Southern Section


Saturday, Nov. 22

First round


Flintridge Prep 43, Linfield Christian 16




Avalon 35, Trona 8
Riverside Christian 38, Faith Baptist 30


Cuyama Valley 20, Big Pine 6
Peace in the Valley 18, Desert Chapel 14


Semifinals, Nov. 28-29


Avalon (9-0) at Riverside Christian (9-1); Santa Clarita Christian (10-1) at California Lutheran (9-2).


Kings Christian (9-1) at Desert Chapel (6-4+)/Peace in the Valley (7-2); Maricopa (8-2) at Cuyama Valley (5-6).

Note: Finals, Dec. 5-6.

Friday, Nov. 21

First round


Bishop Amat 35, Lakewood 18
Jon Robinson rushed for three touchdowns and William Wagner added two for Bishop Amat (7-4).

Long Beach Poly 33, St. John Bosco 22
The top-seeded Jackrabbits (9-2) used a quick-strike offense and a breakout performance by junior receiver Desean Jackson to hold off the Braves (7-4) at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach.

Jackson, often lost in the shadow of fellow receiver Derrick Jones, caught six passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns as Poly advanced to a quarterfinal matchup with Huntington Beach Edison. Jones, a highly touted senior, had two catches for 38 yards.

Poly ran only 36 plays compared to 75 for St. John Bosco. Jackson's touchdown receptions were for 54, 27 and 60 yards, and they capped possessions of two, three and two plays.

The Jackrabbits' other touchdowns were on drives of one and three plays. Both were runs by Anthony Torrell Baker -- of one and four yards.

"Coach [Raul Lara] was harping on us that if we get out early they would get intimidated," Jackson said. "We just stuck to our plan."

The Jackrabbits led, 27-0, at halftime and extended their lead to 33-7 early in the fourth quarter. The Braves, who had problems passing most of the game, scored all of their points in the fourth quarter, mostly against Poly's reserves.

St. John Bosco quarterback Patrick Cowan completed 16 of 36 passes for 146 yards.
--Peter Yoon

Los Alamitos 20, Santa Margarita 10
So much for the notion that Los Alamitos is a finesse team. The Griffins began defense of their Southern Section Division I championship in decidedly smash-mouth fashion.

There were no trick plays and not a lot of running outside the tackles. Instead, there was a lot of Joshua Jones running right up the middle. Jones rushed 30 times for 190 yards and the Griffins beat Santa Margarita before 4,000 at Long Beach Wilson High.

Jones did most of the work, but quarterback Jimmy Barnes scored both touchdowns for Los Alamitos (10-1) -- on one-yard sneaks. The Griffins also had two field goals by Brooks Rossmore as they advanced to a quarterfinal matchup against Long Beach Wilson.

"After we lost to Fountain Valley, coaches said that our personnel was not that of a finesse team," said Jones, who switched from linebacker to running back after five games. "It's a take-it-to-their-face team."

The Griffins rushed for 231 yards and passed for 117. The defense, led by back Daniel Dykes, had a goal-line stand, and linebacker Chris Rados recovered a fumble that led to their first score.

"They watched Mater Dei and Loyola, saw where we struggled defensively, and wore us down," Santa Margarita Coach Mike Jacot said.

Russell Hoeflich rushed 11 times for 81 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, for Santa Margarita (7-4).
--Martin Henderson

Loyola 49, Esperanza 7
Scott Deke completed seven of nine passes for 126 yards and one touchdown and six different Cubs scored touchdowns. Loyola (8-3) rushed for 292 yards and scored six touchdowns on the ground.

Mater Dei 42, Long Beach Cabrillo 0
Edison 31, Miller 14
Long Beach Wilson 30, Redlands East Valley 27
Fountain Valley 36, Fontana 7


Diamond Bar 29, Rancho Cucamonga 20
Diamond Bar scored 22 unanswered points in the first 16 minutes and held on for the victory at Chaffey College.

The Brahmas (8-3) secured the victory with 3:24 remaining in the game when Jo Beaudion scored on a one-yard run one play after Diamond Bar recovered a muffed punt.

