Armed with one of the most prolific QB's in Southern California, the La Habra Highlanders (10-2) travel to Montebello Schurr on Friday in a CIF-SS Southeast Division semifinal, to take on the Spartans (8-4) who also have a strong-armed QB of its own.
with one of the most prolific QB's in Southern
the La Habra Highlanders (10-2) travel to Montebello Schurr on Friday in a
CIF-SS Southeast Division semifinal, to take on the Spartans (8-4) who also have
a strong-armed QB of its own.
game will be a lot more sophisticated than the Chris Morales against the Joseph
Orduno matchup, but one thing is for sure, with these pass happy teens this
contest will last well into the night.
gets eerie when one reads the stat sheet and notices that Morales has thrown for
2,371 yards and Orduno almost an identical 2,317 yards. Morales has thrown for
an abundant 30 TD and Orduno 19 TD.
the common opponent, defeated La
10-7 and later bested the Spartans 30-25. La
is the odds on favorite in this one, yet ripe for the upset.
(8-4) belted out South
48-20 in its first round playoff game, and then blasted out a strong
team 38-8 in the quarterfinals last Friday. Schurr is very ambitious and didn't
feast on an easy-street sked. La
has already peeked and Schurr is just starting to ebb.
coach Elvin Dick has installed a passing schematic that can get 70 yards a pop.
Orduno doesn't make many bad decisions, which can't be said of his less
experienced junior counterpart.
coach Frank Mazzotta has led the Highlanders to four consecutive Freeway League
titles and this squad has won every game it was supposed to. Nevertheless,
Rockey is undefeated in the really big one. No one wants to play the party
spoiling Schurr, including the Southeast Division favorite from Fullerton
has a running back in Steven Cano who can accumulate 100 yards in a heart beat.
Julian Delahay and Alex Valdez can both take swing passes and sprint 80
Spartan defense takes every yard gained against it personal. They are playing
for their football life, knowing that this could be the last organized football
game they ever play. They are from East
and no team from Orange
is going to come to Montebello
and beat them.
has one West Coast Chopper that can care less where he plays and that is
Highlander special team play maker Greg Francis, who has racked up large chunks
of return yardage, interceptions, and trick play touchdowns.
doesn't seem impressed with the back drop of hydrolic car hopping and Raider
stickers on the Los
portion of Whittier
has a host of outstanding athletes, including running back Jason Davis with 1225
yards and 13 TD, along with the poetic Jeremy Twist with 57 receptions, 850
yards and 9 TD. Highlander Petey Puga has grabbed 7 TD passes and can boot field
can can go to other options that feature receiver Chris Alvarez and all-purpose
Ronnie Hillman. They have big name defenders in Mike Ward, Jon Gonzales, and
has proven that it can lose the big one, last month losing to
for the Freeway League title 42-38, after holding a 38-21 lead in the 4th
all its fire power and fearless ambition, La
is not playing for its city. Montebello
Schurr is. Hunger is very motivating, but just good enough to make it a good
game. Rocky suffers a TKO as justice doesn't prevail.
wins this one.