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Another bites dust against Jr. Clinic Oilers

October 26, 2011|From Staff Reports
  • The Huntington Beach Jr. Clinic Oilers gather for a team postgame talk Saturday after handing the Cerritos Steelers their first loss of the season. The 19-12 road victory also kept the Jr. Clinic Oilers undefeated
The Huntington Beach Jr. Clinic Oilers gather for a team… (HB Independent )

For the second straight week, the Huntington Beach Jr. Clinic Oilers have taken down an undefeated team.

Saturday at the Cerritos Sports Complex, Huntington handed the Cerritos Steelers their first defeat, winning the crucial Jr. All-American Football game, 19-12. The victory allowed the Jr. Clinic Oilers to keep their perfect record intact.

Huntington took the opening kickoff and went in for the game's first score on a touchdown run by Adien Eckenwiler. The Jr. Clinic Oilers took a 7-6 lead at halftime and took that narrow lead into the fourth quarter.

Nathan Skorhiem scored on quarterback sneak to up the score to 13-6, but the Steelers retaliated by returning the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. A stop by Huntington's Troy Fletcher on Cerritos' conversion run allowed the Jr. Clinic Oilers to hold on to a 13-12 advantage. Dominic Peseti scored on a short run late in the quarter to up the lead to 19-12.

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Huntington closes out its regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday when they host the Woodcrest Generals at Huntington Beach High.

In other Jr. All-American action, Huntington Beach fell, 7-6, against Corona in a Pee Wee Division game.

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Pop Warner Football

For the second year in a row, the Huntington Beach Pee Wee Green Chargers reached the semifinals of the Orange Empire Conference playoffs. The Green Chargers advanced by taking down the Saddleback Valley Wolverines, 17-6.

Sherman Thomas put Huntington on the scoreboard with an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown. A 50-yard scoring pass from quarterback Griffin O'Connor to Nick Warren, upped the lead to 14-0. The strong rushing attack of running of Dylan Alcantara, Karson Ayres, Cameron Gonzales and Dacorian Turner set up Huntington's final score, a 25-yard field goal by Chase Ault.

Led by the play of Shaun Colamonico and Aaron Jones, the Green Chargers defense shut down the Wolverines' strong passing game.

Huntington plays the undefeated Santa Margarita Red Titans in a conference semifinal game at 3 p.m. Saturday at La Mirada High.

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Mighty Mite Division

Tustin 26, Huntington Beach 20: The Mighty Mite Green Chargers played their best game of the season Saturday against the highly- regarded Tustin Black Cobras. Unfortunately for the Chargers, the game was three seconds too long.

The host Cobras scored on a fourth-and goal from the five-yard-line with just three seconds left to pull out a dramatic 26-20 victory at Foothill High.

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