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Barons seek momentum

Standing in Fountain Valley's way to enter league play with a 4-1 record is a tough Trabuco Hills squad that is also 3-1 heading into Friday's matchup.

September 28, 2011|By Mike Sciacca
  • Edison's 9 Elijah Herrera looks for a hole as Servite's Daniel Tejeda, right, looks to make a tackle during a game at Huntington Beach High School on Friday.
Edison's 9 Elijah Herrera looks for a hole as Servite's… (SCOTT SMELTZER,…)

Fountain Valley wants a win to head into a bye week possessing momentum. Trabuco Hills also is out to cap what would be a successful nonleague schedule with a victory.

On Friday, one team will reach its goal when they meet at 7 p.m. at Huntington Beach High's Cap Sheue Field. It's the final nonleague test for both squads. Trabuco Hills starts South Coast League play next week and Fountain Valley opens its Sunset League slate Oct. 14.

"It's a big game for both teams," Fountain Valley Coach John Shipp said. "We both want to end nonleague play on a winning note and this is a good game against a very good team and it's a good test to get us ready for Sunset League play."

Fountain Valley ran its win streak to two games and improved to 3-1 by winning, 34-30, last week at Downey. The Barons took a 14-3 first-quarter lead but the teams were tied at the half (17-17) and after three quarters (24-24). A six-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Chris d'Entremont and a 42-yard field goal by Derek Huynen in the fourth quarter gave the Barons the lead for good.

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d'Entremont hit Jacob Church with a 12-yard scoring pass and Mason Clevenger scored on a 20-yard run in the first quarter. Huynen hit a 24-yard field just before the end of the first half and Sean Myers ignited the Barons with a 95-yard return of the second-half kickoff for a go-ahead score.

d'Entremont has stepped in to lead the Barons at quarterback the last two games. The junior has replaced Kai Fernandez, who suffered a broken collarbone during a second-half play in the San Clemente game Sept. 8.

Shipp praised the play of Myers and d'Entremont.

"He's a starer at wide receiver, defensive back and on special teams and he had a tremendous game," Shipp said of Myers, a senior and returning all-league player. "He had over 200 return yardage and also returned another kickoff to the (Downey) 10.

"Chris is doing real well. He threw two interceptions last week but he stood in the pocket when they (Downey) brought the pressure. He was poised for a young man who really has had no varsity experience. That impressed me. This was a good win for us. We have quite a few kids out with injuries, but several other kids stepped it up and did a great job. I thought our defense really stepped it up in the second half and our special teams play was terrific."

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