Favorites dominated the winners’ circle for local high school football,
but three frustrating losses and one upset stole the spotlight.
Santa Fe 21, California 20
Trailing, 20-14, with 1:39 to play, Chiefs get a 20-yard TD pass to tie
it, then a 35-yard extra point kick to win it with 14.2 seconds
St. Francis 15, St. Paul 14 (2 OT)
Visiting Knights rallied from 14-7 deficit with a 6-yard TD run, then
completed a 2-point conversion pass for the deciding point.
Bishop Montgomery 36, Cantwell 35 (3 OT)
Cantwell extends game, stays close but can’t win it at the end as
Knights win it with a 24-yard TD pass.
La Serna 35, El Rancho 12
Lancers area’s only unbeaten team and sit atop the Del Rio League thanks
to a balanced attack and a complementary defense.
La Mirada 37, Bellflower 14
Matadores storm back from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to upset the host
Buccaneers and grab an inside track to one of the Suburban League’s four
automatic playoff berths.
La Habra 41, Sunny Hills 7
Highlanders stretch their scoring advantage over three Freeway League
opponents to 148-7, and appear primed for next week’s showdown with
Schurr 28, Montebello 18
Spartans win battle for crosstown bragging rights, but may have started
a bit early which reportedly was instrumental in a post-game brawl
between the teams’ players..
Whittier 41, Pioneer 32
As usual, Pioneer scores enough points to win, but Titans’ defense can’t
hold up its end of the bargain as Cardinals’ Enriquez runs for 287 yards
and four touchdowns.