California’s Jasper Meza tumbles into the end zone after taking a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cameron Zaharioudakis in 27-0 playoff win over Santa Ana.
Western Division (III)
St. Paul 24, Quartz Hill 14
Host Rebels keyed on RB Aubrey Haynes, made him work for his 161 yards (31 trips),
but Swordsmen defense tough again with two interceptions, two fumble recoveries
while holding Quartz Hill to 145 yards total offense, 65 of it on one drive and 80 on 11
other possessions. St. Paul will host Culver City next.
Southeast Division (VII)
La Habra 55, Ocean View 7
Nothing new here, as Highlanders continue to dominate opponents with solid play on
both sides of the ball. QB Chris Morales 9 for 15 for 167 yards, three TDs passing
as La Habra breezed to 49-0 halftime edge. Coach Frank Mazzotta substituted
freely early in the second half. The Highlanders will host San Gabriel next.
California 27, Santa Ana 0
Condors’ ground game tough enough with just Matt Urquiza carrying the load,
now it’s even better with the return of Jasper Meza. The two combined for 210 yards
that included two TDs by Urquiza, and Meza caught a touchdown pass. Cameron
Zaharioudakis got a start at quarterback and was and efficient 4 for 8 for 100 yards.
The Condors will host South El Monte next.
La Serna 28, Alhambra 27
Lancers’ big play guy Rudy Jordan hooked up with QB Bret Burke on an 80-yard
pass play with 2:27 to play, then intercepted an Alhambra pass with 1:23 left to
seal the deal. La Serna battled back from a 14-0 deficit to tie 14-all at halftime.
The Lancers travel to play Fullerton next.
Schurr 27, Rosemead 6
Opportunistic Spartans turned four Rosemead turnovers into touchdowns. Edwin
Molina had 105 yards and two TDs rushing before leaving the game with a knee
injury in the fourth quarter. Schurr travels to play Westminster next.
Northeast Division (XIII)
Whittier Christian 48, Bellarmine-Jefferson 31
Host Heralds offensive-oriented double-wing attack featured 568 yards total offense
that included 221 yards and four touchdowns by running back Justin Gallagher and
95 yards on 12 carries by wide receiver Aleks Schwerdt, who also had two receptions
for 83 yards. Whittier Christian will host Calvary Murrieta next.
Four locals whose seasons ended with losses Friday were:
(Southeast Division) El Rancho, which lost to host Westminster, 21-14 in overtime;
Santa Fe, which lost to host San Gabriel, 14-7, in overtime; (Southwest Division)
La Mirada, which lost to host South Hills, 59-33; and (Mid-Valley Division) Cantwell
Sacred Heart, which lost to visiting Monrovia, 28-21.