Schurr 9, La Habra 7. Surprising.
West Torrance 26, St. Paul 11. Disappointing.
Surprising because apparently neither team’s offense got untracked. Interested to find out if the defenses were that tough or were the offenses just out of sync?
Disappointing because neither team showed enough offense to warrant going to the finale. West Torrance pretty much shut down St. Paul’s running game, as did the Swordsmen’s to the Warriors’. Passing — nearly nonexistant on both sides.
If game was based on effort, St. Paul would have won it hands down, with the Swrdsmen’s defense forcing the Warriors to settle for four field goals. West Torrance had 24 yards rushing and 25 yards total offense in the first half. Also just four first downs, three of them by penalty, and still led, 13-3.
Next, it’s Santa Fe against Troy and Whittier Christian against St. Margaret’s. Both local teams are playing their respective division’s No. 1 seed.
And Schurr will play for the Southeast Division title against the winner of Santa Fe and Troy.