LA SERNA 64, CAL 33
WHITTIER — East Whittier will again be painted La Serna High School red.
Matthew Marshall rushed for 226 yards and six touchdowns and the Lancers won the Mustang Trophy rivalry game for the fourth consecutive season with a 64-33 victory over California on Saturday at Pioneer High School.
Anthony Garcia rushed for 61 yards and touchdown and John Ceballos threw for 119 and a score for La Serna, which improved to 6-2 overall and 3-0 in the Del Rio League. The Lancers moved into a first-place tie with Santa Fe, which they face here next Friday.
Robert Leos rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown for the Condors, who slipped to 2-6 and 1-2.
La Serna, after falling behind 33-28 in the third quarter, outscored Cal 36-0 to close the game.
Marshall, after running for three touchdowns in the first half, rushed for two more in the second to give La Serna a 43-33 lead during the middle of the third quarter. He followed an 82-yard kickoff return by Anthony Garcia with a 10-yard run for a 36-33 lead at 7:22. He then went 68 yards up the gut for the 10-point lead at 3:30.
John Ceballos made it 50-33 with a 39-yard pass to Jonathan Wise at 2:28.
Cal had taken a 33-28 lead on a 23-yard run by Andrew Reyes at 11:17 and a 74-yard run by Leos at 7:44.
La Serna’s Matthew Marshall: “I owe it all to the line. When the line goes, we go. They are the heart and soul. We say backs lead the way, but backs can lead without the line. When we were down, it was about eliminating the mistakes. We just took off.”
— Stephen Ramirez