Sunny Hills High School scored a combined 35 points in the second and third quarters en route to a 51-35 rout of La Quinta in the first round of the Southern Section Central Conference playoffs in Spaulding Stadium.
The Lancers (10-1) amassed 396 yards in total offense in eliminating the Aztecs (6-5) from the postseason tournament. La Quinta was held to minus 26 yards rushing.
Sunny Hills was paced by wide receiver/tailback Tim Imperiali, who scored two touchdowns. Imperiali rushed for 134 yards in 13 carries and caught 6 passes for 68 yards. He also returned kicks for the Lancers.
Two other Sunny Hills players, quarterback David Chisum and fullback Bryan Edmonds, also scored two touchdowns apiece.
It was Imperiali who opened the scoring midway through the first quarter by taking a pitch from Chisum and running around right end for a 10-yard touchdown. The point-after attempt failed, giving Sunny Hills a 6-0 lead with 7:13 remaining in the quarter.