finally landed the big one.

Taking advantage of seven turnovers, and scoring three touchdowns in the second half, No. 17 Fountain Valley beat top-ranked Los Alamitos at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach.

It snapped a 19-game winning streak for the Griffins (6-1, 1-1 in league play), who were ranked No. 2 in the state.

"We didn't deserve to win," said Coach John Barnes, whose team won the Southern Section Division I title last year. "They made plays, we didn't make plays.

"Life goes on."

Life will be a little happier today for the Barons (5-2, 2-0), who scored 14 points in the third quarter and another seven in the fourth, then held on in the final 4 minutes 31 seconds as heavy fog enveloped the field.

It came right after Joshua Jones scored from one yard to make it 21-14.

On the ensuing kickoff, Fountain Valley's Bryan Reihm was tackled in the end zone for a safety, giving Los Alamitos a gift-wrapped opportunity to steal the victory.

On the punt, Chad Dunn's 26-yard return gave Los Alamitos the ball at the 47, but five plays later, Jones fumbled at the 30 and Bryan Schutte recovered with 2:25 remaining.

"This feels like a Super Bowl," said Kyle Feiler, who rushed eight times for 78 yards and scored touchdowns of 16 and six yards in the third quarter. "We were pumped up. We brought everything we could. We just don't like Los Al."

If the Barons were emotional, Los Alamitos was not -- something that has dogged the Griffins the last few games.

Ryan Best's interception ignited the third-quarter rally. He batted the ball to himself and returned it 10 yards to the Los Alamitos 32-yard line. From there it took four plays to score as Feiler -- a running back -- lined up at quarterback in the shotgun and ran a draw. John Asmussen kicked the extra point to make it 7-7.

The Barons got another big play on their next drive, catching Los Alamitos in a blitz to gain 52 yards on a screen play to Best. Three plays later, Feiler scored from six yards.

And in the fourth quarter, Kevin Gerard stepped in front of a Jimmy Barnes pass and returned it 57 yards for a 21-7 lead with 8:32 left.

"I knew [Jeremy] Childs is the receiver they want to go to," said Gerard, who had two of Fountain Valley's four interceptions.

David Patterson also had one.

"I told him he could get a lot of recognition if he shut down Childs," said Johnson, who watched Childs catch only four passes for 31 yards. "I think he did."
--Martin Henderson

Huntington Beach 14, Esperanza 10
Edison 21, Marina 7


Oaks Chrisitan 56, Carpinteria 7
Joey Halzle completed seven of seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown for visiting Oaks Christian (7-0, 3-0).

Nordhoff 18, Oak Park 10
Bishop Diego 25, Santa Paula 25


Northview 21, Covina 14
Pomona 29, San Dimas 17


Gahr 24, Bellflower 21
Gahr is 5-2. Bellflower is 6-1.

Los Altos 42, South Hills 13
Defensive end-tight end Brigham Harwell of Hacienda Heights Los Altos is so quick that the blink of an eye risks missing one of his many dazzling moves.

"He's as good as there is," Los Altos Coach Greg Gano said after Harwell recorded two sacks, recovered a fumble, forced a fumble, caught a touchdown pass and ran for a touchdown in a victory over West Covina South Hills.

Los Altos (7-0), ranked No. 1 in the Southern Section Division VI coaches' poll, trailed South Hills (6-1), ranked No. 1 in Division VII, 13-7 at halftime. Then came the Harwell onslaught.

A preseason All-American who's committed to UCLA, Harwell recovered a fumbled snap by quarterback Philip Guerrero on the second play of the third quarter.

That ignited a 35-point second-half outburst by the Conquerors that featured four touchdown passes by senior quarterback Jason Estrada, including a school-record 98-yard reception by Travis Brown.

Estrada, a left-hander who plays one half of each game in a platoon system with junior quarterback Daniel Sandello, completed five of nine passes for 202 yards. Neither quarterback likes splitting time, but it's working to perfection for the Conquerors.

Los Altos' passing success came against a team that has two of the best cornerbacks in Southern California in the Payton twins, Bryan and Jeremy. But the Paytons were overwhelmed in the face of an aggressive, relentless Los Altos second-half effort.

Estrada guided Los Altos to touchdowns on its first four possessions of the second half. There was an 18-yard touchdown pass to Brown, a seven-yard touchdown pass to Harwell, an 18-yard touchdown pass to Tau Alo and finally the 98-yard pass to Brown.

Los Altos recovered two fumbles and came up with three interceptions in the second half, two by Alo.

Guerrero frustrated Los Altos defenders in the first half by releasing quick passes and rolling out to avoid a furious pass rush. He completed 10 of 14 passes for 158 yards. In the second half, however, he was three of 10 for 48 yards with three interceptions.

He connected with Bryan Payton for a 30-yard touchdown pass on South Hills' opening possession and gave the Huskies a 13-0 lead with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Robertson late in the second quarter.

Harwell's two sacks give him 12 this season and 59 in his career, 10 short of tying the school record held by Shaun Cody, now at USC.
--Eric Sondheimer

Ontario Christian 42, Basset 12
Randy Tresvant scored on a 64-yard toucHdown run for host Basset (4-3). Ontario Chrisitian improves to 5-2.

Peninsula 42, Santa Monica 7
Jordan Munde rushed for 358 yards and six touchdowns, both school records, and scored on a 97-yard run that also set a school record for visiting Peninsula (3-2-2). Munde also had a 58-yard touchdown called back in the second quarter.