Rancho Cucamonga (7-4) had cut the lead to 22-20 with 4:20 remaining in the third quarter on a 10-yard pass from Justin Fellhauer to Patrick Chung, but Fellhauer was stopped on his potential tying two-point run. The Cougars got the ball back twice more before the muffed punt, but could only manage one first down all together.

Diamond Bar built a 22-0 lead early in the second quarter, taking advantage of good field position on its first six possessions to produce three field goals and two touchdowns.

By the time Diamond Bar had built its 22-point lead, Rancho Cucamonga had only one first down on offense. But the Cougars rallied to score twice in the final four minutes of the first half to cut the lead to 22-14.
--Dan Arritt

Valencia 42, Claremont 6
Jeff Bomberger rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns in 12 carries and had seven receptions for 127 yards to lead visiting Valencia.

Bomberger, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound senior, scored touchdowns on runs of 26 and 63 yards for Valencia (8-3), which will play the winner of the Chino Hills-San Clemente game in a quarterfinal next Friday.

Bomberger's first touchdown capped a 74-yard, nine-play drive on Valencia's first possession of the game. His second came with 9:45 left in the game and gave the Vikings a 35-6 lead.

Claremont (6-5) cut its deficit to 7-6 on a pair of Ryan Harper field goals in the second quarter, but Valencia scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the first half to take a 20-6 lead at halftime.

Sophomore Mike Herrick, who completed 23 of 35 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns for Valencia, threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Shane Morales with 2:41 left in the second quarter to cap a 66-yard, five-play drive.

The Vikings then drove 69 yards in six plays, capped by a seven-yard touchdown pass from Herrick to Joe Hernandez with 21 seconds left in the half.

Claremont had two touchdowns nullified by penalties in the first half and was penalized 12 times for 112 yards.

Claremont running back Jamaal Floyd, who had touchdown runs of 80 and 29 yards nullified by penalties, rushed for 58 yards in 16 carries. But he left the game late in the second quarter with what was believed to be a mild concussion.

Floyd did not play in the second half, which began with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Valencia's Geoff Tisdale.
--John Ortega

Mission Viejo 35, Burbank Burroughs 3
Damien 35, Etiwanda 24
Chino 28, Burbank 7
Canyon Country Canyon 51, Capistrano Valley 14
San Clemente 42, Chino Hills 10
Hart 56, Upland 14


Antelope Valley 44, Beverly Hills 21
Kreig Peters rushed for 155 yards in 21 carries and scored on runs of 28 and 12 yards to lead the Antelopes at Beverly Hills.

Antelope Valley (8-3), the second-place team from the Golden League, scored twice in the first 10:12 and led, 22-0, early in the second quarter, thanks to rushing touchdowns of seven and two yards by Aaron Wilson and a 23-yard run by quarterback Mychal Bogan.

"I got going early and I think it just opened up for everybody else, too,'' Peters said. "I think that breaks a team apart when you start out like that. We're aiming for the Home Depot Center [site of the Division III final], and I think this was a good way to start out."

Peters, who helped the Antelopes advance to the Division III semifinals last season, had a 23-yard scoring reception from Bogan that put Antelope Valley ahead, 28-7, with 5:36 to play in the third quarter. His scoring runs each came in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter and gave the Antelopes their biggest lead, 44-14.

Beverly Hills (5-4-2), the third-place team from the Bay League, scored on touchdown passes of 24, three and 71 yards from Ollie Linter.
--Lauren Peterson

Lynwood 38, Peninsula 28
Lynwood scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns in a span of four minutes to rally for a victory over Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula at Lynwood Middle School.

Marcello Simmons secured the victory by returning an onside kick 55 yards for a touchdown with 4:15 to play for the game's final score. Lynwood (10-0-1) will play host to fourth-seeded Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in the quarterfinals.

Peninsula (5-3-3) had rallied from a 17-6 halftime deficit to take a 20-17 lead on Dane Morck's 11-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter.

