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With his team needing a win to lock up an outright Rio Hondo League championship, Schroeder came up with his biggest game of the season. Schroeder threw for 373 yards and five touchdown passes. He also ran for a score as Monrovia whipped South Pasadena, 46-16, to win its ninth league championship in the past 10 years.
The 6-foot-2 quarterback came up big when his team need him and the season was hanging in the balance. Trailing 42-16 in the fourth quarter against Damien, McDonnell entered in relief of the starter and engineered a comeback of huge proportions as the Eagles scored 30 points in less than 5 minutes and chalked up miraculous 46-42 victory that secured a playoff berth. McDonnell completed 11 of 18 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Also converted two 2-point conversions, one on a run and the other on a lateral pass to left tackle Alec Anderson.
Lakewood successfully qualified for the CIF-SS football playoffs for the 15th consecutive year by beating Jordan 35-34 on Friday night, thanks in large part to the play of its quarterback. Dunlop threw for 353 yards and five touchdowns, four of them coming in the second half, to lead the Lancer comeback. Dunlop hit Anthony Oliver for the game-winning score with 2:13 remaining.
Cole took control of the Gold Coast League championship game, rushing for 268 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries in a 35-7 victory over Paraclete to clinch Sierra Canyon’s second consecutive 10-0 regular season.
He rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns and had 198 yards in kickoff returns in the Griffins’ 41-28 win over Newport Harbor in a Sunset League game, the final regular-season game for both teams. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound sophomore scored on a 98-yard kickoff return. He finished with 402 all-purpose yards. Norman’s touchdowns were on runs of 4, 7 and 16 yards. For the season, Norman has rushed for 814 yards and is averaging 102 rushing yards a game.
Berz set a state record for career field goals on Friday night after he hit a 34-yarder in Citrus Hill’s 52-13 Mountain Pass League win over Hemet. The field goal was the 43rd of his career, and was his ninth successful kick in 13 attempts this season. Citrus Hill plays host to Norco in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs Friday.
Chatman threw for 161 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 151 yards — on just three carries — and two touchdowns to power the Gauchos past rival Banning 66-7, clinching a fifth consecutive Marine League crown.
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Playing with a broken hand, Phillips dominated Citrus Valley in Friday’s Citrus Belt League season finale with a season-best seven sacks for 61 yards and a game-high 13 tackles. The UCLA-bound linebacker also caused a fumble and blocked a field-goal attempt in the Wildcats’ 51-7 victory.
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