Top-seeded La Habra ousted in second round by Newport Harbor

And then there was one …
Whittier-area football teams took it on the chin in Friday’s second round of the CIF-SS playoffs, with four of the five teams eliminated. Losses from Santa Fe (42-0 vs. Burbank), Montebello (41-7 vs. Monrovia) and Schurr (28-14 vs. Arroyo) weren’t surprises. But the shocker of the night was top-seeded La Habra losing to Newport Harbor 49-48 in the Southwest Division. I felt the Highlanders were a lock to reach their first final since 2010. Instead, Friday’s loss was their third in a row in either the first or second round of the playoffs.
The only area team to advance was La Serna, which routed Diamond Bar 51-7 in the Southeast Division and improved to 10-2. The Lancers, division finalists the last two years, will host Burbank next week in the semifinals.

Friday’s scores
Mid-Valley Division

Monrovia 41, Montebello 7
Arroyo 28, Schurr 14
Southeast Division
La Serna 51, Diamond Bar 7
Burbank 42, Santa Fe 0
Southwest Division
Newport Harbor 49, La Habra 48

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  • pirate7

    La Habra still has a nod over being the best team in the area followed by La Serna, and La Mirada. And although ST. Paul won only one game, based on who they play they belong in the top 5 or 7. Heard dean Maier will replace principal Aceves.