San Gorgonio 35, Coachella Valley 14
Joey Delgado rushed for 200 yards on 22 carries for Coachella Valley (1-6). It was the fourth time this season Delgado has rushed for 200 yards or more.

St. Monica 61, Brethren Christian 26
Joshua Clarke rushed for 304 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Dunn caught seven passes for 272 yards and a school-record six touchdowns for the Mariners (5-2). St. Monica quarterback Mitch Smith completed 11 of 13 passes for 341 yards and six touchdowns.

Campbell Hall 33, La Salle 20
Mary Star 28, Arrowhead Christian 20
Millikan 21, Paramount 13
St. Margaret's 31, Santa Clara 14
Atascadero 28, Morro Bay 21
Ridgecrest Burroughs 33, Serrano 14
Rancho Verde 20, Elsinore 16
Campbell Hall 33, La Salle 20
Sherman Indian 22, Sage Hill 9


Solana Beach Santa Fe Christian 28, Fillmore 6



Viewpoint 36, Mission Prep 19

Thursday, Oct. 23


Silverado 26, Granite Hills 10


Orange Lutheran 55, Katella 0
The Southland's top-rated passer, Katella's Ethan Haller, passed for 200 yards against No. 7 Orange Lutheran - not that it mattered. He had four passes intercepted, with two returned for touchdowns, and the Lancers (6-0, 2-0) scored a one-sided victory at Glover Stadium in Anaheim.

"They're a lot faster than you see on film," said Haller, who completed 16 of 36 passes, with 142 yards coming on four completions. "A lot faster. Every position."

Haller entered the game for Katella (4-3, 1-1) averaging more than 297 yards passing per game with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Michael Haddad returned an interception 68 yards to give Orange Lutheran a 42-0 lead with 1:48 left in the first half. Kyle Renny returned the first of his two interceptions 10 yards to set up a 28-yard field goal by Troy Van Blarcom on the last play of the first half.

R.J. Badger had a 30-yard interception return for a score to make it 55-0 with 55 seconds left in the third quarter.

"Our defense played real well against an excellent quarterback with excellent receivers," said Orange Lutheran Coach Jim Kunau. "We knew they'd get some yards in the air, but we thought we could make some plays too."

Seth Blackamore completed eight of nine passes in the first half for 197 yards and two touchdowns and Pat Roxas, John Ausmus and Alex Mason each rushed for a touchdown for the Lancers, who amassed 252 yards rushing.
--Martin Henderson

La Palma Kennedy 26, Loara 0
Placentia Valencia 52, Cypress 0


Hart 56, Canyon Country Canyon 21
There will be no changing of the guard this year.

At least not in the storied rivalry between Newhall Hart and Canyon Country Canyon.

In what was supposed to be Canyon's game to turn the tables on their Foothill League rivals, it was business as usual Thursday night as Hart pounded the Cowboys at Canyon High.

Canyon (6-1, 1-1 in league play) entered the game with hopes that it's high-flying offense could stifle a Hart team that had struggled early in the season, but a 28-point first quarter outburst by Hart (4-3, 2-0) sent Canyon's hopes floating away.

Hart quarterback Sean Norton completed 17 of 27 passes for 324 yards and four touchdowns and added 88 yards rushing and two touchdowns in 18 carries to lead the Indians to their 13th consecutive victory in what has become a lopsided rivalry. All four of Norton's touchdown passes came in the first quarter.

"We've been doubted all year," Norton said. "Nobody gave us respect and we're all about gaining respect."

The 56 points by Hart are the most scored by either team against each other in at least 19 years and the victory signified that a significant gap still remains between Hart and everyone else in the Foothill League.

"I'm very surprised [by the final score]," Hart Coach Mike Herrington said. "But our guys were focussed all week and had a lot of confidence. It looked easy but it wasn't. They're a fine team but we were on all cylinders."

Hart scored early on Norton passes of 20 and 40 yards to Norris Whitmore and Evan Surratt, respectively, when a stadium blackout delayed the game for 32 minutes just before Hart's ensuing kickoff. After the delay, Hart kicked to open space in the Canyon return formation and recovered the ball.

Norton connected with Terry Leigh two plays later for a 21-0 lead. After the Hart defense forced a Canyon punt, Norton connected with Whitmore on a 66-yard touchdown play.

Dan Howell, who had 113 yards rushing in 17 carries, added a 31-yard scoring run for Hart in the fourth quarter.
--Peter Yoon


Garden Grove Santiago 33, Bolsa Grande 6


Orange 21, Costa Mesa 3


Sierra Vista 26, Azusa 7


Montclair 29, Diamond Ranch 24


Tesoro 33, Irvine University 20


Foothill 47, Laguna Hills 6
Quarterback Casey Daniels completed 10 of 13 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns and also ran 18 yards for a score to lead visiting Foothill (6-1, 2-0). Wide receiver Brad Walker caught seven passes for 81 yards and scored two touchdowns for the Knights. Laguna Hills falls to 5-2, 0-2.


Cerritos 37, Norwalk 6


Bloomington 52, Ramona 28
Kaiser 34, Norte Vista 0


Los Amigos 45, Saddleback 7


Cerritos Valley Christian 35, Eagle Rock 27
Brian Malone rushed 287 yards on 33 carries and five touchdowns, including scoring runs of 80 and 59 yards, to lead host Cerritos Valley Christian (5-2). Eagle Rock is 1-5.