Fast start keys victory for Green Chargers

Youth Scene

October 17, 2012|From Staff Reports
  • Zach Italasano goes high over a Whittier defender to make a touchdown reception Saturday. Italasano hauled in two touchdown passes for the Oilers, who routed the host Trojans, 34-0, in a Clinic Division game.
Zach Italasano goes high over a Whittier defender to make… (Joe Haakenson,…)

The Huntington Beach Mighty Mite Division Green Chargers took the early lead Saturday on the La Mirada Blue Matadores and rode the quick start to a 26-12 victory at La Mirada High.

Joey Valenta scored on a 35-yard touchdown reception and Connor Provost scored on an extra point reception early in the first quarter to put the Green Chargers (5-3) on top. Provost, behind the blocking of Carson Chalabian, also scored on a 35-yard run and Jordan Ginnis ran in the extra point.

Huntington's third touchdown came on a quarterback keeper in the third quarter by Ryan Easterday. The Green Chargers scored their final touchdown on a 30-yard pass from Easterday to Brayden Johnson.

Jackson Schnoor, Bryce Sizemore, Luke Mulford and Shawn Chisholm led the Huntington defense.

The Green Chargers host the South Coast Tritons at 10 a.m. Saturday at Edison High.

In another Mighty Mite Division game Saturday, tight end Ivan Soto scored on a 42-yard pass play with one second remaining to put the Huntington Beach Gold Chargers (2-5-1) into a 20-20 tie with the host Santa Margarita Gold Eagles


Santa Margarita had scored on a 25-yard pass play on fourth down to take a 20-14 lead with 12 seconds left.

The Gold Chargers travel to Lakewood on Saturday for a noon game against the Black Lancers.


Jr. Midget Division

Huntington Beach 28, Saddleback Valley 6: The Chargers finished regular-season play undefeated by running past the Black Wolverines on Saturday at Edison High.

Chase Ault scored on a 20-yard run to give Huntington an 8-0 lead. After the Black Wolverines pulled to within 8-6 — the extra point was blocked by Huntington's Karson Ayres — Griffin O'Connor caught a 25-yard scoring pass from Ault and Daniel Serrano rushed for two scores that allowed the Chargers to pull away.

The blocking of Joe Flannery, Malik Bowden, Caden Snyder, Paul Rogers, Matt Martinez, Ricky Masters, Zane Webster, Kerrison Stoffal and Brandon Moradian opened up the offense for Huntington.


Jr. All-American FootballClinic Division

Huntington Beach 34, Whittier 0: The Oilers found a new weapon Saturday, going to the air for two scores on the way to a shutout victory over the Trojans at La Serna High in Whittier.

Gaining nearly all of their yards on the ground in the previous five games, the Oilers got touchdown passes of 24 and 62 yards from quarterback Nate Skorheim to receiver Zack Italasano.

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