Coach Dave White said it wasn't his team's best effort.
For the Edison football team, Friday's performance was just enough to get the Chargers where they had wanted all along for the season to take them: to Angel Stadium.
Edison secured a spot in next Friday's CIF Southern Section Southwest Division championship game by rallying in the late stages of its semifinal matchup with Foothill to pull out a 22-16 victory over the Knights at Orange Coast College.
The win puts top-seeded Edison in the 7:30 p.m. division final at Angel Stadium against No. 3-seeded Villa Park, which in Friday's other semifinal, stunned defending division champion Tustin, 35-34. The Chargers (12-1) handed Villa Park (12-1) its only defeat of the season, 27-7, on Sept. 6.
"We did what we had to do and moved on," said White, who will take Edison to its fourth title game appearance in the last 11 years. "We didn't play real well and made too many mistakes. We threw two interceptions in the first quarter and fumbled the ball away. We had penalties that cost us but we still got the job done.