Ocean View and Orange enter tonight’s game tied for third-place in the league standings. Second-place Santa Ana plays at fist-place Westminster in another key game tonight. An Ocean View win, coupled with a Santa Ana loss, would leave the teams tied for second-place but Ocean View would earn the league’s second playoff berth by virtue of its Oct. 12 win over the Saints.
Ocean View fell 41-6 last Friday to Westminster. By the 5:21 mark of the first quarter, Alex Gomez had rushed for one touchdown and Steven Marquez for two more, as the Lions opened up a 21-0 lead. Ocean View’s lone score came on a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown by junior Robert Garay on the final play of the third quarter
Orange, meanwhile, was a 38-21 winner over Saddleback. Running back Victor Amey rushed for 100 yards and a pair of scores. But it’s Panthers quarterback Newman Collett who concerns Yoshiyama.
“The No. 1 thing for us is stopping him,” Yoshiyama said of Collett, who also plays safety. “He’s very athletic and a real playmaker. We’ll need to contain him.”
Last year’s score: Panthers 24, Seahawks 20
Los Alamitos (6-3, 2-2) vs. Marina (3-6, 0-4)
(at Westminster High, 7 p.m.)
Marina will close out its season against a Los Alamitos team fighting to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth out of the Sunset League.
It will be Marina’s final game at Bill Boswell Field until the 2009 season, as the Westminster high stadium will undergo major renovations beginning in June and be closed for the 2008 football season.
The Vikings suffered a 42-7 defeat last Friday to Newport Harbor. Junior Zach Couey threw for 160 yards and scored on a one-yard run for Marina.
Los Alamitos can finish in a tie for second-place with a win over Marina.