The lead in the Sunset League football race was up for grabs Thursday night between Edison and Huntington Beach, and fittingly the outcome of the showdown was up for grabs heading into the game's final moments.
In the end, it was Edison that emerged victorious.
The Chargers took a giant step toward reclaiming the Sunset crown by holding off a determined Huntington squad, 20-14, before a full house at Cap Sheue Field on the Huntington Beach High campus. The Chargers never trailed in the game but had to withstand a couple of fourth-quarter drives by Huntington to defeat the Oilers for the 14th straight time.
Huntington hasn't won in this series since the 1993 team led by Tony Gonzalez edged Edison, 10-7.
The scoreboard was out of commission at Cap Sheue Field and the teams had to rely on the game announcer and officiating crew for time remaining in each quarter. It cost Edison a scoring opportunity late in the first half.