The Huntington Beach Oilers used a punishing run game and tenacious defense to overpower the Rowland Heights Raiders, 47-7, in a Jr. All-American Football Jr. Midget Division game Saturday.
Noah Horns had two rushing touchdowns and Reid Banish, Dylan McCoy and Nicholas Favazza also ran for scores. The Oilers defense also scored, with Horns returning an interception for a touchdown.
Jr. Clinic Division
Huntington Beach 6, Compton 0: The Oilers (3-2) allowed just three first downs on defense and overcame turnovers on offense to shut of the Titans and remain in first place.
Pop Warner FootballJunior Pee Wee Division
Huntington Beach 27, Yorba Linda 0: In a battle between teams nicknamed "Chargers," it was Huntington that dominated the game to improve to 6-1.
Nick Upstill caught a 20-yard scoring pass from Cameron Eden, Cameron
The shutout was the fourth of the season for Huntington Beach, which plays a 5 p.m. game Saturday at Canyon Hills.
Junior Midget Division
Green Chargers 8, High Desert 6: Huntington (7-0) kept its perfect season in tact by winning a defensive battle in overtime from the Tornadoes.
The teams were scoreless through regulation play and headed to the California Tie Breaker where each team gets the ball at the opponent's 10-yard line and has four downs to score. Huntington held possession first and on second down, Daniel Serrano scored on a 10-yard run. Chase Ault split the uprights on the two-point kick to put the Chargers up, 8-0.
On the overtime possession for High Desert, one of the top two teams in the Mt. Baldy Conference, the Tornadoes converted on a fourth-and-inches run from inside the one to score and pull to within 8-6. The Green Chargers got the win when Shaun Colamonico tipped the two-point conversion attempt, which was no good.
In addition to his tip on the extra-point attempt, Colamonico had an interception that he nearly returned for a touchdown. Karson Ayres and Dillon Alcantara also turned in key defensive stops.
The division lead is on the line Saturday when the Green Chargers host the 7-0 Saddleback Valley Wolverines at 10 a.m.
Mighty Mite Division
Tustin 27, Gold Chargers 0: The Gold Cobras scored on a punt return and a pair of long touchdown runs to down Huntington.