The 2010 Pop Warner Football season came to a dramatic end Saturday for the Huntington Beach Junior Pee Wee division Green Chargers.
The Tustin Red Cobras bolted to a 22-point lead in the Orange Empire Conference Division 1 semifinals but had to withstand a furious rally by the Green Chargers to come away with a 25-22 victory at Laguna Hills High.
The Green Chargers had their nine-game win streak snapped and ended their highly successful season with a 9-1 record.
Tustin kept its record perfect and improved to 10-0. The Red Cobras will play in the Jr. Pee Wee Division 1 Orange Bowl game Saturday.
Tustin's impressive kicking game allowed the Red Cobras to take a 22-0 lead. But momentum swung Huntington's way when Chase Ault returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. The extra-point kick by EJ Ginnis brought the score to 22-8 with two minutes left in the first half. The Green Chargers defense then held and forced Tustin to punt and the kick was blocked at the line of scrimmage and Zack Edsell recovered the ball to set his team up in great field position.