After Lynwood scored twice to take a 31-20 lead, Jordan Munde's 44-yard touchdown run and following conversion run with 4:22 to play made it 31-28. Munde had 183 yards in 28 carries to set a school season rushing record with 2,111 yards.
--Rob Fernas

Warren 15, Muir 14
Jeremy Powell ran for 81 yards in 16 carries for host Warren (9-2). Powell returned a punt 52 yards to set up a touchdown run by James Callier and the ensuing game-winning two-point conversion with 4:22 left. Callier ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns in 24 carries. Muir ended 5-6.

Mira Costa 49, Paramount 6
Chaminade 56, Arcadia 32
Palmdale 26, St. Francis 0
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 35, Lancaster 27
St. Paul 46, Glendale 17


Agoura 22, Dos Pueblos 8
Bryan Walker ran for one touchdown and passed for another and host Agoura forced three second-half turnovers en route to its sixth consecutive victory.

Agoura (10-1) trailed, 8-7, at halftime but took a 13-8 lead on an eight-yard run by Walker with 7:49 left in the third quarter to cap a 13-play, 69-yard drive. Agoura extended its lead to 19-8 on a 14-yard run by Joey LaRocque with five seconds left in the third quarter.

Braden Lepisto caught five passes for 97 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown pass from Walker with three minutes left in the first half that gave Agoura a 7-6 lead.

Kellen Moriarty rushed for 69 yards in 17 carries and completed 13 of 25 passes for 128 yards for Dos Pueblos (5-4-2). Moriarty was sacked four times and fumbled once.

Antwon Williams recorded two sacks and anchored an Agoura defense that limited Dos Pueblos to 86 yards in the second half.
--Mayer Zokaei

Redondo 27, Channel Islands 20
St. Bonaventure 58, Hawthorne 10
Moorpark 20, Arroyo Grande 7
Righetti 48, Hueneme 14
Westlake 47, San Marcos 14
Camarillo 33, Buena 21
San Luis Obispo 44, North Torrance 0


Norco 41, Hemet 34 (OT)
Sophomore running back Toby Gerhart's fifth touchdown, on a 26-yard run in overtime, lifted Norco over visiting Hemet.

Norco quarterback Kirk Philbrook connected with Gerhart on a 67-yard scoring strike with 6 minutes 21 seconds left in the game to pull the Cougars (10-1) to within 34-28. Norco drove 57 yards on its next possession to tie the score on Gerhart's one-yard run up the middle with 2:02 left. The extra point attempt was wide left.

Hemet quarterback Brandis Dew, who accounted for 543 yards of offense, fumbled on the Bulldogs' first play in overtime and Norco linebacker Steve Gearhart recovered. Dew completed 22 of 47 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed 19 times for 163 yards and two scores.

Gerhart gained 279 yards and scored four touchdowns in 31 carries. Teammate Kyle Legere rushed for 180 yards and one touchdown in 18 carries. Hemet finished 8-3.
--Ben Bolch

Riverside North 45, Temecula Valley 27
Corona 42, Arroyo Valley 6
Temescal Canyon 16, San Gorgonio 0
Corona Centennial 69, Elsinore 14
Chaparral 49, Valley View 17
Colton 38, Canyon Springs 34
Corona Santiago 34, West Valley 23


Hacienda Heights Wilson 24, Foothill 21 (2 OT)
Host Foothill (8-3) exchanged touchdowns with Wilson (9-2) in the first overtime, but the Knights, who had the ball first in the second overtime, were intercepted and the Wildcats won it with a field goal.

La Mirada 34, Aliso Niguel 13
La Mirada's defense held visiting Aliso Niguel to only 108 yards of offense as the Matadors advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division VI playoffs.

Robert Morales scored three second-quarter touchdowns on runs of one, 26 and 17 yards as La Mirada (9-2) took a 27-0 halftime lead. The Matadors piled up 213 yards of offense in the first half compared to the Wolverines' 62.

Kyle Gran was responsible for La Mirada's other touchdowns, scoring on a three-yard run in the second quarter and another three-yard run to culminate the opening drive of the second half. Gran finished with 139 yards in 17 carries and Morales had 83 in seven carries.

