HB youth football teams close out season

The 2013 season came to an end Saturday for three Huntington Beach Jr. All-American Football teams who lost in the second-round of the postseason playoffs.

The Jr. Pee Wee Division Oilers fell, 14-7, to the South Bay Packers. The Clinic Division Oilers were edged, 13-6, by the Inglewood Jets, and the Jr. Midget Division Oilers were defeated, 18-6, by the South Orange County Patriots.

In the Jr. Pee Wee Oiler's 14-7 loss to South Bay at San Juan Hills High, Huntington's David Ramirez returned a first-quarter kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to tie the score at 7-7. The teams were still deadlocked until the fourth quarter, when the Packers returned a pass interception 40 yards for the winning score.

The game was a defensive battle in which the Oilers forced three fumbles two of which were recovered by Zachary Italasano. Brady Gardner also had a recovery.

Oilers selected all-conference

Twenty players from Huntington Beach Jr. All-American Football, four from each division, have been selected to the Orange County Jr. All-American All-Conference Team. Each division will play its North-South game Dec. 7 at Rowland High.

The Oilers selected to the all-conference team were:

Jr. Clinic Division: Jake Dehnen (OL); Treaver Pajak (QB); Jr. Sagiao (DL); Delah Fata (DB).

Clinic Division: Nate Skorheim (OL); Nick Skorheim (QB); Blake Gilbert (DL); Jonah Del Rosario (DB).

Jr. Pee Wee Division: Max Grimes (OL); David Ramirez (QB); Brady Gardner (DL); Zachary Italasano (DB).

Pee Wee Division: Ethan Howard (OL); William Nimmo (QB); Max Antillon (DL); AJ Gatto (DB).

Jr. Midget Division: Timmy King (OL); Reid Banish (QB); Nick Napoli (DL); Matt Adams (DB).

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