Thursday Night Final: El Rancho, La Habra score wins, clinch share of league titles

El Rancho players celebrate their win over California in their Del Rio League football game at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera on Thursday October 30, 2014. El Rancho beat California 48-14. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

El Rancho players celebrate their win over California in their Del Rio League football game at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera on Thursday October 30, 2014. El Rancho beat California 48-14. (Photo by Keith Durflinger/Whittier Daily News)

EL RANCHO 48, CALIFORNIA 14

PICO RIVERA —
The race for the Del Rio League football championship is about over.
El Rancho High School put the title chase in check on Thursday.
Andrew Perea accounted for 281 yards and three scores and the host Dons clinched a share of the league title with a 48-14 victory over California.
James Garcia rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown for El Rancho, which improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in league play. The Dons, ranked No. 3 in the area this week, can clinch the title outright with a win over Santa Fe. They will be the league’s No. 1 representative by virtue of a win over second-place La Serna earlier this season.
Nathan Lowden rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown and Robert Leos had a 96-yard kickoff return for a score for California, which slipped to 5-4 and 2-2.
El Rancho all but put it away by halftime. Perrea accounted for 232 yards and three touchdowns to give the Dons a 27-7 lead after two quarters.

— Stephen Ramirez

LA HABRA 42, TROY 35
Carlos Martin had two touchdowns in the first half to lead the Highlanders (6-3, 4-0), who clinched a share of the Freeway League title with the win.

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