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High School Roundup: Newport Harbor football advances to second straight semifinal

Newport Harbor quarterback AJ Guitron-Moore (12) throws on the run during a game against Huntington Beach.
Newport Harbor quarterback AJ Guitron-Moore (12) throws on the run in the first half during a Sunset League football game against Huntington Beach.
(Don Leach / Staff Photographer)

AJ Guitron-Moore threw for five touchdowns, as the Newport Harbor High School football team defeated host Santa Barbara 49-14 on Friday in a CIF Southern Section Division 6 quarterfinal game.

Newport Harbor (5-7) will be at home against Compton Dominguez (10-2) in the semifinals. Dominguez topped Santa Ana 40-34 on Friday.

The Sailors return to the semifinal round, a stage they reached in the Division 9 playoffs in 2019. The section did not hold playoffs during the coronavirus pandemic-abbreviated season in the spring.

Claremont 38, Laguna Beach 7: The top-seeded Breakers were upset on the road in the quarterfinals of the Division 9 playoffs on Friday night.

Laguna Beach (10-2) was outscored 24-0 in the first half. Will Bingham threw a touchdown pass to Luke Degner for the Breakers.

Claremont (7-5) will play at St. Margaret’s (8-4) in the semifinals.

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