HB Green Chargers shut out Saddleback Valley

The Huntington Beach Green Chargers won their second game of the season Saturday by blanking the Saddleback Valley Chargers, 27-0, in Pop Warner Football Junior Pee Wee Division action at Edison High.

It was a homecoming game for the Green Chargers (2-1), as former players of Head Coach Dan Schoonmaker came back to show support for the coaching staff as well as the current crop of players.

Behind the solid blocking of the offensive line consisting of Seth Allen, Shawn Chisholm, Ryan Easterday, Anders Palmquist and Keilan Lefaoseu and a stingy, hard-hitting defense led by Caden Kendle, Jordan Ginnis, Zeke McCreight, Joey Gentilella, Connor Provost, Jaxon Price and Rex Campbell, the Green Chargers cruised to the win.

Easterday, playing quarterback, scored on a five-yard keeper Kendle kicked a two-point conversion to make the score 8-0. In the second quarter, Dane Despars busted a 20-yard run and Artis Coleman finished up the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run to make it 13-0 .

Phillip Overturf scored on a 10-yard run and Kendle caught the extra point pass from Easterday late in the second quarter to make the 21-0 at halftime.

After a 25-yard reception by Taj Thuemmier, Ginnis caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Rivituso and after a failed extra point conversion, the score was 27-0 in the third quarter.

The Green Chargers host the North Long Beach Panthers at noon Saturday .

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In other Pop Warner Football Jr. Pee Wee Division action:

Gold Chargers 26, La Mirada 0: The Gold Chargers racked up their third consecutive shutout and improved to 3-1 overall with the win against the Bruins at Edison High.

Jeremy Alcorn and Jerian Operana put Huntington on the scoreboard by combining on a defensive safety midway through the first quarter. Tanner Ciok then scored on a 15 yard run and Jackson Walters kicking the two-point conversion. On defense, Riley O'Dell intercepted a Bruins pass and ran in a 20-yard touchdown. Walters again added a two-point kick.

In the second quarter, quarterback Braeden Boyles scored on a 50-yard run and with Walters' two-point kick, the Gold Chargers went into the half leading, 26-0.

Defensively, Dillon Blake had an interception, and PJ Campbell made key tackles and deflected a La Mirada pass attempt near the end of the third quarter. Jackson Schnoor's definitive sack at the end of the fourth quarter ended the game.

The Gold Chargers travel Saturday for a 1 p.m. game against the Brea Green Wildcats.

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Junior All-American Football

Clinic Division

Huntington Beach 25, Whittier 15: The Clinic Oilers took their third-straight victory by defeating the Trojans at Huntington Beach High.

Huntington (3-0) started the game strong. Running back Lyrik Fata got the offense rolling with a 30-yard touchdown run. Huntington got its second touchdown on a 25-yard pass from quarterback Nate Skorheim to Aden Eckenwiler, and Skorheim hit Del Rosario on a pass for the extra point. An unbreakable defensive line in the opening quarter, lead by Fata, Skorheim, Eckenwiler, Del Rosario, Blake Gilbert, Nick Skorheim, Halu Ikeda and Jordan Gozon, held Whittier.

In the second quarter Whittier scored on a reverse play to gain some momentum. The battle picked up with another touchdown from Nate Skorheim, but Whittier responded with another score. Eckenwiler scored the final touchdown for the Oilers on a 40-yard run.

Huntington's high-flying offense has scored 101 points in three games and its defense has surrendered only 35 points.

The Oilers face another Whittier Clinic team, the Gold Trojans, at 11 a.m. Saturday at Huntington Beach High.

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Jr. Clinic Division

Huntington 12, Cerritos 6: The Oilers (1-2) scored their first victory of the season by winning a hard-fought road game Saturday at Cerritos.


Jr. Pee Wee Division

Baldwin Hills 14, Huntington 0: The Oilers, who had just 11 players available for Saturday's game, continued to show improvement in their loss to the host Bruins.

The Oilers showed a lot of grit but just came up short. The 11 Oilers who gave it their all were Zachary Italasano, Seth Wilson, Brady Gardner, Max Grimes, Anthony Lee, Cody Kobelski, David Ramirez, Jake Kidder, Josh Rosow, Oscar Bernal and Sean Fallon.

Other Jr. All-American scores:

Jr. Future Division: Westminster 20, Huntington 18

Pee Wee Division: Long Beach 18, Huntington 0

Jr. Midget Division: Fullerton 22, Huntington 14

Saturday's schedule

Jr. Future Division: Whittier at Huntington, 9:30 a.m.

Jr. Clinic Division: Corona at Huntington, 11 a.m.

Clinic Division: Whittier Gold at Huntington, 1 p.m.

Jr. Pee Wee Division: Huntington at Los Angeles, 3 p.m.

Pee Wee Division: South County at Huntington, 3 p.m.

Jr. Midget Division: Huntington at Inglewood, 7 p.m.

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