Steve Ramirez and Fred J. Robledo going head-to-head throughout the season.
Robledo: Last week (4-1); Season (167-55)
Ramirez: Last week (5-0); Season (169-53)
Notes: Looks like Ramirez is a step closer to earning that lunch bet. The difference, he picked California over South El Monte, and the Condors pulled it out. I don’t think I can catch him, and to be honest, I don’t want to. I’m going with El Dorado this week, but I would love to see Charter Oak and South Hills in next week’s final.
CIF-SS Southwest Division semifinals
Trabuco Hills (11-1) at Charter Oak (10-1-1), 7 p.m. – Robledo (Charter Oak), Ramirez (Charter Oak)
South Hills (10-2) vs. El Dorado (11-1) at Placentia HS, 7 p.m. – Robledo (El Dorado); Ramirez (South Hills)
Friday game Stories from the OC Register on this week’s SGV opponents.
El Dorado 27, El Toro 9
By BRIAN SMITH
Special to OCVarsity.com
Behind a four-touchdown performance from senior running back Devin Deleon, El Dorado took another step toward defending its CIF-SS Southwest Division championship with a 27-9 victory over El Toro in a second-round game Friday night at Trabuco Hills High
The victory, the Golden Hawks’ 10th in a row after a season-opening loss to Esperanza, was much like what El Dorado has done all year: get out to a quick lead and let the defense do the rest. El Dorado put up 264 yards in the first two quarters and held the host Chargers (6-6) to just 99.
After forcing a three-and-out on the El Toro initial drive, the Golden Hawks went 44 yards in four plays, Deleon going the final 30 on a delayed draw into the end zone with less than four minutes gone.
El Toro got on the board with a 43-yard Vince D’Amato field goal on the ensuing drive before El Dorado marched 65 yards in six plays, Deleon going the final 48 as part of a 99-yard, four-carry first quarter.
A 48-yard pass from Kane Wilson to Nolan Sheldon closed a first quarter where El Dorado put up 177 of its 356 total yards. It was more Deleon in the second quarter, scoring on a 4-yard run and a 1-yard run set up by a Ryan Cardenas interception.
El Dorado’s defense picked off passes from three Chargers quarterbacks. Anthony Laurenzi and Kevin O’Connell also had interceptions for the Golden Hawks defense.
After a scoreless third quarter, El Toro used a Jeff Dunlap interception to set up a 30-yard drive, capped by a 1-yard dive from Jai Morris early in the fourth quarter.
An onside kick on the ensuing kickoff was recovered by Cardenas and El Dorado was able to prevent any El Toro comeback.
Trabuco Hills 55, Wilson 6
By TOM CONNOLLY
Special to OCVarsity.com
Matt Wagner rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns to lead Trabuco Hills to a 55-6 victory over Wilson of Hacienda Heights on Friday in a CIF Southwest Division playoff game at Wilson High.
The Mustangs (11-1) have won 10 consecutive games and advances to the semifinals next week to play Charter Oak.
Weve been consistent on offense and stout on defense this season, said Mustangs coach Jason Negro, whose team has outscored its past four opponents, 182-23.
Leading 7-0 in the first quarter, Wagner capped a 91-yard scoring drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. He added a 7-yard TD run in the second quarter, and Cory Brandt threw a 54-yard scoring pass to Adam Mooney to give the Mustangs a 28-0 lead at halftime. Mooney had four catches and two TDs.
Wagner added a scoring run in the second half and Kevin Halloran retuned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown.
Trabuco Hills linebacker Evan Pesonen had two sacks as the Mustangs forced five turnovers and held the Wildcats to 61 yards of offense in the first half.
Tim Gilmore led Wilson (6-6) with 124 yards rushing. Joshua Aussem scored the Mustangs first TD on a 14 yard run, following an interception by JB Torsy.