Saturday, Nov. 20
La Salle 35, Beaumont 20
Verbum Dei 32, Paraclete 7
Pasadena Poly 35, Ribet Academy 0
Senior Reed Wagener of Pasadena Poly (6-2-1) rushed for 163 yards on 21 carries and scores on runs of 12, 3 and 33 yards against visiting Ribet Academy (5-6). Sophomore Brendan Hirshmann of Poly rushed for 93 yards on 11 carries and scored twice.
Bloomington Christian 30, Santa Clarita Christian 27
The third-seeded Ravens (10-1) scored a touchdown in the final minute to defeat the Cardinals (7-3) at Valencia. Bloomington Christian will host top-seeded Faith Baptist in next weekend’s semifinal round.
Desert Chapel 57, Big Pine 13
Friday, Nov. 19
CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS
Colton 29, Santa Margarita 24
The Southern Section Division I playoffs have not been kind to Santa Margarita or Citrus Belt League members in recent years.
But somebody had to go home happy Friday night.
It turned out to be Colton, which finished undefeated this season in its first year back in the Citrus Belt League. The fourth-seeded Jackrabbits showed their mettle as three players rushed for over 100 yards out of their Wing-T offense.
Shareece Wright carried 13 times for 174 yards, including touchdown runs of 78 and 42 yards, Allen Bradford rushed 14 times for 135 yards, and fullback Michael Land had eight carries for 113 yards. The Citrus Belt League had gone 1-6 in the last two years in the postseason, and 8-17 over the previous five years.
Santa Margarita (5-6) hasn’t fared much better since moving to Division I in 1998. The Eagles have gone 1-6 in the playoffs since making the move.
The Eagles scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 26-24 with 5:17 remaining. After Colton’s Travis Boyd kicked a 30-yard field goal with 2:35 remaining, Bradford intercepted a pass at the Colton 25 a minute later to seal the victory.
Loyola 28, Edison 14
On a night Loyola High and Coach Steve Grady were penalized three times for sideline interference for failing to get out of the way of an official, it was up to quarterback Casey Frost to deliver a soothing Southern Section Division I playoff victory.
Frost completed all nine of his passes for 163 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 117 yards and one touchdown in Loyola’s 28-14 victory over Huntington Beach Edison at Glendale. Frost had gains of 59 and 29 yards on two of his runs.
“Given the circumstances, I had a pretty good game, but each week the teams get tougher,” said Frost, a senior who’s the school student body president.
Loyola (9-2), the defending Division I champion, broke open a 14-7 halftime lead when Frost connected with Marcus Lawrence on a 60-yard touchdown pass with 4:11 left in the third quarter. Then George Hypolite ran 74 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter for a 28-7 Cubs lead.
Edison (6-5) lost the game in the third quarter when two drives ended at the Loyola two-yard line, one on an interception by Reynolds Holmes and the other on a fourth down incompleted pass. Quarterback Brian Shrock of Edison passed for 257 yards and ran for 98 yards.
Meanwhile, Grady, in his 29th year of coaching, was one sideline interference penalty away from being ejected for the first time. He pleaded to referee Steve Garcia at halftime after the Cubs were assessed two sideline penalties, but Grady couldn’t get out of the way of an official in the fourth quarter, drawing another penalty. Forty-two years ago, he was a single wing tailback for the Cubs and a little faster. He was grateful for Frost’s performance.
“He hadn’t taken a snap last year, and he has been outstanding,” he said.
Bishop Amat 34, Redlands 16
Esperanza 29, Mater Dei 7
Lakewood 42, Redlands East Valley 7
Long Beach Poly 40, Eisenhower 8
St. John Bosco 16, Fountain Valley 9
Mission Viejo 63, Los Osos 10
Shane Moline rushed 10 times for 149 yards and three touchdowns and Mark Sanchez completed five of eight passes for 89 yards, including touchdowns to Conrad Rewland and Sean Fitzgerald, for host and top-seeded Mission Viejo (11-0), which led 49-3 at halftime. Los Osos is 6-5.
