Area HS football providing excitement as expected

La Habra’s football team gets a warm welcome as it walks through the traditional
fog prior to Friday night’s 29-22, come-from-behind victory over Troy.

A pair of nail-biters, one won, one lost, and some more surprises, not
necessarily who won but by how much, highlight Week 6 area football.
It all merely indicates nothing is certain this season, and most assuredly, more of the
same surprises are in store.
And that means more headaches for the experts who post on this blog.

Week 6 results:
La Habra 29, Troy 22
RON-nie HILL-man, RON-nie HILL-man, RON-nie HILL-man! (Turned a 10-yard
pass into a 49-yard, game-winning touchdown inb the final minute.)

El Rancho 19, Santa Fe 13 (OT)
Second half comeback in Week 3 21-20 victory over Montebello showed
Dons’ potential; this win validated it.
NOTE: Loss ends Santa Fe’s six-year, 30-game winning streak in league

California 40, Pioneer 9
QB Drew Harris only three completions but for three TDS; RBs Matt
Urquiza (146) and Jasper Meza (139) combine for 285 yards. Titans not
the same after QB Ronnie Palacios injured in first quarter.

La Serna 28, Whittier 21
Lancers outlast Cardinals as QB Ben Burke runs for 81 yards, passes for
94, including 38-yard game-winner to Austin Estrada.

La Mirada 14, Norwalk 10
Wow! Prevously struggling Matadores survive their late lost fumble and
resulting Lancers’ go-ahead FG with a determined drive highlighted by a
double-pass play that set up Jack Francis’ game-winning touchdown.

Montebello 18, Alhambra 10
Wow! Wow! Who knows what these Oilers might accomplish if they’d show up
to play every game like this.

Schurr 41, Mark Keppel 0
The Aztecs have been the Almont League’s whipping boy for years, so it
was important for Spartans to win big. Like that.

Whittier Christian 54, Campbell Hall 34
After playing in the shadow of other Herald running backs in his career,
versatile Mark Edwards stepped up and carried 28 times for 242 yards and
four touchdowns, and also sparkled at defensive end.

Cantwell Sacred Heart 23, Mary Star of the Sea 6
Host Cardinals couldn’t sustain an offense but used big plays (70-yard
pass play, 65-yard fumble return, blocked punt) and a stingy defense to
offset 129 yards in penalties.

Bishop Amat 31, St. Paul 30 (3 OTs)Swordsmen’s sparkling defensive stand at end of regulation wasted as two-point converstion attempt to win on last play of third OT foiled by
a wet, slippery field.

Are the area rankings in line for a major shakeup?

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