Oilers, Seahawks still alive

High School Football

Huntington Beach and Ocean View posted impressive first-round victories, but both have uphill battles this week in the quarterfinals.

November 22, 2011|By Mike Sciacca

And then there were two.

Huntington Beach and Ocean View will carry the local torch into the second week of the CIF Southern Section playoffs after registering impressive first-round victories a week ago. Huntington took the long road north but the ride home was sweet after the Oilers upended Loyola, 31-21. Ocean View made its own history that same Friday night as it played in its own digs and rallied to defeat Santa Ana Valley, 26-21.

This Friday, both teams are home for the holiday weekend: Huntington is hosting Mission Viejo and Ocean View entertains Beckman. Below is a look at both games:



Pac-5 Division

Mission Viejo (9-2) vs. Huntington Beach (9-2), 7 p.m., Huntington Beach High: Huntington Beach continues its magical season with a big game against second-ranked Mission Viejo.

Huntington, the second-place team from the Sunset League, went to L.A. Valley College last Friday for a first-round date with Loyola. The Oilers returned home with an impressive 31-21 victory over the Cubs (9-3), the second-place team from the Mission League. Huntington trailed, 14-10, after the Cubs' Eamon McOsker returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, but then went on a 21-0 blitz to pull away.

Huntington built a 31-14 lead before the Cubs scored for the final time with just over a minute to play.

"We got after them. I'm not sure they were expecting that," Lo said. "We were not intimidated. Any time (Loyola) scored or had momentum, we answered right away. We threw the ball well and ran well, too. Nolan (Biegel) and Chris (Ogilvie) ran well for us and Mike (Chislock) also ran real well. We were able to run the ball efficiently and keep their offense off the field."

The Oilers chewed up a big chunk of the first-half clock by piecing together a long scoring drive that covered 97 yards. Chislock capped the time-consuming march with a three-yard scoring run.

Huntington's 14-10 halftime lead was short-lived when McOsker took the second-half kickoff to the house. The Oilers, however, responded immediately and took the lead for good on a 68-yard touchdown pass from Chislock to Ramon Vargas. The huge scoring play triggered a three-touchdown spree by the Oilers, who went on to reach the end zone on 31-yard pass from Chislock to Austin Simpkins and a two-yard run by Ogilvie.

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