Aliso Niguel scored with four minutes left to play when Tyler Zanolli returned an interception 80 yards. The Wolverines (7-4) scored again as time expired when Jordan Flemings caught a 15-yard pass from Drew Westling.
--Melanie Neff

Los Altos 28, Newport Harbor 0
Randall Brown rushed for 122 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead host Los Altos (11-0). Newport Harbor finishes 7-4.

Tustin 35, Placentia Valencia 34
Mayfair 30, Charter Oak 27
Irvine 44, La Palma Kennedy 7
Villa Park 35, Bellflower 21
Orange Lutheran 40, Brea Olinda 6


Sante Fe 34, Rosemead 13
Danny Banzet completed 12 of 18 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns for Santa Fe (10-1).

Schurr 32, El Rancho 15
Junior Jesse Ramirez had 32 carries for 162 yards and two touchdowns and Andrew Trujillo caught four passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns to lead host Schurr (7-4) past El Rancho (6-5).

Bell Gardens 20, West Covina 19
San Gabriel 44, Arroyo 10
South Hills 55, Saddleback 0
Gabrielino 22, California 13
La Serna 38, Westminster 35


Kaiser 35, Hesperia 7
Barstow 35, Chaffey 14
Palm Springs 48, Bloomington 24
Serrano 28, Don Lugo 8
Palm Desert 48, Ontario 20
Silverado 25, Rim of the World 14
La Quinta 28, King 7
Ridgecrest Burroughs 44, Ramona 14


Garden Grove Pacifica 41, Santa Ana Valley 13
Brandon Harper was 12 of 22 passing for 187 yards and three touchdowns for host Pacifica (8-3). Valley finishes 6-5.

Tesoro 32, Northview 22
Troy 42, Rancho Alamitos 16
Los Amigos 49, Sunny Hills 7
Western 28, Irvine University 14
Fullerton 24, Pomona 6
La Habra 42, Covina 7


Culver City 48, Duarte 0
Armon De'Luaney had eight carries for 167 yards and three touchdowns and Michael Bumpus carried the ball four times for 136 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 60-yard touchdown pass to lead host Culver City (9-1-1) over Duarte (4-7).

Santa Maria St. Joseph 49, Gladstone 22
Casey Cathcart completed nine of 18 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns and Jacob Boster had six receptions for 146 yards for host St. Joseph (8-3).

Crespi 56, El Segundo 12
South Torrance 49, Bassett 22
Garden Serra 55, South Pasadena 0
Lompoc 48, San Marino 6
St. Bernard 34, Temple City 17
Morningside 6, Morro Bay 0


Oaks Christian 37, Yucca Valley 0
Aaron Ware rushed for 247 yards and three touchdowns in 25 carries for visiting Oaks Christian (9-2).

St. Monica 28, Big Bear 14
Gilbert Ramirez rushed for 115 on 25 carries for St. Monica.

San Jacinto 35, Cerritos Valley Christian 21
Nordhoff 49, La Salle 10
Oak Park 42, Kilpatrick 12
Twentynine Palms 17, Mary Star 14
Bishop Diego 20, Beaumont 16
Carpinteria 21, Paraclete 6


Bishop 28, Whittier Christian 14
Dylan Beaman scored two touchdowns to lead top-seeded Bishop (10-1) past visiting Whittier Christian (5-6). Beaman ran for a 59-yard touchdown on Bishop's opening possession to give the Broncos the lead for good.

St. Genevieve 26, Lucerne Valley 6
John Ramos had 287 yards and two touchdowns in 35 carries to lead St. Genevieve (5-5-1) past host Lucerne Valley (5-6).