Canyon Country Canyon 28, Rancho Cucamonga 21
Chino 34, Alta Loma 17
Chino Hills 22, Claremont 17
San Clemente 52, Saugus 7
Upland 47, Capistrano Valley 28
Valencia 45, Dana Hills 3
St. Francis 19, Palmdale 10
Mason Elieff intercepted his sixth pass of the year and returned it for a touchdown in the second quarter for visiting St. Francis (8-3).
The Knights upset Palmdale (9-2), fourth-seeded in Division III, and avenged last year’s 26-0 playoff loss to the Falcons.
Dominguez 35, Chaminade 13
Lancaster 26, Arcadia 14
Muir 34, Mira Costa 27
Peninsula 24, Antelope Valley 0
Redondo 34, Paramount 16
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 58, Downey 0
St. Paul 77, Crescenta Valley 35
Thousand Oaks 38, Arroyo Grande 31
Ryan Cloney threw for 509 yards and receiver Matt Luft caught 17 passes for 268 yards, both school records, for Thousand Oaks (8-3).
Jack Boger also broke a school mark for most rushing touchdowns in a season with 22. Arroyo Grande finishes the season at 8-3.
Agoura 31, Culver City 7
Hawthorne 14, Channel Islands 10
Rio Mesa 36, Righetti 13
Royal 15, San Marcos 14
San Luis Obispo 28, Camarillo 21
St. Bonaventure 29, Moorpark 14
Ventura 35, Santa Monica 6
Arroyo Valley 41, Elsinore 21
Corona Centennial 42, Arlington 7
Corona Santiago 47, Hemet 20
Murrieta Valley 42, San Gorgonio 10
Norco 36, San Bernardino 0
Riverside North 28, West Valley 21
Temecula Valley 56, La Sierra 34
Temescal Canyon 49, Valley View 41
Mayfair 22, Foothill 12
Zach Leffel had 91 yards in 15 carries with one touchdown and Robert Walker caught a 24-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter in the loss for visiting Foothill (5-5-1) at Cerritos College. Mayfair improves to 10-1.
Aliso Niguel 38, Los Altos 7
Charter Oak 37, La Palma Kennedy 22
La Mirada 28, Bonita 27 (OT)
Newport Harbor 35, El Dorado 10
Orange Lutheran 42, Brea Olinda 14
Tustin 15, Placentia Valencia 13
Villa Park 49, Artesia 6
Bishop 31, Montclair Prep 22
Dylan Beaman rushed for 186 yards and four touchdowns for Bishop (8-3).
Ethan Edwards rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries for Montclair Prep (7-4). He finished with 1,930 yards and 22 touchdowns on the year.
La Serna 49, Bell Gardens 35
Mike Roy was 17of 25 passing for 403 yards and four touchdowns for La Serna. He also ran for two touchdowns and kicked seven extra points.
Santa Fe 21, Alhambra 13
Sophomore quarterback Angel Molina completed seven of 10 passes for 197 yards and three first-half touchdowns, Eric Gardley had three receptions for 60 yards, including 36-yard touchdown reception and Shawn Farias caught two passes for 73 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown reception for host Santa Fe (9-1-1) at Pioneer High School.
Jacob Proctor completed nine of 15 passes for 91 yards and two second-half touchdowns and wide reciever Devin Lopez had five receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown for Alhambra (6-5).
Schurr 34, Whittier 12
Jesse Ramirez scored three touchdowns to lead host and third-seeded Schurr (10-1).Whittier finishes at 5-6.
Arroyo 28, Santa Ana 14
South Hills 35, Gabrielino 7
Walnut 25, Rosemead 10
Westminster 49, El Rancho 21
Diamond Ranch 30, Norte Vista 7
Brandon Edwards rushed for 276 yards and three touchdowns as a determined Diamond Ranch team dominated the second half to win its Division VIII first-round game at Riverside Ramona.
Diamond Ranch (8-2-1) missed an opportunity to win the Mt. Baldy League title outright last week after its loss to Chino Don Lugo, and the Panthers were forced to go on the road after losing a coin toss.
“It was kind of good that we lost last week,” Edwards said. “We were too hyped up and we were overrunning plays. I’d rather we lose last week than this week.”