Cantwell-Sacred Heart 27, Kern Valley 20
L.A. Baptist 35, Arrowhead Christian 20
Village Christian 41, Rosamond 6
Ontario Christian 35, Brentwood 12
Mojave 27, Salesian 6


Campbell Hall 18, Saddleback Valley Christian 7
Grace Brethren 56, Ribet Academy 0
Pasadena Marshall 14, Murrieta Calvary Chapel 2
Anza Hamilton 35, Chadwick 0
Rio Hondo Prep 54, St. Margaret's 31
Pasadena Poly 38, Maranatha 14




California Lutheran 30, Southlands Christian 20
Santa Clarita Christian 44, Mission Prep 36


Lemoore Kings Christian 61, Santa Maria Valley Christian 11
Maricopa 52, Masada 6

Thursday, Nov. 20

First round


Orange 20, Walnut 14


Northwood 38, Century 14


Vasquez 22, Mammoth 15


Capistrano Valley Christian 34, CSDR 0
Kory Nielsen rushed six times for 95 yards and one touchdown and Mike Bialik rushed four times for 24 yards and two touchdowns to lead Capistrano Valley Christian (6-4-1). George Bardakosas added 73 yards on six carries and Steve Calvert added a two-yard touchdown run among his 12 yards in five carries. California School for the Deaf in Riverside finished 4-6.


Quarterfinals, Friday, Nov. 28 unless noted


Long Beach Poly (9-2) at Edison (8-3); Fountain Valley (8-3) at Mater Dei (7-4); Los Alamitos (10-1) at Long Beach Wilson (7-4); Loyola (8-3) at Bishop Amat (7-4).


Mission Viejo (11-0) at Diamond Bar (8-3); Damien (7-4) at Canyon Country Canyon (10-1); San Clemente (8-3) at Valencia (8-3); Hart (8-3) at Chino (8-3).


Mira Costa (11-0) at Chaminade (8-3); Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (9-2) at Lynwood (10-0-1); Warren (9-2) at Palmdale (10-1); St. Paul (9-2) at Antelope Valley (8-3).


St. Bonaventure (11-0) at Righetti (8-2-1); San Luis Obispo (8-2) at Agoura (10-1); Camarillo (6-5) at Moorpark (8-3); Redondo (8-3) at Westlake (11-0).


Riverside North (11-0) at Corona (8-3); Corona Centennial (8-3) at Temescal Canyon (7-3-1); Norco (10-1) at Chaparral (9-2); Colton (10-0) at Corona Santiago (7-4).


Los Altos (11-0) at Tustin (7-4); Irvine (9-2) at Mayfair (8-3); Villa Park (11-0) at Hacienda Heights Wilson (9-2)); La Mirada (9-2) at Orange Lutheran (10-0).


Santa Fe (10-1) at Bell Gardens (5-5-1); La Serna (8-3) at San Gabriel (9-2); South Hills (10-1) at Gabrielino (7-4); Orange (10-1) at Schurr (7-4).


Kaiser (10-1) at Barstow (7-4); Palm Springs (10-1) at Silverado (7-3); Serrano (10-1) at La Quinta (9-2); Ridgecrest Burroughs (10-1) at Palm Desert (8-3).


Los Amigos (9-2) at Tesoro (7-3-1); Troy (9-2) at Western (9-2); Northwood (10-1) at Fullerton (10-1); La Habra (8-3) at Garden Grove Pacifica (8-3).


Santa Maria St. Joseph (8-3) at Crespi (10-1); Morningside (10-1) at St. Bernard (8-3); Lompoc (9-2) at South Torrance (8-3); Culver City (9-1-1) at Gardena Serra (8-3).


Nordhoff (9-2) at San Jacinto (7-3-1); Twentynine Palms (4-7) at Oaks Christian (9-2); Bishop Diego (3-7-1) at Carpinteria (6-5); St. Monica (8-3) at Oak Park (10-1).


Bishop (10-1) at St. Genevieve (5-5-1); Cantwell-Sacred Heart (6-5) at Los Angeles Baptist (7-4); Village Christian (9-2) at Vasquez (8-3); Mojave (6-5) at Ontario Christian (9-2).


Capistrano Valley Christian (6-4-1) at Pasadena Poly (9-1); Anza Grace Brethren (10-1) at Hamilton (9-1-1); Linfield Christian/Flintridge Prep winner at Campbell Hall (6-5); Pasadena Marshall (8-2) at Rio Hondo Prep (7-3).