Diamond Ranch opened the second half with an 11-play, 80-yard drive capped by fullback Brian Holley’s one-yard plunge on fourth-and-goal to take an 18-7 lead.Edwards, who carried 27 times, broke the game open with a 61-yard scamper after scoring on runs of one and 41 yards in the first half. Phillip Winn capped the scoring with a 47-yard interception return.
Thomas Ruiz led Norte Vista (8-3) with 125 yards rushing and scored on a four-yard run that gave the Braves a brief 7-6 lead in the second quarter.
Chaffey 21, Rim of the World 3
Kaiser 28, La Quinta 6
Palm Desert 33, Don Lugo 14
Palm Springs 55, Barstow 0
Ridgecrest Burroughs 48, Hesperia 11
Serrano 48, Bloomington 14
Silverado 35, Sultana 6
Northwood 33, Garden Grove 7
Host Northwood (7-2-2) broke out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
Garden Grove finishes at 8-3.
Fullerton 51, San Dimas 32
La Habra 34, Corona del Mar 31 (OT)
Los Amigos 20, Sunny Hills 6
Tesoro 49, Century 7
Troy 35, Garden Grove Pacifica 20
Western 48, Covina 15
Cathedral 42, Bassett 25
Ricardo Galvez had 25 carries for 251 yards and scored three touchdowns, while Tim Clark ran for 223 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 16 carries for Cathedral (9-2).
Bassett ends the year at 5-6.
Crespi 52, Temple City 14
Randle Harris rushed for three touchdowns, including a 76-yard run in the second quarter, to lead host Crespi (7-4), which led 31-0 at halftime.
Temple City finishes at 4-7.
La Canada 25, Lompoc Cabrillo 7
Lompoc 51, Azusa 6
Morro Bay 22, Gladstone 0
North Torrance 28, Bosco Tech 20
Santa Maria St. Joseph 14, El Segundo 6
Torrance 43, Monrovia 31
Banning 26, Carpinteria 21
Cerritos Valley Christian 28, Bishop Diego 0
Nordhoff 42, San Jacinto 14
Oaks Christian 56, Big Bear 7
Oak Park 41, Yucca Valley 0
Village Christian 42, Mary Star 7
Mojave 40, Whittier Chriatian 6
Senior Chris Stevens of Mojave (10-1), the No. 3-seeded team, gained 174 yards in 15 carries and scored three touchdowns against visiting Whittier Christian (4-7). Mojave quarterback Steve Moe completed four of eight passes for 108 yards and one touchdown.
Aquinas 53, Cantwell-Sacred Heart 6
Ontario Christian 61, Lucerne Valley 19
Pasadena Marshall 48, Boron 17
Rosamond 26, Bell-Jeff 12
Vasquez 28, Mammoth 14
Brentwood 41, Chadwick 7
Kevin Yamazaki had 112 yards and three touchdowns in 22 carries to lead Brentwood (8-2).
Sam Bartman completed five of seven passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles, who will face St. Margaret’s in the second round.
Chadwick finishes at 7-3-1.
Linfield Christian 32, Sage Hill 8
Senior running back Chuck Wilson gained 138 yards on 13 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns for host Linfield Christian (9-1-1), third-seeded in Division XIII.
Keya Manshadi gained 60 yards in eight catches and 49 yards in 15 carries, scoring the only touchdown for Sage Hill (7-4).
Rio Hondo Prep 31, Murrieta Calvary Chapel 0
Landon Goodwell rushed for three touchdowns for host Rio Hondo Prep (9-2), the second-seeded team in Division XIII.
Anza Hamilton 65, Saddleback Valley Christian 6
Campbell Hall 20, Brethren Christian 14
Malibu 41, CSDR 27
St. Margaret’s 52, Great Oak 24
California Lutheran 42, Thacher 26
Faith Baptist 56, Mission Prep 20
King’s Christian 42, Joshua Springs 0
Liberty Christian 50, Cuyama Valley 48
Lighthouse Christian 68, Bethel Christian 30
Maricopa 54, St. Michael’s Prep 0
Thursday, Nov. 18
CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS
Los Alamitos 42, Long Beach Cabrillo 6
Hart 35, Glendora 14
West Covina 29, Orange 22 (OT)
Savanna 24, Northview 17 (OT)